Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

actor, producer, writer

Kevin Pollak was born on Oct 30, 1957 in USA. Kevin Pollak's big-screen debut came with Ewoks: The Battle for Endor directed by Jim Wheat in 1985, strarring Voice Characterization (voice, as Kevin Pollack). Kevin Pollak is known for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan stars as Miriam 'Midge' Maisel and Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson. Kevin Pollak has got 7 awards and 10 nominations so far. The most recent award Kevin Pollak achieved is Screen Actors Guild Awards. The upcoming new movie Kevin Pollak plays is Sweetwater which will be released on Apr 14, 2023.

Short (5'5"), dark, compact, balding character actor, impressionist and comedian Kevin (Elliott) Pollak was born in San Francisco, California, on October 30, 1957, to Robert and Elaine (Harlow) Pollak, of Jewish descent. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he attended Pioneer High School in nearby San Jose, before turning professional comedian at 18. He rose through the ranks to the top of the San Francisco comedy scene by age 25, then decided to switch his focus on acting.With his early 1980's comic reputation preceding him, Kevin earned a regular role in the short-lived National Lampoon comedy series Hot Flashes (1984) and also participated in the series Comedy Break (1985). A series of TV guest parts included "Amen," "Thirtysomething," "Who's the Boss," and a regular role as the head of a senior retirement facility in the comedy series Coming of Age (1988).Landing a part in George Lucas' Willow (1988), directed by Ron Howard, the opportunity became the wind beneath his wings, and Kevin sailed from then on. Critically noticed for his featured role as Izzy in the acclaimed Polish-Jewish family drama Avalon (1990) written and directed by Barry Levinson, he moved ahead with support parts in Los Angeles Story (1991) and Another You (1991), but it was dry-humored lieutenant in Rob Reiner's powerful drama Des hommes d'honneur (1992) that shot him up the film credit's list. Not only starring in his own HBO stand-up comedy special, Kevin Pollak: Stop with the Kicking (1991), he made another serious attempt at TV stardom came and went with the short-lived comedy series Morton & Hayes (1991) which co-starred Kevin with Bob Amaral and featured "lost clips" of them as an old zany comedy team.Remaining a strong support player in the films Indian Summer (1993), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Les grincheux (1993), Trou de mémoire (1994) and Miami Rhapsody (1995), Pollak often played the best pal of the lead to amusing effect, but took a major departure from his comic instincts to play pungent dramatics in three crime dramas: as Todd Hockney, one of the criminals/suspects in the ultimate whodunnit Usual Suspects (1995); as real estate hustler Philip Green in Martin Scorsese's mafioso drama Casino (1995) and as drug agent Matt Gianni in the crime thriller Chameleon (1995).Pollak returned to lighter material uplifting John Candy's last movie comedy Canadian Bacon (1995), and appearing in the Lemmon/Matthau sequel Les grincheux 2 (1995), co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in the fun family film Kid... napping ! (1996); the fictional pop band musical That Thing You Do! (1996); the zany farce The Sex Monster (1999); and the romantic comedies Elle est trop bien (1999) and Deal of a Lifetime (1999). Divorced from actress Lucy Webb (they appeared in the romantic dramedy Outside Ozona (1998)), they are the parents of two children.Pollak would return to the live stand-up stage in 2001, headlining a sold out 20 city tour. Comedy Central named him on their Top 100 Comedians Of All Time list. He went on to star in his own comedy special Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010). He has also hosted his own talk show, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009) and, as an avid poker player, participated in both Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) and Poker Night Live (2018).Quite busy into the millennium, Pollak's movie work has included primarily comedies, including his over-the-top crimesters in the farcical Mon voisin le tueur (2000) and its sequel Mon voisin le tueur 2 (2004), as well as Destination: Graceland (2001), Docteur Dolittle 2 (2001), Hyper Noël (2002), Super Noël méga givré - Super Noël 3 (2006), Top Cops (2010), 3 Geezers! (2013), Compadres (2016), Lez Bomb (2018) and Benjamin (2019). On the TV front, he has enjoyed recurring roles in the mystery series Shark (2006); the horror comedy Sleeper (2010) (in which he made his directorial debut); the family comedy Mom (2013); the comedy fantasy Angel from Hell (2016); and the award-winning period comedy La fabuleuse Mme Maisel (2017).

  • Birthday

    Oct 30, 1957
  • Place of Birth

    San Francisco, California, USA
  • Also known

    Kevin Pollack, Kevin Elliot Pollak

Known For


7 wins & 10 nominations

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Winner - Actor
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Winner - Actor
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Winner - Best Supporting Actor
The Way the Future Was (2019)
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