Actor, Impressionist, and Comedian
Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over seventy films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents,…
Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over seventy films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer, producer and recently a director and a talk show host.
Pollak first started performing stand-up comedy at the age of ten. He became a touring professional stand-up at age twenty. In 1988, shortly after Kevin shot his first HBO stand-up special, he landed a role in “Willow,” directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas. In 1989, he got his first dramatic acting role in Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”, but it was Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s “A Few Good Men,” that proved his ability to stand out while sharing the big screen with dramatic heavyweights. Not too soon after, Kevin was co-starring with icons Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in “Grumpy Old Men” and its’ sequel, “Grumpier Old Men”. In 1994, Kevin was offered a plum role in a little indy film called “The Usual Suspects” by a couple of 25 year olds: director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and won two Academy Awards, as well as the Best Ensemble Cast award from The National Board of Review. That same year, the call came from Martin Scorsese for Kevin to join his Vegas epic, “Casino.”
As the 20th century came to a close, Variety named it’s top 10 hardest working film actors, the criteria of which was that said actors had to have done at least 3 films per year, each year of the 1990’s. Kevin was on the list.
As the millennium began, Kevin returned to his first love, stand-up comedy. He began touring the country in ’01 and continues to tour on occasion here and abroad. Of course, his film career continues as he has co-starred in 43 films since 2000.
In March of 2009, Kevin began hosting his own internet talk show, called Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. It streams live every Sunday, 3pm, PDT at //www.Kevinpollakschatshow.com.Archived episodes are available there, as well as on iTunes and at //www.earworlf.com. The show has garnered as much as 85,000 people watching live and over a million downloads in a single month. The show received the 2010 Streamy Award for Best Live Production of a Web Series. In 2012 it launched on hulu.com and in 2013 on //www.Earwolf.com. Also in 2012, Kevin began doing a comedy podcast called Talkin Walkin, which features him in conversation with a funny friend, only Kevin is speaking only in the voice of Christopher Walken… On iTunes or at //www.TalkinWalkin.com.
In 2010, Pollak co-starred in Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out,” with Bruce Willis and “Middle Men” with Luke Wilson. Kevin finished the year co-starring with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the “The Big Year.” Kevin debuted a new stand-up comedy special in 2011 called “The Littlest Suspect” on Showtime. It is also available now on iTunes and Netflix, as well on this site 2012 brought “Red State,” written and directed by Kevin Smith, “The Magic of Belle Island,” directed by Rob Reiner and “Columbus Circle,” which Kevin wrote with the film’s director, George Gallo. Also in 2012, Kevin releases his first book, “How I Slept My Way To The Middle, Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen and The Interwebs,” in which he regales a life in the biz thus far. His book is available here on the site, as well as at //www.Amazon.com, and on iTunes, and, of course, bookstores everywhere.
In 2013, Kevin will be seen in the holiday family drama “Saving Santa,” the dark comedy “Chez Upshaw” with Illeana Douglas, “Grace Unplugged” opposite AJ Michalka and “Max Rose,” playing the estranged son of the title character, the matriarch of this dysfunctional family, portrayed by iconic comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis. “Max Rose” will debut debuts at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.
As a director, Kevin directs the feature film documentary, Misery Loves Comedy, fall of 2013, followed by the feature film comedy, “Vamped Out,” by years end. Kevin also co-wrote the film, which is a mockumentary that asks the question: In a world overrun with books, tv series and films about vampires, what if you were a vampire, who can’t get hired to “be” one, because you’re not skinny or tired looking…?
Pollak starred in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy specials and was named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time. His two Live Stand-Up CDs, “A Little Off the Top” and “What Are the Chances” are available at Kevinpollak.tv or on iTunes.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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