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Kevin Dillon
Kevin Dillon
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Dillon in September 2008
Born
Kevin Brady Dillon

(1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceLarchmont, New York, U.S. [2]
OccupationActor
Years active1983-present
Home townMamaroneck, New York, U.S.
Jane Stuart
(m. 2006; div. 2017)
Children2
FamilyMatt Dillon (brother)

Kevin Brady Dillon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actor.[3] He is best known for portraying Johnny "Drama" Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage,[4] Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors.[5][6] He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.[7]

Early life

Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York,[8] the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter, sales manager, and golf coach at Fordham University.[9] He has one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Matt Dillon.[10] His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon.[11] He is of Irish American descent. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School.

Career

Dillon began acting in both television and films in the 1980s. In 1983, Dillon played Arnold Norberry in the television film No Big Deal. His first major role was Ed Rooney in the film Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner.[7] He received wide attention for his role as the psychopathic soldier Bunny in the 1986 film Platoon.[7] In 1988, he portrayed Brian Flagg in a remake of the 1958 American science fiction film The Blob. It received mixed reviews but was praised for its special effects and has since gained a cult following. Other notable film roles from that period included War Party (1988), No Escape (1994), and The Doors (1991), in which he played drummer John Densmore.

Much of Dillon's 2000s work has been in television, including the CBS series That's Life as Paul DeLucca and the Fox series 24 as Lonnie McRae.[5] He appeared in the 2006 film Poseidon, a remake of The Poseidon Adventure, and on Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf on The Golf Channel in April 2010. He appeared in the family comedy film Hotel for Dogs (2009), which collected $117 million at the worldwide box office.[12]

Dillon co-starred on the HBO comedy drama television series Entourage portraying Johnny "Drama" Chase,[13] for which he received a 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in 2008.[5] The series concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons.[14] Dillon reprised his role as Johnny Chase in the series' film adaptation, Entourage (2015).[15]

In 2011, Dillon appeared in the CBS comedy sitcom How to Be a Gentleman, portraying Iraq war veteran Bert Lansing.[5] In 2018, he appeared in drama film Dirt and portrayed Jimmy O'Shea in two episodes of police procedural drama series Blue Bloods.[16][17]

Personal life

Dillon married actress Jane Stuart in Las Vegas on April 21, 2006.[18][19]Entourage cast member Jerry Ferrara was his best man and Kevin Connolly, another series co-star, walked Stuart down the aisle after Dillon shouted "Victory!" (a tribute to his character's work on the metafictional TV series Viking Quest).[20] Their first child named Ava was born on May 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills.[21] Dillon also has a daughter, Amy (b. 1991), from a previous relationship. Stuart filed a divorce petition in July 2016.[22] The divorce was settled in June 2017.[23]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1983 No Big Deal Arnold Norberry Television film
1985 Heaven Help Us Ed Rooney
1986 The Delta Force Delta Force Member Uncredited
1986 Platoon Bunny
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Jack
1988 Remote Control Cosmo
1988 The Rescue J.J. Merrill Nominated--Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1988 The Blob Brian Flagg
1988 War Party Skitty Harris
1989 Immediate Family Sam Nominated--Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1989 When He's Not a Stranger Rick Television movie
Nominated--Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor - Television Movie, Pilot or Special
1991 The Doors John Densmore
1992 A Midnight Clear Cpl. Mel Avakin
1992 Frankie's House Sean Flynn
1994 No Escape Casey
1996 True Crime Tony Campbell
1996 The Pathfinder Pathfinder/Hawkeye
1996 Gone in the Night David Dowaliby
1997 Stag Dan Kane
1997 Medusa's Child Jerry Carnel
1998 Misbegotten Billy Crapshoot
1999 Hidden Agenda David McLean
2000 Interstate 84 Vinnie
2004 Vampires: Out for Blood Hank Holten
2006 The Foursome Rick Foster
2006 Poseidon Lucky Larry
2009 Hotel for Dogs Carl Scudder
2013 Compulsion Fred
2014 The Throwaways Dan Fisher
2015 Entourage Johnny 'Drama' Chase
2015 Underdogs Old Jake
2018 Dirt Rick Radden
2018 Brothers in Arms Himself Documentary film
2019 The Buddy Games Doc

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Les Wilton Episode: "House of Horror"
1998-2000 NYPD Blue Off. Neil Baker 3 episodes
2000-2002 That's Life Paul DeLucca 36 episodes
2003 24 Lonnie McRae 3 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Bob Salcheck Episode: "Dumb Bunnies"
2003 Maple Ave Dan Episode: "Jenny's Reasons"
2004-2011 Entourage Johnny "Drama" Chase 96 episodes
Nominated--Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated--Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated--Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007-09)
Nominated--Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007-09)
Nominated--Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry
Nominated--Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick
2011-2012 How to Be a Gentleman Bert Lansing 9 episodes
2011 The Simpsons Himself Episode: "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution"
2015-2016 TripTank Frankie/Vinny/H 5 episodes
2017-2018 Blue Bloods Jimmy O'Shea Episodes: "Hard Bargain" and "Close Calls"

References

  1. ^ http://www.tmz.com/person/kevin-dillon/
  2. ^ https://amp-lohud-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.lohud.com/amp/1442165001?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQEKAFwAQ%3D%3D#aoh=15669983763236&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fstory%2Fentertainment%2Fpeople%2Fsuburbarazzi%2F2019%2F06%2F13%2Factor-kevin-dillon-spotted-having-pizza-larchmont%2F1442165001%2F/
  3. ^ Yarm, Mark (2015-06-04). "The Real-Life Bros of 'Entourage'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Kevin Dillon of Entourage admits his life resembles the drama". www.news.com.au. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c d "Kevin Dillon | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Entourage star Kevin Dillon's discusses alter ego Johnny Drama and brother Matt Dillon". www.news.com.au. Retrieved .
  7. ^ a b c Phelan, Zehra (2015-10-26). "Interview: Entourage's Kevin Dillon talks about the show, Entourage the movie and took a trip down memory lane". FLAVOURMAG. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Kim, Soo (2016-02-05). "Kevin Dillon: 'Who from Entourage parties hardest? Kevin Connolly - no question'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Kevin Dillon's Entourage". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Kevin Dillon Biography at FilmReference.com
  11. ^ "Fordham golf coach has way with the brush". USA Today. October 9, 2001. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "At Home with Kevin Dillon". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Harp, Justin (2011-05-16). "Kevin Dillon: 'I'll miss Entourage'". Digital Spy. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Samadder, Rhik (2015-06-17). "Kevin Dillon: 'Celebrities are afraid to party openly - everyone's a paparazzo'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .
  15. ^ White, Chelsea (January 16, 2014). "The boys are back in town! Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon reunited as filming for long-awaited Entourage movie begins (with a gaggle of beautiful ladies in tow)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (2016-05-04). "Kevin Dillon & DeRon Horton Planted As Leads In 'Dirt'". Deadline. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "'Blue Bloods' Casts 'Entourage' Star Kevin Dillon". TV Insider. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "'Entourage's' Kevin Dillon gets married". TODAY.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Kevin Dillon & Jane Stuart". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Kevin Dillon and wife Jane, who married in 2006, desperate for more children". Hitberry. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Kevin Dillon". IMDb. Retrieved .
  22. ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/06/10/entourage-star-kevin-dillon-wife-files-for-divorce
  23. ^ Template:Cite he also web

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