Kevin Pollak started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s A FEW GOOD MEN proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian-turned-dramatic actor was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in THE USUAL SUSPECTS and Martin Scorsese’s CASINO in the same year.
Having co-starred in over 75 films to date, in 2016 Pollak was seen in 5 films, including alongside Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in Todd Phillips’ film WAR DOGS, as well as co-starring with Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana in the Netflix feature film SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, which Gervais also wrote and directed. Notably in 2016, Jerry Lewis came out of retirement to star in MAX ROSE, with Kevin portraying his estranged son.
Pollak’s first outing as a director, the comedy documentary MISERY LOVES COMEDY, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015, where it was acquired by Tribeca Film Distribution. It also shot to #1 of all docs on iTunes in 2 days. Kevin’s next directing gig was the indie comedy feature THE LATE BLOOMER, based on the true story of a man who has a tumor removed from his pituitary gland, which finally allows his body to experience puberty for the first time… at age 30! The film co-stars Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow, J.K. Simmons, Maria Bello, Jane Lynch, Kumail Nanjiani and Beck Bennett, and is now available exclusively on Netflix.
Kevin was named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time. In 2012, he released his third one-hour stand-up comedy special, “The Littlest Suspect.” That same year, Kevin released his comical autobiography, “How I Slept My Way To The Middle.”
Pollak was also a pioneer in the podcast world. His award-winning Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show (described as “Charlie Rose, but fun”) will celebrate its eighth anniversary in March of ’17. If the longest on-camera conversations that creative icons like Tom Hanks or Elon Musk have ever given interest you, there are now over 280 chats to choose from.