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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 25, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: actor, singer, piano player, composer, voice coach

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Kevin Chamberlin has said that his huge frame and bald head are the reasons why his career as a Broadway and film character actor took off when he was in his mid-30s, while some "pretty-boy", leading-man types were mourning the ends of their careers at the same age.

Kevin Chamberlin has said that his huge frame and bald head are the reasons why his career as a Broadway and film character actor took off when he was in his mid-30s, while some "pretty-boy", leading-man types were mourning the ends of their careers at the same age.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lucky Stiff (2014)
2.
 Taking Woodstock (2009)
3.
 Valley of Light (2007)
4.
5.
 Loudmouth Soup (2005)
7.
 Suspect Zero (2004) Harold Speck
8.
 Road to Perdition (2002) Frank The Bouncer
9.
 Herman U.S.A. (2001) Wayne
10.
 Earthly Possessions (1999) Policeman
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Moorestown, New Jersey
1971:
Made stage debut at age seven, starring as Huck Finn in an elementary school production of "Tom Sawyer"
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Played piano at auditions and coached singers
1990:
Cast as a preacher in the Off-Broadway play, "Smoke on the Mountain
1992:
Played featured role in the ill-fated musical, "My Favorite Year"; based on the 1982 Peter O'Toole movie
1994:
Had recurring role on the PBS children's show "Ghostwriter"
1994:
Began collaboration with director/playwright James Lapine by working on the failed musical, "Muscle"; produced in workshop under Lapine's direction
1995:
Appeared opposite Bruce Willis in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" as an enthusiastic bomb defusal expert
1995:
Debuted as series regular, co-starring with Mary Tyler Moore, on the CBS series "New York News"
1997:
Played a henchman in the short-lived Broadway musical, "Triumph of Love"
1997:
Had small role in the blockbuster comedy "In and Out"
1998:
Received rave reviews for his multiple-character performance in the Drama Dept's revival of "As Thousands Cheer"
1999:
Played a supporting role in the low-budget, gay-themed movie, "Trick"
1999:
Featured opposite Susan Sarandon, in the HBO movie, "Earthly Possessions"; directed by Lapine
1999:
Participated in the workshop of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical, "Wise Guys"; directed by Sam Mendes
2000:
Earned a Tony nomination for playing multiple roles in the three-actor play, "Dirty Blonde"; once again directed by Lapine
2000:
Cast as Horton the Elephant in the Broadway musical, "Seussical: The Musical"; received Tony nomination
2001:
Was featured in the Off-Broadway comedy, "Wonder of the World"
2002:
Had supporting role in "The Road to Perdition"; directed by Sam Mendes
2003:
Featured in the NBC miniseries, "Kingpin"
2004:
Appeared in the thriller "Suspect Zero," starring Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley
2005:
Had a recurring role on ABC's "Jake in Progress"
2006:
Appeared as a thug in "Lucky Number Slevin"
2007:
Had a recurring role on NBC's "Heroes"
2007:
Cast as the eccentric office manager in Lifetime's "State of Mind"
2009:
Co-starred in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"
2010:
Cast as Uncle Fester, opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, in the Broadway musical "The Addams Family"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical
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Education

Rutgers University: New Brunswick , New Jersey - 1985

Notes

"I usually have to do a s---load of commercials and one crappy pilot to afford my theater habit." --Kevin Chamberlin to the New York Post, May 10, 2000

"In 'Seussical' I get to be the big ballad romantic lead, which character actors never get to do. . . We're usually Billis in 'South Pacific' or Nicely Nicely [in 'Guys and Dolls'] or one of the gangsters in 'Kiss Me, Kate'. We never get the romantic lead. It'll probably never happen again in my life. But I always love to be challenged and in that respect I'm being challenged because until this point I've always been the henchman and the second banana". --Kevin Chamberlin to Playbill On-Line, December 14, 1999

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