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Also Known As: Kevin C Anderson Died:
Born: January 13, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Gurnee, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, short-order cook

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A member of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the compact, handsome dark-haired Kevin Anderson originated the role of the feral, semi-primitive captive brother in the Chicago, Off-Broadway and London productions of Lyle Kessler's "Orphans" and reprised the part in Alan Pakula's 1987 screen adaptation.

A member of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the compact, handsome dark-haired Kevin Anderson originated the role of the feral, semi-primitive captive brother in the Chicago, Off-Broadway and London productions of Lyle Kessler's "Orphans" and reprised the part in Alan Pakula's 1987 screen adaptation.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Salomé (2013)
2.
 Charlotte's Web (2006) Cast
3.
4.
 Power and Beauty (2002) John F Kennedy
5.
 Monday Night Mayhem (2001) Frank Gifford
6.
 Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001) Billy Dupre
7.
 Doe Boy (2000) Hank--Hunter'S Father
8.
 Gregory's Two Girls (1999) Jon
9.
 Firelight (1997) John Taylor
10.
 Eye of God (1997) Jack Stillings
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1983:
Joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago where he appeared in "Our Town," "Twelfth Night," "The Three Sisters" and starred in "Orphans"
1983:
Film debut, "Risky Business" (billed as Kevin C Anderson)
1985:
Off-Broadway debut with Steppenwolf production of "Orphans" when it moved to New York; also starred in London production
1987:
First screen lead, "A Walk on the Moon"
1987:
Recreated his stage role in feature version of "Orphans"
1989:
Broadway debut as Val Xavier opposite Vanessa Redgrave in Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Decending"
1990:
TV debut reprising role of Val (again opposite Vanessa Redgrave) in the TNT adaptation of "Orpheus Descending"
1991:
Had romantic lead opposite Julia Roberts in "Sleeping with the Enemy"
1993:
Played Joe Gillis to Patti LuPone's Norma Desmond in London premiere of "Sunset Boulevard"
1994:
While travelling on his motorcycle was struck by a car in Seattle; hospitalized with a broken arm and broken leg; a series of health problems led to a slow recovery in which Anderson had to re-learn how to walk
1996:
First role after his recovery, co-starred in William Nicholson's "Firelight" (released theatrically in 1998)
1996:
Returned to the stage in the Off-Broadway production of "The Red Address" by David Ives
1997:
Had leading role in the independent film "Eye of God"; also played Michelle Pfeiffer's husband in "A Thousand Acres"
1997:
Cast in leading role of a priest in the ABC drama series "Nothing Sacred"; nominated for a Golden Globe for this role
1998:
Played Biff Loman in Chicago revival of "Death of a Salesman"; production opened on Broadway in February 1999
:
Appeared on the NYC stage in "Speaking in Tongues"
2001:
Starred opposite Angela Bassett in "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" (Showtime)
2002:
Cast as Frank Gifford in the TNT movie "Monday Night Mayhem"
2002:
Portrayed John F. Kennedy in the Showtime movie "Beauty and Power: The Judith Exner Story"
2006:
Played Jokanaan in Oscar Wilde's Salome at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles
2008:
Cast as Doc in the Broadway production of William Inge's "Come Back Little Sheba"
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Education

Warren Township High School: Warren , Illinois -
Viking Junior High School: Gurnee , Illinois -
DePaul University: Chicago , Illinois - 1981

Notes

Not to be confused with the American opera singer or the Australian filmmaker of the same name.

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companion:
Dawn Spence. Actor, singer, dancer. British; met during London run of "Sunset Boulevard".

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father:
Joseph Anderson. Died in 1984.

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