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Also Known As: Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan Died:
Born: March 27, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor, musician, screenwriter, playwright

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By his mid-20s, Kevin Corrigan had appeared in over 20 films, in roles ranging from bit parts to leads. He also snagged the supporting role of Frankie Spivak, college classmate to Rhea Perlman's "Pearl" (CBS, 1996-97). The dark-haired, thick-browed Corrigan harbored show business aspirations early. When asked to play Jesus in a church production in his native Bronx, the nine-year old aspiring actor made his own crown of thorns and wore it to be ready for the role only to discover he was to portray an already deceased Christ. Undaunted he continued with his goal and by age 17 had an original play, "The Boiler Room," produced at the Young Playwrights Festival of Manhattan's prestigious Playwrights Horizons Theatre. By the late 1980s, Corrigan had begun an acting career, which has been threaded with relationships built with the likes of actor Michael Rappaport, actor-director Steve Buscemi and director Matthew Harrison. His first screen appearance was in a bit role as a security guard in "Cocoon: The Return" (1988). Corrigan went on to portray a gang member in Hugh Hudson's "Lost Angels" (1989), an altar boy in "William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III" (1990) and Henry Hill's wheelchair-bound younger...

By his mid-20s, Kevin Corrigan had appeared in over 20 films, in roles ranging from bit parts to leads. He also snagged the supporting role of Frankie Spivak, college classmate to Rhea Perlman's "Pearl" (CBS, 1996-97). The dark-haired, thick-browed Corrigan harbored show business aspirations early. When asked to play Jesus in a church production in his native Bronx, the nine-year old aspiring actor made his own crown of thorns and wore it to be ready for the role only to discover he was to portray an already deceased Christ. Undaunted he continued with his goal and by age 17 had an original play, "The Boiler Room," produced at the Young Playwrights Festival of Manhattan's prestigious Playwrights Horizons Theatre. By the late 1980s, Corrigan had begun an acting career, which has been threaded with relationships built with the likes of actor Michael Rappaport, actor-director Steve Buscemi and director Matthew Harrison. His first screen appearance was in a bit role as a security guard in "Cocoon: The Return" (1988). Corrigan went on to portray a gang member in Hugh Hudson's "Lost Angels" (1989), an altar boy in "William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III" (1990) and Henry Hill's wheelchair-bound younger brother Michael in Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" (both 1990). He registered in the larger role of Michael Rappaport's friend in "Zebrahead" (1992), but small roles followed in "True Romance" and "The Saint of Fort Washington" (both 1993). Corrigan was a music bootlegger in Matthew Harrison's "Rhythm Thief" and the assistant cameraperson in Tom DiCillo's comedy short "Scene Six, Take One" (both 1994). The latter was expanded into "Living in Oblivion" the following year. Also in 1995, Corrigan appeared in the first short film by Jake Paltrow, "An Eviction Notice." Corrigan's roles in 1996 ran the gamut: he was briefly seen carrying the casket alongside David Schwimmer in "The Pallbearer" and garnered much acclaim as the weird video store jockey in Nicole Holofcener's "Walking and Talking." He also played a key role in "Trees Lounge" (1996) Steve Buscemi's directorial debut. Corrigan scripted and co-starred in the Harrison-directed short "I'll Make You Eat Roses" (1996) and with Harrison co-wrote the 1997 feature "Kicked in the Head," in which he also starred. Corrigan also appeared in the indie hits "Henry Fool" (1996), "Buffalo '66" (1998), and "Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) before co-starring as Jerry Rubin in the Abbie Hoffman biopic "Steal This Movie!" (2001). Settling comfortably into a career as a character actor specializing in lowlife roles, Corrigan worked steadily in films ranging from Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" (2006) to the comic hits "Superbad" (2007) and "Pineapple Express" (2008). Roles in Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give" (2009), Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" (2012) and Michael Almereyda's Shakespeare adaptation "Cymbeline" (2015) were followed by a starring role in Andrew Bujalski's romantic comedy "Results" (2015). Which landed Corrigan an Independent Spirit award nomination for best supporting actor. During this period, Corrigan also had recurring roles in the TV series "Community" (NBC/Yahoo 2009-2015) and "Dice" (Showtime 2016- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Infinity Baby (2017)
2.
 Knight of Cups (2016)
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 Cymbeline (2015)
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 Meadowland (2015)
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 Results (2015)
8.
 Life of Crime (2014)
9.
 Winter's Tale (2014)
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1979:
Made acting debut playing a dead Jesus Christ in a church production (date approximate)
1987:
Had play produced at the Young Playwrights Festival of Playwrights Horizons in NYC
1989:
Played gang member in feature "Lost Angels"
1990:
Had supporting role as Ray Liotta's crippled brother in "Goodfellas"
1990:
Early TV credits, bit roles in the "CBS Schoolbreak Special" entitled "Flour Babies" and the TV-movie "Rising Son" (TNT)
1994:
Initial collaboration with Matthew Harrison, "Rhythm Thief"
1994:
Played supporting role of film crew member in Tom DiCillo's short, "Scene Six, Take One"
1995:
Reprised role in DeCillo's "Living in Oblivion", a feature based on the short "Scene Six, Take One"
1995:
Had featured role in Jake Paltrow's short "An Eviction Notice"
1996:
Had regular role on the CBS sitcom "Pearl"
1997:
Scripted the Matthew Harrison-directed short "I'll Make You Eat Roses"
1997:
With Harrison, co-wrote "Kicked in the Head"; also acted
2000:
Portrayed Jerry Rubin in "Steal This Movie!"
2001:
Had featured role on the Fox midseason replacement series "Grounded for Life"
2001:
Co-starred in "Scotland, PA.", a comic take on "Macbeth" set in the world of fast-food restaurants in the early 1970s; screened at Sundance; released theatrically in 2002
2002:
Played leading role in the West Coast premiere of "Lobby Hero"
2006:
Co-starred in Steve Buscemi's "Lonesome Jim"
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Notes

Corrigan hounded the casting director of "Lost Angels" in 1989 so continuously that they became friends and Corrigan is now godfather to her child.

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