Veteran comedian, actor, director and podcast host Kevin Pollak has pretty much done it all. One of Comedy Central's "Top 100 Comedians of all Time", Pollak is known outside of the comedy world for his roles in such critically acclaimed films as "A Few Good Men", "The Usual Suspects", and "Casino". In 2009, Pollak returned to his first love, stand-up comedy, and released his third one-hour special, "The Littlest Suspect". Pollak is also the host of the award-winning podcast, "Kevin Pollak's Chat Show" and recently seen on "Mom" on CBS.
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Kevin Pollak started as 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.
Kevin has co-starred on a few television shows as of late, too. Appearing opposite Allison Janney and Anna Farris in “Mom” its first two seasons, as well as co-starring with Jane Lynch in “Angel From Hell” in the beginning of 2016.
Having co-starred in over 75 films to date, Pollak co-stars in 5 films in 2016. THE TIGER HUNTER and BOREALIS kicked off the year, and in the spring, Kevin co-starred with Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana in the Netflix feature film, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, which Gervais also wrote and directed. The summer had Pollak appearing alongside Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in Todd Phillips’ film, WAR DOGS, and in the fall, Kevin stars opposite the legendary Jerry Lewis in MAX ROSE.
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 outing as a director is indie comedy feature, “The Late Bloomer,” based on a true story of a man who experiences puberty for the first time at age 30. The film stars Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, J.K. Simmons, Maria Bello, Kumail Nanjiani and Beck Bennett. Releasing in select theaters in the fall, the film will hit Netflix November 30th.
Kevin was named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time. In 2012, he returned to his first love with 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”) celebrated its seventh anniversary in March. If the longest on-camera conversations creative icons like Tom Hanks or Elon Musk have ever given interests you, there are now almost 300 chats to choose from.