Kirk Acevedo

Actor
Armed with good looks and a palpable intensity, Kirk Acevedo garnered praise on several acclaimed television projects, working with some of the most respected actors and directors in the industry. Acevedo's breakthrough ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1974 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

12 Monkeys 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

Carver (Actor)

The Walking Dead 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fringe 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1998 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Collision Earth 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

5up 2down 2006 (Movie)

Santo (Actor)

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Band of Brothers 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinner Rush 2001 (Movie)

Duncan (Actor)

Bait 2000 (Movie)

Ramundo (Actor)

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Broker (Actor)

In the Weeds 2000 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

The Visit 2000 (Movie)

Parolee (Actor)

Arresting Gena 1998 (Movie)

Caller (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

Private Tella (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Armed with good looks and a palpable intensity, Kirk Acevedo garnered praise on several acclaimed television projects, working with some of the most respected actors and directors in the industry. Acevedo's breakthrough role came in the form of conflicted gang member Miguel Alvarez, an inmate housed within the walls of the brutal state prison, "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). One of the few characters to survive the vaunted series' entire run, Acevedo was given time off to make a notable appearance in filmmaker Terrence Malick's WWII drama "The Thin Red Line" (1998), as well as the Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001). Life after "Oz" saw Acevedo taking on prime roles on the police procedural spin-off series "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC, 2005-06), followed by a part on the Irish mob drama "The Black Donnellys" (NBC, 2007), neither of which lasted more than a season. The actor had somewhat better luck with a recurring character on the J.J. Abrams-created sci-fi series "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ) before jumping ship to co-star on another cop drama, "Prime Suspect" (NBC, 2011- ). Adept at playing men of action, honor and complexity, Acevedo continued to excel in roles on some of the best dramas television had to offer.

Relationships

Richard Acevedo

Brother

Kerry Johnson

Companion
Co-starred with Acevedo in "Kirk and Kerry" (1997)

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Purchase

Purchase , New York

LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Cast as Charlie Francis on the J. J. Abrams-produced series "Fringe" (FOX)

2007

Cast as Nicky Cottero on the NBC drama "The Black Donnellys"

2005

Had a small part in Terrence Malick's "The New World"

2005

Portrayed D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar on "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC)

2001

Co-starred as Danny Aiello's black sheep son undone by gambling debts in the independent feature "Dinner Rush"

2001

Featured in the World War II-themed HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"

2000

Had a supporting role as a leader of a theft ring in the Jamie Foxx action vehicle "Bait"

2000

Played a psychotic chef in the restaurant-set independent comedy "In the Weeds"

1998

Appeared in the NBC miniseries biopic of Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano "Witness to the Mob"

1998

Acted in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line"

1997

Played troubled inmate Miguel Alvarez on the HBO drama series "OZ"

1997

Starred with girlfriend Kerry Johnson in the short "Kirk and Kerry"

1997

Received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance in Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime (Second Dance)"

1997

Featured in Hannah Weyer's acclaimed independent drama "Arresting Gena"

1996

Again appeared on "New York Undercover" (FOX)

1996

Guested on an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC)

1994

Guest starred as a crack-addled rich kid on an episode of "New York Undercover" (FOX)

With Shea Wigham, co-founded the New York theater company The Rorschach Group

Raised in the Bronx

Bonus Trivia

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On being mistaken for the character he plays on "Oz", mentally unbalanced hard man Miguel Alvarez: "People are seeing you as a character and not a person doing a character. That's the great thing about being an actor." - Acevedo quoted to Latina magazine, November 1998

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