Dark-haired and good-looking with an understated charisma and onscreen appeal, actor Kohl Sudduth moved to NYC following his college days in Ohio and landed a role on ABC's "All My Children" in 1997, playing Rick, a waiter. A role on the NYC-lensed series "Sex and the City" (HBO) followed, featuring the young actor as one of the titular suitors in the 1998 episode entitled "Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys." That same year he was one of the hunky bartenders in the disappointing fact-based drama feature "54" and appeared alongside Edward Norton and Matt Damon in "Rounders." Despite these roles and a cameo in John Turturro's acclaimed "Illuminata" (also 1998), Sudduth was considered an unknown when he landed a breakthrough featured supporting role in Steve Martin's Hollywood-spoofing comedy "Bowfinger" (1999). Here he acted opposite Martin, Eddie Murphy and Heather Graham, playing Slater the heartthrob leading actor of the ridiculous film effort by the eponymous nobody director (Martin). The role proved a good score for Sudduth, who increased his appeal and widened his audience with his capable and charming portrayal of the slacker actor. He was next featured in the crass but amiable hit summer comedy "Road Trip" (2000).