Joey Kern

Joey Kern

Highest Rated: 86% Baby Money (2021)

Lowest Rated: 8% Grind (2003)

Birthday: Sep 5, 1976

Birthplace: Independence, Kentucky, USA

Often compared to Matthew McConaughey, actor Joey Kern has eked out a promising career on both stage and screen. As an admirer of Billy Cradup and Parker Posey, Kern has enjoyed paddling his way up the stream of indie film rather than jumping into the ocean of Hollywood. Kern earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. While attending NYU, Kern earned critical acclaim for his performances in "Mojo" for the Atlantic Theater Company, "The Fastest Clock in the Universe" for the New Group Theater, and the minimalist "Saved" for renowned director Robert Woodruff. The actor also appeared on stage as Troilus in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida," directed by Sir Peter Hall for the Theatre for a New Audience in London. Kern made the jump to the screen with an appearance on "Sex and the City" in 1998, playing Garth in the "Boy Girl Boy Girl" episode. Kern then landed his first starring role in the film, "The Virgin" (1999), by Austrian director Diego Donnhofer. Shot in Europe, the road drama depicts Kern as a hustling drifter who crosses the continent with his sister and his friend in search of a better life. Next for Kern was "Super Troopers" (2002), the indie comedy that was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $3 million after the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Though he had a small roll, Kern nonetheless benefited from the movie's success. He went on to play Tommy in "XX/XY" (2003), an independent drama about old friends dealing with new love, directed by first time helmer, Austin Chick. Kern moved on to yet another indie, "Love The Hard Way" by German director Peter Sehr, starring Adrien Brody and Pam Grier. The film won the Silver Leopard at the 2001 Locarno International Film Festival, and was also shown at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Kern took a step forward in his career in the skateboarding comedy, "Grind" (2003). Playing the role of Sweet Lou, a smooth-talker more interested in sex than skating, Kern got the chance to play his first lead role in a major US release. However, the movie-a tale of four board rats trying make it on the national circuit-barely made a blip on the box office charts. But right on the heels of "Grind" was "Cabin Fever" (2003), a throwback to the old horror movies of the 70's and 80's. Kern played Jeff, one of five college friends who retreat to the woods for a last hoorah, but contract a flesh eating virus. The movie benefited from "Blair Witch"-like hype on the Internet, and with it, catapulted Kern into a known commodity.

Highest rated movies

Baby Money
Bloodsucking Bastards
Cabin Fever
The Sasquatch Gang
XX/XY
Beneath
Useless Humans
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 75% Baby Money Dom (Character) - 2021
40% 88% Useless Humans Zachary (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 57% Big Bear Joe (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 25% A Beginner's Guide to Snuff Dresden Winters (Character) $20.8K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Inside Joel (Character) - 2015
67% 48% Bloodsucking Bastards Tim (Character) - 2015
41% 19% Beneath Randy (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Funny Valentine Johnny (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% Alter Egos C-Thru (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% Easy Rider: The Ride Back Young Wes Coast (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 33% Complacent Robert (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breast Picture Ryan (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 25% Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Willie 'High-Sox' Hamilton (Character) - 2010
40% 35% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Hamlet (Character) $71.0K 2009
No Score Yet 62% All the Days Before Tomorrow Wes (Character) - 2007
46% 57% The Sasquatch Gang Shirts (Character) $9.5K 2007
14% 48% Love Wrecked Milo (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 62% Totally Awesome Kipp (Character) - 2006
31% 51% Pizza Jon (Character) $4.1K 2004
8% 79% Grind Sweet Lou (Character) $5.1M 2003
42% 44% XX/XY Tommy (Character) $103.9K 2002
62% 44% Cabin Fever Jeff (Character) $21.2M 2002
28% 66% Love the Hard Way Fitzgerald (Character) $43.6K 2001

TV

Credit
78% 92% Good Behavior Rob (Character) 2017
93% 99% Party Down Gem (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
100% 100% The Middleman Cecil Rogers (Guest Star) 2008
70% 83% Sex and the City Garth (Guest Star) 2000