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Kevin Anderson

Highest Rated:   96% Risky Business (1983)
Lowest Rated:   20% Bravetown (2015)
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Birthplace:   Gurnee, Illinois, USA
A dependable, self-assured actor who has successfully parlayed his stage success to the silver screen, Kevin Anderson has slowly built an impressive catalog of credits following his feature debut as one of Tom Cruise's onscreen buddies in Risky Business. A Gurnee, IL, native, Anderson was the last of five children, and his interest in acting became readily apparent when he became the founder and president of the drama club at Viking Junior High. After advancing to high school, Anderson joined the forensics team, specializing in oral interpretation and soon realizing that he did indeed have the talent to make it as a career actor. Higher education found Anderson enrolling in the acclaimed Goodman School of Drama, and shortly after his graduation in 1981, the burgeoning actor joined the ranks of Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf Theatre. It was while working with the respected troupe that Anderson's interpretation of wallflower Phillip in Orphans (a role he would later repeat in the 1987 film of the same name) found the actor standing out from an impressive cast to make a name for himself on-stage. Following his film debut in Risky Business with the little-seen romantic teen comedy Pink Nights, roles in Miles from Home (1988) and In Country (1989) proved worthy precursors to a powerhouse performance in the early-'90s made-for-television feature Orpheus Descending. His stage roots increasingly obvious, a role in the 1990 effort A Little Night Music gave Anderson the chance to show off his vocal talents, and a supporting part in the following year's Sleeping With the Enemy found the up-and-coming actor sharing the screen with Hollywood beauty Julia Roberts. Though his screen appearances in the remainder of the 1990s lost a bit of momentum, roles in the short-lived television series Nothing Sacred (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) and Tim Blake Nelson's indie thriller Eye of God (1997) offered increased recognition and a few solid dramatic roles for Anderson. Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Awards, as well as a Tony nomination for his extensive stage work in 1999 only helped to increase Anderson's reputation as an established dramatic presence. The millennial turnover found Anderson receiving critical kudos for his role in The Doe Boy before once again stretching his vocal chords opposite Angela Bassett in Ruby's Bucket of Blood (both 2001), and the following year he would impress as sports personality Frank Gifford in the made-for-television drama Monday Night Mayhem. A turn as John F. Kennedy in Power and Beauty and a top-billed role in the series Skin confirmed that Anderson's star appears to shine brighter and more intensely on the small screen, though a high-profile role in the 2003 feature Carry Me Home proved without a doubt that Anderson's feature aspirations were still well in place.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Unexpected
  • Little Kevin
2015
20% Bravetown
  • Clerk #1
2015
49% Heaven Is for Real
  • Mr. Baxter
2014
80% Wilde Salomé
  • John the Baptist
2013
75% Father's Day
  • Actor
2012
78% Charlotte's Web
  • Mr. Arable
$82.2M 2006
No Score Yet Carry Me Home
  • Charlie
2004
No Score Yet Power and Beauty
  • John F. Kennedy
2002
No Score Yet Monday Night Mayhem
  • Frank Gifford
2002
No Score Yet When Strangers Appear
  • Bryce
2002
No Score Yet Ruby's Bucket of Blood
  • Billy Dupre
2001
No Score Yet The Doe Boy
  • Hank Kirk
2001
No Score Yet Gregory's Two Girls
  • Jon
1999
No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer
  • Actor
1999
75% Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Larson Child
1999
74% Eye of God
  • Jack
1997
23% A Thousand Acres
  • Peter Lewis
1997
46% Firelight
  • John Taylor
1997
35% Rising Sun
  • Bob Richmond
1993
No Score Yet The Wrong Man
  • Alex Walker
1993
56% The Night We Never Met
  • Brian McVeigh
1993
55% Hoffa
  • Robert Kennedy
1992
45% Liebestraum
  • Nick Kaminsky
1991
21% Sleeping with the Enemy
  • Ben Woodward
1991
No Score Yet Orpheus Descending
  • Val Xavier
1990
70% In Country
  • Lonnie
1989
No Score Yet Miles from Home
  • Terry Roberts
1988
67% Orphans
  • Phillip
1987
No Score Yet Pink Nights
  • Danny
1985
96% Risky Business
  • Chuck
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Frank Sullivan
  • 2010

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