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Kevin Corrigan



One of the most prolific and reliably excellent actors on the independent film circuit, Kevin Corrigan has made a name for himself portraying a painfully memorable array of geeks, stoners, and generally pathetic losers. Consistently good at playing bad, he has elevated the expression of basic freakishness into something of an underrated art form.



A native of the Bronx, where he was born on March 27, 1969, Corrigan first became interested in acting as a teenager. At the age of 17, his play The Boiler Room was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. The 1990s got off to a promising start for Corrigan with a supporting role as Ray Liotta's brother in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed Goodfellas (1990). More gangster action followed the next year with a part in Billy Bathgate, but Corrigan then took a turn toward smaller features with Zebrahead, a 1992 film that opened to generally positive reviews but little box-office action. After supporting roles in The Saint of Fort Washington and True Romance (both 1993), Corrigan had a substantial part in director Matthew Harrison's Rhythm Thief, a black-and-white drama that won Harrison a directing award at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. The film marked the beginning of Corrigan's immersion in the growing and increasingly lucrative world of independent film, with supporting roles in Tom DiCillo's acclaimed Living in Oblivion (1995), in which the actor provided laughs as a dimbulb cameraman, and Trees Lounge (1996), the directorial debut of Corrigan's Oblivion co-star Steve Buscemi. The same year, Corrigan had substantial roles in the well-received independent comedy Walking and Talking, in which he had a memorable turn as a nebbishy video clerk who sleeps with Catherine Keener, and Illtown, a crime drama in which he starred with Lili Taylor and Zebrahead co-star Michael Rapaport.



Following a turn as a stoner guitarist in the obscure Bandwagon (1996) and a supporting role in Hal Hartley's 1997 film Henry Fool, Corrigan co-wrote and starred in the comedy Kicked in the Head, his second collaboration with Rhythm Thief director Harrison. The film had the distinction of being executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who had signed on after being favorably impressed by Rhythm Thief. The movie was also notable for the fact that the misadventures of Corrigan's character -- a guy who gets kicked out of his apartment and dumped by his girlfriend -- were based on events in the actor's own life. He would later remark that the film was a form of therapy and followed it up with what was essentially a form of therapy for another director, Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). Playing a Manson Family-obsessed stoner, Corrigan made a repugnantly vivid impression in the widely acclaimed movie and the same year made a similar impression with his role as Vincent Gallo's best friend in Buffalo '66. After a small part in Paul Auster's Lulu on the Bridge (which premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival), Corrigan worked on two more independents, the romantic drama Roberta, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Festival and featured Corrigan in a lead role as a shy computer expert, and Coming Soon, which opened at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in April of the same year.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Stray Bullets
  • Nick
2017
57% Ordinary World
  • Pete
2016
46% Knight of Cups
  • Gus
2016
100% Meadowland
  • Joe
2015
83% Results
  • Danny
2015
31% Cymbeline
  • The Hangman
2015
85% Wild Canaries
  • Anthony
2015
No Score Yet Muddy Corman
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Missing Girl
  • Curly
2015
65% Life Of Crime
  • Ray
2014
13% Winter's Tale
  • Romeo Tan
2014
69% Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Memorial Man
2013
86% Supporting Characters
  • Adrian
2013
88% Funeral Kings
  • Iggy Vannucci
2012
82% Seven Psychopaths
  • Dennis
2012
No Score Yet Ponies
  • Wallace
2012
57% The Dictator
  • Slade
2012
No Score Yet Revenge for Jolly!
  • Tony
2012
No Score Yet Ice
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Brutal (1,000 Times More Brutal)
  • Actor
2012
29% The Chaperone
  • Phillip Larue
2011
90% Some Guy Who Kills People
  • Actor
2011
81% Today's Special
  • Stanton
2010
52% The Next Three Days
  • Alex
2010
87% Unstoppable
  • Inspector Werner
2010
No Score Yet Don't Look Up
  • Davis
2010
86% Please Give
  • Don
2010
No Score Yet Circus Maximus
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The New Tenants
  • Zelko
2009
86% Big Fan
  • Sal
2009
No Score Yet Mother of Invention
  • Anton Pupkin
2009
44% The Toe Tactic
  • Hector Freegood
2009
No Score Yet Hit and Run
  • Timothy
2009
93% Harmony and Me
  • Carlos
2009
68% Pineapple Express
  • Budlofsky
2008
No Score Yet RSO [Registered Sex Offender]
  • Actor
2008
71% Definitely, Maybe
  • Simon
2008
80% American Gangster
  • Campizi
2007
76% The Last Winter
  • Motor
2007
88% Superbad
  • Mark
2007
81% Delirious
  • Ricco
2007
63% The Dog Problem
  • Benny
2007
No Score Yet Goodbye Baby
  • Randy Perlman
2007
No Score Yet Feel
  • Tony
2006
91% The Departed
  • Cousin Sean
2006
60% Lonesome Jim
  • Tim
2006
No Score Yet Champions
  • Actor
2006
60% On the Road With Judas
  • J.J. Lask
2006
No Score Yet Break a Leg
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Sexual Life
  • Phil
2005
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Paul Hauser
2004
No Score Yet When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
  • Paulie
2003
No Score Yet Break a Leg
  • J.D.
2003
26% Chelsea Walls
  • Crutches
2001
59% Scotland, Pa.
  • Anthony Banconi
2001
No Score Yet Love Bites
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet See Jane Run
  • Frank
2001
No Score Yet Short #9: Trust
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Chain of Fools
  • Paulie
2000
51% Steal This Movie
  • Jerry Rubin
2000
50% Brown's Requiem
  • Walter
2000
48% Detroit Rock City
  • Beefy Jerk No. 1
1999
29% Coming Soon
  • Sid
1999
No Score Yet Roberta
  • Jonathan
1999
80% Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Eliot
1998
76% Buffalo '66
  • Goon
1998
89% Henry Fool
  • Warren
1998
0% Lulu on the Bridge
  • Man with Gun
1998
11% Kicked in the Head
  • Screenwriter
  • Redmond
1997
80% Bandwagon
  • Wynn
1997
No Score Yet SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground
  • Actor
1997
50% Illtown
  • Francis (Cisco)
1997
81% Trees Lounge
  • Matthew
1996
No Score Yet The Assassination File
  • Nate Cochran
1996
86% Walking and Talking
  • Bill
1996
42% The Pallbearer
  • Pallbearer
1996
80% Rhythm Thief
  • Fuller
1995
88% Living in Oblivion
  • Assistant Camera
1995
89% The Last Good Time
  • Frank
1995
50% Drunks
  • Cam
1995
68% Kiss of Death
  • Kid Selling Infinity
1995
43% Bad Boys
  • Elliot
1995
78% The Saint of Fort Washington
  • Peter
1993
92% True Romance
  • Marvin
1993
71% Zebrahead
  • Dominic
1992
No Score Yet Jumpin' at the Boneyard
  • Morty
1992
47% Billy Bathgate
  • Arnold
1991
15% One Good Cop
  • Clifford
1991
96% GoodFellas
  • Michael Hill
1990
55% The Exorcist III
  • Altar Boy
1990
81% Men Don't Leave
  • Mike
1990
No Score Yet Rising Son
  • Sanny
1990
No Score Yet Lost Angels
  • Gata
1989
36% Cocoon: The Return
  • Security Guard
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Patrick Clarkson
31% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Curran Papke
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Robert Kirkland Bob Kirkland
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Sam Weiss
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Professor Garrity Professor Professorson
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Gerald Pettit
No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
  • Toby
73% The Get Down
2015
  • Jackie Moreno
33% Dice
2016
  • Milkshake
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Finn Garrity
23% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
  • Titus Amato
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Mike Zlosowski
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Actor

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