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Kevin Pollak

Highest Rated:   94% L.A. Story (1991)
Lowest Rated:   4% The Whole Ten Yards (2003)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
It sounds apocryphal, but it's true: 13-year-old Kevin Pollak did begin his Bar Mitzvah speech with "A funny thing happened on the way to the temple..." In fact, Pollak's rabbi had encouraged him to do so: even at this early stage, the boy evinced a gift for comic timing. By 17, he was doing stand-up in his native San Francisco. He went on to play the West Coast comedy-club and improv circuit, and was briefly teamed with Dana Carvey, a professional collaboration that ended amicably when Carvey was hired by Saturday Night Live. Though Pollak himself didn't make it to SNL, he flourished as an impressionist, writer and film and TV supporting actor. He was given several opportunities to shine in such films as Barry Levenson's Avalon (1990), Mick Jackson's LA Story (1991) and Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men (1992). Reiner went on to team Pollak with Bob Amaral in the weekly TVer Morton and Hayes (1991) a hit-and-miss homage to the 2-reel comedies of the 1930s and 1940s (Pollak had previously played a featured role in the short-lived 1988 sitcom Coming of Age). Kevin Pollak's film career went into warp-drive in the 1990s, with such choice roles as Jacob in the two Grumpy Old Men flicks, Todd Hockney in The Usual Suspects (1995), Phillip Green in Casino (1995), and Boss Vic Koss in That Thing You Do (1996).His film and television career still going strong into the 2000s, Pollak found a way to work his passion for poker into his schedule as host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2003, and in 2009 he launched a weekly internet series entitled Kevin Pollak's Chat Show.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Tiger Hunter
  • Frank Womack
2017
20% The Late Bloomer
  • Director
2016
35% Max Rose
  • Christopher Rose
$56.9k 2016
59% War Dogs
  • Ralph Slutsky
$43.1M 2016
38% Compadres
  • Tex The Banker
$3.2M 2016
28% Camino
  • Donald
2016
16% Special Correspondents
  • Geoffrey Mallard
2016
60% Borealis
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The One I Wrote For You
  • Actor
$49.1k 2014
39% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$5.8k 2014
50% Grace Unplugged
  • Frank "Mossy" Mostin
$2.6M 2013
No Score Yet 3 Geezers!
  • Kevin
2013
No Score Yet A Country Christmas
  • Max Schmucker
2013
30% The Magic of Belle Isle
  • Joe Viola
$66.9k 2012
No Score Yet Chez Upshaw
  • Actor
2012
40% The Big Year
  • Jim Gittleson
$7.2M 2011
59% Red State
  • ASAC Brooks
$1.1M 2011
No Score Yet Choose
  • Sheriff Wagner
2011
40% Middle Men
  • Curt Allmans
$0.8M 2010
19% Cop Out
  • Hunsaker
$44.1M 2010
No Score Yet Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Columbus Circle
  • Klandermann
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet 2:13
  • Dr. Steve Simmons
2009
No Score Yet Picture This!
  • Tom Gilbert
2008
No Score Yet Otis
  • Morton Broth
2008
No Score Yet Tortured
  • FBI Psychiatrist
2008
No Score Yet Numb
  • Tom
2007
15% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Cupid
$84.5M 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
36% Niagara Motel
  • Michael
2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
  • Director
$32.6M 2005
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
$6.2M 2005
35% Hostage
  • Walter Smith
$34.7M 2005
No Score Yet Seven Times Lucky
  • Harlan
2004
60% Blizzard
  • Archimedes
2003
4% The Whole Ten Yards
  • Lazlo
$16.3M 2003
55% The Santa Clause 2
  • Cupid
$139.3M 2002
No Score Yet Mother Ghost
  • Dr. John Norris
2002
10% Juwanna Mann
  • Lorne Daniels
$13.5M 2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Rabbi Jacobsen
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Ronnie Rosengold
2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Riley
$111.5M 2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Federal Marshal Damitry
$15.4M 2001
16% The Wedding Planner
  • Dr. John Dojny
$60M 2001
46% Deterrence
  • President Emerson
2000
51% Steal This Movie
  • Gerry Lefcourt
2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards
  • Yanni Gogolack
$57.3M 2000
33% The Sex Monster
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Directors
  • Interviewee
2000
11% End of Days
  • Chicago
1999
25% Outside Ozona
  • Wit Roy
1999
No Score Yet Deal of a Lifetime
  • Jerry
1999
39% She's All That
  • Wayne
1999
No Score Yet Hoods
  • Rudy
1998
76% Buffalo '66
  • TV Sportscaster
$2.4M 1998
38% Truth or Consequences, N.M.
  • Gordon Jacobson
1997
80% Ruby Bridges
  • Dr. Robert Coles
1997
No Score Yet National Lampoon's The Don's Analyst
  • Julian
1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Boss Vic Koss
1996
10% House Arrest
  • Ned Beindorf
1996
17% Grumpier Old Men
  • Jacob Goldman
1995
80% Casino
  • Philip Green
1995
14% Canadian Bacon
  • Stuart Smiley
1995
88% The Usual Suspects
  • Hockney
1995
50% Cannes Man
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Chameleon
  • Matt Gianni
1995
45% Miami Rhapsody
  • Jordan Marcus
1995
19% Clean Slate
  • Rosenheim
1994
65% Grumpy Old Men
  • Jacob Goldman
1993
60% Wayne's World 2
  • Jerry Segel
1993
65% Reality Bites
  • Stand-Up Comic
1993
8% The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them
  • Eli
1993
61% Indian Summer
  • Brad
1993
81% A Few Good Men
  • Lt. Sam Weinberg
1992
69% Ricochet
  • Larry Doyle
1991
11% Another You
  • Phil
1991
94% L.A. Story
  • Frank Swan
1991
83% Avalon
  • Izzy Kirk
1990
48% Willow
  • Rool
1988
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mystery
  • Officer Quinn
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
41% Angel From Hell
2016
  • Marv
  • 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Alvin
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
76% Family Tree
2013
  • Marty
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge
  • 2012
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
  • 2012
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Mr. Levine
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Lost Room
2006
  • Karl Kreutzfeld
  • 2006
No Score Yet Mom
  • Alvin

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