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Kevin Pollak



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% The Late Bloomer
  • Director
2016
35% Max Rose
  • Christopher Rose
2016
60% War Dogs
  • Ralph Slutsky
2016
13% Special Correspondents
  • Geoffrey Mallard
2016
No Score Yet The Tiger Hunter
  • Actor
2016
60% Borealis
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The One I Wrote For You
  • Actor
2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
50% Grace Unplugged
  • Frank "Mossy" Mostin
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
2012
No Score Yet Chez Upshaw
  • Actor
2012
40% The Big Year
  • Jim Gittleson
2011
59% Red State
  • ASAC Brooks
2011
No Score Yet Choose
  • Sheriff Wagner
2011
40% Middle Men
  • Curt Allmans
2010
19% Cop Out
  • Hunsaker
2010
No Score Yet Columbus Circle
  • Klandermann
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet 2:13
  • Dr. Steve Simmons
2009
No Score Yet Picture This!
  • Tom Gilbert
2008
No Score Yet Tortured
  • FBI Psychiatrist
2008
No Score Yet Otis
  • Morton Broth
2008
No Score Yet Numb
  • Tom
2007
15% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Cupid
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
2005
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
2005
35% Hostage
  • Walter Smith
2005
No Score Yet Seven Times Lucky
  • Harlan
2004
60% Blizzard
  • Archimedes
2003
4% The Whole Ten Yards
  • Lazlo
2003
55% The Santa Clause 2
  • Cupid
2002
No Score Yet Mother Ghost
  • Dr. John Norris
2002
10% Juwanna Mann
  • Lorne Daniels
2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Rabbi Jacobsen
2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Ronnie Rosengold
2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Riley
2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Federal Marshal Damitry
2001
16% The Wedding Planner
  • Dr. John Dojny
2001
46% Deterrence
  • President Emerson
2000
51% Steal This Movie
  • Gerry Lefcourt
2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards
  • Yanni Gogolack
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
38% She's All That
  • Wayne
1999
No Score Yet Hoods
  • Rudy
1998
76% Buffalo '66
  • TV Sportscaster
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
65% Indian Summer
  • Brad
1993
No Score Yet Stop With the Kicking
  • Actor
1993
81% A Few Good Men
  • Lt. Sam Weinberg
1992
73% 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
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
76% Family Tree
2013
  • Marty
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Alvin
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Mr. Levine
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
41% Angel From Hell
2016
  • Marv
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
Mom
  • Alvin
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

Quotes from Kevin Pollak's Characters