Kevin Dillon is a well-known actor in the United States. He was best known for his role as Ed Rooney in the film ‘Heaven Help Us.’ He primarily played bad boys and tough guys in his early flicks. Kevin, a young boy with a strong desire to perform, was given the chance of a lifetime to play Arnold Norberry in the 1983 television movie ‘No Big Deal.’ He gained greater fame for his roles in films such as Oliver Stone’s military picture ‘Platoon,’ in which he played Bunny, ‘The Blob,’ in which he played Briann Flagg, ‘No Escape,’ in which he played Casey, and ‘War Party,’ in which he played Skitty Harris, among others. Kevin is best known for playing Johnny ‘Drama’ Chase in HBO Television’s blockbuster comedy series ‘Entourage,’ for which he garnered three Emmy Award nominations (2007, 2008, and 2009), three SAG Award nominations, and one Golden Globe Award nomination (2008). For the film ‘Immediate Family,’ he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor-Motion Picture,’ alongside seasoned actors James Woods, Glen Close, and Mary Stuart Masterson.
Childhood and Adolescence
Kevin Brady Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, on August 19, 1965, to Paul Dillon and Mary Ellen Dillon. His father works at Fordham University as a portrait painter, sales manager, and golf teacher, while his mother stays at home. Kevin was born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York.
His father is a well-known artist whose portraits of Arnold Palmer, Bobby Jones, and others are on display at Mamaroneck, New York’s renowned Winged Foot Golf Club. Kevin grew up in an upper-middle-class family with five siblings, including Matt Dillon, an actor, and Paul Dillon, a writer.
Mamaroneck (NY) High School was where he earned his formal schooling. During his time there, he developed a strong interest in acting. He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York.Alex Raymond, the author of the Flash Gordon comic series and cartoonist, was his great uncle.
Career as an actor
In the 1980s, Dillon began acting in films and on television. He was discovered by an agent in his older brother Matt’s 1982 film ‘Tex Party,’ and from then on, he landed a string of prominent supporting roles, mostly as a bully and controlling adolescent, particularly in films like ‘Heaven Help Us,’ as a foul-mouthed prankster Ed Rooney, and in Platoon as a trigger-happy psychopathic soldier Bunny. He prepared for this role by reading Captain Dale Dye’s novel “Run Through the Raindrops.” He became well-known as a result of all of these films.
Kevin rose to prominence after starring as Briann Flagg in the cult movie ‘The Blob,’ and he was nominated for a ‘Young Artist Award’ in the ‘Best Young Supporting Actor’ category for his role as Sam in the touching film ‘Immediate Family.’
Dillon has appeared in films such as “Delta Force” as a Delta Force member, “Dear America –Letters Home from Vietnam” as Jack, “Remote Control” as Cosmo, and “War Party” as Skitty Harris. For his performance as J.J. Merrill in the film ‘The Rescue,’ he was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor’ –motion picture drama for the second time.
He then appeared in a number of moderately popular films, including ‘Stag’ as Dan Kane, ‘Misbegotten’ as Billy Crapshoot, ‘Medusa’s Child’ as Jerry Carnet, and ‘Vampire’s: Out for Blood’ as Hank Holten. In 2006, Dillon played alongside Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfus in Wolfgang Peterson’s Warner Brothers production ‘Poseidon,’ and in 2009, he starred alongside Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle in the Dreamworks production ‘Hotel For Dogs.’
In 2015, Dillon portrayed Old Jake in the 3D computer animated sports comedic adventure film ‘Underdogs.’
Kevin has also been in a number of television shows, including Les Wilton in the American horror anthology series ‘Tales from the Crypt’ (1993), Jimmy O’shea in the police procedural drama ‘Blue Bloods’ (2017), Frankie/ Vinny/H in the adult cartoon series ‘Trip Tank’ (2015-2016), and others.
Dillon has received appreciation for his portrayal as Paul De Lucca in CBS’s ‘That’s Life’ from 2000 to 2002, as well as recurring parts in NYPD Blue as Officer Neil Baker (1998-2002) and Lonnie Mc Ray in ’24.’ In ‘Entourage,’ he received six nominations, including an Emmy, for his depiction of the pretentious, insecure, and narcissistic Johnny Chase.
Personal Experiences of Kevin
In 1991, he became a parent for the first time as a result of a romantic love connection with a woman he has never revealed. Amy Dillon is the name of his first child. Later, on April 21, 2006, he married his girlfriend, Mary Jane Stuart. Mary is a well-known actress and fashion model. Ava Dillon was born to them just a month after they married. Kevin now pays $10,000 per month in spousal support to his ex-wife.
Estimated Net Worth
Kevin Dillon is one of the richest TV Actor & listed on most popular TV Actor. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Kevin Dillon net worth is approximately $10 Million.
His ancestors are Irish, German, and Scottish. Kevin shares his birthday with Kyra Sedgwick, an actress.
Kevin used to read the role of Danny Sorenson before landing the role of Officer Neil Baker on NYPD Blue.
After a major altercation at a gas station in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dillon was charged with assaulting a group of teenagers, but he was eventually cleared of the allegations owing to a lack of evidence.
Throughout his career, Dillon was referred to as Matt Dillon’s brother, but that changed when he starred in ‘Entourage,’ according to a Huffington Post interview. For his role as drummer John Densmore in the 1991 film ‘Doors,’ he was mentored by percussionist Allan Schwartzberg.
Kevin lives in Los Angeles, enjoys golfing in his spare time, and visits New York whenever he can.
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Kevin was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ in 2008 for his role in the television series ‘Entourage.’ He co-starred in the Academy Award-winning picture ‘Platoon’ with Charlie Sheen.