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Kevin Connolly is a Actor, Director and Executive Producer American born on 5 march 1974 at Patchogue (USA)

Kevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly
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Birth 5 march 1974 (46 years) at Patchogue (USA)

Kevin Connolly (born March 5, 1974) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Eric Murphy in the HBO series Entourage, and his role as the eldest son Ryan Malloy in the 1990s television sitcom Unhappily Ever After.

Biography

Jeunesse et débuts précoces
Kevin Connolly est né le 5 mars 1974 à Patchogue à Long Island dans l'État de New York. Il est le fils d'Eileen J. McMahon, une serveuse, et de John Connolly, un chauffeur poids-lourd. Il est d'origine irlandaise.

Il commence sa carrière à l'âge de six ans dans des publicités à la télévision, notamment la campagne « Betcha bite a chip » pour les biscuits Chips Ahoy.

En 1990, il décroche son premier rôle au cinéma dans Rocky 5. Il est ensuite engagé dans la série télévisée Great Scott! aux côtés de Tobey Maguire. La série ne rencontre pas le succès et est très vite arrêtée. Kevin Connolly est toutefois nommé pour un Young Artist Award. Il joue ensuite dans quelques films comme Les Allumés de Beverly Hills ou apparaît dans d'autres séries télévisées comme Wings ou Urgences.


Percée télévisuelle (années 2000)

Au début des années 2000, il est davantage présent au cinéma avec des films comme John Q, Antwone Fisher ou encore N'oublie jamais. Mais c'est en 2004 qu'il se fait connaître du grand public en incarnant l'un des rôles principaux de la série Entourage à succès, diffusée sur HBO. L'acteur campe le personnage d'Eric Murphy jusqu'à la conclusion de la série, en septembre 2011, au bout de huit saisons.

Parallèlement, l'acteur tient des seconds rôles dans plusieurs films, comme le drame sportif Secretariat. Mais il s'est aussi lancé dans une carrière de réalisateur : il dévoile son premier long métrage en 2007, le drame indépendant Gardener of Eden, dans lequel il dirige son ami Lukas Haas, mais aussi Giovanni Ribisi et Erika Christensen. Par la suite, il réalise deux épisodes des dernières saisons d'Entourage.


Réalisation et seconds rôles (années 2010)
Comme acteur, il participe au film indépendant Hotel Noir (2012), puis rejoint le casting d'une nouvelle série prévue pour la saison 2013-2014, la sitcom : Friends with Better Lives, où l'acteur joue encore le gendre idéal. Ses partenaires de jeu sont Majandra Delfino, James Van Der Beek, Zoe Lister-Jones et l'ex-mannequin Brooklyn Decker. La série est cependant un échec critique et commercial et ne dépasse pas les treize premiers épisodes commandés.

L'acteur peut compter sur deux projets cinématographiques : il fait partie du casting choral du drame indépendant Bad Luck , puis surtout redevient Eric « E. » Murphy pour le long-métrage Entourage, qui conclut définitivement la série. Il tente de revenir à la rentrée 2015 avec une nouvelle série, la sitcom Fantasy Life, avec Vanessa Williams et Mikaela Hoover, sur les coulisses d'une émissions sportive, mais le projet n'aboutit pas.

Finalement, il accepte un rôle récurrent dans l'éphémère série dramatique Pitch, portée par Kylie Bunbury, diffusée fin 2016. Cette meme année, il dévoile son second long-métrage comme réalisateur, la comédie dramatique Dear Eleanor (2016), avec Isabelle Fuhrman, Josh Lucas, Liana Liberato et Jessica Alba. Le long-métrage est produit par la société de production Appian Way, fondée par son ami Leonardo DiCaprio.

Deux ans plus tard sort son troisième long-métrage, le biopic Gotti, dans lequel John Travolta incarne le parrain de la mafia John Gotti. Le film est éreinté par la critique et décroche un très rare 0% sur le site d'agrégations de critiques anglo-saxonnes Rotten Tomatoes.


Vie privée
De janvier 2005 à juillet 2006, Kevin Connolly a été le compagnon de l'actrice et personnalité médiatique américaine Nicky Hilton. De juin 2015 à octobre 2016, Kevin Connolly a été le compagnon de l'actrice américaine Sabina Gadecki.

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Filmography of Kevin Connolly (23 films)

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Actor

Entourage
Entourage (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Doug Ellin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Eric Murphy
Rating65% 3.2980753.2980753.2980753.2980753.298075
Vincent "Vince" Chase, who separated from his wife after nine days of marriage, wants to do something new in his career. He calls his former agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold, who offers Vince a leading role in his first studio production. Vince says he will only star in it if he directs. Eight months later, Hyde, the directorial debut by Vince, is in the middle of post-production and is over budget by $15 million. Needing more money, Vince asks Ari if they can get an additional $10 million to complete the movie. Reluctant, but wanting to please him, Ari flies to Texas to meet the co-financiers of the movie; Larsen McCredle and his son Travis to give them the money. Hesitant, Larsen sends Travis with Ari back to Los Angeles to see a cut of the film at Vince's private screening.
Reach Me
Reach Me (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Lauren Cohan, Sylvester Stallone, Scarlett Johansson, Cary Elwes, Terry Crews, Tom Hanks
Roles Roger
Rating49% 2.4574652.4574652.4574652.4574652.457465
With an ensemble cast, this film tells interwoven stories from a diverse group of people who are united by one thing: a powerful book published by an unknown mysterious author. When the book's positive message goes viral, a journalist and his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop are inspired to change their lives by facing their own fears.
Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Rufus Sewell, Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Connolly
Roles Vance
Rating55% 2.7562152.7562152.7562152.7562152.756215
Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Secretariat, 1h57
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Alfred Molina, Margo Martindale, Amanda Michalka, Dylan Walsh
Roles Bill Nack
Rating71% 3.599633.599633.599633.599633.59963
In 1969, Denver housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father, Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stables in Doswell, Virginia, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich), Chenery navigates the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
The Ugly Truth, 1h36
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Bonnie Somerville, Yvette Nicole Brown, Eric Winter, Kevin Connolly
Roles Jim
Rating64% 3.200583.200583.200583.200583.20058
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer in Sacramento, California. Abby firmly believes in true love and is a big supporter of complex self-help books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Coming home from a disastrous date, she happens to see a segment of a local television show, The Ugly Truth, featuring Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), whose cynicism about relationships prompts Abby to call in to argue with him on-air. The next day, she discovers the TV station is threatening to cancel her show because of its poor ratings. The station owner has hired Mike to do a segment on her show.
He's Just Not That Into You, 2h10
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper
Roles Conor Barry
Rating63% 3.199993.199993.199993.199993.19999
Nine people in Baltimore deal with their respective romantic problems, usually thwarted by the differing ideals and desires of their chosen partner. At the center of this is Gigi Phillips (Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the behavior of her romantic partners.
Beyond All Boundaries
Genres War
Themes Political films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Tobey Maguire, Jesse Eisenberg, Elijah Wood, Chris Pine, John Goodman
Roles Donald Sanborn / Pvt. Raymond Howell
Rating72% 3.638653.638653.638653.638653.63865
The Notebook, 2h3
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, James Marsden, Sam Shepard
Roles Fin
Rating78% 3.9007053.9007053.9007053.9007053.900705
At a modern-day nursing home, an elderly man named Duke (James Garner) begins to read a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow patient (Gena Rowlands).
Antwone Fisher, 2h
Directed by Denzel Washington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about child abuse, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Denzel Washington, Kevin Connolly
Roles Slim
Rating72% 3.6476753.6476753.6476753.6476753.647675
The film focuses on Antwone "Fish" Fisher (Derek Luke), a temperamental young man with a violent history who is serving in the U.S. Navy. His father was killed before he was born and his teenage mother, Eva Mae Fisher, ended up arrested soon after and put in jail, where she gave birth to him. He was then placed in an orphanage until such time as she was released and could claim him. Since she had not yet claimed him, at the age of two Antwone was placed in a foster home run by a supposedly religious couple, Mr. and Mrs. Tate (Ellis Williams and Novella Nelson). There, Antwone faced mental and physical abuse by Mrs. Tate for many years until he finally left the home at age fourteen. After living out on the streets for the next few years, he decided to join the U.S. Navy to make something out of his life. However the rough life he had as child caused him to have a violent temper at this point.
John Q
John Q (2002)
, 1h56
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Ray Liotta
Roles Steve Maguire
Rating70% 3.549933.549933.549933.549933.54993
Beginning scene start off with a woman driving on a road and she gets into a car crash with a truck driver killing her. John Quincy Archibald and his wife Denise witness their young son Michael collapse at his baseball game. After a series of tests at the hospital, John is informed by Dr. Raymond Turner and Rebecca Payne, a hospital administrator, that Michael has an enlarged heart and will need a transplant. Because the company he works for dropped John from full-time to part-time, his health insurance has been changed, and the new policy does not cover the surgery, leaving them to raise $75,000 to get their son's name on the donor list. The family tries to raise the money but are only able to come up with a third of the necessary payment. The hospital tires of waiting and releases Michael; Denise urges John to do something. Unwilling to let his child die, John walks into the hospital ER with a handgun, gathers hostages, and sets demands: his son's name on the recipient list as soon as possible. The hostage negotiator, Lt. Frank Grimes, stands down to let John cool off.
Up, Up, and Away, 1h36
Directed by Robert Townsend
Genres Action
Themes Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Robert Townsend, Michael J. Pagan, Alex Datcher, Sherman Hemsley, Kevin Connolly, Olivia Burnette
Roles Malcolm
Rating56% 2.8035852.8035852.8035852.8035852.803585
The movie tells the story of Scott Marshall (Michael J. Pagan), the son of two great superheroes, Bronze Eagle and Warrior Woman. All of his family members are gifted with superpowers. His father, Bronze Eagle (Robert Townsend), has the gift of flight. His mother, Warrior Woman (Alex Datcher), has the power of superhuman strength and superior hand-to-hand combat skills. His brother, Silver Charge, is gifted with superhuman speed, electrical and magnetism manipulation. His little sister, Molly (Arreale Davis), who constantly shows off her powers, much to her family's annoyance, has both x-ray vision and heat vision. His grandfather, Edward (Sherman Hemsley), is known as the "Steel Condor", and has the ability of superhuman strength, invulnerability and flight (though at his old age, he flies slower than cars), and has an ongoing feud with Superman.
Angus
Angus (1995)
, 1h27
Directed by Patrick Read Johnson
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Chris Owen, Tony Denman, Ariana Richards
Roles Andy
Rating66% 3.348583.348583.348583.348583.34858
Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert) is a teenage boy living in Minnesota, who, despite his talents as a football player and in science class, holds deep insecurities about himself. Since kindergarten, Angus has been regularly harassed by handsome Rick Sanford (James Van Der Beek), and his complacent cohorts, for not being "normal" due to being overweight and is, in their view, "named after a cow". His only friend is Troy Wedberg (Chris Owen), who is also a social outcast like him. Angus also had feelings for Melissa Lefevre (Ariana Richards), though is fearful of expressing it because she is dating Rick. Eventually, tired of the abuse from Rick, Angus applies for a magnet school where he hopes to be free of the constant humiliation. However, well aware of Angus's feelings for Melissa, Rick rigs an election so that Angus and Melissa will dance together in the upcoming freshman Winter Ball as King and Queen, respectively. While confronting Rick about the stunt, Angus is ordered by the principal not to lay a hand on Rick or he would be expelled and lose his chance to go to the magnet school.