American actor Kevin Weisman was born on December 29, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree from the university’s prestigious School of Theatre, Film and Television. He also took further training at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.
Weisman’s primary acting vehicle is the stage. He is a founding member of the Buffalo Nights Theatre Company in Los Angeles, whose productions have won numerous awards. He appeared in local productions of plays such as Anatol, Madman and the Nun, The Firebugs, Suburban Motel, Incident at Vichy, the West Coast prmeiere of Sophistry, and the Garland-winning Apollo of Bellac.
Weisman also has appeared extensively on television and film. His first roles in both media were minor: the 1994 film Cage II and a guest role in a 1995 episode of Frasier. He has gone on to play guest roles in shows like ER, The Drew Carey Show, Just Shoot Me!, JAG, Roswell, The Pretender and The X Files. He also played recurring roles in the shows Felicity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
His best-known acting role came in 2001, however, when he joined the cast of the hit drama Alias. He played the role of Marshall Flinkman, the resident tech geek of the SD-6 (and later the CIA), whose eccentric characteristics and social ineptitude is balanced by his unparalleled knowledge in many fields of science and technology. He played the role until the series’ conclusion in 2006.
Weisman also played roles in films such as Man of the Century, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buying the Cow and Clerks II. Aside from acting, he has also dabbled in production, having produced and acted in the film The Illusion. He was also the drummer of the band Trainwreck, the side project of Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass.
-Kevin is in a hardcore rock band called Trainwreck. He is the drummer, and goes by the alias Kenny Bob Thornton. The band leader is Kyle Gass from Tenacious D.
-Kevin's favorite music includes: The Beatles, The Strokes, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, U2, Coldplay, John Coltrane and many more.
-Kevin plays Poker since he was a kid. He also participates in professional competitions.
-Kevin supports several charity organizations for kids, such as the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. He supports the Koreh LA, that helps kids advance their skills and encourages them.
1997 The Weird Al Show-Spike
1998 ER-Glenn Karkowski
1998 The Drew Carey Show-Carl
1998 Maggie Winters-Harold
1999 JAG-Jerry Kemp
1999 and 2000 Roswell-Larry
2000 to 2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Dreg
2000 The X-Files-Anson Stokes
2001 Gideon's Crossing-Mr.Ryan
2001 - 2006 Alias-Marshall Flinkman
2006 Mr. Nice Guy
2007 Moonlight-Steve Balfour
2007 Chuck Reardon-Paine
2007 October Road-Duncan Bow
1999 Man of the Century-Squibb
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds-Intern #2
2002 Buying the Cow-Cabdriver
2006 Clerks II-Hobbit Lover
(about scripts on Alias)
-I do a lot of improvising. They're very gracious in terms of letting me come up with stuff.
(about technology considering his role as tech expert on Alias)
-Yeah, I like technology. I mean I have surround at home so I can listen to the Lakers.