Craig Kirkwood

Craig Kirkwood (born August 10, 1974) is an American lawyer and former actor. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Rev" Harris in the 2000 film Remember the Titans.

Craig Kirkwood
Born (1974-08-10) August 10, 1974 (age 48)
  • Actor
  • attorney
Years active
  • Acting (1993–2006)
  • Law (2008–present)
SpouseKatie Kimberling (2005–present)


Kirkwood was born in Los Angeles, California. He made his acting debut in a Levi's commercial after being hired by his aunt who is a casting director, Amy Sobo.[1] After enrolling in high-school drama classes, in 1993 he was cast in the NBC Saturday morning sitcom Running the Halls, which ran for one season. He went on to guest star on My So-Called Life, Family Matters, The Parent 'Hood, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sister, Sister, The Burning Zone, The Steve Harvey Show, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Mercy Point, Nikki, JAG, It's All Relative and Courting Alex.

In 1997, Kirkwood co-starred in the TV series Deepwater Black, which ended after one season.

Kirkwood's most notable role to date was as Jerry "Rev" Harris in the 2000 Disney film Remember the Titans. Kirkwood co-starred in Why Do Fools Fall in Love and the Disney Channel Original Movie Hounded with Tahj Mowry (Nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Comedy or Musical). He appeared in the films Slash, Dead Above Ground, Cats and Mice, Rain and Calendar Girls. He has performed in theater for plays including Little Shop of Horrors, Grease and Big River.[1]

Kirkwood graduated from Loyola Law School in 2008[2] and is now a practicing criminal defense attorney having passed the California Bar Examination.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Eddie Williams
2000 Remember the Titans Jerry "Rev." Harris
2002 Slash Keith
2002 Dead Above Ground Jason Johnson
2003 Cats and Mice Buddy
2003 Rain Private Jordan
2003 Calendar Girls Bellboy


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Running the Halls Miles Taylor Main role, 13 episodes
1994 Cosmic Slop Lenny Television film; segment: "Space Traders"
1994 My So-Called Life Sam Episode: "The Substitute"
1994 My So-Called Life Troy Episode: "Self-Esteem"
1995 Family Matters Gary Menteer Episode: "Cheers Looking at You, Kid"
1995 The Parent 'Hood Daryl Cooper Episode: "Nice Guys Finish Last" (S1:E11)
1996 CBS Schoolbreak Special Episode: "Crosstown"
1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Frederick Episode: "The Butler's Son Did It"
1996 Sister, Sister Michael Episode: "Big Twin On Campus"
1996 The Burning Zone Daryl Luge Episode: "Arms of Fire" (S1:E4)
1997 Mission Genesis Zak Main role, 13 episodes
1998 The Steve Harvey Show Sylvester Episode: "Breakfast with Tiffany"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction James Episode: "A Joyful Noise"
1998 Mercy Point N/A Episodes: "Opposing Views", "Last Resort"
2001 Hounded Mike Martin Television movie (Disney Channel)
2001 Nikki Charlie Episode: "Vaya Con Nikki"
2002 JAG Corporal Sean Stiles Episodes: "Family Business", "Offensive Action", "Ready or Not"
2004 It's All Relative Matt Episode: "Philip in a China Shop"
2006 Courting Alex Matt Episode: "Everything I Know About Men" (unaired pilot)


  1. ^ a b Craig Kirkwood at
  2. ^ Funk, Allie (May 10, 2016). "Craig Kirkwood From 'Hounded' & 'Remember The Titans' Totally Changed Careers". Bustle. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Loyola Law School Los Angeles - Homecoming and Launch of the Black Alumni Chapter Event Attendees". Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012.

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