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Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan (born March 27, 1969) is an American actor. He has appeared mostly in independent films and television since the 1990s, including the role of Uncle Eddie on the sitcom Grounded for Life (2001–2005). His film appearances have included a supporting role in The Departed (2006) and co-starring roles in Big Fan (2009) and Results (2015).

Kevin Corrigan
Kevin Corrigan 2017.jpg
Kevin Corrigan at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Born
Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan

(1969-03-27) March 27, 1969 (age 49)
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)
Children1

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Life and careerEdit

Corrigan was born in The Bronx, New York to an Irish father and a Puerto Rican mother.[1] After studying at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he made his film debut in 1989 in Lost Angels, starring Donald Sutherland and Adam Horovitz. He was cast in Goodfellas as the younger brother of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). During the independent film boom of the 1990s, Corrigan built a career playing quirky, unconventional characters in films such as True Romance, Living in Oblivion, Walking and Talking and Rhythm Thief. He made his television series debut as a cast member of the short-lived Rhea Perlman sitcom Pearl. He also appeared in the video for "Get Me" by the indie band Dinosaur Jr. in 1993.

Corrigan became well known for his role as the slacker Eddie Finnerty on the sitcom Grounded for Life, which ran for five seasons. After the show's cancellation, he returned to appearing in smaller film projects, with the exception of a role in Martin Scorsese's The Departed as the drug-dealing cousin of Leonardo DiCaprio's character. Since that film's success, he has appeared more regularly in high-profile films. He had roles in two Judd Apatow-produced films: Superbad, as the violent owner of the house where Jonah Hill's and Michael Cera's characters attempt to steal alcohol, and Pineapple Express, as one of the main villain's henchmen. He also appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster as an informant for Russell Crowe's character. Corrigan was also in the movie The Last Winter, as Motor, a mechanic. In 2009 he was in the Oscar-winning short film The New Tenants.[2] In 2009, Corrigan guested on the science fiction drama Fringe as the mysterious character Sam Weiss. He played the role of Sal against Patton Oswalt in the critically praised independent film Big Fan, written and directed by Robert D. Siegel. He also starred in the 2010 John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People,[3] which was directed by Jack Perez.[4] In 2015, he co-starred with Guy Pearce in Results, the fifth feature film by writer-director Andrew Bujalski. The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on May 29, 2015, and has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Corrigan plays bass in the band Crystal Robots.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Lost Angels Gata
1990 The Exorcist III Altar Boy
Men Don't Leave Mike
Goodfellas Michael Hill
1991 One Good Cop Clifford
Billy Bathgate Arnold
1992 Zebrahead Dominic
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Morty
1993 True Romance Marvin
The Saint of Fort Washington Peter
1994 Family Remains Max Short film
American Standoff The Guy Short film
The Last Good Time Frank
Rhythm Thief Fuller
1995 An Eviction Notice Short film
Living in Oblivion Assistant Camera
Bad Boys Elliot
Kiss of Death Kid Selling Infinity
Drunks Cam
1996 Bandwagon Wynn Knapp Gijón International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
Walking and Talking Bill Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
The Pallbearer A Pallbearer
Trees Lounge Matthew
Illtown Francis (Cisco)
1997 Kicked in the Head Redmond Co-writer
Revelation Short film
Henry Fool Warren
1998 Buffalo '66 Rocky the Goon Uncredited
Slums of Beverly Hills Eliot Arenson
Lulu on the Bridge Man with Gun
Brown's Requiem Walter
1999 Roberta Jonathan Fishman
Coming Soon Sid
Love Bites Barrett Short film
Detroit Rock City Beefy Jerk #1
2000 Steal This Movie! Jerry Rubin
Broke Even Dot
Chain of Fools Paulie
2001 Scotland, PA Anthony 'Banko' Banconi
2003 See Jane Run Frank
Chelsea Walls Crutches
American Saint Miles Hottonian
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Paulie Credited as Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Paul Hauser Direct-to-video
2005 Lonesome Jim Tim
Sexual Life Phil
Break a Leg J.D.
The Honeymooners Larry the Bus Driver Credited as Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan
2006 Out There Derrick
The Dog Problem Benny
The Last Winter Motor Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
The Departed Cousin Sean
Delirious Ricco
Feel Tony
2007 On the Road with Judas JJ Lask
Goodbye Baby Randy
Superbad Mark
American Gangster Campizi
2008 Definitely, Maybe Simon
RSO [Registered Sex Offender] Grabok
The Toe Tactic Hector Freegood
Pineapple Express Budlofsky
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Man at Port Authority
2009 Hit and Run Timothy Emser Direct-to-video
Big Fan Sal
2B Clayton Konroy
The Mother of Invention Anton Pupkin
Harmony and Me Carlos
Don't Look Up Davis
Today's Special Stanton
2010 The New Tenants Zelko Short film
Please Give Don
Circus Maximus Peter
Unstoppable Inspector Scott Werner
The Next Three Days Alex
2011 Some Guy Who Kills People Ken Boyd
Moves: The Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers Dan Bejar
The Chaperone Phillip Larue
Brutal The Head
2012 The Dictator Slade
Seven Psychopaths Dennis
2013 Life of Crime Ray
2014 Winter's Tale Romeo Tan
Wild Canaries Anthony
2015 Cymbeline The Hangman
Results Danny Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Actor
Knight of Cups Gus
Meadowland Joe
The Missing Girl Curly
2016 Ordinary World Pete
2017 Take the 10 Danny
Infinity Baby Larry
2019 Cliffs of Freedom Stavros Valvianos Post-production
2019 Lost Girls Post-production

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 ABC Afterschool Special Erik "Taking a Stand" (Season 17: Episode 4)
CBS Schoolbreak Special Gary "Flour Babies" (Season 7: Episode 2)
1989–90 Superboy Ranger / Security Guard "With This Ring, I Thee Kill" (Season 2: Episode 1)
"Superboy... Lost" (Season 3: Episode 11)
1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace Television film
199697 Pearl Franklin 'Frankie' Spivak 22 episodes
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Writer Television film
Segment: "The Red Shoes"
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Carl Curtis "Fallen Heroes: Part 1" (Season 6: Episode 22)
2000 Freaks and Geeks Toby "Carded and Discarded" (Season 1: Episode 7)
200105 Grounded for Life Edwin "Eddie" Finnerty 91 episodes
Credited as Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan (76 episodes)
2003 Hack Brad Pierson "A Dangerous Game" (Season 1: Episode 12)
Sick in the Head Television film
2007 The Black Donnellys Whitey 6 episodes
2009 Medium David Brewer "A Person of Interest" (Season 5: Episode 3)
Law & Order Ronny Aldridge "Bailout" (Season 19: Episode 15)
Damages Finn Garrity 4 episodes
Californication Mike 'Zloz' Zlozowski "Slow Happy Boys" (Season 3: Episode 5)
Mercy Gerard "Pulling the Goalie" (Season 1: Episode 4)
"Some of Us Have Been to the Desert" (Season 1: Episode 9)
2009–11 Fringe Sam Weiss 7 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Flossy "Ace" (Season 11: Episode 22)
2010–14 Community Professor Sean Garrity "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" (Season 2: Episode 9)
"Competitive Wine Tasting" (Season 2: Episode 20)
"Introduction to Teaching" (Season 5: Episode 2)
2011 CSI: Miami Patrick Clarkson "About Face" (Season 9: Episode 18)
2012 Made in Jersey Curran Papke Episode: "Ancient History"
2012–13 The Mentalist Agent Bob Kirkland 7 episodes
The Mob Doctor Titus Amato 4 episodes
2013 Men at Work Darryl Episode: "Weekend at PJ's"
Necessary Roughness William Glass Episode: "Good Will Haunting"
2015 Public Morals Smitty 6 episodes
2016 Portlandia Kevin Episode: "First Feminist City"
2016–17 Dice Milkshake 13 episodes
The Get Down Jackie Moreno 11 episodes
2017 Blue Bloods Jimmy Pearson Episode: "Lost Souls"
2018 Deception Master Thief / Prison Inmate Episode: "Escapology"

Music videosEdit

  • Featured in video for "Get Me" by Dinosaur Jr., from the album Where You Been, 1993
  • Played band member Dan Bejar in video for "Moves" by The New Pornographers, from the album Together, 2010
  • Played the Dad in video for "Safe Word" by the band Choke Chains, fronted by his long time friend and prolific Detroit musician, Thomas Jackson Potter, 2016
  • Played a Parking Enforcement Officer in video for "Loading Zones" by the musician Kurt Vile, 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Hare, Kate (2001-02-24). "Donal Logue Is Grounded For Life". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  2. ^ The New Tenants at IMDB
  3. ^ "First Casting for John Landis Produced 'Some Guy Who Kills People'!". BloodyDisgusting.
  4. ^ "Director Jack Perez Talks Some Guy Who Kills People". DreadCentral.

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