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Kevin Brady Dillon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Johnny "Drama" Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage, Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.
Dillon in September 2008
|Born||Kevin Brady Dillon
August 19, 1965
Mamaroneck, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane Stuart (m. 2006–17)|
|Family||Matt Dillon (brother)|
Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter, sales manager, and golf coach at Fordham University. He is the younger brother of actor Matt Dillon. Both brothers attended Mamaroneck High School. His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon.
Dillon began acting in both television and films in the 1980s and first received wide attention for his role as the psychopathic soldier Bunny in the 1986 film Platoon. In 1983, Dillon played Arnold Norberry in the TV Movie No Big Deal. In 1988, he portrayed Brian Flagg in a remake of the 1958 American science fiction film The Blob. The remake flopped, earning only 8.2 million against a budget of 19 million, although in recent years it has gained a devoted cult following. Other notable film roles from that period included War Party (1988), No Escape (1994), and The Doors (1991), in which he played drummer John Densmore.
Much of Dillon's 2000s work has been in television, including the CBS series That's Life as Paul DeLucca and the Fox series 24 as Lonnie McRae. He appeared in the 2006 film Poseidon, a remake of The Poseidon Adventure, and on Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf on The Golf Channel in April 2010.
Dillon co-starred on the HBO hit comedy series Entourage playing Johnny "Drama" Chase, for which he received a 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in 2008. The series ended on September 11, 2011. Dillon reprised his role as Johnny Chase in the series' film adaptation, Entourage (2015).
Dillon appeared in the CBS comedy How to Be a Gentleman, but the planned series was cancelled after two episodes.
On April 21, 2006, Dillon married model/actress Jane Stuart in Las Vegas. Entourage cast member Jerry Ferrara was his best man and Kevin Connolly, another series co-star, walked Stuart down the aisle after Dillon shouted "Victory!" (a tribute to his character's work on the metafictional TV series Viking Quest). In May 2006, Jane gave birth to their daughter, Ava, in Los Angeles. Dillon has another daughter, Amy, from a previous relationship. Dillon and Stuart currently reside in New York City.
|1983||No Big Deal||Arnold Norberry||Television movie|
|1985||Heaven Help Us||Ed Rooney|
|1986||The Delta Force||Delta Force Member||Uncredited|
|1987||Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam||Jack|
|1988||The Rescue||J.J. Merrill||Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|1988||The Blob||Brian Flagg|
|1988||War Party||Skitty Harris|
|1989||Immediate Family||Sam||Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor – Motion Picture|
|1989||When He's Not a Stranger||Rick||Television movie
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Television Movie, Pilot or Special
|1991||The Doors||John Densmore|
|1992||A Midnight Clear||Cpl. Mel Avakin|
|1992||Frankie's House||Sean Flynn|
|1996||True Crime||Tony Campbell|
|1996||Gone in the Night||David Dowaliby|
|1997||Medusa's Child||Jerry Carnel|
|1999||Hidden Agenda||David McLean|
|2004||Vampires: Out for Blood||Hank Holten|
|2006||The Foursome||Rick Foster|
|2009||Hotel for Dogs||Carl Scudder|
|2014||The Throwaways||Dan Fisher|
|2015||Entourage||Johnny 'Drama' Chase|
- Kevin Dillon Biography at FilmReference.com
- "Fordham golf coach has way with the brush". USA Today. October 9, 2001. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
- White, Chelsea (January 16, 2014). "The boys are back in town! Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon reunited as filming for long-awaited Entourage movie begins (with a gaggle of beautiful ladies in tow)". Daily Mail. Retrieved May 20, 2015.