If you’re looking for the ideal actor to play a tough guy or bad boy role in Hollywood in the early 1980s, the name Kevin Dillon is sure to appear on your list. Kevin Dillon comes from a family that boasts a few names in the acting industry and has managed to remain relevant for much of the three decades.
His brilliant career can boast three Golden Globe Award nominations – one for best-supporting actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie. He also boasted a Golden Nymph nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – all for his performance in Entourage. He was also nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.
Kevin Dillon Biography (Age)
Kevin was born in New Rochelle, New York on August 19, 1965, the son of Paul Dillon and Mary Ellen Dillon. His father is a portrait painter and golf coach at Fordham University, while his mother, Mary, was a housewife.
He attended Mamaroneck High School, New York, and later the School of Visual Arts, New York. His talent was first noticed by a film agent at his older brother Matt’s 1982 film Tex Party. He debuted in 1983 in the role of Arnold Norberry in the film No Big Deal. Kevin joined with excellence in Platoon, where he played a psychopathic soldier named Bunny, and also in Heaven Help Us, where he played the role of a controlling teenager.
Kevin Dillon also appeared in Delta Force and also starred as Jack in the documentary Dear America – Letter’s Home from Vietnam. You can find him in Remote Control in the role of Cosmo.
At the turn of the century, Kevin appeared in the CBS television series That’s Life as Paul DeLucca and also in 24 as Lonnie McRae. His greatest work in terms of commercial value and wide recognition is the HBO television hit comedy series Entourage, in which he played Johnny “Drama” character, Chase. His performance earned him three Emmy Award nominations in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2008.
His Wife, Parents, and Brother
Kevin Dillon married model Jane Stuart in an elaborate ceremony in Las Vegas on April 21, 2006, at the height of the popularity of the HBO hit comedy series Entourage. His best man was Entourage star, Jerry Ferrara. His wife Jane was led to the altar by another Entourage actor colleague, Kevin Connolly. The couple welcomed their daughter Ava to Los Angeles in May 2006.
In July 2016, Jane filed for divorce and the couple spent some time in court to get Kevin to cough up the child and spousal support. According to Jane, Kevin had not been completely honest with his income throughout their marriage. She even accused him of understating his income in court just to make sure his alimony payments were as low as possible. She denied his declared income and claimed that he earned more than $16 million for his role in Entourage.
Another contentious issue was the date of the separation, as Kevin insisted that the date of separation was October 2008, while Jane claimed they separated in May 2016. She believes that he preferred to have the date backdated so that he could avoid his financial obligations.
Finally, they agreed to a settlement without going down the track and committed to raising their daughter together. Kevin pays $3,174 a month for child support and Jane receives $7,214 a month for spousal support.
The parents of Kevin Dillon are Paul Dillon and Mary Ellen Dillon. He has four brothers – Brian Dillon, Matt Dillon, Paul Dillon, and Timothy Dillon. His older brother Matt is an actor who has starred in films such as “Wild Things”, “To Die For”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Beautiful Girls”, “In & Out” and others.
Height and Weight
Kevin looks strong and has an athletic build, but he doesn’t have a really intimidating physique. He stands on 5’9″, which corresponds to 1.75 m (175 cm). The actor weighs 70 kg (154 lb), and details of his other body measurements are not publicly available.