Kevin J. O'Connor
Kevin James O'Connor
November 15, 1963
|Education||DePaul University (BFA)|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Unrue (divorced)|
Kevin James O'Connor(born November 15, 1963) is an American actor.
O'Connor is known for portraying character roles in major studio films such as F/X2 , Lord of Illusions , The Mummy , Van Helsing , There Will Be Blood and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra . He is a favorite of writer/director Stephen Sommers, who usually casts him in his films.
Kevin J. O'Connor was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of James O'Connor, a retired Chicago police officer, and Patricia Connelly, a teacher. He has a brother, Christopher O'Connor (a Southside school teacher). In 1988, he was married to Jane Elizabeth Unrue.O'Connor trained for the stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University, before making his big-screen debut as high school rebel and beatnik poet Michael Fitzsimmons in Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). His next major part was quizzical newspaper reporter Taggerty Hayes in the HBO miniseries Tanner '88 . He portrayed a young Ernest Hemingway in the 1988 film The Moderns , had a small role in 1989's Steel Magnolias and a featured role in 1994's erotic thriller Color of Night , which starred Bruce Willis and Jane March.
O'Connor worked with writer/director Stephen Sommers on the 1998 science-fiction adventure Deep Rising . He subsequently appeared in Sommers' projects The Mummy , in which he played the cowardly, materialistic, multilingual Beni; Van Helsing , in which he played Count Dracula's devious servant (and Dr. Frankenstein's former assistant) Igor; and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra , in which he portrayed Doctor Mindbender. He had a key supporting role in There Will Be Blood as Henry, the "brother" of Daniel Day-Lewis's oil man, Daniel Plainview. O'Connor also starred in John Candy's last film, Canadian Bacon ; he portrayed Roy Boy, a suicidal, eccentric American intent on sabotaging Canada. He reunited with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson for a small role in The Master .
|1986||One More Saturday Night||Hood|
|Peggy Sue Got Married||Michael Fitzsimmons|
|The Moderns||Ernest Hemingway|
|The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial||Lt. Thomas Keefer||TV Movie|
|1989||Signs of Life||Eddie Johnson|
|Steel Magnolias||Sammy Desoto|
|1990||Love at Large||Art the farmhand|
|Color of Night||Casey Heinz|
|1995||Canadian Bacon||Roy Boy|
|Lord of Illusions||Philip Swann|
|1997||Chicago Cab||Southside Guy|
|The Love Bug||Roddy Martel||TV Movie|
|1998||Gods and Monsters||Harry|
|Deep Rising||Joey "Toochi" Pantucci|
|Black Cat Run||Hobbs||TV Movie|
|1999||The Mummy||Beni Gabor|
|If... Dog... Rabbit...||Jamie Cooper|
|2006||Kettle of Fish||Harry|
|Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane||Frank|
|There Will Be Blood||Henry Plainview|
|2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Doctor Mindbender||Cameo|
|2012||The Master||Bill William|
|2019||Buck Run||John Yoder|
|2020||Exorcism at 60,000 Feet||Buzz|
|Wish Upon A Unicorn||Willie|
|1988||Tanner '88||Hayes Taggerty||7 episodes|
|1991||Law & Order||Patrick McCarter||Episode: The Troubles|
|1994||Birdland||Mr. Horner||7 episodes|
|2000||The Others||Warren Day||13 episodes|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Michael Pirandello||Episode: The Mistake|
|2004||Century City||Henry Krell||Episode: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Evan Chapel||Episode: Grow|
|2009||The Beast||Harry Conrad||13 episodes|
|2012–2013||The Mob Doctor||Stavos Kazan||9 episodes|
|2014–2015||Chicago P.D.||Commander Fischer||12 episodes|
|2016||11.22.63||Yellow Card Man||5 episodes|
|2017||The Blacklist||Calvin Dawson||Episode: The Travel Agency (No. 90)|
|2019||Catch-22||Lt. Colonel Korn||6 episodes|
|On Becoming a God in Central Florida||Roger Penland||6 episodes|
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