A founding member of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Kevin Weisman starred in a string of stage plays while breaking into television and films. Among TV viewers, the 5' 8" actor was widely recognized as Marshall Flinkman, the tech geek at SD-6 and then later the CIA, on ABC's hit television series starring Jennifer Garner, "Alias" (2001-2006). His television credits also include recurring roles on "Felicity," "Roswell," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "First Years." He has guest starred on "The X-Files," "Gideon's Crossing," "Frasier," "ER," "Just Shoot Me," "The Drew Carey Show," "Charmed" and "Ghost Whisperer" as well as appeared in the television film "Beverly Hills Family Robinson" (1998).
The actor, who appeared on Entertainment Weekly's ''Must List'' (July 2004) and TV Guide's ''Top Ten Scene Stealers'' (March 2006), currently plays Steve Balfour on CBS' new supernatural television drama, "Moonlight," alongside Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon and Brian J. White.
On the big screen, Weisman could be seen in such films as "The Rock" (1996), the 1998 Slamdance Audience Award winning "Man of the Century" (1999), "Gone in Sixty Seconds" (2000), "Robbers" (2000), "Buying the Cow" (2002) and "Illusion" (2004). He will next be seen in the upcoming films "Bohica" and "High Midnight."
Adding to his acting career, Weisman also plays drums in the hardcore rock band ''Trainwreck'' with Kyle Gass from Tenacious D.
Weisman is married and has one daughter.
Childhood and Family:
In Los Angeles, California, Kevin Weisman was born on December 29, 1970. He has three sisters: Laura, Cassi and Molly. He attended TAFT High School in Woodland Hills, where he participated in many theater festivals performing scenes from both classical and contemporary works. He then went to UCLA’s prestigious School of Theatre/Film/Television and graduated with a BA degree. While at UCLA, Kevin met and worked with the other founding members of the award winning, critically acclaimed ''Buffalo Nights Theatre Company.'' He also studied at New York’s Circle in The Square Theatre.
On May 21, 2005, Kevin married Jodi Tanowitz, a preschool teacher, in a traditional Jewish wedding. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Maya Rose, on March 31, 2006.
Kevin loves to play poker, softball and golf, and often takes part in celebrity's charity tournaments. He has appeared on Bravo's “Celebrity Poker Showdown.” Kevin is also a fan of the Dodgers, the Lakers and the LA Clippers. He supports several charity organizations for children, including the Los Angeles Children's Hospital and Koreh LA, which helps children advance their skills.
In the Business
Having participated in many theater festivals since high school, Kevin Weisman collaborated with the other founding members of the award winning ''Buffalo Nights Theatre Company'' while studying at UCLA’s prestigious School of Theatre/Film/Television.
With the ''Buffalo Nights Theatre Company,'' Weisman performed in the title role of Griffith J. Griffith in Robert Fieldsteel’s ''Crazy Drunk'' (Garland Award for acting) at the landmark John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood. He also appeared in Jean Giraudoux’s ''Apollo of Bellac,” ''Madman and the Nun,'' ''The Firebugs,'' ''Suburban Motel,'' Ethan Lipton’s ''Hope on the Range,'' Arthur Miller’s ''Incident at Vichy,'' Oscar Wilde’s ''Salome,'' and the West Coast Premiere of Jonathon Marc Sherman’s ''Sophistry.'' Additionally, he performed in such theatre favorites as ''Tis Pity She’s a Whore'' (Odyssey Theater), ''The Greeks'' (Odyssey) and ''The Goldoni Trilogy'' (Mark Taper).
Weisman appeared in a small role in director Lang Elliott's action film starring Lou Ferrigno, "Cage II" (1994; as a cab driver), writer/director Jon Stout's "Ollywoo" (1994), and Michael Bay's action movie starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, "The Rock" (1996). He was also seen in actor/director Gene Bernard's "Yakima Wash" (1998; starring Christopher Wiehl) and Adam Abraham's fantasy comedy starring Gibson Frazier, "Man of the Century" (1999) He first appeared on television in an episode of NBC's sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier," CBS' short-lived "The Weird Al Show," NBC's sitcom "Just Shoot Me," NBC’s medical drama "ER," ABC's log-running sitcom "The Drew Carey Show," the short-lived CBS sitcom starring Faith Ford, "Maggie Winters," and NBC/CBS' adventure television show "JAG." He landed his first TV series regular on FOX's comedy series "Pauly," starring Pauly Shore. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after five episodes. Additionally, Kevin appeared in the pilot and the 13th episode of season one of the WB/UPN's sci-fi teen drama series "Roswell" and was featured alongside Dyan Cannon, Martin Mull, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan O'Donohue in the Walt Disney TV movie "Beverly Hills Family Robinson" (1998), which was based on the novel "Swiss Family Robinson" by Johann David Wyss.
Entering the new millennium, Weisman continued to play guest roles in such shows as CBS' defunct sitcom "Love & Money," NBC's drama series "The Pretender," FOX's internationally successful series "The X Files," the Disney Channel Original Series "In a Heartbeat," two episodes of The WB's Golden Globe-winning primetime television drama starring Keri Russell, "Felicity," and three episodes of the WB/UPN's cult television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He was seen in the films "Robbers," Dominic Sena's remake of the original 1974 film, "Gone in Sixty Seconds," and writer/director Michael Browning's comedy "More Dogs Than Bones."
2001 proved to be Weisman's breakout year when he snagged the character of Marshall Flinkman on ABC's hit television series starring Jennifer Garner, "Alias." He stayed on the show during its five-season span from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006, and was nominated for Choice TV Sidekick at the Teen Choice Awards twice, in 2003 and 2005. Meanwhile, he also provided the voice of Marshall on the made-for-Internet videogame, ''Alias Underground.''
During his ''Alias'' hefty five-year stint, Weisman was spotted as a guest in an episode of ABC's sitcom "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place," the short-lived medical drama starring Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher, "Gideon's Crossing," which was loosely-based on the experience of real-life physician Jerome Groopman, NBC's remake of the British "This Life" series, "First Years," and The WB's supernatural drama series "Charmed." He was also cast in Shawn Schepps' independent film "Lip Service" (2001), Walt Becker's romantic comedy starring Jerry O'Connell, "Buying the Cow" (2002), Dorsay Alavi's drama "Sweet Underground" (2004), and Michael A. Goorjian's adaptation of a French play, "Illusion" (2004; starring Kirk Douglas), which he also produced.
When ''Alias'' ended in 2006, Weisman starred in the un-aired comedy TV series "Mr. Nice Guy" and made a guest appearance in an episode of CBS' supernatural thriller "Ghost Whisperer." He also played Hobbit Lover in writer/director Kevin Smith's sequel to his 1994 movie, "Clerks II," with Brian Christopher O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, and Jason Mewes. The film screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Currently, Weisman stars as Steve Balfour on CBS' new supernatural television drama "Moonlight," alongside Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon and Brian J. White. He will star in an upcoming comedy TV series pilot titled "Business Class" alongside Krista Allen and has wrapped up "Bohica," a war film by D.J. Paul. He is now on set filming Mary Lambert's western "High Midnight," with William Baldwin, Thomas Kretschmann and Ted Raimi.
Adding to his acting career, Weisman, whose favorite music includes The Beatles, The Strokes, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, U2, Coldplay, and John Coltrane, plays drums in the hardcore rock band ''Trainwreck'' and goes by the alias Kenny Bob Thornton. The band leader is Kyle Gass from Tenacious D.