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Kevin McDonald

A native of Montreal, Quebec, McDonald got his earliest exposure to show business when his family moved to Los Angeles (when he was seven) and they lived across the street from the studio where Let's Make A Deal was produced. McDonald was thus daily exposed to people lining his street in pickle costumes and the like, and the formative influence this must have had on the young comedy writer/actor cannot be underestimated.

While attending high school in Missisauga, Ontario, McDonald decided he wanted to be an actor. At age 19, he moved to Toronto and enrolled at Humber College, where he intended to read Drama but was eventually kicked out. A professor, however, saw his comic gifts and recommended him to Toronto's Second City improv workshop, where he met fellow usher Dave Foley and began hanging out in various hallways.

McDonald and Foley teamed up with Second City alumnus Luciano Casimiri to form the embryonic version of comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, which first played in local clubs and later metamorphosed into a five-man team including McDonald, Foley, Scott Thompson, Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney. After a successful five-year run and a feature film, McDonald branched out into live-action features including Galaxy Quest and The Ladies Man. He has also provided voices for animated characters, including The Almighty Tallest from Invader Zim.

McDonald claims he has been personally rescued from a burning building by Charlton Heston. He is currently touring with The Kids in the Hall stage show.

A pay-per-view special will be released following the tour as well and he's writing a Rock & Roll mocumentary and creating a TV show. McDonald currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Breanne Munro and their eight pets. No, he's not crazy; he rescued them.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Kevin McDonald Facts

Birth NameKevin Hamilton McDonald
OccupationActor
BirthdayMay 16, 1961 (56)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Kevin McDonald compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Drillbit Taylor
Beauty and the Beast
Trainspotting
My Best Friend's Girl
Field of Dreams
Lilo & Stitch
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie Collection
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
Disney's Leroy & Stitch
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