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Kirk Acevedo is best known for his CableAce- and Alma Award-nominated performance as Miguel Alvarez on the critically acclaimed Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson HBO series Oz, which just began its fifth season. With a full slate of projects ahead this upcoming year, Acevedo is sure to garner attention with his performances on both the small and big screens.

Acevedo was last seen as Private Tella in the Oscar-nominated Terrence Malick film The Thin Red Line, which earned him a 1999 Alma Award for Best Supporting Actor in a film. Upcoming, he will be seen in Bob Giraldi's Dinner Rush, an independent film with Danny Aiello, Sandra Bernhard and Vivian Woo. Perhaps the most challenging and important role for Acevedo is his starring role in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, a war epic that follows the lives of a select group of WWII soldiers that is being co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and is scheduled to air Spring 2001.

Acevedo was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 1997 for his portrayal of Crow in the Off-Broadway performance of Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime and appeared in the title role in Travis Preston's production of Bernard Marie Koltez's Robert Zucco.

Other film work includes roles in Ben Younger's Boiler Room, the independent films In The Weeds, The Visit and Arresting Gena, and Kirk and Kerry, a short film which won the Jury Prize at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival.

For television he has appeared in The Sentinel, New York Undercover, Law & Order, the movies-of-the-week The Sunshine Boys and Witness to the Mob, as well as roles on All My Children and Another World.

Acevedo graduated from Suny Purchase with a BFA in acting and resides in New York.

Bio courtesy Castle Rock Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)


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