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Kirk Acevedo Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 November 1971Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameKirk M. Acevedo
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in the Bronx, and spent most of his formative years hanging out in New York City, Kirk Acevedo, who is of Puerto Rican descent, received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and founded a theater company called The Rorschach Group. After guest-starring on several television shows like New York Undercover (1994) and Law & Order (1990), he landed his best-known role as Alvarez, a morose and violent prisoner struggling for redemption on HBO's notoriously gritty Oz (1997). Though he was nominated for a Cable Ace award and an ALMA award for his work on Oz (1997), it was Acevedo's role as Pvt. Tella in The Thin Red Line (1998) that won him an ALMA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nichol

Spouse (1)

Kiersten Warren (16 May 2005 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep Raspy Voice

Trivia (5)

Cable Ace Award Nomination for his role in Oz. [1997]
Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, "Tooth of Crime (Second Dance)" by Sam Shepard. [1997]
Attended SUNY Purchase's acting school, the same college attended by Wesley Snipes.
He played the same character (Investigator Hector Salazer) in three different series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
Stepfather of Misti Traya.

Personal Quotes (5)

[When asked to rate his chances on a scale of 1-to-10 of surviving a real prison] "I would have to say a '1' just because I think I'd be someone's cupcake."
Because I'm seen on Oz, a lot of the urban cats in the city are like, 'Yo, I thought you'd be rolling in a Mercedes?' And I'm just like, 'Not at all!' This is cable money. There is a big difference between that and a network. But still I can't complain. It's better than doing a 9 to 5 any day.
I like a woman who has a vocabulary larger than 'shoes' and 'handbags.' But a nice pair of legs to go in the shoes is always good, too.
I tell people all of the time that they would make any show in this business - whether it's black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, Colombian, Dominican - whatever. They'll make it if it sells. It's a business. It's not personal.
I am much more wired to be an athlete than anything else. I understand the 'hard work = payoff' equation in sports. I run marathons and I box. And that's my Puerto Rican flag hanging in Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing gym. I gave it to him. My last N.Y.C. marathon time I ran in three hours flat.

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