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Date of Birth 16 July 1972Spokane, Washington, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born to a single mother, Kirk is the grandson of Hollywood stuntman Ross T. Sherman, actor Kirk LaSalle is as much known for his action roles and movie stunts as his physical comedy on set. He spent his early years moving from coast to coast, growing up in the urban setting of Los Angeles, California, the South Bay Area and Upstate New York. LaSalle's propensity for fighting in and out of school eventually grew into a passion for fitness training and various martial arts. He started his individual Martial Arts training with his (Sifu) Uncle Mark Hines at the age of 7, where he began to learn Kung Fu and eventually studied boxing and Tae Kwon Do, something he would later use in his work as a Fitness Professional and emerging movie stuntman. As a youngster with a dream of one day starring in an action film, LaSalle would often skip school and spend hours watching movies at a local Southern California theater. Throughout high school and college he began writing short stories and sketch comedies that he would perform in front of friends and family. Later he would gain some experience as a stage hand at The Great New York State Fair and roadie for his father's band, singer John Puma. After a successful 12 year career as a Fitness Professional on both coasts and over 10 years as Network/Systems Engineer, he decided to go after his boyhood dreams of acting.

In 2004, LaSalle officially began his acting career in television commercials for Kinney Drugs, Plainville Farms, FYE Stores and the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. After four years of acting alongside his career in technology, he made the decision to become a full-time movie actor. Since then, he has appeared in many independent films, as well as larger studio productions, featured alongside actors such as Erica Leerhsen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2003) and Nick Stahl (Terminator 3, Carnivale). When he's not traveling between production work in New York and L.A., LaSalle continues to collaborate with other filmmakers as a writer, editor and producer. He is also the founder of the Salt City Actors Group.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Aaron Gallagher

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