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Overview (3)

Born in Mamaroneck, New York, USA
Birth NameKevin Brady Dillon
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Mamaroneck, New York, Dillon was known for playing tough guys and bad boys early in his career. His first major role was Rooney, the bully in the brilliant (though much understated) film Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner.

Dillon has since starred in many memorable films, most notably Oliver Stone's Platoon and The Doors, the World War II film A Midnight Clear, No Escape and the cult classic The Blob. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his poignant performance opposite Glenn Close, James Woods and Mary Stuart Masterson in Immediate Family. Dillon starred opposite Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss in Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon for Warner Brothers and opposite Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle and Emma Roberts in Hotel for Dogs for Dreamworks, directed by Thor Freudenthal.

On television, Dillon's hilarious, yet heartfelt portrayal of the beloved Johnny Drama on HBO's hit series Entourage, garnered him nominations for three Emmys, a Golden Globe and three SAG Awards. Additionally, he had recurring roles on the critically acclaimed series NYPD Blue, 24 and most recently on the hit series Blue Bloods for CBS.

He reprised his role as Johnny Drama in the Warner Brothers feature film Entourage, directed by Doug Ellin.

Dillon will next be seen in the film The Buddy Games starring opposite Josh Duhamel, Dax Shepard and Oliva Munn, directed by Duhamel.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gallant Management

Spouse (1)

Jane Stuart (22 April 2006 - 2017) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

Has five siblings, including fellow actors Matt Dillon and Paul Dillon. Their great-uncle was late cartoonist Alex Raymond, who created Flash Gordon.
Graduated from Mamaroneck (NY) High School. Classmates with actors Dan Futterman, Matt Dillon, Bronson Picket, Elizabeth Berridge and Jill Novick.
Before getting the semi-regular role of Officer Neil Baker on NYPD Blue (1993), he read for the role of Danny Sorenson.
Wife, Jane Stuart, gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl named Ava Dillon on May 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills.
His Las Vegas-wedding to Jane Stuart was attended by Kevin Connolly and Jerry Ferrara.
Has a daughter named Amy Dillon (born 1991) from a previous relationship.
Separated from wife Jane Stuart in late 2009.
He is of almost entirely Irish descent, with a small amount of German and Scottish, ancestry.
Born on the same date as Kyra Sedgwick.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on The Blob] My character is really a great character. Kind of cocky, a wise guy. I can really sink my teeth into this part.
[on Platoon] When I did that scene, I was flipping out, because the poor guy I was doing it to was a Filipino they had picked up somewhere. He was deaf and blind in one eye and missing a leg. I felt bad for the guy, because he was a nervous wreck the whole time, and I wasn't sure if he knew we were just filming a movie. That scene was so intense that my mom couldn't bear to watch it.
[on Oliver Stone] I got along great with Oliver. A really interesting guy, incredible filmmaker. I met him about a year before we started shooting Platoon, auditioning for him. Then we went out to the Philippines, which was right during the whole Marcos takeover. There were tanks in the streets, so it was a pretty scary time to be there, but a lot of fun. And I got called in to meet him again for The Doors. I told Oliver I was a great drummer - which I was not. And then I was the drummer in The Doors. That was a good time.

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