Meyer was born in Greeley, Colorado and attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Meyer adapted and directed his first feature in 1989 from the Newberry Award winning novel Across Five Aprils (1990). He followed that with original and adaptive works for television in including Perfect Alibi (1995) with Teri Garr. In 1997 Kevin co-wrote the original screenplay A Smile Like Yours (1997) for Paramount starring Greg Kinnear. Meyer also produced the a series of documentary shorts for the National Museum of the United Stated Army in Washington D.C. Aside from original screenplays, Meyer has adapted a number novels, most recently 12 Mighty Orphans (2021) starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall, released by Sony Pictures Classics.