Spirtas, Kevin 1962- (Kevin Blair, Kein Spirtas)

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Spirtas, Kevin 1962- (Kevin Blair, Kein Spirtas)

PERSONAL

Full name, Kevin Blair Spirtas; born July 29, 1962, in St. Louis, MO; son of Arnold and Sandra Spirtas. Education: Attended Southern Methodist University. Avocational Interests: Running, swimming, snowboarding, water sports, reading, painting.

Addresses:

Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 900 Broadway, Suite 803, New York, NY 10003. Manager—David Cohn Management, 8721 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 439, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Baird Artists Management, P.O. Box 5016, Station A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1N4, Canada.

Career:

Actor and singer. Performer in concerts and at various venues. Host and performer at the fund-raising Graduate Star Concert at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO. Appeared at comic and horror conventions. Delivered singing telegrams and worked as a waiter.

Awards, Honors:

Winner of Stairways to Stardom contest, Six Flags over Mid-America (now known as Six Flags St. Louis), c. 1979; Drama-Logue Award, best actor, 1996, for End of the World Party; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding villain, 2000, for Days of Our Lives.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Kevin Blair) Tom Gallagher, Rituals, syndicated, 1984-85.

Tim Burke, Valley of the Dolls, syndicated, 1994.

Les, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R, The Innocent Years, Atithasa niata, Les feux de l'amour, Schatten der Leidenschaft, and Tunteita ja tuoksuja), CBS, 1997.

Dr. Craig Wesley, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Des jours et des vies, Horton-sagaen, I gode og onde dager, Los dias de nuestras vidas, Meres agapis, Paeivien viemaeae, Vaara baesta aar, Zeit der Sehnsucht, and Zile din viata noastra), NBC, 1997-2003 and 2005.

Celebrity contestant, Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, c. 2000.

Jesus, Love Bytes, beginning 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bruce, A Match Made in Heaven, CBS, 1997.

Galen, Embrace the Darkness, Cinemax, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Dr. Craig Wesley, Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary, NBC, 2000.

Himself, Jim Brickman: Love Songs & Lullabies (also known as Love Songs & Lullabies), PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dinah! (also known as Dinah and Dinah and Friends), syndicated, c. 1979.

(As Kevin Blair) Doug, "The Ratings Game," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1986.

(As Blair) Bob Thompson, "Camikazi Kid—June 6, 1961," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

(As Kein Spirtas) Steven Kincade, "Pas de deux," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1995.

Instructor, "Birthday Boy Toy," Marriedwith Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1997.

John, "The Rules," Fired Up (also known as Fired), NBC, 1997.

Agent Ryan Davis, "Faces of Fear," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Himself playing Dr. Craig Wesley, "The One That Could Have Been: Part 1," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 2000.

Mr. Groom, "Survi-Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000.

Himself, Soap Talk, SOAPnet, 2002, 2006 (multiple episodes).

Film Appearances:

(As Kevin Blair) Roy, The Hills Have Eyes Part II, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1985.

(As Blair) Nick, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Paramount, 1988.

(As Blair) Mel, Bloodstone: Subspecies II (also known as Subspecies II: Bloodstone), Full Moon Entertainment, 1993.

(As Blair) Mel, Bloodlust: Subspecies III (also known as Subspecies III: Bloodlust), Full Moon Entertainment, 1994.

(As Kein Spirtas) Zealot, Raging Angels, Borde Releasing, 1995.

Brad Caesar, Who Killed Buddy Blue?, Vital Exchanges, 1996.

Guy, Green Plaid Shirt, Vicious Circle, 1996.

Michael, Memory Denied It, 1996.

Bartender, Defying Gravity, Boom Pictures, 1997.

Michael and Mitchell, Striking Resemblance, Mystique Films, 1997.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Mel, Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (also known as Subspecies IV: Bloodstorm and Subspecies: The Awakening), Full Moon Entertainment/Koch Full Moon Releasing, 1998.

Paramedic, Apt Pupil (also known as L'eleve doue and Un eleve doue—Ete de corruption), TriStar, 1998.

Dwight, God's Helper (short film), In5 Productions, 2001.

Prosecutor at Jackson's trial, Daredevil: A Daring New Vision (director's cut of the film Daredevil; did not appear on theatrical release), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Lieutenant Hellstrom, Horror High, Impulse Films, 2005.

Himself, The Horrorhound (documentary), Shattered Dreams Productions, 2007.

Preacher, Albino Farm, EquiMedia Group, 2009.

Film Work:

Worked as a stunt performer.

Stage Appearances:

Mike "I Can Do That" Costa, A Chorus Line (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, c. 1981.

Tulsa, Gypsy (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA, 1983.

Mike "I Can Do That" Costa, A Chorus Line (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, 1988.

George Musgrove, Little Me (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, 1991.

Nick Brenner, End of the World Party, Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 1996.

Rapunzel's prince, Into the Woods (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, 1997.

Phil Kunin, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down (musical), Tamarind Theatre, Hollywood, CA, beginning 1997.

Baron de Varville, No. 9, Rue d'AntinThe Legend of Camille (musical; also known as No. 9, Rue d'Antin), Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, 2000.

Joe Hardy, Damn Yankees (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, 2003.

Standby for the role of Peter Allen and understudy for the role of Greg Connell, The Boy from Oz (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 2003-2004.

Robert, Don't Dress for Dinner, Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 2005.

Corny Collins, Hairspray (musical), Luxor Theatre, Las Vegas, NV, 2006.

Fred, The Brain from Planet X (musical), Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA), Camino Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2006.

Bill, Kiss Me, Kate (musical), California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, 2007.

Appeared as Warren Sheffield, Meet Me in St. Louis (musical), Broadway production. Appeared as Conrad Birdie, Bye-Bye Birdie (musical); as Anatoly, Chess (musical); and as Robert, Company (musical). Appeared in other productions, including an appearance as Denham (some sources spell name as Denim), To Sir with Love. Performer at various venues, including Six Flags over Mid-America (now known as Six Flags St. Louis), Palace Theater, Eureka, MO, c. 1970s and 1980s; and in performer of songs from the American Songbook at the Peppermill Hotel Casino, Reno, NV, 2008.

Major Tours:

Toured in A Chorus Line (musical), U. S. cities; also toured in Night and Days (solo musical show), international venues.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

(With others) Jim Brickman: Love Songs & Lullabies (also known as Love Songs & Lullabies), RCA Victor, 2002.

Night and Days (also known as Kevin Spirtas: Night and Days), Kritzerland, 2006.

(With others) The Brain from Planet X 2006 original Los Angeles cast recording), Kritzerland, 2007.

Singles:

"The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days," 2005.

Videos:

Night and Days (also known as Kevin Spirtas: Night and Days), Kritzerland, 2006.

Video Games:

Voice of Colin, Voyeur II, Philips Interactive Media of America/InterWeave, 1996.

WRITINGS

Writings for the Stage; with Others:

Contributed to Night and Days (solo musical show), international venues.

Albums; with Others:

Night and Days (also known as Kevin Spirtas: Night and Days), Kritzerland, 2006.

Videos; with Others:

Night and Days (also known as Kevin Spirtas: Night and Days), Kritzerland, 2006.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

St. Louis, April, 2001, p. 22.

TV Guide, November 8, 2003, p. 59.

Electronic:

Kevin Spirtas,http://www.kevinspirtas.com, February 8, 2008.