(Charlie Francis on FRINGE)
Kirk Acevedo is best known for his CableACE Award- and Alma Award-nominated performance as “Miguel Alvarez” on the critically acclaimed drama “Oz.” He recently starred in Academy Award winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco’s crime drama “The Black Donnellys.”
Other television credits include Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order: Trial by Jury” and the cable miniseries “Band of Brothers,” the war epic that followed the lives of a select group of WWII soldiers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Acevedo starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in the feature film “Invincible,” inspired by the true story of Philadelphia Eagles football player Vince Papale, and played opposite Colin Farrell in Terrence Malick’s “The New World.” He starred in the independent feature “5up 2down,” a dark, gritty character-driven drama about the drug scene in New York City, and played “Private Tella” in the Oscar-nominated Terrence Malick film “The Thin Red Line,” a role that earned him an Alma Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film. Acevedo’s other film work includes Antoine Fuqua’s “Bait” opposite Jamie Foxx and David Morse; Bob Giraldi’s “Dinner Rush,” an independent film opposite Danny Aiello, Sandra Bernhard and Vivian Wu; Ben Younger’s “Boiler Room”; “In The Weeds”; “The Visit”; “Arresting Gena”; and “Kirk and Kerry,” a short which won the Jury Prize at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival.
Acevedo’s off-Broadway performance in Sam Shepard’s “Tooth of Crime,” directed by Bill Hart, riveted audiences and critics alike and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He also played the title role in Travis Preston’s production of Bernard-Marie Koltes’ “Roberto Zucco.”
Acevedo, a graduate of State University of New York at Purchase, is a Bronx, NY, native who now lives in Los Angeles with his family.