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Kevin Cahoon

After making his New York stage debut on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Kevin Cahoon originated the roles of George in The Wedding Singer, The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ed the hyena in The Lion King, as well as roles in the recent revival of The Rocky Horror Show at Circle in the Square, all on Broadway. Cahoon left his role in The Lion King to standby for John Cameron Mitchell Off-Broadway in the title role of Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inch at The Jane Street Theater, eventually taking over the role in New York and opening companies of Hedwig in Boston, The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and playing an extended eight-month run at The Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. He is featured in the New Line Cinema documentary "Whether You Like It Or Not: The True Story of Hedwig."

Off-Broadway credits include the role of Ellard opposite Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Foreigner, for which Cahoon received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor, and Phil D'Armano in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party at The Manhattan Theatre Club. For New York's City Center Encore's! Series Cahoon has been seen as Woof in Hair and Peter in Babes in Arms and recently created the role Buster in Minsky's at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Other regional credits include The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, NY Stage and Film, and Garland Wright's production of Babes In Arms at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.

On television Cahoon portrayed Ross Rothman on ABC's Six Degrees and Kermit Jones on AMC's The Royale. He has also guest starred on Fox's Canterbury's Law, ABC's Hope and Faith, NBC's Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. On film he can be seen in Woody Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Paul Reiser's The Thing About My Folks, Adrienne Shelley's Sudden Manhattan, and Michael Knowle's One Night. Upcoming releases in 2011 include Warner Bros.' W.E. directed by Madonna.

With his New York-based band, Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy, Cahoon has played packed shows at many New York venues including CBGB's, Don Hill's, Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, Irving Plaza, and has shared the bill with such luminaries as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Justin Bond. Kevin is also featured in the documentary film Squeezebox about NY's downtown rock and roll community. Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy's debut album Doll received The Out Music Award for Outstanding Debut Recording, received a Citation of Merit from Billboard Magazines' World Songwriters Awards, its title song is the lead track for the Daisy3Pictures release Ready, OK, spending many weeks on Sirius Radios' OutQ top 10.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

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Selected Filmography

Seven Pounds
Fly By Night
Death Becomes Her
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