Born in San Francisco in 1957, actor Kevin Pollak was doing stand-up comedy performer by age 10 and became a professional comedian a decade after that. He was performing in venues around the country when film roles first beckoned, at which time he decided to focus his efforts on acting– a move that would drove to be both lucrative and personally rewarding. Landing his first film role in George Lucas’ Willow (1988), directed by Ron Howard, became the wind beneath his wings, and he has been sailing ever since. Critically noticed for his role in Avalon (1990), it was Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men (1992) that shot him up the credit’s list. Adept at displaying smarmy and/or shady, smug characters, such showy roles in The Usual Suspects (1995) and Casino (1995) were his reward. He co-created and co-executive produced The Underworld (1997) along with actress/writer/partner/wife Lucy Webb. They also appeared together in the movies The Don’s Analyst (1997) and Outside Ozona (1998). Not only starring in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy specials, Pollak returned to the live stand-up stage in 2001, headlining a sold out 20 city tour. Most recently, he co-starred with Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry in The Whole Ten Yards (2004), a sequel to the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000).
Kevin Pollak plays Mickey in The One I Wrote For You.