Actor Kevin Dillon

Kevin Brady Dillon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Johnny “Drama” Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage, Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.

Early life

Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, and was raised in Mamaroneck, New York. He is the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter, sales manager, and golf coach at Fordham University. He has one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Matt Dillon.[citation needed] His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. He is of Irish American descent. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School.


Dillon began acting in both television and films in the 1980s. In 1983, Dillon played Arnold Norberry in the television film No Big Deal. His first major role was Ed Rooney in the film Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner. He received wide attention for his role as the psychopathic soldier Bunny in the 1986 film Platoon. In 1988, he portrayed Brian Flagg in a remake of the 1958 American science fiction film The Blob. It received mixed reviews but was praised for its special effects and has since gained a cult following. Other notable film roles from that period included War Party (1988), No Escape (1994), and The Doors (1991), in which he played drummer John Densmore.

Much of Dillon’s 2000s work has been in television, including the CBS series That’s Life as Paul DeLucca and the Fox series 24 as Lonnie McRae. He appeared in the 2006 film Poseidon, a remake of The Poseidon Adventure, and on Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf on The Golf Channel in April 2010. He appeared in the family comedy film Hotel for Dogs (2009), which collected $117 million at the worldwide box office.

Dillon co-starred on the HBO comedy drama television series Entourage portraying Johnny “Drama” Chase, for which he received a 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in 2008. The series concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. Dillon reprised his role as Johnny Chase in the series’ film adaptation, Entourage (2015).[citation needed] The project was officially announced in 2013, and filming began around Los Angeles in February 2014. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $49 million worldwide.

In 2011, Dillon appeared in the CBS comedy sitcom How to Be a Gentleman, portraying Iraq war veteran Bert Lansing. In 2018, he appeared in the drama film Dirt and portrayed Jimmy O’Shea in two episodes of police procedural drama series Blue Bloods.

Personal life

Dillon married actress Jane Stuart in Las Vegas on April 21, 2006. Entourage cast member Jerry Ferrara was his best man and Kevin Connolly, another series co-star, walked Stuart down the aisle after Dillon shouted “Victory!” (a tribute to his character’s work on the metafictional TV series Viking Quest). Their first child named Ava was born on May 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills.[citation needed] Dillon also has a daughter, Amy (b. 1991), from a previous relationship. Stuart filed a divorce petition in July 2016. The divorce was finalized in November 2019, and Dillon was ordered to make equalization payments to Stuart totaling $1,705,594 and an additional $242,411 for her share of a brokerage account.



Year Title Role Notes
1983 No Big Deal Arnold Norberry Television film
1985 Heaven Help Us Ed Rooney
1986 The Delta Force Delta Force Member Uncredited
1986 Platoon Bunny
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Jack
1988 Remote Control Cosmo
1988 The Rescue J.J. Merrill Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1988 The Blob Brian Flagg
1988 War Party Skitty Harris
1989 Immediate Family Sam Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1989 When He’s Not a Stranger Rick Television movie
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Television Movie, Pilot or Special
1991 The Doors John Densmore
1992 A Midnight Clear Cpl. Mel Avakin
1992 Frankie’s House Sean Flynn
1994 No Escape Casey
1996 True Crime Tony Campbell
1996 The Pathfinder Pathfinder/Hawkeye
1996 Gone in the Night David Dowaliby
1997 Stag Dan Kane
1997 Medusa’s Child Jerry Carnel
1998 Misbegotten Billy Crapshoot
1999 Hidden Agenda David McLean
2000 Interstate 84 Vinnie
2004 Vampires: Out for Blood Hank Holten
2006 The Foursome Rick Foster
2006 Poseidon Lucky Larry
2009 Hotel for Dogs Carl Scudder
2013 Compulsion Fred
2014 The Throwaways Dan Fisher
2015 Entourage Johnny ‘Drama’ Chase
2015 Underdogs Old Jake
2018 Dirt Rick Radden
2018 Brothers in Arms Himself Documentary film
2019 The Buddy Games Doc
2022 Reagan Jack L. Warner Filming
TBA A Day to Die Connor


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Les Wilton Episode: “House of Horror”
1998–2000 NYPD Blue Off. Neil Baker 3 episodes
2000–2002 That’s Life Paul DeLucca 36 episodes
2003 24 Lonnie McRae 3 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Bob Salcheck Episode: “Dumb Bunnies”
2003 Maple Ave Dan Episode: “Jenny’s Reasons”
2004–2011 Entourage Johnny “Drama” Chase 96 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick
2011–2012 How to Be a Gentleman Bert Lansing 9 episodes
2011 The Simpsons Himself Episode: “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution”
2015–2016 TripTank Frankie/Vinny/H 5 episodes
2017–2018 Blue Bloods Jimmy O’Shea Episodes: “Hard Bargain” and “Close Calls”
2021 Creepshow Mr. Murdoch Episode: “Model Kid”

Awards and nominations

Primetime Emmy Award

Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Entourage Nominated
2008 Nominated
2009 Nominated

Golden Globe Award

Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Entourage Nominated

External Links

Actor Kevin Dillon – Wikipedia

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