Actor, VO Artist, Director, Singer/Songwriter
Everything you ever wanted to know about
Kevin T. Collins:
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kevin T. Collins began his career on the stage at the ripe old age of six, performing throughout his childhood and adolescence across the Bay Area in theaters such as Theatreworks in Palo Alto and San Jose Civic Light Opera, later the American Musical Theater of San Jose. He received numerous awards for Drama and Singing throughout Middle School, Junior High and High School, including AMT's Best Actor award for his portrayal of Groucho Marx in A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine, and two Best Musical wins, for A Day in Hollywood, and The King and I (in which he played the King).
In 1997, Kevin applied and was accepted to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and he then spent three and half years studying at the CAP21 Musical Theater studio, followed by a semester at Stonestreet Film and Television. In 2001, after performing in numerous Tisch productions, including Camelot (Arthur), The Who's Tommy (The Specialist), City of Angels (Stine), and in his cross gendered portrayal of Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera on the Tisch Mainstage, he graduated with Honors with a BFA in Drama, and began his life in the real world.
Kevin's first professional work took him to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, where he spent two summers performing in Terrence Mann's The Lost Colony, the longest running show in the country (71 consecutive summers at the time). Upon his return to New York, he worked heavily in the Off-Off-Broadway scene, originating roles in new works such as Lucifer in Angels, Beelzebub in Paradise Lost, Chico in One Way Ticket to Hell, Jack/Jenkins in The Gathering Room, Robert in For Love of the Boy, Eddie in The Blonde, Steve in Library Play, 11 characters in Real Live Sex on Stage, 12 characters in Please Please Please Love Me, and countless others.
Later on, three of the shows Kevin has worked on for years, Angels, Brunch, and Paradise Lost, took huge leaps forward, and Kevin was asked to leap with them. Paradise Lost, in which Kevin created the role of Beelzebub in an Off-Off-Broadway production, multiple readings, and the official studio recording, got a new name and a new destination: Sophia's Fall played the New York Musical Theater Festival. Brunch the Musical, in which Kevin helped to create the role of Steve, the frantic restaurant manager, enjoyed a limited Off-Broadway run at the Chernuchin Theater in midtown Manhattan.
Kevin's film career began in 2004, and since then he has built an extensive resume of feature films, shorts and student films. Two of his first features, Aunt Rose and ZA: Zombies Anonymous, have been distributed on DVD in 14 countries worldwide by Anchor Bay Entertainment and Well Go USA, respectively. Some of his other titles include, Tuesday, Black Mary, The Concoction (Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Wizard World Texas Film Festival, and the Best Comedy Award at the Wizard World Los Angeles Film Festival), One Step Behind (Winner, Best Picture, the ESRA Film Festival), Red Hope, and three features currently shopping for distribution: Inner Rage, The Sickness, and Inbetween (shot on location in London, Brighton, Birmingham, and Oxford, UK). Kevin T also appeared in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, Adrien Brody's Detachment, and opposite Nicole Kidman in Jason Bateman's The Family Fang.
In the past ten years, Kevin has also made the leap onto the small screen, playing recurring roles on Guiding Light and Law & Order, Guest Starring on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and appearing on As the World Turns, Comedy Central's short-lived sitcom Stella, One Life to Live, Gotham, FBI, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Steven Soderbergh's The Knick, Martin Scorcese's pilot Vinyl, and the unaired pilots of Pros & Cons for ABC, MTV2’s The Williamsburgers, and Exit 19 for CBS (opposite Geena Davis). He also appeared in a National Motorola Razr Commercial, a New York Lottery Commercial, and a National Lowes Commercial.
And when he isn't making movies or creating characters in new shows, Kevin spends a great deal of time in the sound booth, recording audiobooks, animation work, radio and TV commercials, looping films and TV episodes, and more.
Shortly after graduating from college, Kevin began working regularly in the anime world, voicing lead roles in the japanese series Berserk (Griffith), The Gokusen (Shin), which aired on the EWAM network, Professor Go in Giant Robo, Ritsu in Hades Project Zeorymer, Aburatsubo in Magic User’s Club, Toru in Sadamitsu the Destroyer, Shirogarusu in Samurai Deeper Kyo, Tadaaki Amatsu in Shrine of the Morning Mist, Yagyu in Shura No Toki, Pulse in Twin Signal, Senbei in Ah My Goddess, and most recently in the Cartoon Network series Huntik, the Nikelodeon show Three Delivery, Kurokami on iaTV, YuGiOh 4Ds for 4KIDS, and the English overdub of the live-action japanese film, The Machine Girl, and the Norwegian horror film Dead Snow for IFC (Official Selection at Sundance, available OnDemand) Recently Kevin T. voiced leads in two new Gundam series, Gundam SEED and Gundam Destiny. Many of these series can be found online at Netflix.com, or at www.animenewsnetwork.com.
In the past few years, Kevin has also recorded radio and/or TV spots for Alliance Credit Union, Verizon, Thai Kitchen Products, Ebay Motors, and H&R Block, and was recently the voice of Time Warner Cable.
Kevin's debut audiobook, Lone Survivor (Hachette Audio), a New York Times Bestseller, was awarded an Audiofile Earphones Award for Excellence, and his subsequent books, Against Medical Advice, written by none other than James Patterson, Anita Shreve’s Testimony: A Novel (also an Audiofile Earphones Winner!), Laurence Gonzales’ Everyday Survival, Kyle Mills’ Lords of Corruption, and the one and only Isaac Asimov’s The Currents of Space are all available in stores and online. In the past ten years, Kevin T has recorded over 350 audiobooks, winning six Audiofile Earphones Awards, as well as a 2011 Audie Award for Beautiful Creatures. Museum-Goers can also hear Kevin’s voice around the country, such as the United Nations, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, and the New York Botanical Garden, since he began voicing audio guides with the New York based Acoustiguide, Inc. And Kevin was thrilled to record a character in the videogames Red Dead Redemption, and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.
In addition to directing several concerts, a regional production of Frank McGuinness’ Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and the New York premiere’s of the musicals Rock On and Karaoke (both also co-written by KTC), Kevin directed and co-wrote (with Alexis Fedor) the new Web Series, Gray Matters, a dark (gray) comedy about one woman’s struggle with an extreme, and extremely unique, case of OCD. Check out Gray Matters on Vimeo.com. In recent years, he has also directed dozens of audiobooks, as well as numerous cartoon series, animes, and video games, including Super4, Seven & Me, Maquia, Ernest & Celestine, and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.
Kevin is also a singer/songwriter who released his first album, Crossing to Safety, in 1998, his second, Inbetween, in 2014, and his third, an EP called It’s Only Life, in 2019. Check out his Music page for samples of his work.
Kevin lives in New Jersey with his wife, the actress Meghann Dreyfuss, and their two children.