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A striking, versatile young character player, Kevin J O'Connor began his career in his native Chicago with the Steppenwolf Theater. He made his film debut shortly after leaving college as the bohemian poet who takes Kathleen Turner for a motorcycle ride in "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1984). O'Connor went on to make his TV debut as a reporter under Robert Altman's direction in HBO's "Tanner '88" (1988) and also appeared in the director's TV remake of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (CBS, 1988). The actor also has enjoyed an association with Altman associate Alan Rudolph on "The Moderns" (1988, as Ernest Hemingway) and "Equinox" (1993). O'Connor scored as the mysterious magician Philip Swann in "Lords of Illusions" (1995) and portrayed Brendan Fraser's buddy in both "Gods and Monsters" (1998) and "The Mummy" (1999). Although he has previously attempted to find small screen success with the short-lived series like "Birdland" (ABC, 1994) and "The Others" (NBC, 2000), O'Connor looked to find a stronger vehicle portraying an oncologist in "Gideon's Crossing" (ABC, 2000-01).
Cast (Feature Film)
Feature film debut as the bike riding poet who intrigues Kathleen Turner in "Peggy Sue Got Married"
Portrayed Hemingway in the Alan Rudolph directed, "The Moderns"
Played featured role in the Altman-directed TV-movie "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (CBS)
TV debut as a reporter in the HBO miniseries "Tanner '88"; helmed by Robert Altman
Had small role as Annelle's (Daryl Hannah) boyfriend in the film adaptation of "Steel Magnolias"
Had featured role in the media satire "Hero"
Reteamed with Alan Rudolph on "Equinox"
Network TV series debut as regular "Birdland"
Cast as magician Philip Swann in "Lords of Illusion"
Appeared as a bar-hopping buddy of Brendan Fraser's in "Gods and Monsters"
Played Brendan Fraser's weasly sidekick in the blockbuster "The Mummy"
Had regular role in the short-lived NBC supernatural series "The Others"
Portrayed an oncologist in the ABC medical drama "Gideon's Crossing"
Appeared in Stephen Sommers' horror film, "Van Helsing"
Cast in Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed, "There Will Be Blood"