Kevin's bio

Kevin Carroll is delighted to be participating in Netflix’s upcoming limited series “Madam CJ Walker,” playing Madam CJ Walker's lawyer, Freeman Ransom, premiering in March 2020.  Most recently Kevin appeared on the mid-season finale of season 10 of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” playing Virgil.  Stay tuned for the rest of season 10, airing beginning in February 2020...  He also recurs as Alton Saint on the FX series “Snowfall,” and recently appeared in the feature films “Blindspotting” and “Velvet Buzzsaw.”
 

Kevin starred as John Murphy on seasons two and three of the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Leftovers,” and appeared in a production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Sweat” at the Mark Taper Forum in their 2018-2019 series.


Kevin’s other recent work in television includes his portrayal of Dr. Wilson on season
one of the Facebook Watch series “Sacred Lies,” recurring roles on “Lucifer” and “The
Catch,” and appearances on “Wisdom of the Crowd,” “The Last Tycoon,” “Grey’s
Anatomy,” and “Survivor’s Remorse.”


Throughout his career he has had a strong presence in film, including the cult classic
“Paid in Full” as Calvin; roles in “Being John Malkevich;” “The Object of My Affection,” as Jennifer Aniston’s love interest; “The Secret Lives of Dentists;” “The Notorious Bettie
Page,” directed by Mary Harron; “Always Outnumbered,” with Laurence Fishburne and
Cicely Tyson; “Jesus’s Son,” with Billy Crudup; and “Pipe Dream,” with Mary Louise
Parker and directed by John Walsh.

 

Although departing from time to time for film and television projects, Kevin has a special place in his heart, and always returns to, the theatre.  Kevin has appeared on Broadway in roles such as Belize in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” Solomon Mantutu in Neil Simon’s “45 Seconds from Broadway,” Davey Battle in Richard Greenberg's “Take Me Out,” and The Voice in “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk,” directed by George C. Wolfe.


Off Broadway, in 2009 Kevin was awarded the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of
Performance.  Some favorite roles he originated or played include Cephus in the
Signature Theatre Company's revival of “Home,” by Samm-Art Williams, “Stick Fly” at
the McCarter Theatre, “Hamlet” at Shakespeare in the Park, and Canewell in the
Signature Theatre's production of “Seven Guitars,” by August Wilson.  Kevin originated
the role of George in “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son, which featured Sandra Oh.  Later Diana
paired Sandra and Kevin together again in “Satellites” at the Public Theatre.  He enjoyed working in Susan-Lori Parks's early exploration of “When Father Comes From the War.”

 

In the last few years he has also enjoyed time on stage in Los Angeles.  In addition to "Sweat" at the Mark Taper, he played Walter Lee in the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of “A Raisin in the Sun.” This production later moved to the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Playhouse. He also played Guy in Pasadena Playhouse's “Blues for an Alabama Sky” and Leroy/Herb in “By the Way Meet Vera Stark.”