Kevin's bio

Obie Award winning Kevin Carroll can currently be found on the new Facebook Watch series SACRED LIES, on the FX series SNOWFALL as Alton Saint, and in the upcoming feature film BLINDSPOTTING, and most recently appeared as John Murphy on seasons two and three of the HBO series THE LEFTOVERS.


Kevin’s other recent work in television includes recurring roles on LUCIFER and THE CATCH, and appearances on WISDOM OF THE CROWD, GREY’S ANATOMY, directed by Debbie Allen, the NBC pilot LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD, and SURVIVOR’S REMORSE.  He has also appeared in LAW AND ORDER SVU, DETROIT 187, STRONG MEDICINE, NUMB3RS, and ER.


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' early exploration of WHEN FATHER COMES FROM THE WAR. 


In the last few years he has also enjoyed time on stage in Los Angeles.  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.