Kirk Acevedo is an American actor best known for his roles as Miguel Alvarez in the HBO prison drama series Oz (1997-2003), and as DA Investigator Hector Salazar in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, from 2005-2006.
He also starred as Detective Luisito Calderon in the short-lived police procedural television series Prime Suspect, from 2011-2012.
His film credits include the independent feature 5up 2down, the Oscar-nominated Terrence Malick film The Thin Red Line, as well as Invincible opposite Mark Wahlberg.
His role as Private Tella in The Thin Red Line earned him an Alma Award for Best Supporting Actor in a film. In addition, Acevedo was in Antoine Fuqua's action drama Bait opposite Jamie Foxx and David Morse.
Acevedo has been seen on television in the hit series Fringe. He also starred in the acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Acevedo has impacted audiences on the stage as well as in film and on television. His Off-Broadway performance in Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime, directed by Bill Hart, riveted audiences and critics alike, earning him a Drama Desk Award nomination.
Additional theatre credits include the title role in Travis Preston's production of Bernard Marie Koltes' Roberto Zucco.
His additional film credits include Ben Younger's Boiler Room and the independent films In the Weeds, The Visit, Arresting Gena and Kirk and Kerry, a short that won the Jury Prize at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival.
Acevedo received his B.F.A. in acting from SUNY Purchase in New York.