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Kevin Pollak

Full / Real Name: Kevin Elliot Pollak
Born: 30 October 1957 (63 years old)
Gender: Male

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Kevin Pollak is an American actor, impressionist and comedian. His well-known impressions include Albert Brooks, Christopher Walken, Peter Falk, Alan Arkin and William Shatner.

As an actor, Pollak's trademark is usually playing the best friend or confidant characters to the leading men, as he did in Ricochet (1991), End of Days, A Few Good Men (1992) and The Wedding Planner (2001).

However, Pollak has played a wide variety of parts; he played a villain in The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and a criminal in The Usual Suspects (1995). He also briefly hosted Celebrity Poker Showdown in its first season.

As a comedian, Pollak's most popular work was his 1992 HBO special Stop With the Kicking: Kevin Pollak in Concert, directed by comedian David Steinberg and produced by Boston comedy writer Martin Olson.

Pollak is also known for having one of the best Christopher Walken impersonations in show business. One specific Walken impression routine, "Frankenstein never scared me", has become one of the most requested sound bites on the Bob and Tom Show, and the routine is a code word to see if another person is a Bob and Tom fan.

In an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Pollak recounted that he was invited to introduce Walken at the unveiling of his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, despite the fact that the two had never met.

Another impersonation that Pollak is notorious for is his William Shatner; specifically, imitations of the characteristically overdramatic and sometimes stilted performances Shatner gave in his best-known role as Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk.

In a 1994 special edition of Canadian TV Guide, published to commemorate the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pollak writes a guide of how to do an impersonation of Kirk. Shatner himself has said that Pollak does the best impersonation of him that he has ever seen.

He also does such a good impression of Alan Arkin that a message he left on Arkin's answering machine confused Arkin into thinking he had left himself a message.

In December 2006, Pollak played Karl Kreutzfeld in the Sci Fi Channel mini-series The Lost Room.

He was the host of the short-lived game show Million Dollar Money Drop, from 2010-2011.


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