Kevin McDonald Biography
Kevin McDonald is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Waffle in Catscratch, Pastor Dave in That 70s Show, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim. Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the 2011 web comedy series Papillon.
Kevin McDonald Age & Height
McDonald is 57 years old with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m).
Kevin McDonald Family
The actor was born Kevin Hamilton McDonald on May 16, 1961 in Montréal, Québec, to Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman. He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven with his father. His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister called Sandra.
During an interview on WTF with Marc Maron, McDonald discussed his father, Hamilton “Hammy” McDonald’s severe alcoholism, which inspired the memorable Kids In The Hall sketches “Daddy Drank” and “Girl Drink Drunk.” Although he calls his mother “a wonderful woman,” she was nevertheless reluctant to leave him until Kevin turned 19, when his father’s drinking had escalated.
McDonald, his mother and sister rented an apartment, where they quietly moved their belongings “every night after his father would collapse on the stairs.” Once they had completely moved, his parents divorced, his father lost his job, went bankrupt and lived in a homeless shelter for a year, during which he abstained from drinking; coincidentally, Kevin McDonald would use the same building to rehearse with The Kids In The Hall as they were starting out on stage.
Kevin’s father died of an aneurysm in 2004, and the comedian would later use his relationship with his father as the basis for a one-man show, “Hammy And The Kids”, in which he said he had no happy ending to the story of his father; but, during his interview with Marc Maron, he said after one performance of his one-man show, he was approached by a stranger who said that he had served his father as a bartender, and that his father mentioned how proud he was of his son, the famous comedian, which moved McDonald to tears “like it was the ending to a bad movie.”
Kevin McDonald Education
McDonald studied acting briefly at a community college, where he was kicked out for being “a one-legged actor” because he could only perform comedy, but not drama by a dean who had a leg amputated, and was therefore a literal one-legged actor. However, William B. Davis, who would later find fame in his portrayal of Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files, was one of his professors, saw McDonald’s potential and encouraged him to pursue improv comedy by giving him the number to Second City in Toronto.
Kevin McDonald Career
McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with his friend Dave Foley. The two met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the they wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe’s TV show and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler.
Since The Kids in the Hall’s end in 1994, he has played many roles in movies like Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, and Harry Potter in Epic Movie. On television, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen (as a radio personality), That ’70s Show (as a confused young cleric, Pastor Dave), Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio (on which Foley starred), MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas.
McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Invader Zim (in which he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch (in which he voiced Waffle), and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends episode Sight For Sore Eyes, and appeared in the music video for “Roses” by OutKast.
In 2006, McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada’s best-known sketch comedy troupes. “Sketch with Kevin McDonald” won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance – The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with “The Imponderables” nominated for the same award.
He participated in Montréal’s 2007 Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show “Hammy and the Kids” with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father (“Hammy”) and The Kids in the Hall.
Kevin McDonald Wife
Kevin McDonald is possibly single. He was previously married to Tiffany Lacey (1993-1995).
Kevin McDonald Movies and Tv shows
- Distant Horizons
- The Kids in the Hall
- National Lampoon’s Senior Trip
- Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
- Johnny Bravo
- The Wrong Guy
- The Godson
- Boy Meets Girl
- The Angry Beavers
- Galaxy Quest
- The Ladies Man
- That ’70s Show
- Invader ZIM
- The True Meaning of Christmas Specials
- Lilo & Stitch
- Whatever Happened to… Robot Jones?
- Sick in the Head
- What’s New, Scooby-Doo
- Stitch! The Movie
- Lilo & Stitch: The Series
- Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
- Corner Gas
- Grounded for Life
- Arrested Development
- Sky High
- Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
- Unaccompanied Minors
- Casper’s Scare School
- Leroy & Stitch
- Sketch with Kevin McDonald
- Epic Movie
- The Emperor’s New School
- Back at the Barnyard
- The Penguins of Madagascar
- Fish Hooks
- Death Comes to Town
- Dan Vs.
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
- Dead Before Dawn
- Phineas and Ferb
- Odd Squad
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- Moonbeam City
- The Bagel and Becky Show
Kevin McDonald Lilo and Stitch
A tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.
Initial release: 16 June 2002 (USA)
Directors: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Produced by: Clark Spencer
Starring: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Scott Lee, Zoe Caldwell
Box office: 273.1 million USD
Featured songs: Can’t Help Falling in Love, He Mele No Lilo
Languages: Hawaiian, English
Kevin McDonald Sky High
At a school in the sky where teens learn how to be superheroes, Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) lands in a class for students who show special promise. Classmate Gwen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) quickly cozies up to Will, but it’s soon clear that she has other motives. When he learns that Gwen’s mother is a villain who was defeated by his father, Steve Stronghold (Kurt Russell), Will realizes that Gwen is aiming for revenge, and he rushes to a school dance in the hope of stopping her.
Initial release: 24 July 2005 (Hollywood)
Director: Mike Mitchell
Box office: 86.4 million USD
Budget: 35 million USD
Production companies: The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Pictures, Imagine Entertainment
Kevin McDonald That 70’s Show
Kevin McDonald Net worth
The actor has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
Kevin McDonald Awards and Nominations
- 1989 – Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series – Won
- 1989 – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series – Won
- 1990 – Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series – Won
- 1992 – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series – Nominated
- 1993 – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series – Won
- 1993 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program – Nominated
- 1993 – CableACE Award – Nominated
- 1994 – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series – Nominated
- 1994 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program – Nominated
- 1995 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program – Nominated
- 1995 – Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series – Nominated
- 1996 – Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series – Nominated
- 1996 – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series – Nominated
- 1998 – Silver Hugo Award for Best Documentary – Won
- 2003 – Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series – Nominated