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Kevin Chamberlin

Kevin Chamberlin
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Chamberlin in 2019
Born (1963-11-25) November 25, 1963 (age 55)[1]
Years active1985–present

Kevin Chamberlin (born November 25, 1963[2]) is an American actor. He is known for his theatre roles such as Horton in Seussical and Fester in The Addams Family. For his theatre work, he received three Tony Award and three Drama Desk Award nominations. He also starred as Bertram Winkle in the Disney Channel Original Series sitcom Jessie from 2011 to 2015. From 2018-2019, he starred as The Wizard of Oz in Wicked on Broadway.

Personal life

Chamberlin was born in Baltimore, Maryland,[2] and was raised in Moorestown, New Jersey. In elementary school, he starred as Huck Finn in the school's production of Tom Sawyer. After he graduated high school, Chamberlin studied acting at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick, Jersey, and graduated with a B.F.A. in acting in 1985.[3] Chamberlin has since acted on Broadway, having been nominated for three Tony Awards,[4] and has an extensive list of film[5] and television. According to Playbill, "Chamberlin moves back and forth in theatre, TV and movies, but "I kind of get sick of each medium after a while, if I have a bad experience,' he says.' "[3] Chamberlin is openly gay.[6][7]


Chamberlin has been nominated for Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Dirty Blonde (as Charlie), Seussical (as Horton), and The Addams Family (as Uncle Fester). Additional Broadway theatre credits include My Favorite Year, Triumph of Love, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Chicago, The Ritz and Wicked.

He appeared in the 1999 film Trick. He also appeared in Die Hard with a Vengeance as an enthusiastic NYPD bomb defusal expert. In Lucky Number Slevin, he again had a supporting role as a New York police officer. Chamberlin's most recent work includes the role of Aron Malsky in the NBC prime-time series Heroes. He also made an appearance in a Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode titled "Redemption" where he played a man named Roger Berry. He was also a guest on the sitcom Frasier, in season 10 episode 13. Chamberlin previously appeared as Uncle Fester in the musical The Addams Family, a role for which he won a Audience Award for Favorite Performance By a Featured Actor In a Broadway Musical.[8] Brad Oscar replaced him in the role of Uncle Fester on March 8, 2011.[9] Chamberlin also starred as Dr. Fusion in Teen Beach Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie starring Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Barry Bostwick, and Steve Valentine which aired July 19, 2013.

In 2019, Chamberlain appeared as Mr. Mushnik in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Little Shop of Horrors alongside George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, Amber Riley and Matthew Wilkas.[10]

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result
2000 Dirty Blonde Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominated
2001 Seussical Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
2010 The Addams Family Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated


  1. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "About – Kevin Chamberlin". Kevin Chamberlin official website. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. BORN: November 25, 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  3. ^ a b Karam, Edward. "Lord Chamberlin: Kevin Chamberlin Breaks Out of Character Roles--For Now" Playbill, December 4, 1999
  4. ^ "Chamberlin Awards", retrieved November 26, 2017
  5. ^ "Chamberlin Filmography", retrieved November 26, 2017
  6. ^ Nunn, Jerry (January 6, 2010). "Kevin Chamberlin says uncle - 2203 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times". Windy City Times. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "Broadway bear Kevin Chamberlin channels Uncle Fester". EDGE Media Network. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Jones, Kenneth (2009-07-22). "Addams Family Musical Finds a Broadway Home". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  9. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Brad Oscar Will Play Uncle Fester in Addams Family; Blickenstaff, Grupper, Potter Join Cast" Archived 2011-02-08 at the Wayback Machine, February 4, 2011
  10. ^ "Little Shop of Horrors". Pasadena Playhouse. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

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