Kevin Elliot Pollak was born on the 30th October 1957, in San Francisco, California USA, and is probably best known not only for his role as a comedian in “Stop with the Kicking” HBO special in 1992, but also as an actor who has landed roles in such films as “Willow” (1988), “A Few Good Men” (1992), “The Usual Suspects” (1995), “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000), etc. His career in the entertainment industry has been active since the mid-1980s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kevin Pollak is, as of late 2016? Sources state that Pollak’s fortune is estimated to be over $16 million, his performances in many well-known movies and stand-up comedies have earned him most of his fortune.
Kevin Pollak Net Worth $16 Million
Kevin Pollak was raised with older brother in his hometown, the son of Elaine Harlow and Robert “Bobby” Pollak. The family moved to San Jose when Kevin was a child, thus he attended Pioneer High School there. He showed interest and passion in performing at an early age, and he appeared as a stand-up comedian at the age of 10, then during his mid-teen period, he chased every opportunity he could get to perform. Hence, he would present his prepared jokes in the local cafes when bands went on their breaks; he was very determined to find work and to do what he loved the most. He started touring professionally at the age of 20, pursuing professional career.
In the 1980s he moved back to San Francisco tofind more consistent work, and it was there that he made a name for himself, but his professional acting career really began when he relocated to Los Angeles, and made his debut appearance in George Lucas’ film “Willow” in 1988. The year 1992 was the peak of his career, as he starred with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson in the hit “A Few Good Men”. Other memorable performances followed in “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), “The Usual Suspect” (1995), “Casino” (1995), “The Wedding Planner” (2001), among others, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
Furthermore, in 2009, Pollak launched his own internet talk show entitled “Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show” (2009-2015), in which he interviewed his colleagues and famous actors such as Mattew Perry, Dana Carvey and Jon Hamm. In 2010 he debuted as a director of the TV series “Vamped Out”. Apart from this, he appears in over 70 more movies and has directed and written about 10 pieces of work until today, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
Most recently, he has appeared in such comedies as “Borealis” (2015), of which he was also the executive producer, “Special Correspondents” (2016) and “The Tiger Hunter” (2016). In 2016 he directed the comedy called “The Late Bloomer” which has already won two awards though only released on the 7th October 2016. Furthermore, he is to appear in the thriller called “Axis” which is scheduled for a release in 2017. His net worth is certainly rising.
All in all, Kevin wasn’t an over-night success, but he was persistent enough to become what he is now and there are a lot of both critics and ordinary people who think of him as an outstanding actor, stand-up comedian, director and impressionist. Therefore, he has been nominated for and won a few awards, but the most important one is for “The Late Bloomer” which won him the category of the best comedy at San Diego Film Festival.
Speaking about his personal life, Kevin Pollak was married to Lucy Webb from 1995 to 2008 but has no children, and currently he is single. At the present time he lives in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, he enjoys playing poker.
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