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Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak voiced the role of Mr. Gerald Bell, Drew's boss at Winfred-Lauder in seven of his eight Season 1 appearances on the series, finally appearing in the season finale episode "Buzz Beer" (episode #22).

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1957-10-30) October 30, 1957 (age 59)
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, U.S.
Occupation/
Career:
Actor/Comedian/TV game show host
Website/URL: http://www.kevinpollak.tv/
Character information
Appears as: Gerald Bell, Drew's first boss at Winfred-Lauder
Episodes appeared in: 8 in Season 1 (7 in voice only)


Kevin Elliot Pollak (born October 30, 1957) is an American actor, impressionist, game show host, and comedian. He voices the the recurring role of Gerald Bell, Drew's boss at Winfred-Lauder in seven of eight episodes in which he's heard in Season One of The Drew Carey Show before making an appearance in the season finale, "Buzz Beer" (episode #22).

CareerEdit

Kevin started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 10 and touring professionally at the age of 20. In 1988, Pollak landed a role in George Lucas’s Willow, directed by Ron Howard, which launched his Hollywood acting career. As an actor, Pollak's most notable roles are usually playing the best friend or confidant characters to the leading men, as he did in Ricochet (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), End of Days starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (1999), and The Wedding Planner (2001). However, he has also played a wide variety of parts, such as a criminal in The Usual Suspects (1995) and a gangster in The Whole Nine Yards (2000). He also briefly hosted Celebrity Poker Showdown in its first season. His most substantial role to date was in Deterrence (1999), in which he played the main character, a Vice President who must take over for a deceased President and deal with a nuclear crisis.

Stand-up comedyEdit

As a comedian, Pollak's most famous work was his 1992 HBO special Stop With the Kicking, directed by fellow comedian David Steinberg, and produced by comedy writer Martin Olson. In July 2009, The Littlest Suspect, his most recent comedy special, was aired on Showtime. Also a talented impressionist, Kevin has mimicked many celebrites in his sketches, most notably, amongst them, William Shatner of Star Trek fame, Peter Falk, Jack Nicholson, and the late Robin Williams

Personal lifeEdit

Pollak is an avid poker player, hosting weekly home games with some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities. He finished 134th out of 6,598 entrants in the 2012 WSOP, earning himself $52,718.

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