Hey Y'all! Kevin Blair is an actor/singer/dancer/creator originally from Northfield, IL. Kevin is thrilled to be in the Chicago theatre community, learning from compassionate, creatively-driven artists.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the BFA Acting Class of 2018.
Kevin is interested in TV, Theatre, Writing, and Education.
While studying at UIUC, he had amazing opportunities performing at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts with the Department of Theatre, collaborating on improvisational works with the School of Music, and creating new works with student theatre organizations.
He was taught by incredible professors such as Robin McFarquar, Robert Gerard Anderson, Nisi Sturgis, Tom Mitchell, JW Morrissette, Zev Steinberg, and Lisa Gaye Dixon. Training included a two year intensive studio exploring Mask work, Modern works, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Accents and Dialects, Voiceovers, Musical Theatre, and Film/TV Acting. Kevin was extremely lucky to work with Shozo Sato, Japanese National Treasure and world renowned Kabuki Artist and Master of Zen Arts, on IAGO'S PLOT. Other guest directors he worked with include Laura Hackman, and Matthew Arbour. While at UIUC, he took classes in Hip-Hop and Contact Improv, as well as studied voice with Sarah Wigley and Kristin Sponcia.
During his junior year, Kevin created a new work in the Armory Free Theatre, A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, which shared his love for cheesey-horror movies and the great outdoors.
Offstage, Kevin spends as much time as he can having fun out in the sun. You can often find him out on a run, going hiking for a weekend, or playing with his dog Matilda. Kevin is an Eagle Scout, who worked at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation for 7 summers in Pearson, WI. While there, he was the counselor for the newest scouts in camp, the Trailblazers, which is where he developed his love for educating. He eventually became the Program Director, in charge of creating and organizing activities for around 1500 Scouts, over six weeks. Kevin is a proud supporter of Scouting for Equality, aiming to provide inclusivity to all interested in the organization.
Kevin has taken classes at The Actors Gymnasium in gymnastics, in hopes of developing his flexibility and physical work, and hopefully learn to do some sick BACKFLIPS! Other training has been done at Vagabond (Film/TV) and SecondCity (Stand-Up/TV Writing).
He is a Co-Creator and the Casting Director of the comedy web series, I HATE YOU TOO, now streaming on Youtube.
Kevin is non-exclusively represented by Paige Model and Talent. Also, now repped by Dream Team Talent Chicago.
-Beast Boy in a live action Teen Titans movie
-Jeremy in BE MORE CHILL
-Jason Bateman's son, in anything
-Originate a role written by Annie Baker