112 Facts About Kevin Spacey


Kevin Spacey Fowler was born on July 26,1959 and is an American actor.


Kevin Spacey began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles before gaining a leading man status in film and television.


Kevin Spacey received nominations for a Grammy Award as well as twelve Primetime Emmy Awards.


Kevin Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, and was named an honorary Commander and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2010 and 2015, respectively.


Kevin Spacey received two Academy Awards, the first for Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects and the second for Best Actor for American Beauty.


Kevin Spacey directed Albino Alligator, and the musical biopic Beyond the Sea, starring as Bobby Darrin in the latter.


In Broadway theatre, Kevin Spacey starred in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night in 1986 alongside Jack Lemmon.


Kevin Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in Lost in Yonkers.


Kevin Spacey continued to act in theatre, receiving his second Tony Award nomination and first Laurence Olivier Award win for his performance in the revival of The Iceman Cometh in 1999.


In 2011, Kevin Spacey portrayed Richard III in Richard III and Clarence Darrow in Darrow in 2015 in the West End.


Kevin Spacey was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015 and received the Laurence Olivier Award for Society of London Theatre Special Award.


Kevin Spacey portrayed Ron Klain in the HBO movie Recount receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nomination.


Kevin Spacey Fowler was born in South Orange, New Jersey, to Kathleen Ann, a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer and data consultant.


Kevin Spacey's family relocated to Southern California when he was four years old.


Kevin Spacey has a sister and an older brother, Randy Fowler, from whom Kevin Spacey is estranged.


Kevin Spacey first addressed the matter in October 2022, saying that his father was "a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi" who would call him "an F-word that is very derogatory to the gay community".


Kevin Spacey stated that this caused him to become extremely private about his personal life and was why he did not come out as gay earlier in his life.


Kevin Spacey had previously described his father as "a very normal, middle-class man".


Kevin Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School in the 10th and 11th grades.


Kevin Spacey graduated co-valedictorian of the class of 1977 of Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California.


At Chatsworth, Kevin Spacey starred in the school's senior production of The Sound of Music, playing the part of Captain Georg von Trapp, with Winningham as Maria von Trapp.


Kevin Spacey started using his middle name "Spacey", which was his paternal grandmother's maiden name.


Kevin Spacey had tried to succeed as a comedian for several years before attending the Juilliard School in New York City, as a member of Group 12, where he studied drama with teacher Marian Seldes between 1979 and 1981.


In 1984, Kevin Spacey appeared in a production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, in which he rotated through each of the male parts.


In 1986, Kevin Spacey appeared in a production of Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre.


Kevin Spacey's father was unconvinced that Spacey could make a career for himself as an actor and did not change his mind until Spacey became well known.


In 1999, Kevin Spacey won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and earned another Tony Award nomination in 1999 for The Iceman Cometh.


In February 2003, Kevin Spacey announced that he was to become the artistic director of the Old Vic, one of London's oldest theatres.


Kevin Spacey undertook to remain in the post for a full ten years.


On June 16,2016, Kevin Spacey was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to theatre, arts education, and international culture in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.


Kevin Spacey had previously been awarded the lesser rank of honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama in 2010.


Kevin Spacey was a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a charity that enables school children across the UK to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres.


Kevin Spacey sits on the board of directors of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.


In mid 2006, Kevin Spacey said that he was having the time of his life working at the Old Vic; at that point in his career, he said, he was "trying to do things now that are much bigger and outside [myself]".


Later in the year, Kevin Spacey starred in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, along with Colm Meaney and Eve Best.


Kevin Spacey played defense lawyer Henry Drummond, a role that was made famous by Spencer Tracy in the 1960 film of the same name.


Kevin Spacey took on the part of Clarence Darrow in the play.


In 1986, Kevin Spacey made his first film appearance in Mike Nichols's Heartburn starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.


Kevin Spacey plays a small role credited as a subway thief.


In 1988 Kevin Spacey briefly appeared in another Nichols film, Working Girl, as businessman Bob Speck.


Kevin Spacey quickly developed a reputation as a character actor, and was cast in bigger roles, including the malevolent office manager in the ensemble film adaptation of the David Mamet play Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino, as well as news reporter Harry Kingsley in a film based on a 1917 dog sled race Iron Will directed by Charles Haid.


Kevin Spacey played one-half of a bickering Connecticut couple alongside Judy Davis in the dark comedy Christmas film The Ref, and a malicious Hollywood studio boss in the satire Swimming with Sharks.


In 1995, Kevin Spacey appeared in the David Fincher detective thriller Seven, making a sudden entrance late in the film as serial killer John Doe after going uncredited and unmentioned in the film's advertisements and opening credits.


Kevin Spacey played an egomaniacal district attorney in A Time to Kill and founded Trigger Street Productions in 1997 with the purpose of producing and developing entertainment across various media.


Kevin Spacey made his directorial debut with the film Albino Alligator.


Kevin Spacey voiced Hopper in the animated film A Bug's Life.


In 1999, Kevin Spacey acted alongside Annette Bening in Sam Mendes's American Beauty.


Kevin Spacey stated, "[Lemmon's] performance in The Apartment stands as one of the finest we've ever had".


Kevin Spacey provided his own vocals on the film's soundtrack and appeared in several tribute concerts around the time of its release.


Kevin Spacey received mostly positive reviews for his singing, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.


In 2006, Kevin Spacey played Lex Luthor in the Bryan Singer superhero film Superman Returns starring Brandon Routh.


Kevin Spacey was to return for its 2009 sequel, but the series was instead rebooted with the 2013 film Man of Steel.


Kevin Spacey appeared in Edison, which received a direct-to-video release in 2006.


In 2008, Kevin Spacey played a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lecturer in the film 21.


In early 2010, Kevin Spacey went to China to star in writer-director Dayyan Eng's black comedy film Inseparable, becoming the first Hollywood actor to star in a fully Chinese-funded film.


Kevin Spacey received the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award along with the cast.


Kevin Spacey next starred in the comedy film Nine Lives, as a man trapped in the body of a cat.


In January 2016 it was announced that Relativity Media, which was just emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, had acquired Trigger Street Productions and that Kevin Spacey would become chairman of Relativity Studios, while Dana Brunetti would become the studio's president.


Kevin Spacey called the move "an incredible opportunity to make great entertainment" and said he considered it the "next evolution in my career".


However, when the paperwork for the studio was filed for the court, it emerged that Kevin Spacey had opted out of assuming the chairmanship of the studios, and by the end of 2016 Brunetti had left Relativity, while both remained executive producers on House of Cards and Manifesto.


Kevin Spacey shot his role in the film in ten days over the summer of 2017.


Kevin Spacey appeared in the film Billionaire Boys Club, which had a limited release on August 17,2018.


In 1987, Kevin Spacey made his first major television appearance in the second-season premiere of Crime Story, playing a Kennedy-esque American senator.


Kevin Spacey earned a fan base after playing the criminally insane arms dealer Mel Profitt on the television series Wiseguy.


Kevin Spacey hosted Saturday Night Live twice: first in 1997 with musical guest Beck and special guests Michael Palin and John Cleese from Monty Python's Flying Circus and again in May 2006 with musical guest Nelly Furtado.


In 2008 Spacey starred as Ron Klain in the HBO original political drama film Recount revolving around Florida's vote recount during the 2000 United States presidential election between George W Bush and Al Gore.


That same year Kevin Spacey produced the TV movie Bernard and Doris, an HBO semi-fictionalized account of the relationship that developed between socialite heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke and her self-destructive Irish butler Bernard Lafferty later in her life.


The film premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival to critical acclaim, and Kevin Spacey was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.


Kevin Spacey portrayed the antagonist Jonathan Irons in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare through motion capture.


In December 2007, Kevin Spacey co-hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert along with Uma Thurman.


On March 18,2011, it was announced that Kevin Spacey was cast as Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, adapted from a 1990 BBC political drama of the same name.


Kevin Spacey was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013, becoming the first lead actor to be Primetime Emmy-nominated from a web television series.


Kevin Spacey went on to win the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards for his season 2 performance.


In 2018, Earl Blue, owner of the security company VIP Protective Services, claimed that Kevin Spacey had used racial slurs against his predominantly African-American staff when they were hired on the House of Cards set in 2012, before getting Blue fired.


Kevin Spacey appeared in previously shot film Billionaire Boys Club, which was released in 2018 with his scenes unaltered.


On November 3,2022, Variety reported that Kevin Spacey was set to speak at the National Museum of Cinema and was going to receive a lifetime achievement award on January 16,2023 despite the allegations against him.


In 2022, Kevin Spacey was cast as the late Croatian leader Franjo Tudjman in the political drama Once Upon a Time in Croatia, directed by Jakov Sedlar.


Kevin Spacey's career has spanned 30 years across film, television, video games and theatre.


Kevin Spacey played Doc in the 2017 film Baby Driver with Ansel Elgort.


Kevin Spacey starred in the HBO television film Recount and produced the 2006 film Bernard and Doris.


Kevin Spacey has won two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and a British Academy Film Award.


Kevin Spacey was nominated for a Grammy Award and for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards.


Kevin Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999 and was named an honorary Commander and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2010 and 2015, respectively.


Kevin Spacey responded to the rumors by telling Playboy and other interviewers that he was not gay and by telling Lesley White of The Sunday Times:.


In 1999, reports suggested Kevin Spacey was dating a script supervisor named Dianne Dreyer, with their relationship possibly dating back as far as 1992.


Kevin Spacey is a Democrat and has been described as left-leaning and mirroring some of those professed by his fictional character in House of Cards.


In 1976 Kevin Spacey worked on Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign.


Kevin Spacey is a friend of President Bill Clinton, having met Clinton before his presidency began.


Kevin Spacey once described Clinton as "one of a shining light" in the political process.


Kevin Spacey additionally made a cameo appearance in the short film President Clinton: Final Days, a light-hearted political satire produced by the Clinton Administration for the 2000 White House Correspondents Dinner.


Kevin Spacey met Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in September 2007 but never spoke to the press about their encounter.


In March 2011, following Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement, Kevin Spacey joined Jude Law in a street protest in London against Lukashenko's regime.


In September 2006, Kevin Spacey said that he intended to take up British citizenship when it is offered to him.


Rapp had shared this story in a 2001 interview with The Advocate, but Kevin Spacey's name was redacted from publication to avoid legal disputes and public outing.


Kevin Spacey stated through Twitter that he did not remember the encounter, but that he owed Rapp "the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior" if he had behaved as asserted.


The Guardian was contacted by "a number of people" who alleged that Kevin Spacey "groped and behaved in an inappropriate way with young men" as artistic director of the Old Vic.


Kevin Spacey appears on flight logs from Jeffrey Epstein's private jet from the early 2000s.


Some readers additionally felt that by claiming he was "horrified" by Rapp's story, Kevin Spacey was attempting to paint himself as the victim of the alleged abuse.


The Gore Vidal biographical film Gore, starring Kevin Spacey, which was set to be distributed by Netflix, was canceled, and Netflix went on to sever all ties with him.


Kevin Spacey is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad.


From 2018 to 2020, Kevin Spacey posted an annual video to his YouTube channel on Christmas Eve.


One year later, on December 24,2019, Kevin Spacey posted another video, titled "KTWK", to his YouTube channel, in character as Underwood.


Kevin Spacey then expressed sympathy for people struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and promoted two suicide and substance abuse hotlines.


Kevin Spacey did not release a new video on Christmas Eve in 2021, or in 2022.


Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty to the charge on January 7,2019.


Later that month, her son filed a lawsuit against Kevin Spacey, claiming emotional damages.


On July 17,2019, the criminal assault charge against Kevin Spacey was dropped by the Cape and Islands prosecutors.


Kevin Spacey appealed to have the arbitration award overturned, but the request was denied on August 4,2022.


Nevertheless, in a statement to Good Morning America on May 31,2022, Kevin Spacey said that he would "voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as can be arranged".


On July 14,2022, Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty to the charges in London.


Kevin Spacey is due to face trial beginning June 6,2023.


On November 16,2022, the CPS authorized an additional seven charges against Kevin Spacey, all related to a single complainant arising from incidents alleged to have occurred between 2001 and 2004.