Kevin Jones

Actor & Director

Most recently, Kevin Jones directed The Motherfucker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Artists Rep, and at Profile Theatre Romulus Linney’s A Lesson Before Dying and Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, which won a Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role. Prior to that, Jones directed the highly acclaimed production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at Portland Playhouse. Kevin is the principal conjurer and co-creator of The August Wilson Red Door Project – an organization that uses art as a catalyst to transform the racial ecology of Portland. He has enjoyed working on the American stage for more than 30 years. Regional theaters include American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Asolo Repertory Theatre in Saratoga, Florida, Florida Studio Theatre, The Fountain Theatre (LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Actor in a Lead Role); Los Angeles Theatre Center, East West Players (LA Drama Critics Circle award for Actor in a Supporting Role); Great Lakes Theater, Magic Theatre, in San Francisco, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre and The Stanford Actor’s Project. Locally he has performed at Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage, Third Rail Repertory Theatre and Portland Playhouse where he received a Drammy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for his heartwarming performance of Old Joe in Radio Golf by August Wilson. His TV and film credits include Dr. Quinn, Say Uncle, Deadly Outbreak, War Games, Sweet Valley High and The Bachelor.