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Kevin McDonald (1961)

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Kevin Hamilton McDonald is a Canadian comedian and actor, known as a member of the Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall.

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 early life
McDonald was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman. He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven, after his father was transferred there. His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister, Sandra.

During his youth he had a weight problem. It wasn't until just prior to the Kids' TV show in the late 1980s that he went from overweight to rather skinny. Several sketches and monologues allude to the issue, and a stockier McDonald can be seen in archival footage on The Kids in the Hall on DVD box sets.

Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the new web comedy series .

 career
McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with friend Dave Foley. They met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the two wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. Still, it is a frequent running gag that McDonald is the least popular member and always struggling not to get kicked out.

Since the Kids in the Hall show's end in 1994, he has played many roles in films including Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley the cross-dressing alien in Lilo & Stitch (a role which has continued into three direct-to-video movies and Lilo & Stitch: The Series), and Harry Potter in Epic Movie.

On television, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen , That '70s Show , Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio , MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas. McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Nickelodeon's Invader Zim (he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple, alongside Wally Wingert's Almighty Tallest Red), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch, and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the episode Sight For Sore Eyes on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and appeared in the music video for "Roses" by Outkast.

In 2006 McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada's best-known sketch comedy troupes. "Sketch with Kevin McDonald" won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with The Imponderables nominated for the same award.

He was recently in Montreal as a part of the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show "Hammy and the Kids" with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father ("Hammy") and the Kids in the Hall.

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