Kevin Keppy is a 6'5" character and creature actor in film and television in Los Angeles, California. His work comprises of award-winning web television productions, feature and short films, music videos, and theatrical productions.
Summoning the Neon Demon
In the dark corners of the night lurks the neon demon in the black light. Kevin worked with Ana in this project that used Kryolan neon paints that activated strongly in black light and resulted in something unexpectedly colorful and unworldly.
Concept and SFX Makeup: Ana Victoria Esquivel
Halloween Fun with What We Do In The Shadows Costume
Halloween was very different in 2020 with the pandemic in effect and the holiday essentially being canceled. Regardless of the situation and determined to have a thrilling evening, Kevin dressed and performed as Baron Afanas—originally played by Doug Jones—from the television show, What We Do In The Shadows. The makeup and foam latex appliance was sculpted from Kevin's lifecast by Ana Victoria Esquivel that brought success and fun to this Halloween.
Sculptor and SFX Makeup: Ana Victoria Esquivel
Zombies Roam the Deserted Streets
Kevin participated in the film, Streets Of The Dead (currently in production), as a warehouse zombie with an endless appetite. Directed by Robbie Dias.
SFX Makeup and Photo: Ana Victoria Esquivel
Graduation at The Clown School
Kevin graduated (passing all three levels) from The Clown School in an evening that culminated in a show performance with individual and group clown acts, and well, it was quite fun! The audience laughed and screamed! Clowning is an honest way of being, thinking, feeling, of tapping into instinct, embracing failure, and expressing yourself unapologetically. Once started, the journey of the clown is never ending and always rewarding.
Available Classes: The Clown School
New Lifecast for Creatures and Monsters
Kevin sat in the chair for a lifecast with Jordu Schell (the base for the creation of customized creature and monster prosthetics and masks). As seen in the picture, resin was poured into the silicone mold to reveal a great-looking positive master. Kevin has this lifecast available for new projects and productions.
"They're Coming To Get You, Barbara" with a Zombie Makeup at IMATS
Kevin worked with SFX makeup artist Ana Victoria Esquivel on a fun zombie creation shown and performed at IMATS 2020 in Pasadena, CA. Staying in character throughout the event, Kevin took many photos and videos with smiling, happy, and mostly fearless people.
Ancient Alien Oracle Makeup Demo at Son Of Monsterpalooza
Kevin sat in the chair for SFX makeup artist Jacquelyn Coon (assisted by Sidney Cumbie) at the Bdellium booth at Son of Monsterpalooza to create the character, Ancient Alien Oracle.
Photo: Sidney Cumbie
SFX Makeup: Jacquelyn Coon
SFX Makeup Assistant: Sidney Cumbie
Appliance Sculptures: EKOO Studio, Wayne Anderson
Pigments: Skin Illustrator Official, Mel Products, Ben Nye
Wardrobe: Sidney Cumbie
"We All Float Down Here" in the It Chapter Two Parody
Kevin had the opportunity to play Pennywise The Dancing Clown for Another Funny One Productions' It Chapter Two Parody. This was the second time that Kevin worked with the company—the first time was for the season one finale of the comedy mini-series, Just Roommates.
View on YouTube: It Chapter Two Parody
Motion Capture and Action Classes with The Mind's Eye Tribe
Kevin recently attended classes with The Mind's Eye Tribe Action Actor's Academy founded by TJ Storm, a man of many roles on screen and in motion capture. Kevin participated in the full-day intensive class, Introduction To Motion Capture, followed by Performance Capture Bootcamp—two incredible classes that gear actors toward working in the world of motion capture.
Following, Kevin attended the Action 101: Stunt Fighting Basics that offered information and hands-on training of stunt combat in front of the camera.
Kevin looks to pursue more classes with The Mind's Eye Tribe. More information about the academy can be found at https://mindseyetribe.com.
Clown Training at The Clown School
With the strong desire to train and learn more about the clown, Kevin searched for a good school in LA and instead found a great one: The Clown School. Vulernability, trust, listening, seeking pleasure, and being emotionally connected are a few of the principals of clowning, all of which also relates into acting and daily life.
He has completed Clown Level 1 and Clown Level 2 and plans to attend the final Clown Level 3 course in January, 2020.
More information about The Clown School can be found at https://theclownschool.com.
A New Horror Story Podcast
Kevin lent his voice for the horror podcast, Necrologist News Network, in its premiere episode, The Kid Who Kried Klown. Kevin portrays the character, Kilbob the Klown, a children's television show host who aims to teach naughty children valuable lessons.
There's More To Fear In The Basement
Jenny Goes Into The Basement is an upcoming short horror film soon to debut in select festivals around the country. Kevin portrayed the character, Basement Creature, in this story about the personal anguish that a lonely child can feel in her home.
More information about the film can found on IMDb.
The Roaring 20s Like Never Seen Before
Introducing Shadow Bound, a 90-minute black-and-white silent horror web series that is available to watch on YouTube. Kevin is executive producer of the series and plays the creature character, The Hollow One.
Shadow Bound won 5 awards and received 6 nominations in web festivals around the world. Kevin won the award of Best Character for his role as The Hollow One at Bilbao Web Fest in 2015.
About: Famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, returns home after the strange death of his father. Jack discovers evidence that his father’s last case may have been to blame for his death. He sets out to uncover the truth and finds himself in a race to save the world from an ancient evil lying within the shadows.
Headshot Photo Session
Kevin sat down for a photoshoot with photographer, Chuck Travers, for a series of photos that produced a collection of headshots and body shots.
You can view Chuck's portrait and rural landscape photography at Chucktravers.com.