Acevedo was the only Latino actor that appeared in "The Thin Red Line".
In high school, Acevedo participated in his high school's drama club.
When he was younger, he would perform before his family in improvised shows.
Kirk Acevedo is married to fellow actress Kiersten Warren.
He is a founder of a theater company called The Rorschach Group.
He was nominated for an ALMA Award for his role as a lead actor in the TV series Oz in the years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. But he didn't manage an award.
He is of Puerto Rican and Chinese descent.
In 1997, he appeared in a short film Kirk and Kerry, which won the jury prize at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Since his childhood, he showed a lot of interest in acting.
His theater credits include: Tooth of Crime, Second Dance and Romeo and Juliet
He plays poker.
He graduated from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York.
While he was in high school, he participated in his high school's drama club.
He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime.
He received a BFA from SUNY Purchase.
Kirk went to school in East Harlem and was sometimes called as 'too white', that was later incorporated into the show 'Oz' where a Hispanic inmate calls him too white.
Kirk co-founded the theater company The Rowschach Group with Shea Wigham.
Some of Kirk's classmates landed parts in the series Oz and that motivated Kirk to try out for a part and got to play the popular Miguel Alvarez.
Kirk's parents immigrated from Puerto Rico and found a home in Bronx where Kirk was born.
Kirk Acevedo is of Puerto Rican and Chinese descent
Kirk won an ALMA Award for his role in The Thin Red Line (1999). He was also nominated in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001 for his performance in Oz.
Kirk was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for his role in the TV series Oz.
Kirk attended SUNY Purchase's acting school, he went to the same college as Wesley Snipes.
Kirk's height is 5'10" (1.78 m).
Like many actors who have landed roles as regulars on shows in the Law & Order franchise, Kirk Acevedo was first a guest star. He portrayed Richie Morales, "a cokehead salsa dancer" whose brother was gunned down by a crooked cop in the 7th season episode of Law & Order, "Corruption".
Acevedo: (his thoughts on theater acting) I would say doing theater by far. I get asked all of the time, "What's harder TV, film or theater?" TV's hard for the hours. Film is hard because you just wait around all day. With film if one take didn't come out the way you wanted it to you've got 50 other takes from different angles. In theater you have one chance every night to get it right.
Acevedo: (On his role in "The Thin Red Line") I play a scout who's out to get a regiment of men to the battlefield, and he's a bit scarred by the war. It's a totally different movie.
Acevedo: (On his character in "Oz") People are seeing you as a character and not a person doing a character. That's the great thing about being an actor.
Kirk Acevedo: (on his 'Oz' and audience reaction to stereotypes) We're talking about a specific group of people who have committed crimes -- whether they be white, black or Hispanic. We're not singling any groups out. In the second season, for instance, Luis Guzman tells my character he's 'too white' to be part of the gang. For me personally, it's happened throughout a large part of my childhood where I went to school, in East Harlem, and everyone thought I was white when I'm Hispanic. We incorporated that into the show. But I don't really think it perpetuates stereotypes. I've never had an experience where someone accused something about the show that they thought was racism.
Kirk Acevedo: (on his 'Oz' character Migel Alvarez ) I have to admit, it was fun for the first two or three seasons. Then it got really difficult trying to go to that same place over and over just because the first three seasons he was put into situations that were beyond his control. As an actor, I would say those are the scenes I love to do the most because they're more challenging and I'm able to show the sympathetic side.
Kirk Acevedo: (on 'Oz' narrator Augustus Hill) If I could switch roles, I'd probably wanna switch with that.
Kirk Acevedo: (on 'Oz', Tom Fontana and the penal system) You would have to say that Tom's views about the penal system definitely weigh toward the left and so do mine. I think there's a theme about rehabilitation throughout the whole thing. I definitely think that in the right facility with the right programs inmates can be rehabilitated to live a normal life in society. I think Tom just leans toward that without knocking you over the head with it.
Kirk Acevedo: (on 'Oz' writer and creator Tom Fontana) What I enjoy about Tom's writing is that it's very accessible for the actors emotionally. He allows them to go certain places that you wouldn't normally be able to go on some other TV shows.
Kirk Acevedo: (his chances on a scale of 1-to-10 of surviving a real prison) I would have to say a '1' just because I think I'd be someone's cupcake.
Kirk: Because I'm seen on Oz, a lot of the urban cats in the city are like, 'Yo, I thought you'd be rolling in a Mercedes?' And I'm just like, 'Not at all!' This is cable money. There is a big difference between that and a network. But still I can't complain. It's better than doing a 9 to 5 any day.