The younger brother of actor Matt Dillon, Kevin Dillon was a movie leading man by age 20. Originally planning to study art, Dillon became an actor when he was spotted by an agent at the premiere of older brother Matt's Tex (1985). Often cast in lightweight roles (Heaven Help Us , The Blob ), Dillon has distinguished himself in the films of director Oliver Stone with a brace of powerful characterizations: the baby-faced but homicidal teenage soldier Bunny in Platoon (1986), and real-life rock musician John Densmore in The Doors (1991). He would continue to take on a variety of projects over the coming decades, most notably titles like Criminal Hearts, and Poseidon. Dillon has also enjoyed a successful TV career, on shows like Entourage and How to Be a Gentleman.
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by Hal Erickson biography