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Kevin Grevioux
Born Date of birth unknown
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Screenwriter
Comic book writer
Years active 1993–present

Kevin Grevioux is an American actor, screenwriter, and comic book writer. He is most known for his role as "Raze" in the Underworld movies.

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Biography

Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent most of his childhood in Minnesota, Boston, and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. having earned a degree in microbiology. He also attended graduate school at Howard, studying for his master's degree in genetic engineering. However, he did not complete this master's program. As an actor, he has been seen in such films as The Mask, Steel, Congo, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake, and the 2003 vampire vs. werewolf film, Underworld. He has also worked as a stuntman on occasion.

Underworld was Grevioux's first produced writing credit. He came up with the original concept/premise and wrote the original screenplay along with director Len Wiseman, launching the Underworld franchise. He appears in the film himself as a lycan, Raze, and returned as the character in the Underworld prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. He also expressed an interest in telling more Underworld stories in comic form if this proves successful.[1]

Using Romeo and Juliet as an archetype, Grevioux based Underworld on his experiences with interracial dating and the tension that it often causes. He also brought a scientific element to the world of vampires and werewolves by basing vampirism and lycanthropy on a viral mutagen rather than the mysticism typically associated with these two mythic creatures.

Early 2006 saw Grevioux form two comic book imprints, Astounding Studios and DarkStorm Studios.[2][3] Grevioux's Astounding Studios imprint was to focus on all-ages titles such as Valkyries,[4] Guardian Heroes and The Hammer Kid. The Darkstorm Studios imprint was a more mature line, including the books Alius Rex,[5] Thanatos and Uzan, The Mighty.

Grevioux's voice is distinctively deep. In the commentary track of Underworld, he relates that during the promotion and launch of the film, many fans asked him if his voice had been altered by computer, and were surprised to learn that it hadn't.

Grevioux was writing Marvel Comics' New Warriors volume 4[6] and working with Mat Broome on Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel.[7] He is also in the process of writing a story featuring Lee Falk's characters The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, co-written with Mike Bullock. He will also be writing ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction for Red 5 Comics.[8][9]

On December 2, 2009, Grevioux hosted a pilot episode for a concept series, Monster Tracker, on Discovery Channel[10].

Filmography

  • Shady Talez (2010) — Written
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) — Raze
  • Slayer (2006) — Grieves
  • Dirty (2005) — Daddy
  • The Batman
  • Charmed
    • "Witch Wars" (2004) — Brute Demon
  • Underworld (2003) — Raze
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) — Emmanuel's Entourage
  • Hulk (2003) (uncredited) — Mitchell
  • Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) (uncredited) — Inmate Guard
  • Fastlane — Detainee
    • "Pilot" (2002) — Detainee
  • Men in Black II (2002) — Pineal Eye
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) — Limbo's 1st Handler/Ape Commander/2nd Ape Soldier
  • Charlie's Angels (2000) — Bouncer
  • Malcolm in the Middle
    • "Traffic Jam" (2000) — Police Officer
  • Malibu, CA
    • "Three Dudes and a Baby" (2000) — Security Guard
    • "Retiring Dad" (2000) — Very Large Man
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) — Associate Goon
  • Bowfinger (1999) — Kit's Bodyguard
  • L. A. Doctors
    • "The Life Lost in Living" (1999) — Prison Guard #2
  • True Friends (1998) — Football Player
  • Don King: Only in America (1997) (TV) — Leon Spinks
  • Steel (1997) — Singer
  • Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997) — Miller
  • Quicksilver Highway (1997) — Police Sergeant
  • In the House — Mad Frog
    • "Close Encounters of the Worst Kind" (1996) — Mad Frog
    • "Come Back, Kid" (1996) — Mad Frog
  • MADtv
    • "Episode #1.1" (1995) — Worf
  • Congo (1995) — Roadblock Officer
  • Batman Forever (1995) — Harvey's Thug
  • Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994) — Sam
  • The Mask (1994) — Henchman #7
  • Speed (1994) Bombsquad SWAT officer
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) (uncredited) — Prison Guard
  • Stargate (1994) (uncredited) — Fossil Guard (Reading newspaper, then salutes Kurt Russell)

Bibliography

  • New Warriors (Marvel Comics)
  • ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (Red 5 Comics, forthcoming)
  • Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel (with Mat Broome, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, January-May 2009)
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (with Andrew Huerta, 2-issue mini-series, IDW Publishing, forthcoming)

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