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Kevin Cahoon
Kevin Cahoon
Biographical information

Houston, Texas

Career information


Kevin Cahoon is an American stage and screen actor, as well as a singer/songwriter.


Cahoon was born in Houston, Texas, and began his performing career at the age of 5 as "The World's Youngest Rodeo Clown", performing throughout the Texas and Oklahoma Rodeo Circuits, including many consecutive seasons at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Houston's Astrodome and The Texas State High School Finals Rodeo, resulting in a Letter of Citation from then-Texas Governor, Bill Clements.

At the age of 13, Cahoon won The Teen Male Vocalist Grand Championship on television's Star Search. Cahoon majored in Acting at Houston's High School For The Performing and Visual Arts and received a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of The Arts at Circle In The Square.

TLK musical hyenas

Kevin Cahoon (far left), Tracy Nicole Chapman, and Stanley Wayne Mathis respectively as the hyenas

After graduation, Cahoon landed his first role in the musical, The Who's Tommy in 1993. [1] On Broadway he originated the roles of George in The Wedding Singer, The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Ed in The Lion King.

He left his role in The Lion King to land in the title role of Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inc.


  1. Kevin Cahoon. Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League.
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