In September 2003, selected over hundreds of actors, Kevin made a huge ripple in the Broadway community when he was cast to be Hugh Jackman’s stand –by in the smash hit musical, “The Boy From Oz”. Before that, In August of 1997, Spirtas was cast for a two-day role in NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as the dashing and frolicking Dr. Craig Wesley. In March of 1998, he returned as the same character with a 3-year-contract. In 1999 Soap Opera Digest nominated Spirtas for Best Villain and TV Guide (12/25/99 touted him for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy. Not only achieving critical acclaim for his acting but also became a huge fen favorite in the process. In February 2000, Spirtas has the delightful opportunity to play his “Days” role of ‘Dr. Craig Wesley’ opposite Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Dr. Drake Ramoray’ on NBC’s, Friends.
No stranger to the world of soap opera, before joining the cast of Days, Spirtas starred as Hollywood agent Tim Burke in the syndicated mini-soap opera “Valley of the Dolls”, based on the novel by Jaqueline Suzanne and as Tom Gallagher in the late night series “Rituals”.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, at age 16, Spirtas, began honing his singing and dancing skills while working at Six Flags Over Mid America theme park. There, a year later, he won the Stairway To Stardom and made his television debut on The Dinah Shore Show.
At age 18, after attending college at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, Spirtas headed to New York City. Using the stage name Kevin Blair, He landed his first professional job on Broadway: the role of Mike (“I Can Do That”) Costa, in a CHORUS LINE. Spirtas also appeared on Broadway in the role of Warren Sheffield in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Other stage credits include: CHESS (Anatoly), COMPANY (Robert), DAMN YANKEES (Joe Hardy), No. 9 RUE D’ANTIN..THE LEGEND OF CAMILLE (Baron de Varville), 3 GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN (Phil Kunin). INTO THE WOODS (Rapunzel’s Prince), BYE-BUYBIRDIE (Conrad Bird), LITTLE ME (George Musgrove) GYPSY (Tulsa), TO SIR WITH LOVE (Denim).
Spirtas has guest starred on numerous television show including L.A. Heat, V.I.P., Fired Up, Silk Stalkings and Quantum Leap. In 1996 Spirtas received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award (Best Actor) for the role of Nick Brenner in Chuck Ranberg’s critically acclaimed comedy, END OF THE WORLD PARTY.
Spirtas has starred in the films, Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, Green Plaid Shirt and is featured with Sir Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro in Byran Singer’s, Apt Pupil. Spirtas is also featured with Olympia Dukakis in the movie made for television, A Match Made in Heaven and can also be seen in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels: Friday the 13th VII, Subspecies II and Subspecies III & Wes Cravins, The Hills Have Eyes II.
Recently, Spirtas was a guest on Jim Brickman’s 2nd PBS Special, “Love Songs and Lullabys” and can be seen opposite Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut: “DAREDEVIL”. Spirtas can also be seen touring the country and seven seas performing his musical concert “Night & Days”.