About Kevin Barbaro
Kevin Barbaro is a former award-winning, NCAA Division I head coach that is now a full-time working actor/writer/producer based out of New York City. In addition, he is a partner in a talent/entertainment agency, also based out of New York. Kevin also has 20 years of radio experience with several nationally-syndicated shows over the years.
Kevin Barbaro Biography (@BarbaroActing)
For over 22 years, Kevin had established himself as one of the top NCAA Division I cross country and track coaches in the country. He helped build several programs to the Top-30 level in the NCAA and was five-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year (#2 in MAC history) in his 15 years at the University of Toledo. Over the course of his career, he coached five different women to Top-25 world rankings at the 5000-meters (indoors) and the Steeplechase. One of his former athletes, Briana (Shook) Hess, was the American Record Holder in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
In March, 2013, Kevin decided to follow a childhood dream of becoming an actor. On a whim, he put his belongings in storage and packed up his 2008 Chevy HHR and moved to New York City. With no experience, training or connections to the entertainment world, he truly took a leap of faith and lived out of his car for 18 months until becoming a full-time working actor.
As an actor, Kevin has enjoyed immediate and continued success. In addition to multiple film, TV and commercial credits to his name, he is co-authoring his biography, "Green-Red-Green" with author and longtime friend, Kevin Beck. In 2017, in addition to the release of his biography, Barbaro will be releasing the novel, "Green Mountain Boys" and he has signed Scordio Productions to join him in filming the feature film of the same name.
Barbaro is the co-star of three feature films that will premier in 2016 and 2017, both of which he is the main character and protagonist. In the first film, Bar Chronicles, scheduled for a fall 2015 release, he plays a blue collar, small town bar owner that is being questioned by the police regarding an explosion in his bar parking lot. Co-starring in Bar Chronicles is former child star and longtime actor, Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes/Everybody Hates Chris). The second feature film to premier in Winter, 2017 will be a family drama, Family Business. That film, which Barbaro credits as being his "greatest achievement to date...", he plays Kyle, a divorced father of two grown children. His character shows up at his ex-wife's home on Christmas morning only to have a family secret revealed that will change their lives forever. In addition, the feature film, Count Time the Movie, will premiere in Detroit on November 18, 2016.
On television, Barbaro has landed co-starring roles in numerous TV series appearances on channels such as Discovery ID, Travel Channel, Food Network and A&E. In January, 2015, he co-starred in the season premier of True Crimes with Aphrodite Jones on Discovery ID channel.. He has been the main character on seven different crime dramas on Discovery ID channel alone.
As a commercial actor, Kevin has starred in over 40+ commercials and has an ongoing stint as the narrator of Safety Smart instructional safety videos. He is the spokesman for such companies as Spray Nine, Delta Dental, Tripacus and Smith and Solomon CDL Schools. A few of his most recent commercials include: LaPhroaig and iGrill2.