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KEVIN BYRD who's celebrating his 20th year anniversary in entertainment since 1989 this year at 28 stands at the Threshold of Superstardom he's an Internationally Acclaimed Award Winning Actor, writer,producer, motivational speaker,  /Prostate Cancer Health Advocate and CEO of his own non for profit foundation called "BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation"; Kevin Byrd is one the youngest male Prostate Cancer Health Advocates in the country since his grandfather died of Prostate Cancer at the age of 23years old.

Media Accomplishments

Kevin Byrd's work has received National and International Media Attention in 100 publications (circulating over 10 million people worldwide) such as Epoch International Times, Vibe Magazine, IFlow Magazine, King Magazine, Essence.com, Hush Magazine, Rolling Out, Urban Buzz Magazine, Parle Magazine, New York Beacon, Caribbean Life, New York Times, Hempstead Times, Blackstar News, BET etc..

Kevin Byrd's work in February 2009 (for Black History Month) has been honored by over 40 National Mayor/Government officials around American and has earned more than 40 Proclamation Awards (city state Highest Awards) internationally; making him the 1st and youngest African American Male Actors to achieve such Historical Achievements.
 
Kevin Byrd's work in 2008 was honored by The United  State's President: George W. Bush, Speaker of the House of Representatives: Nancy Pelosi, The New York State Governor: David A. Patterson, The New York City Mayor: Michael Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President: Marty Markowitz; Kevin Byrd's Home Town in Utica, New York designated a  KEVIN BYRD Day that's honored every October 1st..
 
King Magazine, states "Kevin Byrd is a Revolutionary Entertainer".
 
Parle Magazine, states "Kevin Byrd is a True Rising Superstar"
 
Caribbean Life, states "Kevin Byrd is a Soulful/powerful Actor and Humanitarian to be acknowledged by millions"
 
Hempstead Times states, "Kevin Byrd is one of the most Influential African American young Males in New York City and across America a true Icon"
 
Kevin Byrd is the 1st African American Male to ever  create an Historical International Prostate Cancer Awareness Day that was honored for February 2ND,2009 on behalf of over 35 different states observed by over 40million people around the country( such city states include, Brooklyn, Albany, Syracuse, Rome, and Utica New York, Boston/Pitts-field, Mass, Baltimore, Maryland,Miami,Fl, New Haven,Conn, Manchester, New Hampshire, Atlanta and Macon, Georgia,  New Orleans/Baton Rouge LA, Louisville, Ky, Jackson,Miss,Denver,Colorado, El Paso/Houston, Texas, St.Louis, Pourkeepsie Hudson River, Detroit, Michigan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Honolulu, Hawaii, West Fargo, North Dakota, RockSprings, Wyoming, Columbus/Dayton, Ohio,  North Charleston S.C,Virgina Beach,Virgina, Birmingham, Alabama, Kingston Ontario Canada, Vancouver, Washington, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburg, Penn,Chattanooga, Tenn, and Las Vegas/Nevada )
 
Kevin Byrd known for his portrayal of Lt.John R.Fox in  the 2008 History/HBO movie "Honor Deferred" produced by Al Roker, starring Sammuel L.Jackson and Bernie Mac. Lt.John R.Fox a WW II hero who killed 100 German Soldiers in the  War and died in action, and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor five decades after his  heroic acts by President Clinton. The movie picked up an  Emmy/NAMIC Vision Award Nomination and garned great reviews. The likeness of Lt.John R.Fox was transformed into a G.I Joe Action Figure by Hasbro the summer of 2008.
 
Kevin Byrd in July 2008 starred in the Hit BollyWood  Movie premiered on the big screen in India and selected city  states in America by Award Winning movie  producer/director Manan Kathora called "When Kiran Meets Karen" and was the only African American Male Actor who starred in the  movie; which garned great media reviews.

In addition Kevin Byrd starred as the Cover Model for the Best Selling Paperback Novel "Things In Between" by Nathanial Portis distributed in book stores nationwide including Barnes and Nobles
 
Byrd currently is touring with his own sold out hit  Off Broadway One Man Show "RELEASE"/Hosted by BET Comic  View's Comedian Ardie Fuqua... The show depicts the six stages  of development of men from the ages of 18 to 65 years old.
 
BLACKSTAR NEWS, states, "Kevin Byrd gives an Oscar Award Worthy Performance of "RELEASE A MUST SEE SHOW"

To get more information and to join Kevin Byrd’s Fan Club log on to www.KevByrd.com and also now available The KEVIN BYRD’S STORE OVER 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD: Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s!

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MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Learn about Prostate Cancer and increase your awareness of the risks, available testing and treatment options. A risk factor is something that increases a person's chance of getting a disease.

Risk factors for Prostate Cancer include:

  • Age: (Risk increases with your age)
  • Family History: (Risk increases if a man's father or brother was diagnosed with the disease also increases if a male relative in a mother's family; like a maternal grandfather or uncle had prostate cancer)
  • Race: (African American Men have the highiest prostate cancer incidence rates)
  • Diet:: (Men who eat high-fat diets especially high in animal fats, have a greater chance of developing prostate cancer)
  • Detecting(or finding) Prostate Cancer: (PSA prostate specific antigen exam)and (DRE digital rectal exam) are the most common tests used to detect(or find prostate cancer before symptoms occur), but only a biopsy makes a sure diagnosis.
  • Treatment Options: (Different treatment options suit different men, only you and your doctor can decide the best ways to treat your prostate cancer. The most common treatments for Prostate Cancer.
  • What are the benefits and limitations of testing and treatments

Get tips to remember for Learning, Listening, and Talking about Prostate Cancer

Discover how to use spiritual healing to finding peace if you're diagnosed

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KEVIN BYRD CREDITS

Website: www.kevbyrd.com

(Kemcy International Agency)  
AFTRA/SAG eligible   
Kathryn Westbrooke Associates
(212) 643-2300

Hair: Brown Eye Color: Brown Height: 5’8” Weight: 150

Film/Television:

Law and Order Basketball player U5

Reeboks Commercial “Athlete Runner”

Guiding Light Fraternity Brother U5

Nicole’s Choice Independent Film (supporting Lead Actor: Juan)

Kevin’sAddiction Industrial Film (Leading Actor: Kevin)

City Games Independent Film (supporting Lead Actor: Nesto) Japan

Inside Featured Film (Leading Actor: Michael) Domican Republic

Paint Me Nude Independent Film (supporting actor: Hosea) India

Brooklyn Boyz Featured Film (Guest Star: Kevin Byrd)

The Last Dayz Featured Film(Lead Actor: Michael) written and produced by:KevinByrd

Honor DeferredTV Special (Lead Actor: Lt.John R.Fox) History Channel

Hosted by Bernie Mac& Sammuel L.Jackson Produced By Al Roker .

Theatre:

“Good bye Girl” (David) Rome Capital Theater Utica, New York

“Wonderful wizard of Was” (Lion) Kernan Middle School Utica, New York

“Chorus Line” (Townsman) Rome Capital Theater Rome, New York

“Little Hor House of Texas” (Sammy dancer) Stanley Theater Utica, New York

“Scrooge” (Village Boy) Stanley Theater Utica, New York

“West Side Story” (Mario) Stanley Theater Utica, New York

“RELEASE”One Man Show Nuyorican Theater Manhattan, New York

( Tony, Smokey, Bruno, Slim, Tommy )

Other Performances

Walt Disney World Rhythm Lites- Musical Group Orlando, Florida

Mike Tyson Talent Show Talent Showcase Brooklyn, New York

Long Island University Vocal Performance Brooklyn, New York

Million Youth March Vocal Performance Brooklyn, New York

NAACP Ceremonial Performance Bronx, New York

Apollo Theater 1 st Place Vocal Performance Manhattan, New York

Education/Training

High School Thomas R. Proctor

College Long Island University: Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts

Deborah Wagner Studios: Voice Training, /Dance/Movement

Awards/Media Coverage

CITATION Award (February 2008) Award of Merit Career Achievement Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (City Hall

The Epoch International Times (September 2007) “Brooklyn Byrd Flies High”

NAMIC Vision Award Nomination (March 2007) Honor Deferred for Best T.V. Special for History Channel

IflowMag.com (November 2006) magazine cover with Beyonce and Tina Turner

Hasboro, G.I. JOEAction Hero Figure Lt.John R.Fox (aka Kevin Byrd): awarded by reps from Bratskeir&Company (July 2006)

King Magazine (April 2006) “A story to tell actor Kevin Byrd”

Parle Newspaper (April 2006) “Who’s next in line”, Kevin Byrd”

Vibe.com (February 2006) Kevin Byrd Produces Prostate Cancer Awareness Film “The Last Dayz”

Proclamation Award : awarded by Mayor Timothy J Julian October 1 st, 2005…proclaim KEVIN BYRD DAY in the city of Utica, New York

Winner of Cinema Golden Eagle and Freddie Award for Best Acting Cast” Nicole’s Choice (educational industrial film, Lumina Films: Supporting Lead Actor: Juan) (April 2004)

Special Skills

Actor, Writer, Movie/television Producer, Director, Model, Singer, Dancer

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