Kelvin Lewis Taylor (born January 18th, 1985) is an American film and television actor, model, presenter, dancer.
Taylor grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. Began modeling at age 19 and acting professionally traveling in and between Australia and New Zealand. By age 25, he appeared in several international television commercials for including Miller64, Samsung, Seasonique, and Milka Chocolate by Kraft Cheese.
In 2011, Kelvin was cast as a townsman and shop owner for Episode 1 of Spartacus: Vengeance, In which he continued on in the role of "Kraynos" for several episodes including the entire follow up and final season, War of The Damned.
By 2012, Taylor was cast as legendary Jamaican athlete, George Kerr. Who represented the British West Indies during the 1960 Olympics in the critically acclaimed and International Emmy Award nominated documentary "The Golden Hour" by desert road films.
Kelvin has since landed multiple roles including a role as a cyclist on Nickelodeon and Saban Entertainments "Power Rangers Super MegaForce", a Arabian military leader in "Hadir and The Deep", and in a 2014 comedy pilot for New Zealand situational comedy, "Oddballs". 2015 Kelvin was cast on the New Zealand edition of the Hit International Reality TV series "Come Dine With Me". He was later cast on "Ash vs Evil Dead, Season 2" by STARZ! and "American Playboy, The Hugh Hefner Story" by Amazon in 2016.
He is currently under study in the midst of multiple productions for 2017, learning under mentor and Meisner Technique teacher Michael Saccente from New York, taught under Sanford Meisner of "The Neighborhood Playhouse". Passionate about independent film makers, creatives, he continues acting for the US and working with future pioneers in Oceania and abroad when outside of major productions.
Spartacus: Vengeance (2011) (TV) as Kraynos
The Golden Hour (2012) as George Kerr
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2012) (TV) as Kraynos
Power Rangers Super MegaForce (2013) (TV) as Cyclist
Hadir and The Deep (2013) as Sayed
Oddballs (2014) (TV) as Jayden
Voyeur (2014) as The Lover
Born In Happiness (2014) as Danny
Born to Dance (2015) as African Americna Dance Crew Leader
Electro City 3 (2016) as Danny
Ash Vs Evil Dead, Season 2 (2016) (TV) as Orderly #2
Older (2017) City Lover 1
Into The Unknown (017) as Brad
Alien Addition (2017) as DJ Professor K
Internecionem (2017) as Aramon
World War Four (2017) as Dave Bradley
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017) as Malcolm X
The Shannara Chronicles, Season 2 (2017) as Crimson
James Patterson's Murder Is Forever (2017) as Detective (Fisher)
Unique traits: Actor of the 2013 International Emmy Nominated film "The Golden Hour" (Desert Road Films, New Zealand)
James Patterson's Murder Is Forever
Television (Crime and Drama) Actor MURDER IS FOREVER, an all-new dramatic series created in partnership with bestselling author James Patterson and the Emmy-winning producers at Stephen David Entertainment. Each hour-long episode of MURDER IS FOREVER presents a unique murder mystery that keeps viewers guessing until the very end - but perhaps the most shocking thing of all, is that these stunning crimes are 100% real. Each self-contained story will live both on-screen and within the pages of Patterson's true crime paperback titles, which correspond to each episode, will be published beginning January 2, 2018 and available everywhere books are sold.
The Breaker Upperers
Film (Comedy) Actor Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.
World War Four
Film (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller and War) Actor A series of escalating incidents in Ukraine, North Korea and the Middle East lead to greater and greater conflict, placing the superpowers at one another's throats. Armies march, bombs rain down, soldiers storm the beaches. But intelligence agents Dave Bradley and Michael Fyfe have proof that events are being manipulated. Some group or entity is deliberately provoking a global nuclear war. Can they be found and stopped before it is too late? Written by Pacific Features
Into the Unknown
Film (Adventure, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Actor When the search for a young woman missing in the wilderness is called off her friends decide to take matters into their own hands.
Film (Comedy) Actor Older is a drama/comedy about sex, love, relationships, growing up and how our nostalgic attachment to the past can colour our perception of the present, sometimes for the worse.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
Television (Documentary, Biography and Drama) Actor American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a docuseries combining archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history. American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights.
The Shannara Chronicles
Television (Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from the Demon World. Amberle Elessedil is the only one who can save the tree. But she has to unlock magic that the Elves haven't used in thousands of years. With the help of Wil Ohmsford, she travels to find the lost magic. But it won't be an easy task. Written by Chris Green
Film (Drama and Short) Actor A mind-twisting film that centers around Actor Michael who has put his heart and soul into his Character role Mark. Michael's devotion to his work eventually causes him to lose touch of reality between his role as an Actor and real life. Is Michel playing the character or is the character playing him ?
Electro City 3
Film (Action, Crime, Thriller and Short) Actor Eric, former S.A.S Special Ops member for the United Countries of Eurasia is out for vengeance against "Electro City's" crime syndicate Dead Cell.
Ash vs Evil Dead
Television (Action, Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Actor Thirty years after the events of Evil Dead, Ash is a loner, living a dull existence, still not able to come to grips with the events that started at the cabin. In the event of a Deadite invasion Ash must attach his chainsaw and pick up his trusty boomstick one more time, all while finally coming to terms with his past. Written by Jay Fuller
Film (Drama, Mystery, Romance and Short) Actor Voyeur is the first short film by up and coming filmmaker, Robert Peters who wrote and directed the film when he was just 17 years old. Citing many provoking films as his inspiration, particularly the work of artist and filmmaker 'Steve McQueen', Robert tells a intimate story about a man who is disconnected in many ways. The young filmmaker put together a multi-national cast for the shoot with his lead actor, having one single line in the entire film, being a Kiwi born South African and his supporting actress from Germany. The inciting idea for the project was when Robert felt that the very nature of cinema was 'Voyeuristic', and wanted to show the audience this idea in a way they haven't seen before.
Born to Dance
Film (Action, Drama, Sport and Music) Actor Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
Film (Horror and Short) Actor A walk home turns dangerous.
Power Rangers Megaforce
Television (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor When the evil Warstar aliens attack Earth, the supernatural guardian Gosei and his faithful robot assistant Tensou recruit five teenagers with attitude to combat the invading forces. Equipped with powers that grant them mastery over martial arts and other forms of combat, the teenagers transform into the latest champions of good: The Power Rangers Megaforce! Written by Elliott Monroe
Hadir and The Deep
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Actor In an ancient realm on the edge of war, a young, noble woman must choose between the tradition of the land, and the call of the Deep.
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor "Oddballs" revolves around Spencer and Ralph - two flatmates - who live average lives in an average house in an average neighborhood. And then there's the alien robot that lives with them, Frank. The series follows the lives of the trio, the people around them, their jobs, girlfriends and intergalactic space armies. Written by Aimee Russell
Born with Happiness
Film (Drama) Actor Twenty or thirty years after a pandemic outbreak, an abandoned house sits in the middle of an overgrown and rural forestry. Coincidentally, four survivors intersect their pathways to unknowing influence each other's idea about living and humanity. Written by Kelsey Cameron
Spartacus: War of the Damned
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 2 More) Actor The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations... Written by WellardRockard
The Golden Hour
Film by Desert Road Films, TVNZ / Justin Pemberton (Documentary, Drama, Sport and Biography) Actor Docu-drama which recounts one of New Zealand sport's greatest ever moments. Based on the true-life heroics of iconic New Zealand Olympians and runners Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, and their visionary coach Arthur Lydiard whose tactical genius designed their famous victories, THE GOLDEN HOUR is a universal story of three men (each in his way an outsider) who share the same dream of winning an Olympic gold medal; a dream almost no one thinks them capable of achieving, but which comes spectacularly true one glorious afternoon in Rome 50 years ago. Written by Anonymous
N.E.R.D.: Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)
All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroo (Music and Short) Actor The Official music video page for "Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom) " by N.E.R.D.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Riko lives with his auntie in a rural town of New Zealand. He's habitually idle most days, hanging with his mates and causing trouble, until one day while out in the woods he stumbles across a UFO. Riko discovers two aliens, he befriends them, shows them around town and helps them find an exotic commodity they so desperately desire. Meanwhile, a celebrity paranormal blogger named Peter Macintosh is also hot on the tail of the Aliens and now Riko who knows their best kept secret. Written by Shae Sterling
Film (Sci-Fi) Actor From the wastelands of planet earth in post apocalyptic times an ancient society resurrect Abrilina an elder of the Originati who has been trapped in spirit form for millions of years. Weakened by her return to physical form and captured by those who stand within earth's last bastion, Abrilina manipulates all that she can from her shackled imprisonment. A union between two strands of a blood line must be forged to strengthen the rebellion fighting for survival against the militia who rule the only inhabitable land mass left, but Abrilina is not the only Originati who is manipulating the course of events and both have very different agendas. Displaced as a child and believing his family is dead Aramon is raised in a community of enemies to his own people where he falls in love with a villager Kelian. As a teen Aramon is separated from Kelian whom he presumes is dead and escapes the militia by jumping from a cliff. When he awakens Aramon discovers the past he remembers was never a ... Written by Paulette Edser
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