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Bryan and Denny Kirkwood

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Birth date20 March 1975(age 41)
Place of birthOlympia, Washington

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Bryan and Denny Kirkwood (born 20 March 1975) are twin American actors.

Identical twins (Bryan is the older by six minutes), they were born in Olympia, Washington and grew up in Bellevue, and first performed aged eight for their family. Both realized their mutual ambitions at college: Bryan persuaded by his acting teacher and Denny at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles.

Denny (sometimes credited as Denny Lee Kirkwood) made his screen debut opposite Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed (1999).

Both boys appeared in several television series, including The Nanny, Lois and Clark and Weird Science, but it was not until Bryan landed a leading role in the NBC series as 'Ben' in One World (1998) in which Denny had a recurring guest role (unsurprisingly as Ben's brother, but confusingly called Bryan) that both became well-known.

Denny appeared in Groove, which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.

In 2005 the twin brothers appeared on stage in Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard's True West, directed by Jerry Meadors at the North Theatre, a 488-seat venue in Virginia.

Bryan is also an artist and has exhibited his work in Los Angeles galleries. He most recently appeared in the gay-themed horror movie HellBent (2004).

Bryan and Denny also appeared in an episode of USA Network's The Dead Zone.

Bryan & Denny were both First Team All Kingco Football Selections at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA.


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