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Kyle Kessenna

Kyle Kessenna in Only 70 Dollars

Birth name
Kyle Geoffrey Kessenna
Born
May 29, 1971 (age 47)
Occupation
Actor
Years active
1990-present
Spouse(s)
Julia Forran-Hill (1997-present)

Kyle Geoffrey Kessenna (born May 29, 1971) is an actor known for his roles in Highway to Spickle (1991) and Jord Stone: Tall Order (2003). He is also known for his role on the long-running TV series Jord, Thomas, & Hyll from 1994 to 2001.

Early life and familyEdit

Kessenna was born on May 29, 1971, to Stella Kessenna (nee Wecklenstaff) and Joshua Kessenna. He was a fan of the Richez Brothers as a child. He played football and baseball in high school. He graduated from high school in the late 1980s and thought about attending college, but in 1990, he decided to be an actor.

CareerEdit

Kessenna made his acting debut in 1990, when he was cast in a low-budget film. Soon, he caught the attention of director Keith Sorpels, who cast him in the film Highway to Spickle. Kessenna played Blake Geasler in the film. Kessenna then went on to play a professional baseball player in 1992's John Foorstone. Kessenna went on to star in the TV series Jord, Thomas, & Hyll, in which he starred from 1994 to 2001. He played Simon Greenlee on the show. While the series was running, Kessenna also starred in three films. Those films are Great N' Proud (1995), That's Frouth (1996), and Done Working with Them (1997).

In 2001, Jord, Thomas, & Hyll ended, and Kessenna went looking for another project. In 2002, he was considered for a supporting role in the film Governor of Mylo, but he turned it down, saying that he did not star in films about politics. In 2003, he was cast in the film Jord Stone: Tall Order, which also starred John Carrita and David Monzer. In 2004, Kessenna made a guest appearance in the Peter Swayde sitcom Hangin' Out with Petey. In 2005, he was cast to star in the Harry Joe Morris biopic HJM: About the Man, in which he played Shaggai Duart. He went on to have appearances in films such as War in Yatesburgh (2007), Finding the Way Out (2008), and Sizzlin' Sacal (2009). He has stated plans to appear in the upcoming film Highway to Spickle III: Quest to Be Famous, reprising his role from the first Highway to Spickle film.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Series Year Role
Jord, Thomas, & Hyll 1994-2001 Simon Greenlee
Hangin' Out with Petey 2004 Phil Ostrappe

FilmEdit

Film Year Role Notes
Highway to Spickle 1991 Blake Geasler Supporting role
John Foorstone 1992 John Foorstone Title role
Great N' Proud 1995 Chris Histalchel Main role
That's Frouth 1996 William Brimmer Supporting role
Done Working with Them 1997 Donald "Don" Greyhall Main role
Jord Stone: Tall Order 2003 Agent Seth McCooley Supporting role
HJM: About the Man 2005 Shaggai Duart Main role
War in Yatesburgh 2007 Jordson Sawyer Supporting role
Finding the Way Out 2008 Xavier Tylt Minor role
Highway to Spickle III: Quest to Be Famous 2010/2011 Blake Geasler Supporting role

Personal lifeEdit

Kessenna is married to actress Julia Forran-Hill. They have two children, Edith and James. He is a nonsmoker and also does not drink any alcohol; the reason for this, he said in an interview in 2008, is that his uncle died from smoking and drinking.

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