Kevin Gage (actor)

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Kevin Gage
Kevin Gaede

(1959-05-26) May 26, 1959 (age 65)
Wisconsin, U.S.
Years active1984–present
(m. 1985; div. 1987)
Shannon Perris-Knight
(m. 2006; died 2014)

Kevin Gage (born May 26, 1959)[1] is an American character actor best known for his role in the crime film Heat (1995), in which he portrayed the murderous rogue criminal Waingro. Other roles of his have included United States Navy SEALs instructor Max Pyro in the military film G.I. Jane (1997), and Detective Mike Gage in the police thriller Strangeland (1998).

Personal life


Gage was married to late actress Kelly Preston from 1985 to 1987.[2]

On July 30, 2003, Gage was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, starting September 29, 2003, for cultivating marijuana, despite owning a California-issued license for medicinal marijuana.[3] Gage stated that he cultivated medicinal cannabis to help him cope with chronic pain and stress from injuries suffered in a 1993 car crash,[4] as well as for a sister with cancer and brother with multiple sclerosis.[5] He was released on March 17, 2006.[6]

Gage married Shannon Perris-Knight in 2006; their son was born in January 2007. Perris-Knight was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in 2008 and died in 2014.[7]




Year Title Role Notes
1986 SpaceCamp Counselor #2
1987 Steele Justice Army Sergeant
1989 The 'Burbs Cop
1994 Last Resort Killer Direct-to-video
1995 Heat Waingro
1997 Con Air Billy Joe Uncredited
1997 G.I. Jane Instructor Max Pyro
1997 Double Tap Agent Burke
1998 Gunshy Ward
1998 Point Blank Joe Ray
1998 Strangeland Detective Mike Gage
1999 Junked Crow
2000 Ricky 6 Pat Pagan
2001 Blow Leon Minghella
2001 Ticker Payton 'Pooch' Stad, Bomb Squad Expert
2001 Knockaround Guys Brucker
2002 May Papa Canady
2002 American Girl Deputy Richard
2004 Lightning Bug Earl Knight
2004 Paparazzi Kevin Rosner
2005 Chaos Chaos
2007 Cosmic Radio Hank
2007 Sugar Creek Sheriff Worton
2007 Big Stan Bullard
2008 Amusement Tryton
2008 Exact Bus Fare McManus
2009 Kill Theory The Killer
2009 Born That Way Jake Green
2009 Laid to Rest Tucker Smith
2009 La Linea Wire
2010 The Killing Jar Hank
2010 Happiness Runs Hypnotist
2010 Chasing 3000 Short Order Cook
2013 American Girls Judge Joe Gordon
2014 The Gambler The Gambler
2015 Fear Clinic Gage
2015 Misfortune Mallick
2015 Jurassic City Doyle
2016 My Father, Die 'Tank'
2021 Escape from Black Water
2023 Crossfire Stranger
TBA The Owl in Echo Park TBA Post-production
TBA Painter Evan Cain Pre-production
TBA The Senate Hearing Riley Cohen Announced


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Highway to Heaven Boy #1 Episode: "Children's Children"
1987 Werewolf Actor 2 episodes
1988 L.A. Law Calvin Sholes Episode: "Romancing the Drone"
1995 Renegade Richie Pasko Episode: "Den of Thieves"
1996 Nash Bridges Unknown Episode: "Night Train"
1998 Martial Law Dwight Merill Episode: "Breakout"
1999 V.I.P. Frank Newsom Episode: "Valma and Louise"
2001 Going to California Actor Episode: "Apocalypse Cow"
2002 Firefly Stitch Hessian Episode: "Jaynestown"
2003 Smallville Pine Episode: "Insurgence"
2006 CSI: Miami Charlie Pelson Episode: "Dead Air"
2006 Love's Abiding Joy John Abel Television film
2007 The Nine Finn Stanton Episode: "Legacy"
2013 Banshee Lance Mangan 2 episodes
2014 Sons of Anarchy Hench Episode: "Red Rose"
2015 Amnesia Tom Episode: "Awakening"
2024 John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in LA Waingro Episode: "Earthquakes"

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts Gabriel Rorke
2022 Call of Duty: Vanguard


  1. ^ "Official site biography". Kevin Gage. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  2. ^ "For Kelly Preston, life is more than 'Sky High'", Chicago Tribune, 2005-07-30
  3. ^ Jews Lead the Charge for Medicinal Marijuana Archived 2014-10-11 at the Wayback Machine New American Media, November 11, 2004
  4. ^ Kevin Gage Letter Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Hemp Evolution
  5. ^ Medical Marijuana Sentencing to Tae Unprecedented Third Day Archived 2008-10-20 at the Wayback Machine Safe Access Now, July 2, 2003
  6. ^ Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator (register number 92477-011)
  7. ^ "Biography". Kevin Gage. Retrieved August 15, 2020.