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Kevin Pollak: I Love Being Ringside

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Kevin Pollak has been a boxing fan all his life, which is one of the reasons why he will be the emcee of "Boxing At Barker" in Santa Monica Wednesday night at Barker Hangar. Kevin talked to Steve and Maria about his love of the sport and seeing one of boxing's most infamous moments up close and personal.

"I was ringside for 'The Bite'...which by the way, not a great place to be for a moment like that..."

Kevin explained how a lot of work has gone into transforming Barker Hangar into a full fledged boxing arena, complete with VIP seats and treatment...he also pointed out people don't have to be boxing fans to enjoy the show.

"Because there's gonna be a lot of movie stars at this thing...it's gonna be kind of a big deal."

The comedian also debuted his version of "Let's get ready to rumble!" and showed us how everyone from Christopher Walken to Al Pacino wold emcee Wednesday's fights.

Fun Facts About Kevin Pollak: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, impressionist, game show host, and comedian. He started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 10 and touring professionally at the age of 20. In 1988, Pollak landed a role in George Lucas's Willow, directed by Ron Howard, and began his acting career. Pollak is an avid poker player, hosting weekly home games with some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities. He finished 134th out of 6,598 entrants in the 2012 WSOP, earning himself $52,718.

2) As an actor, Pollak's most notable roles are usually playing the best friend or confidant characters to the leading men, as he did in Ricochet (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), End of Days (1999) and The Wedding Planner (2001). However, Pollak has also played a wide variety of parts; he played a criminal in The Usual Suspects (1995) and a gangster in The Whole Nine Yards (2000). He also briefly hosted Celebrity Poker Showdown in its first season. His most substantial role to date was in Deterrence (1999), in which he played the main character: a Vice President who must take over for a deceased President and deal with a nuclear crisis.

3) In December 2006, he played Karl Kreutzfeld in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. Through 2008, he had a recurring role as a District Attorney on the television series Shark. In March 2008, Pollak played himself in the web series The Writers Room on Crackle. In 2010, he portrayed Sheriff Tom Wagner in Choose.

 

Click here for ticket info for ‘Boxing At Barker' this Wednesday night, April 16th in Santa Monica.

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