Kurt lives in Nashville where he works as an actor. He began taking acting classes in 2000 that focused on the Sanford Meisner acting technique and landed his first theatrical acting gig as a street sweeper in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. Next, he was cast as “Arnold Epstein” in Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues”. He continued with his classes and going to auditions. Soon, he was landing roles in plays such as W. Somerset Maugham’s “Lady Frederick” as “Sir Gerald O’Mara,” and then in Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan” as “Lord Windermere.”
His onscreen debut was in the independent film “Mama’s Boy” directed by Michael Allan in Boston, MA where Kurt was cast as principal actor, “Chip Davis”. His character is a teacher who rebels against the school administration while trying to make sense of a suicide of one of his students. Kurt sought representation for his acting and signed with The Cannon Group/TML where he is agented by Jimmi McCarter. In the winter and summer of 2010, Kurt worked on the film “Country Strong”, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund, and Tim McGraw. Kurt completed work on a SAG feature film called “Deadline” starring Steve Talley, Jeremy Childs, and Eric Roberts which was released in April of last year. Shooting in the Summer of 2011, Kurt had a small role in Jon Chu’s big-budget action feature “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” which was released this past March. In New Orleans last year, Kurt worked on a movie for 20th Century Fox called “Broken City” directed by Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society”, “The Book of Eli”) starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Griffin Dunne, and Catherine Zeta Jones. Kurt was Mark’s stand-in and also had a non-speaking role in this star-studded political drama. Last spring, Kurt worked in Atlanta on the set of “Trouble With The Curve” starring Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams. In April 2012, Kurt had a featured role in “Beginning of the End: The Last Exorcism II”, the sequel to the 2010 supernatural horror film “The Last Exorcism”. Kurt was cast as a Brooklyn Dodger baseball player on Warner Brothers / Legendary Pictures’ Jackie Robinson bio-pic, “42″, starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie, Toby Huss, Chris Meloni, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater and is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”/”Mystic River”.) “42″ opened nationwide on April 12 (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/42/). Kurt also worked on Shawn Levy’s comedy, “The Internship”, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. ”The Internship” will be released June, 2013. Kurt was featured in a PBS documentary as “Louis Schermeier,” a survivor of the U.S.S. Sultana, the largest maritime disaster in U.S. History. ”Rivers and Rails” will air Fall 2013. In April, Kurt played the part of a “Recital Parent” in Adam McKay’s newest project which is currently in production in Atlanta. The working title for this Judd Apatow produced picture is “Teaching Manheim” and stars Will Farrell, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Kirsten Dunst, and Harrison Ford. Kurt also played the lead role as a TV director named ”Douglas Murray” in a SAG short called “Reflections Of A Director” which is in post production.
Kurt played “David” the poet, in David Budbill’s “Judevine” which was performed by The Actors Bridge Ensemble. He has appeared in commercials for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Dollar General, R.J. Young and has done voice over work for The United Methodist Church, which has aired nationally. Kurt qualified to become a member of the prestigious Screen Actors Guild after being featured in a TV commercial for BlueCross BlueShield directed by Jake Schreirer. In January 2011, Kurt acted as a painter with a French dialect in Eric Church’s video, “Everyone Is Doing It” (Capital Records, 2011). Last year, Kurt signed with talent agent Brenda P. Netzberger and her team at Open Range Management in Baton Rouge, LA.
Kurt studied advertising at the University of Tennessee, is an avid golfer with a +16 index, has worked for Nashville’s professional theatre group Actors Bridge Ensemble and studied the Meisner Technique under the tutelage of Bill Feehely and Cynthia Tucker. Additionally, Kurt continues taking acting lessons with nationally renowned acting coach Caroline Woolridge Locorriere at the Nashville Acting Studio. Please click on the “contact” tab if you would like to get in touch with Kurt’s representation.