Kevin J. O’Connor is a strange fellow. He has a very dry sense of humor that can really take you off guard and you can think that he is just really being a dick, but he is actually a pretty funny and nice guy.
What do you consider yourself most well-known for?
Partying. Well really I’d have to say The Mummy. I was also in Deep Rising and There Will Be Blood.
Are you working on anything new right now?
No. At least nothing I can talk about right now.
(Lackey) You were in Lord Of Illusions, how did you get involved with that?
I auditioned for Clive Barker for the role and I had never done any pure horror film like that before or since. So it was interesting.
How has the horror community treated you?
I’m doing better than I ever thought I’d be doing here today, so. People seem to really like the character from The Mummy and Deep Rising especially. I really don’t mind not being in the hardcore horror world. It doesn’t really fit me anyway. I am what I am, because I’m Popeye.
If you can choose any genera to work in that you haven’t really done yet, what would it be?
Probably voice an animated character. Nothing specific, I just think that that’d be fun to do.
Of all the characters you have played, which is your favorite?
The character in There Will Be Blood and Deep Rising, but I really enjoyed playing Igor in Van Helsing. That was fun.
Is there any actor or director that you would love to work with?
I would like to work with Dick Van Dyke. I love Dick Van Dyke, he’s one of my idols. The Dick Van Dyke show and a little movie called The Comic. That was really inspiring to me as a young…idiot. But I really love Dick Van Dyke.
What is your favorite horror movie?
The Horror Of Dracula. I love the Universal monsters like Frankenstein and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I love the first two Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
What is your take on “modern” horror?
I know it’s blasphemy, but I don’t really watch them. I’m so stressed that seeing someone’s head getting pulled isn’t my thing. I haven’t seen many newer things. I’m a very nervous and tense guy so it’s hard for me to watch that.
What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Raisin Bran or Frosted Mini-Wheats. A more fun cereal is Honey Combs and Life.