Few television shows have a title as declaratively bold as Kevin Can Fuck Himself. AMC's meta dark comedy explores the other side of the coin when it comes to the disgruntled, no-nonsense sitcom wife who must suffer the ever-loathsome tirades of her hijinks-friendly husband's boorish, live studio audience-friendly lifestyle, providing an intriguing and unconventional take on this familiar template. Starring Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy as our beleaguered, revenge-seeking protagonist, this promising new series is sure to give many well-worn situational comedies a swift (and long overdue) kick in the pants in its seething take-down of tired tropes and broadly outdated characterizations. And it has several talented actors attached, including Eric Petersen and Brian Howe. If you're wondering why this sitcom/anti-sitcom ensemble looks familiar, we can help! Here's where you've seen the Kevin Can F**k Himself cast before.
Annie Murphy (Allison McRoberts)
As Allison McRoberts, a frustrated, long-suffering housewife who's tired of catering to the childish whims of her oafish husband, Annie Murphy plays a put-upon spouse who wants out of her boxed-in life in AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Murphy won an Emmy for her outstanding performance as Alexis Rose in CBC's Schitt's Creek. Prior to this performance, Murphy starred in CBC's The Plateaus. Her other TV credits include Beauty & the Beast, Blue Mountain State, Flashpoint, Against the Wall, and Rookie Blue. Earlier this year, Murphy lent her voice to Comedy Central's Crank Yankers.
Additionally, in film, Annie Murphy can be seen in Story of Jen, Lick, and A Windigo Tale. The actress also performed in short films like 2012's Overwatch and 2014's Saturday Night Special. Furthermore, Murphy appeared in music videos for Hollerado, Little Junior, and Wild Pink. Next, she is signed on to star in Netflix's Russian Doll Season 2.
Eric Petersen (Kevin McRoberts)
In the role of Kevin McRoberts, Allison's obnoxiously unsophisticated husband at the center of the situation-comedy within the show, Eric Petersen plays a stereotypically shlubby sitcom husband in the title role of Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Petersen was the lovestruck ogre at the root of Shrek: The Musical during the show's first U.S. tour. On TV, Petersen lends his voice to Hulu/Peacock's Madagascar: A Little Wild. The television actor was also a series regular on TV Land's short-lived sitcom, Kristie. His other TV credits include The Big Bang Theory, Law & Order, Modern Family, CSI, Law & Order: SVU, and As the World Turns. Additionally, Petersen provided a supporting turn in Lifetime's The Brittany Murphy Story in the role of Simon Monjack.
Furthermore, in film, Eric Petersen was seen in the Coen brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He also appeared in Raunch and Roll earlier this year and he'll soon star in The Italian. In theater, Petersen also led touring productions of Elf: The Musical, School of Rock, Escape to Margaritaville, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Mary Hollis Inboden (Patty)
Playing the part of Patty, Allison's unfriendly neighbor, Mary Hollis Inboden is much more than a funny sidekick in AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Inboden was a series regular on ABC's The Real O'Neals. She was also a series regular on American Princess. Additionally, Inboden had recurring roles in The Righteous Gemstones and Boss. The actress' other TV credits include The Chicago Code, Superstore, Love, Here and Now, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Act, Shrill, Good Girls, and Speechless. She can also be heard in Comedy Central's Nathan For You: Finding Frances. In film, Inboden provided supporting turns in Marriage Story and I Hate Kids.
Alex Bonifer (Neil)
As Neil, Kevin's slacker best friend, Alex Bonifer plays a deadbeat buddy and irreverent neighbor in Kevin Can F**k Himself. Away from this AMC series, Bonifer is recognized for his recurring role as Russell of NBC's Superstore. He also appeared in Film Fest and two short films, 2015's The Cutaway Chug and 2016's Sexual Harris-ment.
Raymond Lee (Sam)
In the role of Sam, Allison's ex-boyfriend who recently moved back home to Worcester, Raymond Lee plays a former flame in AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Lee is recognized for his work as Duc Bayer-Boatwright in HBO's Here and Now and Arlen Lee in Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle. He also had a recurring part in Fox's short-lived series, Prodigal Son. Additionally, the TV actor guest-starred in How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Scandal, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Jessie, Sam & Cat, and Hart of Dixie. Most recently, Lee was seen in HBO Max's Made for Love.
Furthermore, in film, Raymond Lee appeared in VHYes, Farah Goes Bang, A Leading Man, and last year's Driveways. Earlier this year, Lee had a role in Flinch and the short film, Raspberry. Next, the actor will be seen in Top Gun: Maverick and The Unknown Country. Currently, Lee is filming The Lost City of D. He'll also appear in the short film, Fanny Price.
Brian Howe (Pete McRoberts)
Playing the part of Pete McRoberts, Kevin's irresponsible father, Brian Howe is an immature paternal figure in Kevin Can F**k Himself. Away from this show, Howe is recognized for his performances as Jay Twistle in The Pursuit of Happyness and Pete Higgins in the Annabelle movies. The actor's other film credits include Gran Torino, Catch Me If You Can, K-PAX, The Majestic, Return to Me, RV, Deja Vu, Dark and Stormy Night, and The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. Additionally, Howe appeared in I Am Number Four, Evan Almighty, State and Main, Dead Man on Campus, Spy Hard, Birdseye, Taking Chances, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, and The Lost Skeleton Returns Again.
Furthermore, on TV, Brian Howe is known for playing Nick Porter in NBC's Chicago Fire and Sheriff Pickett in HBO's Westworld. Also, the character actor provided recurring roles in Vice Principals, Justified, Masters of Sex, House of Lies, The Newsroom, The Client List, CSI, Journeyman, Tales from the Pub, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Bonnie, and Law & Order. Next, Howe is slated to appear in Netflix's Sweet Girl and The Pipeline.
Jamie Denbo (Diane)
As Diane, Allison's aunt and co-worker, Jamie Denbo plays a grizzled supporting character in AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Denbo co-starred in FX's Terriers. She also played Shelly Ginsberg in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Additionally, Denbo created, wrote, produced, and starred in Lifetime's American Princess. She also starred in Pop's Return of the Mac and provided a recurring voice role in Netflix's F is for Family. Her other TV credits include How I Met Your Mother, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Happy Endings, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Kroll Show, The Good Place, GLOW, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
Furthermore, Jamie Denbo is one half of the comedy duo, Ronna and Beverly, opposite Jessica Chaffin. They hosted a podcast with the same name. She also hosts the spin-off show, Beverly in LA. Away from TV, Denbo appeared in Spy, Ghostbusters (2016), Daddy's Home, Must Love Dogs, The Heat, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, and Get a Job. Outside of acting, Denbo was a writer and co-executive producer on ABC's Rebel.
Justin Grace (Marcus)
In the role of Marcus, the friendly neighborhood drug dealer, Justin Grace plays a connected character in Kevin Can F**k Himself. The television actor's other credits include Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Dietland, Criminal Minds, Nurse Jackie, New Amsterdam, Law & Order, Third Watch, White Collar, and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. Additionally, in film, Grace made appearances in Remember Me, Lucky Days, Loitering with Intent, Reunion 108, and last year's The Dark End of the Street. Outside of acting, he wrote, produced, and directed 2013's short film, Even If I Tried ...
Meghan Leathers (Jenn)
Playing the part of Jenn, Sam's uptight wife, Meghan Leathers is a high-strung supporting character in AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself. Most notably, Leathers appears in Apple TV+'s For All Mankind in the role of Pam Horton. Her other TV credits include Law & Order: SVU and The Hunt with John Walsh. She also appeared in a variety of short films, including 2011's Last Stop Montauk, 2014's Rabbi, Fireman, Dinosaur, 2015's X's on Trees, 2016's Entropic and Thread, and 2017's American Waste. Next, Leathers is in the enormously expansive ensemble of Adam McKay's Don't Look Up.
Candice Coke (Officer Tammy)
As Officer Tammy, a local detective with an interest in Patty, Candice Coke plays an authoritative recurring character in Kevin Can F**k Himself. Prior to this performance, Coke played Agent Clark in NBC's Days of Our Lives. She also had a recurring role in Fox's Proven Innocent. Additionally, Coke starred in this year's web series, Indemnity. Her other TV credits include Bones, The Game, As the World Turns, Scrubs, All My Children, CSI: NY, and NCIS. Additionally, Coke guest-starred in 90210, Hung, Dallas, and NCIS: New Orleans.
Furthermore, in film, Candice Coke played a supporting part in Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. She can also be seen in Once Upon a Time in Venice, La La Land, Remarkable Power, Sex and Death 101, Wild for the Night, and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done. Coke's other film credits include Knock 'Em Dead, The Algerian, and Love, Ludlow. Most recently, the actress appears in The Aerialist. Next, Coke is slated to star in Goodbye Gussie and the short film, Wild for the Night.
The newest episodes of Kevin Can F**k Himself are available to stream on AMC+.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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