Nick Kilgore is a writer & storyteller currently assisting in the writers’ office for the fourth season of Oprah Winfrey Network’s original drama series “Greenleaf.” Before that, Nick worked as the writers’ production assistant for Showtime’s forthcoming comedy series “Black Monday.” Most recently, he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the short film “Post Mortem.”
In addition, Kilgore is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. He studied acting for seven years as a member of the Master Class at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. Kilgore also graduated from the core Improv Program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, before taking classes at The Groundlings.
Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachians in East Tennessee, storytelling is in Nick’s blood. His childhood obsession with dinosaurs led him to all films involving, you guessed it... dinosaurs. The moment he saw “Jurassic Park,” Nick knew he wanted to become an actor / freelance paleontologist. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Public Relations, as well as minors in Business and Theatre.
A month after graduation, Kilgore moved to Los Angeles to pursue his entertainment career. Unfortunately, he didn’t find any freelance paleontology work. Thus, as a result of his musical background (he was a drum major in his high school marching band), Nick got a job as a fitness instructor at The Bar Method Los Angeles, where he still occasionally teaches classes.
Kilgore volunteers as a crisis counselor for The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Being a queer individual, and because of his own personal struggle with mental illness, this work is a passion for Nick. He continues to tell stories highlighting mental health and the many issues in the LGBTQ community, in hopes to bring these narratives to the forefront of people’s minds.
In addition to writing and storytelling, Nick loves attending his Brunch Club, where he eats his way through the best brunches Los Angeles has to offer. When he has free time, Nick also enjoys spending time with his family, attending Dodger games, exploring California hiking, discovering new neighborhood happy hours, and dining at Stella Barra before catching a movie at the Arclight Hollywood (the perfect Friday night, in his humble opinion).