Nick Kilgore is a writer & storyteller currently working as the writers’ production assistant on the fourth season of Oprah Winfrey Network’s original drama series “Greenleaf” (Kilgore co-wrote episode 7, entitled “Reunited”). Before that, he worked as the writers’ production assistant on the Showtime series “Black Monday.” In addition, he’s an associate member of the WGAW, and a member of SAG-AFTRA. Previously, Kilgore studied acting Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop’s master class for seven years. He is also a graduate of the Improv Program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and has taken classes at The Groundlings.
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.
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 slash freelance paleontologist. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009, with a BS in Public Relations, as well as minors in Business and Theatre.
A month after graduation, and with only (barely) knowing one person, Kilgore packed up his Honda and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his entertainment career. After not finding any work in freelance paleontology, Nick became a fitness instructor at The Bar Method Los Angeles (as a result of him being a drum major in his high school marching band…who knew?), where he still occasionally teaches classes.
In addition to writing, directing, producing & starring in “Post Mortem” (premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April, 2019), 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 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 (the perfect Friday night, in his humble opinion).