Nick Kilgore (he/him/his) is a writer & storyteller living in West Hollywood, California. Kilgore just wrapped work on the fourth season of Oprah Winfrey Network’s original drama series Greenleaf, where he co-wrote episode seven (entitled “Reunited”) and served as the writers’ production assistant. Before that, Kilgore worked as the writers’ production assistant on the Showtime series Black Monday.
Most recently, Kilgore c0-wrote, directed, produced & starred in the short film “Post Mortem”, which was an Official Selection at the Hollyshorts Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Previously, Kilgore studied acting Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop’s master class for seven years. In addition, he is a graduate of the Improv Program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and a previous student at The Groundlings. Kilgore is an associate member of the WGAW, and a member of SAG-AFTRA.
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 pops in and teaches a class.
Kilgore’s volunteer work as a crisis counselor for The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth, has been extremely important to him. As a gay & queer individual who has struggled with mental illness himself, Nick is passionate about telling stories highlighting the many issues in the LGBTQ+ community, including mental health, in hopes to bring these narratives to the forefront of people’s minds.
In his spare time, Nick loves attending his Brunch Club, where he eats his way through the best brunches Los Angeles has to offer. Moreover, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, attending Dodger games, discovering new neighborhood happy hours, exploring California hikes, and dining at Stella Barra before catching a movie at the Arclight Hollywood (the perfect Friday night, in his humble opinion).