Kevin Grevioux is an American actor, screenwriter, and comic book writer.
Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent most of his childhood in Minnesota, Boston, and New Jersey. He has been seen in such films as The Mask, Steel, Congo, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes remake and the 2003 vampire vs. werewolf film, Underworld, starring actress Kate Beckinsale. He has also worked as a stuntman on occasion.
Underworld was Grevioux’s first produced writing credit. He came up with the original premise and wrote the original screenplay along with director Len Wiseman, launching the Underworld franchise. He appears in the film himself as the lycan Raze and will return as the character in the Underworld prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. He also expressed an interest in telling more Underworld stories in comic form if this proves successful.
Using Romeo and Juliet as an archetype, Grevioux, a former microbiologist with a background in genetic engineering, actually based Underworld on his experiences with interracial dating and the tension that it often causes. He also brought a scientific element to the world of vampires and werewolves by basing vampirism and lycanthropy on a viral mutagen rather than the mysticism typically associated with these two mythic creatures.
Early 2006 saw Grevioux form two comic book imprints, Astounding Studios and DarkStorm Studios. Grevioux’s Astounding Studios imprint was to focus on All-Ages titles such as Valkyries, Guardian Heroes and The Hammer Kid. The Darkstorm Studios imprint was a more mature line, including the books Alius Rex, Thanatos and Uzan, The Mighty.
Grevioux has written for Marvel Comics’ New Warriors volume 4 and working with Mat Broome on Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel. He also wrote ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction for Red 5 Comics.