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Kevin Pearson

Kevin Pearson is a handsome and successful television actor who is bored with his bachelor life. He is the biological brother of Kate and the adoptive brother of Randall.

He is portrayed by Justin Hartley.


Season 1

He was an actor in LA the sitcom "The Manny". He moved to New York to take on a new career as a Broadway star.

Season 2

A Father's Advice Kevin films his Los Angeles-based movie in New York and is superimposed into the film, alongside his co-actor, with the help of CGI.

A Manny-Splendored ThingAge 9 Kevin performs at the school talent show, where Sophie is seen laughing. Modern Kevin is required to film one more episode as the Manny. He returns to set and finds out that the script was written to embarrass him. With the help of Sophie, he finds the courage to do the last scene, despite the embarrassment.



Kevin met Sophie when they were children as she was a friend of Kate. They dated through their teens and got married and divorced sometime before Pilot. They reconnect in Three Sentences after not seeing each other for 12 years. Kevin asks Sophie to give him a second chance and she cautiously accepts.

After some time together he broke up with her again, in The Most Disappointed Man.

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"What? Are you serious? I call to get help and I gotta end up doing something nice?" Kevin Pearson (Three Sentences)

"You walking into my fourth grade class, Sophie, that's the best thing that ever happened to me in my entire life. Actually that's not true, scratch that, that's the second best thing that ever happened to me. The best thing that ever happened to me was you telling me that you'd marry me. I'm still in love with you, and I will be at our restaurant bright and early tomorrow waiting for you." Kevin Pearson (I Call Marriage)

""I'm sorry" is like a... It's like a magic word when you're a kid. Dosen't matter what you did. say you're sorry and it all goes away. But then you grow up, and it just... doesn't work anymore, does it?" Kevin Pearson (Sorry)

"Sometimes you just got to do the right thing. You got to do the right thing, even if it's not what you want." Kevin Pearson (The Right Thing to Do)

"I painted this because I felt like the play was about life, you know? And life is full of color. And we each get to come along and we add our own color to the painting, you know? And even though it’s not very big, the painting, you sort of have to figure that it goes on forever, you know, in each direction. So, like, to infinity, you know? ‘Cause that’s kind of like life, right? And it’s really crazy, if you think about it, isn’t it, that a hundred years ago, some guy that I never met came to this country with a suitcase. He has a son, who has a son, who has me. So, at first, when I was painting, I was thinking, you know, maybe up here, that was that guy’s part of the painting and then, you know, down here, that’s my part of the painting. And then I started to think, well, what if we’re all in the painting, everywhere? And what if we’re in the painting before we’re born? What if we’re in it after we die? And these colors that we keep adding, what if they just keep getting added on top of one another, until eventually we’re not even different colors anymore? We’re just one thing. One painting. I mean, my dad is not with us anymore. He’s not alive, but he’s with us. He’s with me every day. It all just sort of fits somehow. And even if you don’t understand how yet, people will die in our lives, people that we love. In the future. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe years from now. I mean, it’s kind of beautiful, right, if you think about it, the fact that just because someone dies, just because you can’t see them or talk to them anymore, it doesn’t mean they’re not still in the painting. I think maybe that’s the point of the whole thing. There’s no dying. There’s no you or me or them. It’s just us." Kevin Pearson (The Game Plan)

"We go through this life slowly but surely, just collecting these little pieces of ourselves that we can’t really live without until. eventually, we have enough of them to where we feel whole." Kevin Pearson (Her)


This gallery is in order of episodes - not chronologically


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