San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Annually, since April 2004, The Actors' Network presents the Hack n' Smack, Kerry Daveline, Celebrity Golf Classic at the El Caballero Country Club. We donate 100% of the net proceeds to the UC Irvine School of Medicine Department of Dermatology in support of finding a cure for melanoma. "The Cancer we can see, but no one talks about."
The Hack n' Smack tournament is the fulfillment of a promise made to Kerry Daveline by his friend, Kevin E. West, to combine their shared passion for golf with the fight against melanoma. Kerry, an actor-singer, was known for his humor, his Notre Dame caps, and his habit of befriending strangers. In 2003, Kerry lost his 5 year fight with Melanoma, and in 2004, the first Hack n' Smack was held. In 2005, at the 2nd Annual event, Kerry's infant twin daughters who never met their father, made their first appearance at the tournament. They're now committed for an annual play date, in Daddy's memory.
Southland Golf Magazine: "Voted one of SoCal's TOP 10 celebrity golf tournaments." Past Celebrity participants include: Michael Chiklis, Joe Pesci, Kevin Sorbo, Joe Mantegna, Ron Perlman, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert, John O' Hurley, Dave Coulier, J.K. Simmons, Christopher Gorham, Richard Karn, Adam Baldwin, Annie Wersching, Thomas Nicholas and many many others!
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Kevin E. West
Kevin E. West (www.kevinewest.com) has been a working actor in Hollywood since 1990. His credits include Aquarius, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, Touch, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Melrose Place, The Pretender, Resurrection Blvd, Oh, Baby, Angel, VIP, Seven Days, Diagnosis Murder, Arrest & Trial, In The House, Young and the Restless, Bold and Beautiful, Passions, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Port Charles, and The Texas Cheerleader Story and the long-running Matlock are just a sampling of his many credits which also include a 2 year stint as a Stand-up Comic and Improv artist.
Kevin is also is the President and Founder of The Actors’ Network (www.actors-network.com) the most recognized, trusted, and industry endorsed actor's business organization in the United States. The Actors’ Network holds consecutive (2006/2007) Backstage West “Reader’s Choice” awards, has been featured on Entertainment Tonight three times, and CNBC twice. Its many successful alumni include Golden Globe & Emmy Nominee Masi Oka (Heroes), and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) of the Golden Globe Award winning cast of Ugly Betty and Maggie Grace (Taken). Kevin has been considered the top opinion leader on the business of show business since 1991, including his time speaking nationally from the Show Biz expo in New York to Dallas, the WGA, UCLA, Chapman, Cal Sate Fullerton and soon to be in Sweden (2015).
Kevin is also the creator of the Industry Professional interview series, ActorBizGuru (Rated the #1 online resource for the business of show business) by BackStage West readers in 2014. (www.ActorBizGuru.com), is the Co-Author of the 2-hour CD “The Actor’s Guide to Getting the Job” with LA’s top commercial instructor, Carolyne Barry (www.gettingthejob.com) and spent 10 years as the creator/producer of the annual Hack n’ Smack, Kerry Daveline Memorial, Celebrity Golf Tournament (www.hacknsmack.org) in Southern California benefiting Melanoma.