Alex Constantine - January 23, 2009
Edited by Alex Constantine
Wiki: "Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor and film director. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Oscar for The Usual Suspects (Supporting), followed by a Best Actor Oscar win for American Beauty (1999). He has starred in many other Hollywood films including Se7en, L.A. Confidential, Pay It Forward, and Superman Returns. Since 2003, he has been artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London. ... "
Father: Thomas Fowler (technical writer; died in 1993)
Mother: Kathleen Fowler (secretary)
Birth Date: July 26, 1959
Birth Place: South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Education: Chatsworth High School (majored in Drama)
Spacey's 'sadistic Nazi' father
By AskMen.com Editors
April 27 2004
Kevin Spacey's late father was a sadistic, bisexual Nazi, the actor's brother has claimed.
Randy Fowler alleges his father, Geoff, raped and whipped him for years and was a member of the American Nazi Party.
He revealed to Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper: "My father sexually abused me for years. I grew up in a living hell."
Randy claims he even contemplated suicide, saying: "One day, when he was preparing to sodomise me, I took his old German Luger and pointed it at my mouth. Then I realised if I checked out there would be nothing to prevent my father from forcing my kid brother to take my place."
Although Randy doesn't believe their father, who cut his hair and moustache to resemble Adolf Hitler and who died in 1992, abused Kevin, he admits he questioned the star's sexuality.
He said: "I once asked him about all the innuendo that he was gay and he said, 'I don't consider myself heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual, just sexual.'
"Kevin, to the best of my knowledge, has never had a real relationship with anyone other than my mother."
A spokesman for Spacey said: "The family all feels deeply for his situation. But Kevin has not experienced any of the distress his brother describes."
Spacey's Brother Reveals Abusive Past
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey's older brother Randall Fowler has unveiled a dark harrowing past, where he was sexually abused by their Nazi-obsessed father. Fowler, who earns his money as a Rod Stewart look-alike, is currently working on a book called I'm Spacey's Brother Whether He Likes It Or Not, in which he plans to expose an array of buried family secrets - including his own abuse by his would-be writer father Geoff, who died in 1992 at the age of 68. According to Fowler, his father was an ultra right-wing, perverted sadist and a member of the American Nazi party who trimmed his moustache to resemble his idol Adolf Hitler. And while he claims his father regularly beat Kevin and their sister Julie, Randall says he was put through the horror of sexual molestation. He says, "I constantly threatened my father that if he ever touched (Kevin) I'd confront my mother with what was going on and that would destroy the family. I really felt I was sacrificing myself for the sake of my little bother. (Kevin) was so determined to avoid the whippings, that he just minded his Ps and Qs until there was nothing inside.
He had no feelings." Spacey's spokesperson Staci Wolfe tells America's Star magazine, "(Randall's) claim against his father is a very serious one and has been a difficult personal family matter. The family all feel deeply for his situation. Kevin has not experienced any of the distress his brother describes - he has never been a victim of abuse. He can only sympathize with him." Randall claims that in 1987, he confronted Spacey about his sexuality, to which the actor responded, "I don't consider myself heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual - just sexual." Randall adds, "To the best of my knowledge, Kevin has never had a real relationship with anyone except our mother. He's an empty vessel. Neither of us had a chance, growing up with two such damaged parents."
The Early Years: Kevin was born in South Orange, New Jersey. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of California. His father worked mainly as a technical writer, but he job-shopped a lot so the family moved quite often. His mother worked as a private secretary for a while. Kevin remembers watching a lot of late night tv shows and great black and white films as a kid. His favorite actors even then included Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart etc..
His father was a strict disciplinarian, and Kevin rebelled against that strict upbringing. In his early teens he happened to set fire to a little shed in the back yard of their Malibu house, where his sister kept her toys. Kevin's father tried to knock some sense into Kevin by sending him to Northridge Military Academy. He then was kicked out after getting into a fight with a fellow student while they were watching other students box in a ring of tires. Kevin was defending himself, and threw a tire at the other guy. Unfortunately, the other guy broke something in his shoulder and they kicked Kevin out.
Kevin, however, was thrilled to be back at a public school, where he also discovered acting. He was cast in his high school's production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. That production was then chosen one of the three best productions for Southern California high school theater. They performed the play over a weekend at a local college, where Kevin also happened to catch Chatsworth High School's play, in which Val Kilmer and Mare Winningham were performing. He felt that he would love to be part of that ensemble, so when he was asked if he would be interested in attending Chatsworth, he agreed happily. He switched for his last year in high school. ...