Kevin Francis Cleary

Kevin Francis Cleary
World Trade Center

A Love of the Stage

For some film buffs, it is enough to just watch and be amazed by actors. Kevin Francis Cleary, however, decided that he would rather be one of them, and maybe one day be as good as his idol, Paul Newman. So three years ago, Mr. Cleary, a stockbroker for Euro Brokers, which had offices in 2 World Trade Center, became Kevin Cleary, the part-time theater actor. "It was so amazing that here he was 38 and starting a second career," Cate Cleary said of her brother.

Fresh from a recent production of "Waiting Station," Mr. Cleary was gearing up to play Lenny in "Of Mice and Men."

"He worked all day then rehearsed all night for his productions," his sister said. "Twenty-four hours just never seemed to be enough for him."

Ever the thrill seeker, Mr. Cleary took time every year for exotic trips to places like Vietnam, Cuba, Thailand and, most recently, Tuscany.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 30, 2001.

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