Born with a facial birth defect, he battled a speech impediment and bullying throughout his youth but he was able to conquer one of life’s hardest challenges, a former Hollywood stuntman who has appeared in some of my favorite movies. Kevin Cassidy stunted in numerous Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Spiderman: Far From Home, Avengers Endgame, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, plus The Dark Knight Rises, Salt, and Sons of Anarchy
His new book, Falling Down to Find Myself: How a Hollywood Stuntman Conquered Life’s Bumps and Bruises to Cultivate a Philosophy for True Happiness. In it, he offers a rarefied glimpse into his life as a Hollywood performer and how he overcame personal hardships to reach success both professionally and personally. Cassidy shares not only exciting details from behind-the-scenes on some of the biggest movie sets in recent memory-such as The Dark Knight Rises and multiple Spider-Man films-but also a compelling depiction of the real ups and downs of a career full of physically demanding, contract-based work.