Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye is a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, a SAG-AFTRA stuntman, Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association, Assistant Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education, Instructor Level I with Margolis Method, and Assistant Professor of Movement, Acting, and Stage Combat at Case Western Reserve University. He’s an award-winning fight choreographer (SDC Affiliate), and runs a prop weapons rental business providing prop firearms, swords, and more for both stage and screen.

He’s published The Theatrical Firearms Handbook (2014) and The Screen Combat Handbook (2020), a chapter in Physical Dramaturgy (2018), and written and edited for The Fight MasterStudent Filmmaker, and been interviewed in The New York Times, Variety, NPR, and elsewhereKevin has provided services as fight choreographer and coordinator, actor, combatant, gun wrangler, and armorer with his company Fight Designer, LLC  for 20+ years, on both coasts and in between, as well as teaching classes and workshops around the US, and at the Paddy Crean International Stage Combat workshops in Canada.

He’s dabbled in almost every aspect of production, as well as martial arts, stage combat, and stunt work for decades. More info at or

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