Who does Kevin Miles play in Pretty Smart, and why does he look familiar?

Amber Peake October 9, 2021
Who does Kevin Miles play in Pretty Smart, and why does he look familiar?


Comedy sitcom Pretty Smart was added to the Netflix catalogue yesterday (Friday 8 October), with fans already curious to know more about the show’s cast. We take a look at actor Kevin Miles’ role in Pretty Smart as some wonder why he looks familiar.

Who does Kevin Miles play in Pretty Smart?

Pretty Smart, which stars well-known names including Emily Osment and Gregg Sulkin and Olivia Macklin premiered on Netflix yesterday, Friday, 8 October.

The new comedy series follows Emily Osment’s character, Chelsea, as she moves to Los Angeles to stay with her estranged sister Claire and her roommates.

In the series, Kevin Miles takes on the role of Dave, who is dating Chelsea’s sister Claire. Although the couple’s relationship seems to hit the rocks throughout the season, as the audience learns, Claire still has feelings for her ex-boyfriend and current roommate, Grant.

Pretty Smart. (L to R) Kevin Miles as Dave, Olivia Macklin as Claire in episode 108 of Pretty Smart. Cr. Patrick McElhenney/Netflix © 2021
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Why does he look familiar?

Kevin Miles, also known as Kevin Mimms, has acted in many roles across TV, having featured in both Criminal Minds and S.W.A.T. Miles also had a recurring role in the 2019 series Underdogs and, as per his IMDb, he is said to have starred in the music video for Little Mix’s Black Magic.

However, Miles is arguably best known as the actor behind Jake in the Insurance company State Farm’s commercials. He first donned the red shirt and khaki pants last year and has since become a familiar face in households across the US.

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Kevin Miles’ career explored

Kevin Miles is a Chicago native, having grown up in the city’s southside. His passion for acting started through his mother and grandmother who shared their love for theatre with him from a young age.

He later studied the industry at both The Chicago Academy for the Arts and Webster University and after graduating, Miles went on to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue a career on-screen.

While he has a love for theatre, the actor previously admitted he prefers TV and film. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he explained: “The reason I’ve always loved TV and film is the fact that it’s documented forever.”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.