Kato Kaelin

Television Personality + Film Actor
Born Mar 9, 1959

Brian Jerard "Kato" Kaelin is an American radio and television personality who gained fame as a witness during the 1994–95 murder trial of O. J. Simpson.

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1959 Birth Born on March 9, 1959.


1977 18 Years Old Kaelin was nicknamed "Kato" as a child after the character played by Bruce Lee in the television series The Green Hornet. He graduated from Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin, in 1977. … Read More


1980 21 Years Old He pledged SAE Fraternity in the fall of 1980 and was accepted at the end of the term at California State University Fullerton. … Read More
1983 24 Years Old Kaelin was married to Cynthia Coulter from 1983 to 1989; they have one child, Tiffany Kaelin Knight.


1994 35 Years Old In 1994, Kaelin was staying in a guest house on Simpson's Rockingham estate and was present at the compound on the night of the two murders on June 12; thus, he witnessed some of Simpson's movements before and after the time of the murders. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Kaelin gained notoriety for his role as a minor witness for the prosecution in the 1995 O. J. Simpson murder trial, for the killings of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.


2002 43 Years Old Kaelin made numerous forays into reality television. In 2002, he participated in the series Celebrity Boot Camp.
2004 45 Years Old In 2004, he participated in the development of a reality show called House Guest, in which he would live in other celebrities' homes; that show never aired. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Kaelin appeared in the first three National Lampoon's Strip Poker pay-per-view programs (Kaelin is an avid poker player); the titles were filmed at Hedonism II, a naturist resort in Negril, Jamaica, which led Kaelin to quip, "The first few days there were the hardest!" The Playboy bunnies, WWE Divas, and pin-up models competing in the no-limit Texas hold 'em games, and upon losing all their chips and clothes, had to dive into the "Pool of Shame" and visit "Kato's Guesthouse", where Kaelin would interview the nude defeated players. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old Kaelin has also appeared in multiple parodies. In 2009, he was seen on the series Tosh., in a parody of the Keyboard Cat video titled "Keyboard Kato".
2010 51 Years Old And in 2010, Kaelin appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, wearing a wig to play his younger self in a taped skit parodying 1990s television appearances by 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. … Read More
2016 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, he made a brief appearance on the FX comedy series Baskets, where he performed the national anthem at a rodeo.
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