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Kevin Ellis
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Kevin Ellis
Aliases: Deputy Kevin Ellis
Continuity: True Blood
Type: Law enforcement
Gender: Male
Location: Bon Temps, Louisiana
Status: Deceased
Died: 2010 [1]
1st appearance: "Escape from Dragon House"
Final: "Jesus Gonna Be Here"
Actor: John Rezig

Kevin Ellis is a fictional law enforcement officer and a recurring character featured in the HBO horror series True Blood. Played by actor John Rezig, he first appeared in the season one episode, "Escape from Dragon House".

Biography[edit | edit source]

Kevin Ellis is your typical small town county deputy. He has a strong southern accent, a slight build and an eagerness to appease. Working out of his home town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Deputy Ellis first served under Sheriff Bud Dearborne and later under Sheriff Andy Bellefleur.

Kevin was present when the body of Dawn Green was discovered in her home in 2008 - an apparent victim of the Bon Temps Strangler (later revealed to be Drew Marshall, aka, Rene Lenier). (TB: Escape from Dragon House)

As with most of the people of Bon Temps, Deputy Ellis fell under the sway of the maenad, Maryann Forrester. Following Maryann's death at the hands (or horns) of Sam Merlotte, Kevin was freed from her spell and retained no memory of the event.

Deputy Ellis was also present when Sheriff Bellefleur and another deputy, Jason Stackhouse, executed a raid on a meth lab in the neighborhood of Hotshot. Ellis was left to handle the leader of the group, Calvin Norris. (TB: Beautifully Broken)

In 2009, Kevin Ellis, his co-worker Kenya Jones and radio dispatcher Rosie shared a laugh at Sheriff Bellefleur's expense. An inappropriate photograph of Andy's backside made it's way onto the internet, thanks to the efforts of his girlfriend Holly Cleary's sons, Rocky and Wade. Andy warned Ellis and the others to stop laughing and to act more professional. (TB: Whatever I Am, You Made Me)

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kevin Ellis is based on the character Kevin Prior, who was featured in the "Southern Vampire Mysteries" series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The character first appeared in the inaugural book in the series, "Dead Until Dark". As with his True Blood counterpart, Kevin Prior is a Sheriff's deputy and the partner of Kenya Jones.
  • It was Kevin Ellis who gave Bud Dearborne his dancing boots as a retirement gift. This later became pivotal in identifying Bud Dearborne as a member of the Obamas a year later. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The events of season seven take place a few years earlier than when the episode first aired. This is on account of each season of the series running back to back.
  2. True Blood: 9 Crimes

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