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Kevin Volchok was a recurring, antagonist character in "The O.C.". He was portrayed by Cam Gigandet.

The story of the character Edit

Kevin was introduced in the third season. He was Johnny Harper's rival and got punched by Ryan Atwood early in the season. After Johnny's death he showed he had feelings, he got into a relationship with Marissa Cooper. They broke up because he cheated on her. He later killed her (accidentally) because he did not accept the fact, that according to him, Marissa had chosen Ryan in his place.

Character Arc Edit

Season 3 Edit

Volchok was Johnny Harper's top rival for a surfing sponsorship though they used to be close friends. Later on, Johnny caught his girlfriend, Casey, cheating on him with Volchok who justified it with, “You got my sponsorship, I got your girl.” Later on, Johnny decided to confront Volchok at the beach, but before a fight ensued, Ryan Atwood intervened by punching Volchok square in the face.

Volchok quickly and persistently tries to pursue a rematch with Ryan including confronting at the diner, keying “Lil’ Bitch” into Ryan’s car, taking money from Marissa Cooper and finally kidnapping her for ransom with a payoff of a fight with Ryan. Of course Ryan ends up at the pier seemingly ready to fight him, but decides to break a glass tuna and tell Volchok that he better be prepared to die or kill him.

We don’t see much of him again till after Johnny’s death. He took Johnny’s death hard and acted differently after his death. Marissa empathized with this change and the need for closure and began a strange friendship with him. In the meantime, while Ryan pursues a relationship with Sadie Campbell, Johnny’s cousin, it becomes apparent that Volchok previously had a relationship with Sadie that only deepens their rivalry. Eventually Marissa and him develop a casual romantic relationship first fueled by Marissa’s growing distance from her friends and mother; and Volchok's want to anger Ryan.

The relationship careens into something serious, even catching a moment of sensitivity from him when he fell asleep watching Sound of Music to get know her better. Then Marissa caught Volchok cheating on her at the prom ending their relationship. He also stole the post-prom party money from Taylor Townsend to the tune of a few thousand dollars which of Ryan must retrieve in his old-Atwood ways. Beating him nearly to death, Ryan takes him to a nearby hospital where Volchok says he was jumped and didn’t know who did it. He decides to blackmail Ryan initially to participate in a robbery, then to help him escape Newport, and finally to get Marissa to talk to him again when he realizes that she was the best thing to ever happen to him.

Marissa doesn’t bite and blackmailing Ryan didn’t help encourage her to talk to him let alone get back together with him. Upon her last refusal to speak with him, Volchok decides to follow them around. He ends up getting pretty drunk and as Ryan drives her to the airport, Volchok tried to convince them to pull over by ramming his car into theirs. Eventually, he pushed them over the road and their car rolled in a ditch. Marissa then died of her injuries in the arms of Ryan.

Season 4Edit

After the death of Marissa he panics and flees to Mexico. After sometime in Mexico he is eventually found by Seth. Seth convinces him to return to California to turn himself in. He contacts Sandy they talk for a while and Sandy brings him to a hotel to wait his charges in Marissa's death. As he waits to be taken to jail, Ryan confronts him about Marissa's death. He tells Ryan he doesn't care what happens to him. He just wants it all to be over. He tells Ryan it was an accident. And that he adored and loved Marissa and he was going after Ryan. He then tells Ryan he was jealous. He didn't accept that once again Marissa possibly chose to be with Ryan again. After they are done talking, Volchok walks outside where police are waiting. They handcuff him and put him into a cop car, to be taken to jail for Marissa's death. He is possibly still in jail.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"You get my surfing sponsorship, I get your girl. Seems fair enough to me!"

Trivia Edit

The name and surname of the character, derive from the agent of Adam Brody, who has portrayed Seth. Which is infact is called : Kevin Volchok

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