With Brothers Dan, Alan and Steve - Norco 1964
Kevin moved to Norco, before incorporation, with his parents and three brothers in 1961. He grew up on the back of a horse, played baseball and basketball in the city recreation leagues, and attended local schools until graduating from Norco High School in 1973.
Norco Junior High - 1970
Norco Babe Ruth League
Riverview School - 6th Grade
Kevin graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from UC Riverside and a Masters of Fine Arts from UC San Diego. He went on to perform at Disney World in Florida, played major roles in regional theaters and touring companies, and worked as a singer across the country and as far away as Australia.
Eventually, he secured lead roles in some of the best small theaters in Los Angeles, was a founding member of the esteemed Los Angeles Theater Center and formed his own acting company: the Theatre of Gravity.
Kevin also authored several successful plays and original screenplays that were optioned.
Moving to Los Angeles, acting jobs were sparse and Kevin worked as a waiter, secret shopper, voice coach, and college acting teacher. He eventually found profitable employment as a historic preservationist, grant writer and an producer/editor of actor demo reels and mail order historic documentaries.
"As You Like It" with Mary Crosby.
Eventually, Kevin worked his way from small roles to stunts, co and guest star parts, recurring, principal and series regular on shows such as "Hart to Hart", "Baywatch", "Bay City Blues", "Magnum PI", "General Hospital", and "Young and the Restless".
He also began a very successful run as a commercial actor appearing in dozens of national and international television spots: several of which won Cleo Awards for exceptional advertising.
As he states, "I never became a star, but, I made a good living as an actor for many years".
As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity, Kevin became involved in actors rights issues, served as a union deputy and walked many picket lines. However, while serving as a producer of local television commercials, a conflict with the Screen Actors Guild Pension and Health Fund prompted a switch to more fiscally conservative values.
Kevin also became a Director at the family owned business Town and Country Day School.
Kevin also wears another hat: Sensei. He has trained in Aikido since 1980 and has taught at UC Riverside and across the nation since 1997. He is also adept at Jui Jitsu, Iaido, and Kendo.
Everything changed in 1989 when he met and married famed photographer Brigitte Jouxtel and a year later his daughter Angelique was born.
Kevin, wanting to give his daughter the childhood he had enjoyed, purchased a dilapidated horse ranch and relocated his family to his home town of Norco in 1995.
Today Bash's Boarding Stables is considered one of the best equestrian facilities in Norco.
Before being elected to City Council, Kevin served on a wide variety of city committees, commissions and non-profit, and youth sports boards, including, AYSO, Norco Girls Softball, Norco Parks and Recreation Commission, Norco Historic Preservation Commission. And. he continued his love of coaching basketball, softball and soccer.
In 2007, Kevin discovered the famed Norconian Resort and began a ten year quest to protect and preserve the historic site as well as accurately document the fascinating and forgotten Naval History.
To serve this purpose, he co-founded the Lake Norconian Club Foundation, penned several books and produced short documentaries detailing the history of the Norconian, the Navy in Norco and Horse Town USA.
Today, Councilman Kevin Bash, a life long equestrian, proudly serves the community of Norco and continues to fight for the preservation of our rare, semi-rural, equestrian lifestyle, and, to advocate for seniors, our youth, disabled Americans, and Veterans.