Kip in 1985
Kip in 2004
|Portrayed by|| T.J. Thyne (1985) |
John Kassir (2004)
Kip Crowley was an associate and lover of Charles Danville.
Kip grew up with his mother Mavis Breen and a number of stepfathers (his mother went through four divorces). He was very close to his mother.
He was working for Blaine and Sons when Charles approached him, Beau Munger, and Randy Price at the Arbitrage. The men all started to work for Charles selling shares in Nevrex. Unlike the others, Kip didn't realize Nevrex was a dummy company.
Kip quickly fell in love with Charles Danville. While buying a red mustang, he told Charles how he felt. They began dating. He introduced Charles to his mother. Unknown to Kip, Charles and Mavis slept together. Mavis was also unaware that Charles was sleeping with her son.
When Stu Livermore went to the headquarters of Nevrex and found it to be a sham, Kip offered to help Stu and promised him that Charles would personally contact him. He was very upset to find Stu was right about Nevrex. He confronted Charles about Nevrex and learned that Charles was not going to do anything about Stu and his mother losing all their money. Charles laughed it off and admitted he was a "heartless bastard", which Kip refused to believe. After asking him to help his mother get her money back, Charles told Kip they were over. He told Kip he wasn't cut out for the share market, that he should go back to the sticks and become a librarian.
Distraught, Kip took the train home to his mother's. Sobbing, he told her that he had loved Charles. He confirmed that they had been sleeping together. She then went back to the hotel parking area and killed Charles Danville for the way he had treated Kip. After Charles's death, Kip quit the stockmarket and became a high school math teacher. He remained close to his mother.
Nineteen years later, in 2004, when Philadelphia Homicide detectives came asking about Charles's murder, Kip remained defensive about Charles, saying that he only said what he said to help Kip succeed, and that it wasn't Charles's fault he couldn't cut it in the financial world. He admitted that he was still in love with Charles. For a short while, the detectives believed Kip was the killer. It was only after telling Mavis that Kip was facing charges that she confessed to the murder. Detective Lilly Rush allowed Mavis and her son to say goodbye. Kip was very upset to find out his mother had killed Charles.