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Kent Franklin McWhirter

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McCord, Kent

Jack Crichton (Recurring Cast)
"Alien Dad" (Recurring Cast)

Biographical Notes & Trivia

Birthday: 26 September 1942 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Kent began working in his father's gas station at age 10 years, earning 50 cents per hour. Throughout high school, he worked at an airport. Planning to become a physical education instructor and football coach, Kent transferred from Citrus Junior College to the University of Southern California in 1961. While there he became good friends with Ricky Nelson, leading to over 40 guest spots on 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' as one of Rick's fraternity brothers. For the next four years, he worked as an extra, bit player, and stuntman.

In 1962, Kent married his highschool sweetheart, Cynthia; the couple has three children (Kristen, Megan, Michael). In 1965, he signed a contract with Universal, and two years later got his big break when Jack Webb picked him to co-star on 'Adam-12.'

Elected to the Screen Actors Guild's National Board of Directors in 1972, Kent served on the Board for 11 years. He served two terms as First Vice President, as well as chairing the Children's Committee, the Publications Committee, the Agents Relations Committee, and representing the American acting community to the Federation Internationale des Acteurs (FIA). He won the Screen Actors Guild's Ralph Morgan Award in 1999, and in 2001 was elected as SAG's Treasurer.

In addition to acting and doing voiceovers for commercials and documentaries, Kent is a fan of auto racing, especially the Indianapolis Speedway.

Other Credits

Television: 21 Jump Street; Accidental Meeting; Adam-12; The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Beg, Borrow, or Steal; Behind the Music; Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction; Breakout; Dark Justice; Dark Skies; Diagnosis Murder; Doomsday Rock; Dragnet 1966; Dragnet 1967; Emergency!; Galactica 1980; Heaven Only Knows; The Highwayman; Ironside; JAG; The Love Boat; MacGyver; Marcus Welby, M.D.; Monsters; Murder, She Wrote; Nashville Beat; The Outsider; Pacific Blue; Pine Canyon Is Burning; Pistols 'n' Petticoats; Private Eye; Renegade; Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In; Run for Your Life; SeaQuest DSV; Shadow Over Elveron; Silk Stalkings; Telethon; Unsub; The Virginian
Film: Airplane II: The Sequel; Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?; The Disorderly Orderly; Girl Happy; Illicit Behavior; Jigsaw; John Goldfarb, Please Come Home; Kissin' Cousins; Megiddo: The Omega Code 2; Predator 2; Return of the Living Dead III; Roustabout; Run Ronnie Run!; Viva Las Vegas; With Criminal Intent; Woman's Story; The Young Warriors
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Non-Farscape Images

Receiving SAG's Ralph Morgan Award in 1999.

As Officer Jim Reid in the TV series "Adam-12" (1968-1975).

(Official Homepage photos)

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