Aug. 5th, 1947
Pekin, Illinois, USA
6' 7 1/2"
Larry Kenney's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles
Larry began his career when he was 15 in 1963 as a Disc Jockey at a Radio station in Peoria, Illinois. He went on to in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago. He later became a cast member on the radio show 'Imus in the Morning' in 1973. There, he made fun fun of political figures & famous such as Elvis Presley, Ross Perot, and Richard Nixon. He made his way into TV when he became the host of the New York show Bowling for Dollars from 1976 to 1979. He also does the voice for "Sonny the Coco Bird" for "Cocoa Puffs."
- Has three children, Kerri, Ashley, and Tanner.
- His Lion-O character is the subject of the Relient K song "I'm Lion-O".
- As the voice of Lion-O, he was the leader to 'Peter Newman (II)' (qv)'s Tygra on _"Thundercats" (1985)_ (qv). On _"Silverhawks" (1986)_ (qv), the two had a role reversal -- Newman, as Quicksilver, was the leader to Kenney's Bluegrass.
- Voice of Lion-O from the _"Thundercats" (1985)_ (qv) animated series.
- Was the original voice of Vulture Man on _"Thundercats" (1985)_ (qv), voicing Vulture Man in "Lord of the Snows" (the character's debut episode), but it was felt his Vulture Man was too similar to his Jackalman, and the role was recast with the late 'Earl Hammond' (qv) providing Vulture Man's voice for the remainder of the show's run.
- Is the voice of Sonny in the Cocoa Puffs commercials.
- Said that once he was in a Toys R Us store looking at a row of Thundercats toys and saw two boys talking about which action figure they were going to get, one was going to get Jackalman and the other Mumm-Ra. Using his Lion-O voice, he suggested that the boys get Lion-O and as he walked away, said that one of the boy's said, "He doesn't even sound like Lion-O!"
- Is the father of comedienne/actress/musician 'Kerri Kenney (I)' (qv).
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