Sep. 26th, 1942
Los Angeles, California, USA
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The son of Bert and Laura McWhirter, Kent Franklin McWhirter was born in Los Angeles on September 26, 1942. Planning to become a physical education instructor and football coach, he transferred from Citrus Junior College to the University of Southern California in 1961. There he met Ricky Nelson (I) during a football game and they became good friends. This led to small guest spots on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952) as one of Ricky's fraternity brothers. In 1965 McCord signed a contract with Universal Pictures, and three years later he got his big break when Jack Webb (I) picked him to co-star in "Adam-12" (1968). During the series' run he became actively involved in the Screen Actors Guild, and is still involved today. He also keeps busy by acting, doing voiceovers for commercials and documentaries, and working on his website.
- Won the Screen Actors Guild's prestigious Ralph Morgan Award in June of 1999
- Between 1961 and 1965, besides appearing on _"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952)_ (qv), he worked as an extra, bit player and stuntman.
- Appeared with _"Adam-12" (1968)_ (qv) co-star 'Martin Milner' (qv) in _Nashville Beat (1989) (TV)_ (qv), a movie for The Nashville Network. McCord played an LAPD captain going to visit his friend, Milner, an ex-LA cop who became a Nashville cop.
- Married his high school sweetheart, has three children: 'Kristen McCord' (qv) (who appeared on his show, _"Adam-12" (1968)_ (qv)), 'Megan McCord' (qv) (who appeared in _Pine Canyon Is Burning (1977) (TV)_ (qv)), and Michael.
- Started working when he was 10 years old, in his father's gas station. He earned 50 cents an hour. He worked at an airport all through high school.
- Appeared in over 40 episodes of _"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952)_ (qv) as one of 'Ricky Nelson (I)' (qv)'s fraternity brothers. He got his start on that show because he was one of Ricky's bodyguards.
- Elected to the Screen Actors Guild's National Board of Directors in 1972 and served on the Board for 11 years. He was twice elected First Vice President. He also chaired the Children's Committee, the Guild's Publications Committee, the Agents Relations Committee and represented the American acting community to The Federation Internationale des Acteurs (FIA).
- Is a fan of auto racing, especially the Indianapolis Speedway
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