Sandy Kenyon

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Sandy Kenyon
Born Sanford Klein
(1922-08-05)August 5, 1922
New York City, New York, USA
Died February 20, 2010(2010-02-20) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California
Resting place
Cremation
Occupation Actor and voice-over artist
Years active 1949 - 2004, 2010

Sandy Kenyon (born Sanford Klein, August 5, 1922 – February 20, 2010[citation needed] ), was an American voice-over artist and character actor of film and television. He is perhaps best known for voicing Jon Arbuckle in the first Garfield animated television special, Here Comes Garfield.

Career[edit]

Among the many television series in which he guest starred are the westerns: The Rifleman, Colt .45, Yancy Derringer, Have Gun-Will Travel, The Tall Man, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza.

In 1960, Kenyon was cast as a pre-presidential Abraham Lincoln in the episode "No Bridge on the River" of the NBC western series, Riverboat. In the story line, Grey Holden (Darren McGavin) sues the railroad when his vessel, the Enterprise, strikes a rail bridge atop the Mississippi River on a dark, stormy night; Lincoln is the attorney representing the railroad. Tyler McVey is cast as a judge and Denver Pyle as Jim Bledsoe.[1]

In 1961, Kenyon was cast in the role of Ritter on The Americans, a 17-episode NBC series about how the American Civil War divided families.

In the 1963-1964 season, Kenyon was cast as Shep Baggott in a recurring role in five episodes of the ABC western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with child actor Kurt Russell in the title role.

Other series in which Kenyon appeared include: Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Room for One More, All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show (including the 2004 reunion special "159th Episode"), That Girl, The Partridge Family, Hogan's Heroes, Adam-12, Kung Fu, Peter Gunn, Quincy M.E., Knots Landing, Designing Women and The Twilight Zone.[citation needed]

In the film MacArthur (1977), he portrays General Jonathan M. Wainwright, who survived spending most of World War II in a Japanese POW camp.

Kenyon acted on Broadway and in regional theatre in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

He died peacefully at the age of 87 at his home in Los Angeles.[2] His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.[citation needed]

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