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August 5, 1922
New York City, New York, USA
|Died||February 20, 2010
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Actor and voice-over artist|
Sandy Kenyon (August 5, 1922 – February 20, 2010), born Sanford Klein in New York City, 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.
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.
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, That Girl, The Partridge Family, Hogan's Heroes, Adam-12, Peter Gunn, Quincy M.E., Knots Landing, Designing Women and The Twilight Zone.
Kenyon acted on Broadway and in regional theatre in Los Angeles, California. He died peacefully at the age of eighty-seven at his home in Los Angeles. His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
- ""No Bridge on the River", Riverboat (1960)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved February 23, 2013.