Kip Niven

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Kip Niven
Clifford Niven

May 27, 1945
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
DiedMay 6, 2019(2019-05-06) (aged 73)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Linda Lavin
(m. 1982; div. 1992)

Kip Niven (May 27, 1945 - May 6, 2019) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Niven was born Clifford Niven in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2][3][4]


In 1972 Niven was featured in the premier episode of The Sixth Sense. In 1973 he portrayed one of four young, rogue cops in Magnum Force, starring Clint Eastwood.

Personal life[edit]

Niven married actress Linda Lavin in 1982, they divorced in 1992. He died on May 6, 2019, three weeks away from his 74th birthday.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Magnum Force Officer Alan "Red" Astrachan
1974 Newman's Law Assistant Coroner
1974 Airport 1975 Lt. Thatcher
1974 Earthquake Walter Russell
1975 The Hindenburg Lieutenant Truscott
1976 Midway Lt. Howard P. Ady, PBY Pilot
1976 Swashbuckler Willard Culverwell
1977 Damnation Alley Perry
1980 New Year's Evil Richard Sullivan
2001 The Painting Doctor
2002 More than Puppy Love Vincent
2006 Raising Jeffrey Dahmer Attorney Howard Parker
2009 The Only Good Indian Dr. Hummber
2014 Jayhawkers Forrest 'Phog' Allen
2017 The Tree Wade Garrison
2017 Goodland Hal Bloom
2019 The Land Farmer Jim (final film role)


  1. ^ CNN
  2. ^ The Hollywood Reporter
  3. ^ Deadline Hollywood
  4. ^ MSN
  5. ^ Brozan, Nadine."Chronicle" The New York Times, July 3, 1992

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