Monday, January 10, 2011

Actor Aron Kinkaid Passes

Actor Aron Kinkaid, who appeared in beach movies in the Sixties and went onto become a voice actor in cartoons, passed on January 6, 2010 at the age of 70. The causes were related to his heart.

Aron Kinkaid was born Norman Williams in Los Angeles, California on June 15, 1940. His father was a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army who died during World War II. His mother would remarry and move the family to Oakland, California. Mr. Kinkaid graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and afterwards served in the Coast Guard Reserve. He made his television debut in 1952 in This is the Life. Throughout the Fifties he also appeared in the show The Star and the Story. He appeared in small parts in the films The Fall of Nineveh (1957), The Wasp Women (1959), and Spartacus (1960).

In the  Sixties Mr. Kinkaid had a regular role in the last season of Bachelor Father. He appeared in such TV shows as Thriller, Our Man Higgins, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, The Patty Duke Show, Get Smart, and The Beverly Hillbillies. He appeared in such films as The Girls on the Beach (1965), Ski Party (1965), Beach Ball, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965), The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), The Happiest Millionaire (1967), and The New Wife (1968). In the Seventies and Eighties he appeared in such shows as Lassie, The Smith Family, and Mr. Merlin. He appeared in the telefilms Planet Earth and Brave New World. It was during this period that Aron Kinkaid began doing voice work, starting with The Smurfs. He provided voices in the Eighties revival of Jonny Quest, Transformers, and DuckTales He appeared in the films The Proud and Damned (1972), Gable and Lombard (1976), and Silent Night Deadly Night (1984).

In the Nineties Aron Kinkaid provided the voice of Killer Croc in Batman: The Animated Series. Mr. Kinkaid also an artist who painted landscapes. He sold his painting through galleries in Laguna Beach, California.

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