Kent McCord

Kent McCord


9/26/1942, Los Angeles, Ca.

Birth Name

Kent Franklin McWhirter


out of 10
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33 votes


Kent starred on the football team at Baldwin Park High School. After graduation he attended Citrus Junior College, then accepted a football scholarship to University of Utah in 1962. His first acting job was on the popular The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet. Beginning as a background player,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kent McCord's most recent role was Vice Admiral Sommerville in a made for TV movie called Tides of War.
      Release date: April 1, 2005
      It was released on video with the title:
      USS Poseidon: Phantom Below

    • On October 4, 2005 Kent McCord was a part of the Hollywood Boulevard "10-4 day" parade. This parade was to honor all Police and the actors who play them.

    • In 2003, Kent McCord ran for President of the SAG but lost to Melissa Gilbert by a narrow margin of 42% to 50%.

    • Kent McCord was a member of the "Celebrity All Stars Basketball" team for ten years. This team tours Southern California to raise funds for charities.

    • Kent McCord is a long-time race fan and has driven in competition in a few races such as the "Toyota Pro Celebrity Challenge" in Long Beach, California, and Watkins Glen, New York. He has raced professionally as well in the "Sports Car Club of America" and "IMSA."

    • It was Kent's appearance on Dragnet that landed him the starring role on Adam 12

    • Kent McCord signed a long-term contract with Universal Studios in 1965.

    • Kent McCord was offered 20 scholarships in football after graduating high school.

    • Kent McCord was one of Ricky Nelson's fraternity brothers on the show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.

    • Kent McCord had his first horse by the age of eight by the name of "Toby."

    • At the age of twelve, Kent McCord worked a job at Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, California. This is where he received flying lessons in exchange for work.

    • At the age of ten, Kent McCord worked at his father's Richfield gas station that was located near what is now the intersection of the 10 and 605 freeways.

    • Kent McCord was born in French Hospital, located at the corner of College and Hill in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    • On October 14, 2000 Kent McCord and Martin Milner received "The Jack Webb Award" given by the LA Police Historical Society for their support of the LAPD and the community it serves.

    • Mr. Kent McCord supports various charities and foundations, including:"The City of Hope".

    • Kent married his high school sweetheart, and has three children: Kristen McCord (who appeared on his show, "Adam-12" (1968)), Megan McCord (who appeared in Pine Canyon Is Burning (1977) (TV)), and Michael.

    • Kent won the Screen Actors Guild's prestigious Ralph Morgan Award in June of 1999.

    • Kent McCord is the Vice President of SAG 2007. (Screen Actors Guild)

  • Quotes

  • Kent McCord best known for his role in "Adam 12". He can also be found in over 40 episodes of "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet". He is a current member of the National Board of Directors for SAG.moreless

    Kent McCord may not be a familiar name for the youngest generation of TV & movie watchers, but for those of us growing up with shows like “Adam 12” and “Dragnet” he is well known as an icon of what a policeman should be like. In recent years he has devoted a majority of his time with SAG. (Screen Actors Guild) He was the Secretary-Treasurer and one time, but is currently the 1st Vice President.

    I understand the importance of playing an active role in the SAG, but here is an actor that we really deserve to see more of on screen be it TV or movie. He’s most recent role was “Vice Admiral Sommerville” on “Tides of War”. This was small part in a made for TV movie. I also noticed that he has no current pictures in production. I am hoping this will change real soon.

    This is more of current review of Kent McCord as there are no current shows in which I can review him in. However, I have always found Kent to be an excellent actor. Definitely worth checking out some of his older series on DVD!