Kent McCord

Born Sep 26, 1942

Kent McCord is an American actor best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series Adam-12.

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1942 Birth Born on September 26, 1942.


1962 19 Years Old McCord was born Kent Franklin McWhirter in Los Angeles, California. Using the stage name Kent McCord, he first appeared on television in 1962 on ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. … Read More


1967 24 Years Old In Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967, he made a guest appearance as a novice undercover officer Paul Culver. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After working in a variety of secondary roles, he got his big break in 1968 when he was given a lead role next to Martin Milner as rookie LAPD police officer James A. "Jim" Reed on Adam-12, a police drama television series created by Jack Webb.
1972 29 Years Old In 1972, McCord was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild and served on the Board for eleven years.


1980 37 Years Old He served as 1st National Vice President and served on the National Board of Directors In 1980, McCord played the lead character Troy on the short-lived series Galactica 1980.
1982 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He was then pegged to play Jack Webb's partner (his Officer Jim Reed character from "Adam-12"), in another revival of Dragnet, but the project ended with Webb's death in 1982.


1990 47 Years Old In 1990 McCord appeared in the film Predator 2 as Captain Pilgrim.


1994 51 Years Old From 1994 through 1995, McCord played the recurring role of Scott Keller on seaQuest DSV.
1999 56 Years Old In 1999 he was introduced to a new generation of fans as a semi-regular guest star on the science fiction television cult hit, Farscape. … Read More


2003 60 Years Old In 2003, he ran for President of the Screen Actors Guild but lost to Melissa Gilbert by a margin of 42% to her 50%. … Read More
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