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See Final Residing “Adam-12” Solid Member Kent McCord at 79 — Greatest Life

Today there are many police procedural reveals on the air, together with Legislation & Order, CSI, and Chicago P.D. However, again within the Sixties, the style was nonetheless getting its begin. Following the success of Dragnet, collection creator Jack Webb created one other police collection, Adam-12, a few veteran cop and a rookie working in Los Angeles. That rookie on Adam-12 was performed by Kent McCord, who’s now the final surviving solid member of the collection.

Adam-12 aired for seven seasons from 1968 to 1975, all of which featured McCord alongside actor Martin Milner, as Jim Reed and Pete Malloy, respectively. Milner died in 2015 at age 83. As for McCord, he’s now 79 years previous, and whereas he’s now not performing, he has spoken out concerning the basic present pretty lately. Learn on to search out out extra about McCord’s life right now.

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Kent McCord on teh set of
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McCord already had quite a lot of performing work below his belt previous to Adam-12. He labored as an additional and had small roles on many collection and likewise appeared repeatedly on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and on Dragnet. Following Adam-12, a few of his roles embody the sci-fi collection Galactica 1980 and the flicks Airplane II: The Sequel and Predator 2. In his later profession, he appeared on JAG within the late ’90s and on the sci-fi collection Farscape within the early 2000s. His final function was within the TV film Tides of Conflict in 2005.

Kent McCord at the 2019 Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Event
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McCord was a vp of the Display screen Actors Guild. In keeping with his web site, “He chaired the Kids’s Committee, which helped trend protections for baby performers all through the world.” MeTV studies that McCord even ran to be president of the group within the early 2000s, however misplaced to Little Home on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert.

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Kent McCord at the Second Annual Reid Rondell Stunt Foundation's Enduro 100 Stock Car Race in 1990
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McCord’s web site additionally talks about his curiosity in race automotive driving, together with the truth that his performing profession meant he bought to attend the Indianapolis 500. The location explains, “He has competed as a driver in vehicle races such because the annual Toyota Professional Superstar Problem in Lengthy Seashore, California, and Watkins Glen, New York. He has additionally competed in a number of skilled racing collection within the Sports activities Automotive Membership of America and IMSA, in such occasions because the 12 Hours of Sebring.”

Cynthia Lee Doty and Ken McCord at the 2019 Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Event in 2019
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McCord married his spouse, Cynthia Lee Doty, 59 years in the past in 1962. In keeping with his web site, they had been highschool sweethearts. The couple has three kids: Kristen, Megan, and Michael. In an interview with Superstar Biograph at Nostalgia Con in 2016, McCord mentioned his spouse teases him about trying like NFL quarterback Tom Brady when he was youthful. “My spouse, each time she sees Tom Brady, says, ‘The place had been you on the night time he was conceived?'”

Kent McCord at The Hollywood Show in 2014
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Within the Superstar Biograph interview, McCord mentioned that individuals who had been children when the present was filming on the road in Los Angeles come as much as him to this present day. “I nonetheless get in LA, I am going to have any person cease and say, ‘,  you used to shoot in my neighborhood,” he defined. “‘I used to be a child and I used to look at you guys shoot.'”

He is additionally talked about that individuals have informed him that the collection led them to turn out to be cops. “I am all the time humbled by the actual fact,” he mentioned, “and it additionally reveals the sort of responsibly make-believe has.”

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