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Sam Kinison (1953–1992)

Sam Kinison was born on December 8, 1953 in Yakima, Washington, USA as Samuel Burl Kinison. He was an actor and writer, known for The Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour (1991), Back to School (1986) and Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986). He was married to Malika Kinison, Terry Marze and Patricia Adkins. He died on April 10, 1992... See full bio »

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 1991 Charlie Hoover (TV Series)
- Roll One for Ed (1991) ... Hugh
- Old Flame (1991) ... Hugh
- Out of the Frying Pan (1991) ... Hugh
- Mother-in-Law (1991) ... Hugh
- Two for the Road (1991) ... Hugh
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Marty Slash's Conscience
- For Cryin' Out Loud (1990) ... Marty Slash's Conscience (voice)
 1989 Married with Children (TV Series)
- It's a Bundyful Life (1989) ... Angel (credit only)
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Jor-El / Various / Himself - Host
- Sam Kinison/Lou Reed (1986) ... Jor-El / Various / Himself - Host
 1985 Savage Dawn
Barber (as Sam Kennison)
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Other Works:

Album: "Have You Seen Me Lately?" (Warner Bros. Records 25748) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sam Kennison | Sam


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Personal Quote:

You don't know what a rough crowd is. If all I have to do is go make people laugh, that's nothing. Let me tell you what a tough crowd is. A tough crowd is going to a morning service and you got six people there and you gotta pat your house payment. That's a tough crowd. See more »


Was cast in Caddyshack II (1988) alongside close friend Rodney Dangerfield (reprising his Al Czervik character from the first film, Caddyshack (1980)). Kinison left the production when Dangerfield left due to "creative differences", mainly problems with the script. It is rumored that Kinison was to portray the "Peter Blunt" character, the role eventually went to Randy Quaid. See more »


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