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Sam Kinison (1953–1992)


Sam Kinison was a popular stand-up comedian from Yakima, Washington, mainly active in the 1980s and the early 1990s. He also had a few acting roles in film and television. His only recurring role was that of Hugh, the main character's alter ego in the short-lived sitcom "Charlie Hoover" (1991). The series only lasted 7 episodes. Kinison had ... See full bio »

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Known For

Back to School Professor Terguson
(1986)
(1989-1995)
Savage Dawn Barber
(1985)
Saturday Night Live Self - Special Guest / Self / Jor-El / Self - Host / Various
(1985-1986)

Filmography

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 1991 Charlie Hoover (TV Series)
Hugh
- 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 Mötley Crüe: Kickstart My Heart (Music Video)
Driver
 1989 Married... with Children (TV Series)
Angel
- It's a Bundyful Life Part 2 (1989) ... Angel
- It's a Bundyful Life Part 1 (1989) ... Angel (credit only)
 1988 Sam Kinison: Wild Thing (Music Video)
Sam Kinison
 1988 Bon Jovi: Bad Medicine (Music Video)
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 1986 Back to School
Professor Terguson
 1985 Savage Dawn
Barber (as Sam Kennison)
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Other Works:

Album: "Leader of the Banned" (Warner Bros. Records 26073) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Last.fm | MySpace | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Kennison | Sam

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Malika Kinison  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Every generation has someone who steps outside the norm and offers a voice for the unspeakable attitudes of that time. I represent everything that's supposed to be wrong, everything that's forbidden. See more »

Trivia:

Interred at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Memorial Park Cemetery is located 2 miles East of Interstate 44 (or 1.5 miles West of highway 169), at 51st St and Memorial Ave. Sam's burial site is next to his father and brother in Section 28 - Garden of the Apostles (Southeast quadrant), in the middle of the cemetery. See more »

Trademark:

Jokes about the downsides of love and relationships (specifically marriage) See more »

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