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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 Back to School (1986), Married... with Children (1987) and Savage Dawn (1985). He was married to Malika Kinison, Terry Marze and Patricia Adkins. He died on April 10, 1992 in Needles, California, USA. 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)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (26 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Louder than Hell" (Warner Bros. Records 25503) 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:

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 pay your house payment. That's a tough crowd. See more »

Trivia:

His trademark scream originated due to an hour prior to going on stage for his stand up routine, he got into a very big argument with his wife. When he got to the club and was about go on stage he was still extremely mad about the argument. After a few mins into his routine, he did his bit about marriage and went to patron and screamed in his face. Thus his trademark scream was born. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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