Famous American Actor Kent McCord has enjoyed a solid career in the movie industry since rising to fame in the series “Adam-12” in 1968. He also married his wife Cynthia, and the pair have become parents to three kids.
Kent McCord was born to Bert and Laura McWhirter as Kent Franklin McWhirter on September 26, 1942, at French Hospital, located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
At the age of ten, the youngster started working at his father’s Richland gas station, and then in 1954, he landed a job at Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, California.
Kent McCord at Made-for-TV Movie Pilot: “Galactica” March 16, 1980. | Source: Getty Images
He was not yet 12 years old and could not be legally paid, so instead, he was given flying lessons in exchange for his work. Kent worked there for five years before playing football at his Baldwin Park High School.
After he graduated, the youngster enrolled at Citrus Junior College and then transferred to the University of Southern California in 1961 to become a physical education instructor and football coach.
In February of 1961, Kent was asked to participate in a touch football match on a team captained by Ricky Nelson against the opponents led by Elvis Presley.
Afterward, he and Ricky became friends, and the former cast him on the hit series “The Adventure of Ozzie and Harriet.” Kent also appeared in a few Elvis movies, including “Viva Las Vegas” and “Roustabout.”