Sandy Kenyon
Sandy Kenyon
Sandy Kenyon
Personal Information
Birthname: Sanford Klein
Gender: Male
Born: (1922-08-05)August 5, 1922
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died February 20, 2010(2010-02-20) (aged 87)
Death Location Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actor and voice-over artist
Years active: 1949-2004
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: M*A*S*H
Character/appeared as: Master Sergeant Woodruff
Episode appearances/
Involved with:
"Lt. Radar O'Reilly" (Season 5)

Sandy Kenyon (August 5, 1922 – February 20, 2010), born Sanford Klein in New York City, was a revered voice-over artist and character actor of film and television. He is perhaps best known for voicing Jon Arbuckle in the first Garfield animated television special, Here Comes Garfield. Sandy made a guest appearance on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H as Master Sergeant Woodruff in the Season 5 episode "Lt. Radar O'Reilly".

Among the many TV series in which he guest starred are the westerns: The Rifleman, Colt .45, Yancy Derringer, Have Gun-Will Travel, The Tall Man, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza.

In 1960, Kenyon was cast as a pre-presidential Abraham Lincoln in the episode "No Bridge on the River" of the NBC-TV western series, Riverboat. In the story line, Grey Holden (Darren McGavin) sues the railroad when his vessel, the Enterprise, strikes a rail bridge atop the Mississippi River on a dark, stormy night; Lincoln is the attorney representing the railroad. Tyler McVey is cast as a judge and Denver Pyle as Jim Bledsoe.[1]

In 1961, Kenyon was cast in the role of Ritter on The Americans, a 17-episode NBC series about how the American Civil War divided families.

In the 1963-1964 season, Kenyon was cast as Shep Baggott in a recurring role in five episodes of the ABC-TV western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with then-child actor Kurt Russell in the title role.

Other series in which Kenyon appeared include: Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Room for One More, All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, The Partridge Family, Hogan's Heroes, Adam-12, Peter Gunn, Quincy M.E., Knots Landing, Designing Women and The Twilight Zone.

In the film MacArthur, he portrays General Jonathan M. Wainwright, who survived spending most of World War II in a Japanese POW camp.

Kenyon acted on Broadway and in regional theatre in Los Angeles, California. He died peacefully at the age of eighty-seven at his home in Los Angeles.[2] His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.


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