Kent McCord

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Kent McCord (born September 26, 1942) is an American actor best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series Adam-12. McCord was born Kent Franklin McWhirter in Los Angeles, California. Using the stage name Kent McCord, he first appeared on television in 1962 on ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. He became a close friend of Ricky Nelson and made a total of twelve appearances on the program over the next few years. He also landed small parts in three Elvis Presley films. He also appeared as a motorcycle courier in a McHales Navy episode entiled "Monkey Business 007" under the name Kent McWhirter. After working in a variety of secondary roles, he got his big break in 1968 when he was given a lead role next to Martin Milner as rookie LAPD police officer James A. "Jim" Reed on Adam-12, a police drama television series created by Jack Webb. The popular show ran on NBC from 1968 to 1975 and made McCord a household name. In Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967, he made a guest appearance as a novice undercover officer Paul Culver. Also as a uniformed officer in episode 2, The Big Explosion, credited as Kent McWhirter.
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