Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3548:
Today's Spotlight On... series entry is a Spotlight On... Kevin Schultz, who I met at the recent ComiKaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Kevin was with a couple of other actors at the same table, of whom one was Tammy Locke, who I blogged about yesterday at 'Spotlight On... Tammy Locke!'
However, today is the Spotlight On... Kevin!
First, in case you are wondering why I'm posting this blog on Kevin... It's because he was an actor on 'The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, that also had a one shot comic book published by Gold Key Comics in December of 1968!
So unlike several other actors that were at some of the booths who had no comic book background, Kevin was very pleased to show me his comic book connection as shown in the photo at the top right!
A closer look at the comic book itself is shown at the top left. Here is the link to the credits and stories in the comic book.
BTW, Kevin was also in the earlier TV Show that Tammy Locke was featured in. The Monroes TV Show, which also had a one-shot comic book published by Dell Comics in 1967, which was shown at the top left of the previous blog post. The role of Jefferson Monroe was played by Kevin Schultz, while the role of Amy Monroe was played by Tammy.
So that was the reason that Kevin & Tammy were at the same table. Their connection goes back many years ago!
Here is a brief bio of Kevin, as supplied by another web site:
"Born in Santa Monica, California, Kevin Schultz started acting as 1955 with an uncredited role in The Long Gray Line. In 1966 he and brother Keith were signed to play twin brothers in the television The Monroes, which ran for 26 episodes.
Following The Monroes, Kevin played "Tom Sawyer" in The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for 20 episodes. He also appeared in two episodes of Eight is Enough and the cable series Brothers.
Keith and brother Kevin both retired from acting and opened a photography studio together that's based in Costa Mesa, California."
As a follow up... Here is the link to his IMDb page for additional background info.
I found it very interesting that Kevin starting acting as an infant, in the 1955 film, 'The Long Gray Line'.
In 1962 he appeared as 'himself' on the TV Show, "I've Got A Secret", at the age of 9.
In 1966-67 he appeared on The Monroes TV show, which ended after one season, but Kevin went on to 'The New Adventures of Huck Finn', which ran from 1968-69.
Afterwards, Kevin played a few roles in other TV shows. I don't see any comic book connections in those shows...
While I was at the table during the ComiKaze Expo, Kevin shared a story with me about one of the co-stars of 'The New Adventures Of Huck Finn'...
That would be a short story about Ted Cassidy, better known as 'Lurch' on 'The Adams Family', that ran from 1964-66.
Ted was known as 'Injun Joe' on the 'Huck Finn' show.
According to Kevin at the ComiKaze Expo, Ted was not very friendly to the kid actors. And that he, (Ted), in particular, was a little afraid of the very tall actor.
As you can see in the photo to the left, there was a very sizable difference in height between Ted and the kid actors! Thanks for sharing that story, Kevin!
And for those of you that didn't get an opportunity to meet Kevin at the recent ComiKaze Expo during November 5th & 6th, Kevin will be at the upcoming 'The Hollywood Show Las Vegas', that will be at the Harrah's Hotel & Casino on 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 during the period of November 18-19, 2011.
I don't see any web site, Twitter page, or Facebook Page for Kevin. So the above is the only upcoming appearance I know he will be at in the near future!
Thanks to Kevin Schultz for taking the time to say hello, mention his comic books connection, and pose for photos at the recent ComiKaze Expo!
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