Monday, August 30, 2010

RIP Ron Gans (aka Ron Kennedy)

Actor frequently did film, TV voice work

Ronald Gans, 78, an actor whose voice was frequently used in movies and television, died June 29 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from complications of pneumonia, said his wife, Theresa.

Gans acted and did voice work on "Lost in Space" in 1966-67 and appeared on such series as "It Takes a Thief" in 1968, "Quincy, M.E." in 1977 and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1988.

His voice work included the television series "Welcome to Pooh Corner," "Dumbo's Circus" and "The Transformers."

Movie roles included "Tarzan and the Jungle Boy" in 1968 and "Runaway, Runaway" in 1971.

Ronald Kenneth Gans was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Chicago and his family moved to California when he was 14. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School and attended USC before serving in the Navy, his wife said. He started acting after leaving the service.

Gans' voice also could be heard on commercials and promos for television shows and movies, his wife said.

GANS, Ron (aka Ron Kennedy) (Ronald Kenneth Gans)
Born: 8/9/1931, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 6/29/2010, Los Angles, California, U.S.A.

Ron Gans westerns – actor:
The Moonlighter – 1953
Hidden Guns – 1956 (Burt Miller)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) 1957 (Sgt. Kennedy)
Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1961 (henchman)

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