Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison

  • Highest Rated: 85% Back to School (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 85% Back to School (1986)
  • Birthday: Dec 8, 1953
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Pentecostal preacher-turned-outrageous rock & roll-oriented standup comic Sam Kinison had a cult following and a promising career as one of the next comedy superstars that ended in a fatal car crash. After leaving his church, the charismatic, long-haired, and pudgy comic went wild and based his sometimes envelope-pushing monologues on his exploits with drugs, booze, women, and rock music that were punctuated by plenty of profanity and his trademark screams. At the height of his popularity, Kinison was performing with some of the biggest rock acts in late-'80s America, including Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne. When his fast-lane lifestyle began extracting heavy tolls upon his life, Kinison left the party-animal life, gave up booze and drugs, and settled down with his beautiful third wife, Malika Souiri. He appeared in one feature film, Back to School (1986), guest starred on television occasionally, notably on Saturday Night Live, was featured in cable comedy specials, and co-starred as the unruly manifestation of a yuppie's mid-life crisis in the short-lived sitcom Charlie Hoover. Shortly after the series' cancellation, Kinison was fatally injured and his wife seriously hurt in an automobile crash. It is ironic, with Kinison's efforts to clean up his personal life, that the driver of the car at fault was drunk.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sam Kinison - Outlaws of Comedy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules Actor 2000
No Score Yet On Location: Sam Kinison Actor 1992
No Score Yet Sam Kinison - Family Entertainment Hour Actor 1991
No Score Yet Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Being Me Actor 1987
No Score Yet Brother Sam: A Tribute to Sam Kinison Actor 1987
No Score Yet Sam Kinison: Family Entertainment Hour Actor 1987
85% Back to School Prof. Terguson 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

0% Charlie Hoover
1991
Hugh
  • 1994
  • 1991
No Score Yet In Living Color
1990-1994
Guest
  • 1991
  • 1990
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Angel
  • 1989
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1986

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