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Kay E. Kuter, American Writer, actor.


Kuter, Kay E. was born on April 25, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Leo E. and Evelyn Belle (Edler) Kuter.


Student, Pomona College, 1943; student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1944; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1949; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1949.


Radio actor, NBC, 1944; actor, since 1944.


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  • Other Work

    • Actor in 198 musicals, off-Broadway, stock, repertory, touring, and Shakespearean stage productions. 51 feature films. More than 435 television shows including 7 years as a series regular (Newt Kiley) in Green Acres and Petticoat Junction.

      Voiceover actor for cartoon series Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Prince Valiant, Biker Mice From Mars, Fantastic Four, Julius and Friends. In cartoon specialists Olympic Mascot Izzy, Annabelle's Wish, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, The Little Mermaid II. In Civil Defense-ROMS The Beast Within, Ultima 9, Grim Fandango, The Curse of Monkey Island, Heretic II, Emperor Dune, Arcanum.

      In radio productions Getting Married, Treasure Island, Macbeth, Satanic Verses, Heartbreak House. Author: Carmen Incarnate, 1946, Ships That Never Sailed, 1994, Hollywood Houdini, Picture Perfect World, 1995. Voiceover spokesman Hershey's Kisses, since 1989.

      Editor: The Jester, 1956-1960, The Jester 35th Anniversary, 1960, 50th Anniversary, 1976. Contributor to The National Library Poetry anthologies, 1995, 96, 97, 99, 2000 (Editor's Choice award). Director more than 50 stage productions including Steve Allen's The Wake.


Board directors Family Service of Los Angeles, 1950-1970. Member Screen Actors Guild (board directors 1970-1973), AEA, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Dental Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Organization of Women, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, United Nations Association United States, National Trust History Preservation, Smithsonian, Carnegie Mellon University Westcoast Drama Alumni Clan (founding member, officer, board directors 1968-1980), Ephebian Society, International Society Poets (distinguished member), Albert C. May Society, Academy American Poets, Andrew Carnegie Society, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association (regional vice president 1976-1979, Service award 1979), Van Nuys High School Alumni Association, Interfaith Alliance, Library. Foundation Los Angeles, National Audubon Society, Hist Society Southern California, Los Angeles Conservancy, National Trust Public Education, Theatre 40, California Artists Radio Theatre, American Film Institute, Library.

Congress Associates, Americans United, Masquers Club (board directors 1953-1975, recording secretary 1956-1970, correspondent secretary 1957-1969. vice president 1971-1975), Actors' Fund of America (life member), others.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: composing, set design, piano.


Leo E. Kuter

Evelyn Belle (Edler) Kuter