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Skip Hinnant, American actor. Recipient Emmy citation for work on The Electric Company, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1976-1977, Clio awards, 1970, 75, 79. Member Screen Actors Guild (national board directors since 1979, New York officer since 1985).

Background

Hinnant, Skip was born on September 12, 1940 in Nassawadox, Virginia, United States. Son of John Fletcher and Leonna (Bridges) Hinnant.

Education

Bachelor in Drama, Yale University, 1962.

Career

Hinnant's first major role was as Cathy's boyfriend, Ted, on The Patty Duke Show from 1963 to 1965. Skip Hinnant is best known as a featured performer on the children's show The Electric Company, which aired on the American educational television network PBS from 1971 to 1977. He was best known at that time as word decoder Fargo North and as "The Boy" in the soap opera satire "Love of Chair." He was also the voice of R. Crumb's underground comic character Fritz the Cat in both the animated film of the same name and its sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.

In 1977, he voiced the Easter Bunny in the Rankin/Bass made-for-television, stop-motion animated feature The Easter Bunny Is Comin' To Town, and in 1980, he provided the voice for the title character in the direct-to-video feature film I Go Pogo (also done in stop-motion). His most recent acting roles were an appearance in the PBS science education show 3-2-1 Contact in 1984 and a part in an episode of Kate & Allie in 1989. Then he retired from television acting and devoted his entire career to voice-over work, but in 2006 he made appearances in two retrospectives of The Electric Company: one was a PBS pledge drive special, the other was The Best of the Electric Company: Vol.

2. Hinnant is the longest-serving president of the New York branch of the Screen Actors Guild.

Membership

Member Screen Actors Guild (national board directors since 1979, New York officer since 1985).

Connections

Married Miriam Sue Dildilian, June 30, 1962. Children: Christopher Alan, James Eric, Julie Rebecca, Sara Leonna.

father:
John Fletcher Hinnant

mother:
Leonna (Bridges) Hinnant

spouse:
Miriam Sue Dildilian

child:
Christopher Alan Hinnant

child:
James Eric Hinnant

child:
Julie Rebecca Hinnant

child:
Sara Leonna Hinnant