An actor who played memorable roles both on television and on the big screen over the course of his long career has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kip Nevin died Monday of a heart attack. He was 73.
Nevin may be best remembered by TV audiences for his recurring roles on “The Waltons” as the Rev. Tom Marshall and on “Alice” as Steve Marsh and Travis Marsh. On the big screen, his roles included one of the young rogue motorcycle cops in “Magnum Force” and killer Richard Sullivan in “New Year’s Evil.”
Nevin was a theater mainstay in his native Kansas City, THR notes.
“Niven starred as legendary University of Kansas basketball coach Phog Allen in ‘Jayhawkers’ (2014), written and directed by Kevin Willmott, a University of Kansas professor and recent Oscar screenplay winner for BlacKkKlansman,” THR adds.
Willmott is quoted telling KCUR: “Kip was Kansas City theater and film in many ways. He was a symbol of its heart and beauty and community. He was our little piece of Hollywood right here in the backyard.”
Here’s an interview clip in which Niven talks about developing the killer’s voice for “New Year’s Evil” …