Alan Vint


Actor Alan Vint died of pneumonia Aug. 16 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 61.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Vint joined the Actor’s Studio with his brothers Jesse and Bill while an engineering student at the U. of Arizona.

He made his film debut in 1970 Western “The McMasters.” Vint went on to have roles in several iconic ’70s pics, playing detective Hotch in “The Panic in Needle Park,” starring with brother Jesse in “Macon County Line” and appearing in “Badlands,” “Earthquake” and “Two Lane Blacktop.”

He appeared on TV shows including “Hawaii Five-0,” “Adam-12,” “Bonanza,” “Baretta” and “Lou Grant.”

Serving on the board of directors as one of the founders of the MET Theater in Los Angeles, Vint wrote, directed and starred in several plays. With Tom Bower, he produced the West Coast premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s “An Italian-American Reconciliation.”

After a stint as head of development for Robert Urich Prods., he moved to writing, teaching and directing. He directed the 2001 feature “Reversal” starring his daughter Kelly.

In addition to Kelly, he’s survived by daughters Kate and Megan and brothers Jesse and Bill.

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