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Skip Hinnant has had a career spanning several decades, but his credits are very few. This first notable thing he did was play Schroeder in the 1967 off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, alongside his brother, Bill (as Snoopy). He made several appearances on The Patty Duke Show as Cathy's boyfriend, Ted. In the early 1970s he became best known for doing a children's show AND an adult film! In 1971, The Electric Company started it's six-year run, and he co-starred alongside Rita Moreno and a young Morgan Freeman. One year later, Fritz The Cat hit theaters and he was the voice of the titular randy kitty! He even returned for the sequal, The Nine Lives of Fritz The Cat. On The Electric Company, he is best remembered as Fargo North, Decoder. After that he his known as the boy in the soap opera spoof "Love of Chair".

After The Electric Company ended, Skip kept himself busy doing TV and radio voiceover work. He played the title roles in the Rankin-Bass special The Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town (1977) and Pogo For President: I Go Pogo (1980). But you rarely saw has face again, except for an appearance on The Electric Company' s science-oriented spiritual successor, 3-2-1 Contact in 1984, and a very brief role in an episode of Kate & Allie in 1989. 

 After that, Skip retired from TV acting and went completely into voice work, and also became involved in the politics of acting; he is the President (or Vice President, I keep hearing different stories) of the New York Branch of the Screen Actor's Guild.

In 2006 he appeared in two Electric Company retrospectives. One was a PBS pledge drive special and the other was an extra on The Best Of The Electric Company: Vol. 2.

 Remember: Next time you watch TV and hear a calm voice that reminds you of a cross between Jimmy Stewart and Woody Allen, it's probably him!


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