biography

Born Norman Neale Williams II in Los Angeles on June 15, 1940, handsome actor Aron Kincaid enjoyed a lengthy career as an actor and artist. As a child growing up in southern California, his early life was marred by the death of his Army Air Force father, whose plane was shot down during World War II. Kincaid began painting with oils while still a child; by happenstance, when he was ten years old his mother sold his portrait of film noir actress Viveca Lindfors for $100 in art supplies. He developed a taste for acting as a teenager, and his first film was an hour-long 8mm color/sound film that he produced, directed, and acted in titled The Fall of Nineveh (1957), shot while he was a high school student in Oakland. After graduation, Kincaid enrolled at UCLA, majoring in cinematography with a minor in the humanities. An admirer of Cecil B. DeMille, Kincaid was offered an opportunity to work with the great director. However, DeMille's death in January 1959 occurred before Kincaid was finished with his college studies.

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Beefcake shots of Aron Kincaid from the 1960s


He snagged an early role in the fun low-budget horror flick The Wasp Woman (1960; with Susan Cabot and Anthony Eisley). Kincaid is a beekeeper in a scene at the beginning of the film. He can also be spotted in Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure Spartacus (1960; with Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier) as Olivier's standard-bearer. After being spotted in a stage production the following year, Kincaid was signed by Universal in 1961 for the series Bachelor Father (1957-1962) as young lawyer Warren Dawson, the love interest of Noreen Corcoran. A few years later, he would work with Corcoran again in the Paramount beach flick The Girls on the Beach (1965; with Lana Wood and Sheila Bromley).

His career was briefly interrupted upon joining the Coast Guard in 1963, but after his initial tour was up, he landed starring roles in two beach movies inspired by the success of American International's popular Beach Party series. Released by Paramount, both The Girls on the Beach (1965) and Beach Ball (1965; with Edd Byrnes and Chris Noel) proved to be popular entries in the genre and helped Kincaid secure a seven-year contract with AIP, which he signed in late 1964.

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The Wasp Woman (1960)

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Kincaid portrays an 'Always busy, busy, busy!' beekeeper in the opening scenes of Roger Corman's The Wasp Woman

Beach Ball (1965)

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Images from the beack flick Beach Ball, released by Paramount. LEFT: Aron Kincaid as Jack Williams, one of 'The Wigglers.' CENTER A: The Wigglers on the beach: Aron Kincaid, Don Edmonds, Robert Logan, and Edd Byrnes. CENTER B: With Brenda Benet, Don Edmonds, Robert Logan, Gail Gilmore, and Edd Byrnes. RIGHT: With Mikki Jamison

The Girls on the Beach (1965)

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From Paramount's The Girls on the Beach with Steve Rogers and Martin West

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

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Aron Kincaid has just hit Susan Hart, as Diane the Robot, with his roadster in AIP's fun spy spoof Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine. Kincaid also appears in The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot, a 30-minute episode of Shindig! to help promote the film

Ski Party (1965)

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Aron Kincaid as the ski stud Freddie in American International's Ski Party. LEFT: With Patti Chandler, Jo Collins, Salli Sachse, Mary Hughes, and Mikki Jamison. CENTER A: With veteran comedic performer Robert Q. Lewis. CENTER B: Having coffee with the gang. RIGHT: With Yvonne Craig, Deborah Walley, Robert Q. Lewis, Mike Nader, Dwayne Hickman, and Frankie Avalon

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

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From American International's final beach party film The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. LEFT: With Piccola Pupa and Nancy Sinatra. CENTER A: With Quinn O'Hara as Sinistra. CENTER B and C: With Nancy Sinatra. RIGHT: With Ed Garner, Quinn O'Hara, and Basil Rathbone

Creature of Destruction (1967)

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From American International's made-for-TV horror flick Creature of Destruction, directed by Larry Buchanan. This is a remake of American International's campy The She-Creature (1956)

Black Water Gold (1970)

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LEFT: As Ray Sandage in ABC's made-for-TV adventure Black Water Gold. RIGHT: With Keir Dullea and Ricardo Montalban

The Proud and the Damned (1972)

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From the independent western The Proud and the Damned

Planet Earth (1974)

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With John Saxon in in ABC's made-for-TV science fiction flick Planet Earth

Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991)

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As Capt. Driscoll in the made-for-TV thriller Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor. This film marks Aron Kincaid's last film appearance

later years

Fed up with the politics of film and TV production, in 1972 Aron Kincaid left Hollywood for the environs of San Francisco, where he soon found himself in demand as a model. His modeling career spanned the 1970s and 1980s, but during this period he found time to appear in such films as Planet Earth (1974; with John Saxon) and Paul Bartel's Cannonball (1976; with David Carradine and Mary Woronov). In the 1980s, he embarked upon a career as a voiceover artist for several animated series, including The Smurfs, Transformers, and Batman. In addition, he appeared in countless commercials from the late 1950s through the 1980s and was a longtime product spokesperson for Schick.

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LEFT and CENTER A: Late 1970s modeling shots. CENTER B, C, and RIGHT: Handsome recent portraits of Aron Kincaid

A lifelong movie buff, Kincaid preferred classic Hollywood films over modern blockbusters but enjoyed some contemporary films and loved the work of indie queen Parker Posey and comedienne Catherine O'Hara. From the mid 1980s onward, he concentrated on his successful career as an artist, known both for his wonderful caricatures (under the name Aron Kincaid) and for his beautiful landscapes (under the name N.N. Williams II). There are samples of his landscapes and caricatures at The Aron Kincaid Gallery at Brian's Drive-In Theater. Sadly, Aron Kincaid passed away due to heart problems on January 6, 2011, at the age of 70. He left no immediate survivors.

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filmography

FILM
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures (2001) with Beverly Garland, Susan Hart, Bruce Dern, Roger Corman, and Pam Grier
Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991) with Lee Majors, Lisa Hartman, and Peter Scolari
The Golden Child (1986) with Eddie Murphy
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) with Robert Brian Wilson
Brave New World (1980) with Reb Brown, Ron O'Neal, Keir Dullea, and Marcia Strassman
Cannonball (1976) with David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Judy Canova, Mary Woronov, James Keach, and Dick Miller
Gable and Lombard (1976) with James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield, and Red Buttons
Planet Earth (1974) with John Saxon, Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy, and Diana Muldaur
The Proud and the Damned (1972) with Chuck Connors and Cesar Romero
A Storm in Summer (1970) with Peter Ustinov, Peter Bonerz, and Marlyn Mason
Black Water Gold (1970) with Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen, Ricardo Montalban, and Lana Wood
The New Wife (1968)
The Happiest Millionaire (1967) with Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Hermione Baddeley, Lesley Ann Warren, Paul Petersen, Eddie Hodges, Joyce Bulifant, and William Wellman Jr.
Creature of Destruction (1967) with Les Tremayne and Pat Delaney
The Secret Sharer (1967) with David Soul and Buck Kartalian
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) with Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Quinn O'Hara, Jesse White, Harvey Lembeck, Nancy Sinatra, Francis X. Bushman, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, and Boris Karloff
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) with Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart, Jack Mullaney, Fred Clark, and Deborah Walley
Beach Ball (1965) with Edd Byrnes, Chris Noel, Robert Logan, Mikki Jamison, Don Edmonds, Brenda Benet and Gail Gilmore
Ski Party (1965) with Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley, Yvonne Craig, and Robert Q. Lewis
The Girls on the Beach (1965) with Noreen Corcoran, Martin West, Linda Marshall, Ahna Capri, Sheila Bromley, Lana Wood, Gail Gilmore, and Lori Saunders
Spartacus (1960) with Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, and Herbert Lom
The Wasp Woman (1960) with Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, and Barboura Morris
The Fall of Nineveh (1957)

TELEVISION SERIES
Batman, 1992-1995 animated TV series. Kincaid voiced the characters Waylon Jones and Killer Croc
Wildfire, 1986 animated TV series
Jonny Quest, 1986 animated TV series
Rock 'n' Wrestling, 1985-1987 CBS animated TV series. Kincaid voiced the character of the Iron Sheik
Transformers, 1984-1987 animated TV series. Kincaid voiced the character of Dr. Mark Morgan
The Smurfs, 1981-1990 NBC animated TV series
Bachelor Father, 1957-1962 CBS/NBC/ABC TV series. Kincaid portrayed Warren Dawson during the 1961-1962 season

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
The Smith Family, episode Rogue Cop, originally aired May 18, 1972
Lassie, episode Troubled Waters, originally aired February 21, 1971
The Immortal, episode Paradise Bay, originally aired December 10, 1970
Family Affair, episode Travels with Cissy, originally aired October 29, 1970
Hallmark Hall of Fame, episode A Storm in Summer, originally aired February 6, 1970
The New People, episode The Guns of Bomano, originally aired December 22, 1969
The F.B.I., episode The Inside Man, originally aired November 30, 1969
The Beverly Hillbillies, episode Granny Goes to Hooterville, originally aired October 31, 1968
Death Valley Days, episode Ton of Tin, originally aired, originally aired September 28, 1968
Get Smart, episode The Impossible Mission, originally aired September 21, 1968
Death Valley Days, episode The Thirty Calibre Town, originally aired April 12, 1968
Hey, Landlord, episode Swingle City, East, originally aired April 2, 1967
The Patty Duke Show, episode Do a Brother a Favor, originally aired April 27, 1966
Shindig!, episode The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot, originally aired November 18, 1965. Starring Vincent Price, Tommy Kirk, and Aron Kincaid, this Shindig! episode was a half-hour promotion for Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
The Donna Reed Show, episode The Rolling Stones, originally aired April 1, 1965
Grindl, episode The Big Deception, originally aired March 22, 1964
My Three Sons, episode Honorable Grandfather, originally aired January 3, 1963
Our Man Higgins, episode Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan, originally aired December 26, 1962
Thriller, episode The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell, originally aired March 7, 1961

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