Arif S. Kinchen

Los Angeles, CA aka #HollyHood

Arif S. Kinchen

Los Angeles, CA aka #HollyHood

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Arif S. Kinchen, an actor and acclaimed voice over artist, made his acting debut in the American film classic “House Party,” featuring Kid ‘n’ Play. Bitten by the acting bug, the Los Angeles native went on to land the starring role in the New Line Cinema short film, “The Jacket,” guest starred on the television program “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” and became a household name as LaMarr Hicks, office assistant to Maxey Sparks, on the UPN hit series “SPARKS.” The role afforded the young actor the opportunity to reach a large fan base and his comedic timing landed him an accredited, and all improvised, role in the cult comedy film “Trippin”. He then starred in a string of such zany comedies as “BeverlyHood” and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg’s “The Wash”.

Most recently, Kinchen starred in the 2012 theatrical holiday release of “Christmas in Compton”, a family comedy written and directed by David Raynr, and featuring a legendary ensemble cast.

Lauded for his vocal dexterity, Arif is one of a handful of African American's who have made his mark in the video game industry, rising to fame with recurring roles in the Volition/THQ series Saints Row and the cult hits The Suffering: Ties That Bind & Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam. He has also garnered recognition for his work in such animated hits as the Academy Award© winning film “Happy Feet”, Cartoon Network's “MAD” & Fox TV’s “Family Guy” plus promos for Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” & “Meet The Browns”. In addition, he specializes in the art of "speed talking" and ADR looping. He’s voice matched celebs like Martin Lawrence for "Bad Boys 2" and the late Bernie Mac for "Guess Who".

In 2013, the man with the distinctive voice embodied characters for 4 AAA video game titles (BioShock Infinite, Saints Row IV, GTA V and Dead Rising 3) plus the indie hit “Marlow Briggs And The Mask Of Death” (whose title character he voices) and several animated projects, including last summer’s breakout hit: “Beware The Batman”. And in 2014, he will also be seen weekly as the new 2nd Season On-Air Host of the SMMG Entertainment Group’s “The VIP Hideaway”, on Comcast Television in several southern markets.

Arif S. Kinchen currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and their 2 children.

  • #saintsrow
  • #sparks
  • #mobileignorance
  • #thewash
  • #christmasincompton