Screen Actors Guild National Board Of Directors 2002-2003
Back Row (L-R): Peter Onorati, Amy Aquino, Julie Sanford, Yale Summers, DeWayne Williams, Bonnie Bartlett, Mike Farrell, William Schallert, Michael Monks, Mitchell Ryan, Chris M. Allport, Paul Napier, Barbara Bosson, David Huddleston, Rebeccah Bush, Kevin Kilner, Michael Harrah, Bruce Boxleitner, Richard Crenna, Vivicca A. Whitsett.
Middle Row (L-R): Jerry Sroka, Robert David Hall, Keri Tombazian, Seymour Cassel, Morgan Fairchild, Esai Morales, Suzanne Cryer, Paul Petersen, Jack Coleman, James Cromwell.
Front Row (L-R): Karen Austin, Tom Bosley, Trista Delamere, Shelley Fabares, Kent McCord, Melissa Gilbert, Elliott Gould, Sumi Haru, Frances Fisher, Patrick Kerr.
Not Pictured (in alphabetical order): William Daniels, Dana Daurey, Richard Dreyfuss, Valerie Harper, Mariette Hartley, Richard Herd, Jane Kaczmarek, Diane Ladd, Dakin Matthews, Robert Duncan McNeill, Alan Rosenberg, Fred Savage, Marcia Strassman, Renee Taylor, Noah Wyle.
I did a webcast on the subject of The Next Generation Internet & New Technologies featuring California Governor Gray Davis, me and others
I along with other Screen Actors Guild members recently testified before the California State Senate Select Committee on the Regulation of Talent Agents.
I am committed to using my experience and understanding of the plight of actors to help ensure they will always be treated fairly and with respect. To that end I am proud to stand with Valerie Harper as she runs for President of Screen Actors Guild.
Since I first joined the Screen Extras Guild in 1961 as a result of my first job on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, I have always been an active member and supporter of the motion picture and television unions. Soon after I joined the Screen Extras Guild, I also joined the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.), and later the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (A.F.T.R.A.). These unions were formed to protect performers in motion pictures and television by working and negotiating with producers to improve actor's wages and working conditions.
In 1971, the C.A.C. challenged the existing S.A.G. leadership. The next year I began what would be eleven years of union service, becoming only the second independent candidate to be elected to S.A.G. board of directors in its then thirty-seven year history. I went on to serve four years as the Guild's first Vice President. Since then, I have continued to serve on various committees, as well as a temporary replacement on the board.
Recently, I was in Las Vegas, speaking before the National Council of Senior Citizens on behalf of Screen Actors Guild members who have been under-represented in both motion pictures and television.
- The Official Website of Kent McCord.