Arif S. Kinchen
Arif S. Kinchen was in the 6th grade when the acting bug first bit him. Actually, he thought it was the love bug. "There was this fine girl in my class," he vividly recollects. "She was in the school play, so I knew I had to be in the play too. But once I got the role, she became secondary to me, and acting became everything! A native of Los Angeles, Arif secured his first professional acting job while in the 11th grade at the L.A.County H.S. of the Arts. His first lines were "Yo, what's up man," in the Kid 'n' Play feature film, "House Party." He went on to secure a starring role in the New Line Cinema short film, "The Jacket." He then became a household face when he starred as La Marr Hicks, office assistant to Maxey Sparks, on the UPN hit series "SPARKS." It's a role that afforded the actor the opportunity to reach a large youth oriented fan base.
Arif went on to appear in his first credited film role in "Trippin," then starred in the zany comedies "BeverlyHood" and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg’s "The Wash". He's also appeared in numerous commercial campaigns, including popular spots for Coca-Cola, Lowes, 800-The General Insurance and Bud Light. With numerous campaigns under his belt, Arif excels in the field of voiceovers, lending his vocal characterizations to hundreds of commercials (Boost Mobile / COX), cartoon series (Family Guy), Promo (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) & video games (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows / Saints Row 1 - 3). He also specializes in the art of "speed talking" & adr looping. He has voice matched celebs like Martin Lawerence for "Bad Boys 2" and Bernie Mac for "Guess Who". He also voiced several penguins in the Academy Award winning film "Happy Feet."