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Alan Beckwith (actor)


Who is Alan Beckwith?

Alan Beckwith is an American film actor. he is most known for the role on the TV series CHiPs.Born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Bald Eagle, PA he graduated from high school in 1969. He was awarded a full scholarship from the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge in 1971, he received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Aerospace engineering in 1972 from Penn State University. Was a member of both Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Phi Omega fraternities. For his undergraduate thesis, Alan went underground in the Milroy Cave system in central Pennsylvania to explain the formation of flutes etched on the limestone corridors by analysis of fluid dynamics. Shortly Alan then received notice that he had been drafted. He enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia as a 2nd Lt. in 1972. He was then sent to flight school at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. He was still in flight school when the Vietnam War ended. He holds two honorable discharges, one from the Air Force and the other from the Marine Corps.He was once again discharged and made his theatrical debuted in Jon Voight's production of The Basic Training of Pablo Hummel in Los Angeles. The head of casting of Columbia Pictures saw him and introduced him to director Buzz Kulik who put him in the 1976 TV movie The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. He played in movies television as credited characters. In 1977 he starred in the TV series CHiPs. His last movie before retirement was UFOria.

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