Lance Kinsey (born June 13, 1954) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter, best known for his role as Lt. Proctor in the Police Academy film series. He also played the male lead in Club Fed.

Lance Kinsey
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Kinsey in Sweden on a promotion tour for Police Academy 6: City Under Siege in June 1989.
Born (1954-06-13) June 13, 1954 (age 65)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Years active1979-present

Life and careerEdit

Kinsey was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He attended Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He majored in drama and after college apprenticed at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Then he performed with other regional theaters, dinner theaters, and national touring companies.

Kinsey moved to Chicago and joined the Second City comedy troupe where he wrote and starred in several consecutive revues. He taught improv at high schools and colleges including Columbia College in Illinois as well as the Goodman Theatre. He was nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Awards.

Kinsey has appeared in television, film, and theatre productions, but is probably best known to audiences as Proctor, the supercilious sidekick of Commandant Mauser and Captain Harris in the Police Academy film series. Kinsey also writes and produces for television and film.[1] He appeared in one episode of The Amanda Show in 1999.

Private lifeEdit

Kinsey is married, his wife is Nancy, they met in Chicago at Second City. They have a son, Matt, and daughter, Logan. They live in Los Angeles, California.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Things Are Tough All Over Plastic Surgeon
1983 Doctor Detroit Street Dude
1983 Class Dog Trainer / Bar Patron
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Lt. Proctor
1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
1988 Portrait of a White Marriage Staffer #2
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Lt. Proctor
1989 Wedding Band Ritchie
1990 Why Me? Phone Technician
1990 Club Fed Howard Polk
1990 Masters of Menace Wallace Wolfby
1992 Hero Paramedic
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Irv
1994 The Silence of the Hams Interrogating Officer
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Principal Reese
2002 Naked Movie Himself
2003 Dreamcatcher Hofferman Uncredited
2012 BuzzKill Dennis
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Pentagon Security Uncredited
2014 All Stars Lance Grayden
2015 Come Simi Dickie
2018 Spare Room Walt


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