Kevin Leonard Blount (Courtesy photo)

Kevin Leonard Blount, born on August 27, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on March 7, 2023. He was the second son of Walker C. Blount, Sr. and Lyniece Cobb Blount, and younger brother to Walker C. Blount, Jr. The family moved from Birmingham, Alabama to Los Angeles, California for better opportunities when Kevin was four years old.

Kevin showed a passion for music during his school years, excelling as the lead trumpet player in his high school band at Dorsey High School, where he also lettered in track and field. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Long Beach State in 1977 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1980. In 1983, he obtained his Community College Instructor Credentials for teaching accounting and business/industrial management.

Kevin had a successful career in business and later pursued his interest in law. He attended Hastings College of the Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate Law Degree in 1984. He returned to Los Angeles to be close to his mother and continued to pursue his passions for track and field and entertainment.

As an actor, he appeared in notable works such as the movie “Kingdom Come” and an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” He was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), providing early evaluations and feedback of movies and voting for SAG award nominees.

Kevin will be remembered for his ease with public speaking, thoughtfulness, and intellect. He touched the lives of many, including young students on the track and field team at the University of Southern California (USC) where he volunteered as the assistant to the head coach.

Kevin is survived by his brother, Walker Blount Jr.; sister-in-law, Beverly Blount; and niece, Stefany Blount. He is also survived by his uncle, Oscar Cobb, cousins Pauline Medley, Cheryl Hosey, Melinda Taylor, Cassandra Chappelle, and second cousin Arlivia Harris. He will be deeply missed.