Arif S. Kinchen is an African-American actor and voice actor.

He voices Princess Smooshy in Star vs. the Forces of Evil.


Kinchen made his acting debut in the American film classic House Party featuring Kid 'n Play. He went on to land the starring role in the New Line Cinema short film, The Jacket, guest starred on the television program Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and became a household name as LaMarr Hicks on the UPN hit series Sparks.

Lauded for his vocal dexterity, Kinchen is one of a handful of African-Americans who have made his mark in the video game industry, rising to fame with recurring roles in the Volition/THQ series Saints Row and the cult hits The Suffering: Ties That Bind and Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam. He has also garnered recognition for work in such animated hits as the Academy Award winning film Happy Feet, Cartoon Network's Mad and roles in Family Guy plus promos for Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns.

In addition, he specializes in the art of "speed talking" and ADR looping, and has voice matched various celebrities including Martin Lawrence for Bad Boys II and the late Bernie Mac for the film Guess Who.

Kinchen's acting and voiceover characterizations have afforded him a career in the advertising industry with hundreds of commercials and campaigns for numerous clients including popular spots for Boost Mobile, AT&T, Lowe's, Sears, Intuit and Coca-Cola.

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