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Also Known As: John Grinham Kerr Died:
Born: November 15, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, lawyer

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A sensitive, boy-next-door leading man of American films and television in the 1950s and 60s, John Kerr was the son of actors who made a big splash in the Broadway (1953) and film (1956) versions of "Tea and Sympathy". His best known TV roles were as lawyers, a profession he opted to pursue in 1970, retiring from acting except for occasional appearances.

A sensitive, boy-next-door leading man of American films and television in the 1950s and 60s, John Kerr was the son of actors who made a big splash in the Broadway (1953) and film (1956) versions of "Tea and Sympathy". His best known TV roles were as lawyers, a profession he opted to pursue in 1970, retiring from acting except for occasional appearances.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Poor Girl's Romance (1926) Assistant Director

CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Room to Rent (2000) Look-A-Like
3.
 Bay Coven (1987) Ferry Captain
4.
 Australian Dream (1986) Frank
5.
 Amateur, The (1981) Cia Security Guard
6.
 Silent Partner, The (1978) 3rd Detective
7.
 Incident on a Dark Street (1973) Attorney Gallagher
8.
 Longest Night, The (1972) Officer Jones
10.
 Yuma (1971) Captain White
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1953:
Made Broadway debut in "Bernadine"
1953:
Starred on Broadway as sensitive schoolboy Tom in "Tea and Sympathy"
1955:
Made feature film debut in "The Cobweb"
1956:
Reprised role of Tom opposite Deborah Kerr in film version of "Tea and Sympathy"
1958:
Co-starred as Lt. Joseph Cable in "South Pacific"
1963:
Played an assistant D.A. on "Arrest and Trial" (ABC)
1965:
Played District Attorney Fowler on "Peyton Place" (ABC)
1970:
Admitted to California Bar; became practicing attorney in Beverly Hills, CA
1971:
Appeared in TV movie "Yuma" (ABC)
1973:
Landed recurring role as a prosecutor on "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC)
1986:
Made final TV movie appearance in "The Park Is Mine" (HBO)
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
Phillips Exeter Academy: Exeter , New Hampshire -
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1969

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father:
Geoffrey Kerr. Actor. Born on January 25, 1895 in London, England.
mother:
June Walker. Actor. Born on June 14, 1904 in New York, New York; died February 3, 1966.

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