Barry Kelley


Biography

Barry Kelley was a character actor with a tremendously active career in film and television from the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Kelley was a large man whose characters tended towards judges, detectives, and cops. After earning his first film role in 1947, a small part in Elia Kazan's film noir "Boomerang!," Kelley appeared in no less than eight films in 1949, and 11 more in 1950....

Biography

Barry Kelley was a character actor with a tremendously active career in film and television from the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Kelley was a large man whose characters tended towards judges, detectives, and cops. After earning his first film role in 1947, a small part in Elia Kazan's film noir "Boomerang!," Kelley appeared in no less than eight films in 1949, and 11 more in 1950. Among the highlights were his roles as Judge Drake in "Knock on Any Door" with Humphrey Bogart, Lt. Breach in "Too Late for Tears," and Lt. Ditrich in John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle," all in the film noir genre. Kelley continued appearing in numerous films through the '50s, and simultaneously began a stretch of acting on live television dramas, including three episodes as 'Fat Man' on "G.E. True Theater" from 1955 to '57, and four episodes as Tenny on "Schlitz Playhouse." By the 1960s, Kelley brought his character acting to comedy, including a recurring role as Mr. Slocum on the comedy series "Pete and Gladys" in 1961 and his longest TV stint, 11 episodes as Carol's Dad on the classic family comedy "Mister Ed" between 1962 and '66. Appropriately enough, Kelley rounded out his career back on the big screen, as Police Sgt. in 1968's "Love Bug," and then as Adm. Barnwell in the 1969 comedy "The Extraordinary Seaman." Kelley passed away at the age of 82.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Eat the Peach (1987)
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Admiral Barnwell
The Love Bug (1969)
Police sergeant
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Police chief
Rio Conchos (1964)
Croupier
Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
Sigurd
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Secretary of defense
The Clown and the Kid (1961)
Detective Barker
Secret of Deep Harbor (1961)
Milo Fowler
The Police Dog Story (1961)
Bert Dana
Ice Palace (1960)
Einer Wendt
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Capt. Holt
The Buccaneer (1959)
Commodore Patterson
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Lew Agry
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Captain Hugh McCarthy
Gunfire at Indian Gap (1957)
Sheriff Dan Harris
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Capt. Jock Clark
The Tall Stranger (1957)
Hardy Bishop
Monkey on My Back (1957)
Big Ralph
Accused of Murder (1956)
Capt. Art Smedley
Trial (1955)
Jim Backett
New York Confidential (1955)
Frawley
Women's Prison (1955)
Warden Blackburn
The Shanghai Story (1954)
Ricki Dolmine
The Long Wait (1954)
Tucker
Champ for a Day (1953)
Tom Healy
Law and Order (1953)
Fin Elder
Remains to Be Seen (1953)
Lt. O'Flair
South Sea Woman (1953)
Col. Hickman
Vice Squad (1953)
Dwight Forman
Carrie (1952)
Slawson
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
Gen. Dixon
Woman of the North Country (1952)
O'Hara
Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
"Square Deal" Mallory
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
General
The Great Missouri Raid (1951)
Mr. Bauer
The Well (1951)
Sam Packard
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Lt. Ditrich
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
District attorney Pierce
Love That Brute (1950)
Burly detective
The Capture (1950)
[Earl C.] Mahoney
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Johnson
Right Cross (1950)
Allan Goff
Black Hand (1950)
Captain Thompson
Singing Guns (1950)
Mike
Wabash Avenue (1950)
Bouncer
711 Ocean Drive (1950)
Vince Walters
Southside 1-1000 (1950)
[Bill] Evans
Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
Lieutenant Gorham
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
Griggs
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Bert Slocum
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
[William] McCandles
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
Mr. Tomkins
Force of Evil (1949)
Egan
Too Late For Tears (1949)
Lt. Breach
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Judge Drake
The Undercover Man (1949)
Edward O'Rourke
Boomerang! (1947)
Sgt. Dugan

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Trial (1955) - This Young Man's Voice Is A Mighty Weapon Glenn Ford as David Blake, law professor who signed on to gain trial experience, and is arguing the case for big time attorney Castle (Arthur Kennedy), grumbling about the publicity operation, which is illustrated with scenes at the LA Shrine Auditorium, with Katy Jurado, Barry Kelley et al, in Trial, 1955, from writer Don Mankiewicz and director Mark Robson.
Right Cross (1950) - He's A Good Boy Second scene, we meet the leading man, boxer Johnny (Ricardo Montalban) who, it turns out, is not only professionally involved with Pat (June Allyson), the daughter of his manager, and who himself has other prospects (Barry Kelley), early in MGM's Right Cross, 1950, directed by John Sturges.
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) - Occupation, None Opening shot in Cincinnati, (the ending was shot on the same production trip, in Kentucky) introducing Dix (Sterling Hayden), Gus (James Whitmore) at the diner, Barry Kelley the cop at the line-up (featuing Strother Martin), Frank Cady the witness, in John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle, 1950.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) - I'm Kinda New At This Job Busy scene by director John Frankenheimer, Marco (Frank Sinatra) is press aide to the defense secretary (Barry Kelley), who is ambushed by Senator Iselin (James Gregory), husband of Angela Lansbury, the scheming mom of his fellow Korean War POW friend, in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962.
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) - No, I Don't Know How It Is Freelance gangster and losing gambler Dix (Sterling Hayden) pays off nervous bookie Cobby (Marc Lawrence), who tries to apologize for insisting, then meets his newly-paroled heist partner Doc (Sam Jaffe), before crooked cop Ditrich (Barry Kelley) drops by, in The Asphalt Jungle, 1950.

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