Jack Kelly


Actor
Jack Kelly

About

Birth Place
Astoria, New York, USA
Born
September 16, 1927
Died
November 07, 1992
Cause of Death
Stroke

Biography

Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick," which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick; both were dapper gamblers and card-sharks who wandered throughout the West and got involved in all kinds of tongue-in-cheek mischief. Kel...

Biography

Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick," which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick; both were dapper gamblers and card-sharks who wandered throughout the West and got involved in all kinds of tongue-in-cheek mischief. Kelly's official film debut was "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" (1939) starring Don Ameche, though he also appeared in the previous year's "Swing Your Lady," a minor Humphrey Bogart entry. Kelly's feature credits include Douglas Sirk's "No Room for the Groom" (1952), Bud Boetticher's "Red Ball Express" (1952) and the MGM science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956).

Kelly's other TV roles include Andrew Duggan, Andy's pal on "The Saga of Andy Burnett" segments of "Walt Disney Presents" (1957-58), a four-year stint as a gameshow host on "Sale of the Century" (1969-73), and Captain Arthur P. Ryan, Teresa Graves' hard-nosed superior officer on "Get Christie Love!" (1975). Kelly was also a regular on the Hardy Boys segments of "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1974-75), appeared in the pilot for "Vega$!" (1978), and played Lloyd Bridges in the ABC-TV biopic "Grace Kelly" (1983).

Filmography

 

Assistant Direction (Feature Film)

Haiku Tunnel (2001)
1st Additional Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Inherent Vice (2014)
I Could Read the Sky (1999)
The New Maverick (1978)
Bart Maverick
Vega$ (1978)
Merle Ochs
Young Billy Young (1969)
John Behan
Love and Kisses (1965)
Jeff Pringle
FBI Code 98 (1964)
Robert P. Cannon
A Fever in the Blood (1961)
Dan Callahan
Hong Kong Affair (1958)
Steve Whalen
She Devil (1957)
Dr. Dan Scott
Taming Sutton's Gal (1957)
Jugger Phelps
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Lt. Farman
Julie (1956)
Co-pilot
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
Carl Turner
Black Tuesday (1955)
Frank Carson
The Night Holds Terror (1955)
Gene Courtier
The Bamboo Prison (1955)
Slade
The Violent Men (1955)
DeRosa
To Hell and Back (1955)
Kerrigan
Double Jeopardy (1955)
Jeff Calder
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Mechanic
Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
Harold Baker
They Rode West (1954)
Lt. Raymond
The Glass Web (1953)
Engineer
Gunsmoke (1953)
Curly Mather
The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
Sandy
The Stand at Apache River (1953)
Hatcher
Law and Order (1953)
Jed
Column South (1953)
Trooper Vaness
Sally and Saint Anne (1952)
Mike O'Moyne
No Room for the Groom (1952)
Will Stubbins
Red Ball Express (1952)
[Pvt. John] Jeyman
Bronco Buster (1952)
Photographer
Call Me Mister (1951)
Soldier
New Mexico (1951)
Pvt. Clifton
People Will Talk (1951)
Student
Submarine Command (1951)
Lt. Barton
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)
Lt. Jessup
The West Point Story (1950)
Officer in charge
Where Danger Lives (1950)
Dr. Mullenbach
Peggy (1950)
Lex
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Banker's son
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Matt Clay, as a boy

Writer (Feature Film)

Fangs of Fate (1928)
Scen
Free Lips (1928)
Scen
Rip Roaring Logan (1928)
Titles
Souls Aflame (1928)
Titles
Fagasa (1928)
Titles
Throwing Lead (1928)
Titles
Ranger's Oath (1928)
Titles
The Bullet Mark (1928)
Titles

Editing (Feature Film)

The Bullet Mark (1928)
Film Editor
A Fool and His Money (1925)
Film Editor

Film Production - Construction/Set (Feature Film)

Jurassic Park III (2001)
Stage Manager

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Hitler's Madman (1943)
Pub

Casting (Feature Film)

Violated (1984)
Casting

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Sudden Death (1995)
Special Thanks To

Cast (Special)

Palms Precinct (1982)
Albert Brunswick
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979)

Producer (Special)

Mr. Shimkus Goes to Washington (1999)
Executive Producer
Walter Burley Griffin: In His Own Right (1998)
Executive Producer
CBS News Special: Lucy (1989)
Producer

Life Events

1939

Feature film debut in "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell"

1955

Starred in the TV version of "Kings Row", broadcast as continuing rotating segments of the "Warner Brothers Presents" series

1978

Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for an ABC TV-movie pilot "The New Maverick"

1991

Final TV appearance; played Bart Maverick in a NBC-TV movie sequel "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" starring Kenny Rogers

1991

Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for NBC-TV's revival "Bret Maverick"

1992

Lost the "Huntington Beach News" when it folded

1992

Underwent by-pass surgery after a heart attack

Videos

Movie Clip

Forbidden Planet (1956) - This Planetary Force Aging linguist Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) is explaining the death of his wife and everyone else from his original mission to Commander Adams (Leslie Neilsen) and colleagues (Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly) when his knockout daughter Alta (Anne Francis) appears, in Forbidden Planet, 1956.
Forbidden Planet (1956) - The Conquest And Colonization The animation, score and narration suggesting a landmark in Hollywood science fiction narrative and production values, the opening of Forbidden Planet, 1956, from MGM, with support from Disney animators, starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot.
Forbidden Planet (1956) - Welcome To Altair Four Space Cruiser C57D lands on Altair Four, Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen), Doc (Warren Stevens) and Farman (Jack Kelly) among crew observing when Robby The Robot (voice by Marvin Miller) zips by offering a ride to meet survivors of the last human visit, in Forbidden Planet, 1956.
Night Holds Terror, The - Could Happen To You Writer, producer and director Andrew L. Stone gets straight to business with this narrated opening, victim Jack Kelly taking over from the announcer, then hijacked by thug Vince Edwards, in The Night Holds Terror, 1955.
Night Holds Terror, The - I'll Cut The Wires Car-jacked Gene (Jack Kelly) arrives home to wife Doris (Hildy Parks) and kids, bandits Luther (David Cross), Victor (Vince Edwards) and mastermind Basford (John Cassavetes) asserting themselves, in Andrew L. Stone's The Night Holds Terror, 1955.
Bamboo Prison, The - Welcome, Comrades! Following the credits, Brady (Brian Keith), Doc (Earle Hyman) and other new prisoners meet inmates Pike (Leo Gordon), Pop (King Donovan) et al at their Korean prison camp, in director Lewis Seiler's The Bamboo Prison, 1955.

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Family

Nan Kelly Yorke
Mother
Actor. Born 1895, died 1978.
Nancy Kelly
Sister
Actor. Born 1921; best known for the 1955 stage and 1956 screen versions of "The Bad Seed".

Bibliography