Jeffrey Hunter


Actor
Jeffrey Hunter

About

Also Known As
Henry Herman Mckinnies Jr., Henry Mckinnies Jr.
Birth Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Born
November 25, 1926
Died
May 27, 1969
Cause of Death
Complications From Brain Surgery Following Fall

Photos & Videos

The Last Hurrah - Lobby Card Set
King of Kings - Jeffrey Hunter Publicity Stills
A Kiss Before Dying - Lobby Card Set

Family & Companions

Barbara Rush
Wife
Actor. Married 1950-55.

Notes

Served in the Navy from 1945-1946.

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
Lieut. j. g. Lyman P. Jones
Custer of the West (1968)
Lieutenant Benteen
A Witch Without a Broom (1967)
Garver Logan
The Christmas Kid (1967)
Joe Novak
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Dimension 5 (1966)
Justin Power
Murieta (1965)
Joaquin Murieta
Gold for the Caesars (1964)
Lacer
The Man From Galveston (1963)
Timothy Higgins
No Man Is an Island (1962)
George R. Tweed
The Longest Day (1962)
Sergeant Fuller
Oro Per I Cesari (1962)
King of Kings (1961)
Jesus Christ
Man-Trap (1961)
Matt Jameson
Hell to Eternity (1960)
Guy Gabaldon
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Lt. Tom Cantrell
Key Witness (1960)
Fred Morrow
Count Five and Die (1958)
Capt. Bill Ranson
The Last Hurrah (1958)
Adam Caulfield
In Love and War (1958)
Nico Kantaylis
Mardi Gras (1958)
Himself
Gun for a Coward (1957)
Bless Keough
The Way to the Gold (1957)
Joe Mundy
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Frank James
No Down Payment (1957)
David Martin
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
William A. Fuller
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
Gordon Grant
The Proud Ones (1956)
Thad Anderson
The Searchers (1956)
Martin Pawley
White Feather (1955)
Little Dog
Seven Angry Men (1955)
Owen Brown
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Matuwir
Princess of the Nile (1954)
Prince Haidi
Three Young Texans (1954)
Johnny Colt
Sailor of the King (1953)
Andrew Brown
Belles on Their Toes (1952)
Dr. Bob Grayson
Dreamboat (1952)
Bill Ainslee
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
Editor Miller
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Ben Tyler
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)
Chad Carnes
Call Me Mister (1951)
The Kid
The Frogmen (1951)
"Pappy" Creighton
Fourteen Hours (1951)
Danny Klemptner

Life Events

1950

Film acting debut in college production "Julius Caesar"

1951

Debut as professional film actor

Photo Collections

The Last Hurrah - Lobby Card Set
The Last Hurrah - Lobby Card Set
King of Kings - Jeffrey Hunter Publicity Stills
Here are some publicity stills from King of Kings (1961), featuring Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus Christ. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
A Kiss Before Dying - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from A Kiss Before Dying (1956), starring Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Taza, Son of Cochise - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Taza, Son of Cochise - Behind-the-Scenes Stills

Videos

Movie Clip

Kiss Before Dying, A (1956) - If Certain Details Were Omitted Characters discussed but never seen before the murder (disguised as suicide) of Dory (Joanne Woodward), George MacReady her father, Virginia Leith her sister, Howard Petrie the police chief and Jeffrey Hunter, whom we have met, as the college tutor and weirdly, we learn, also part-time cop Gordon, with the culprit (Robert Wagner as “Bud” Corliss) lurking in Tucson’s El Presidio Park, in A Kiss Before Dying, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) - Let's Go Home Significant SPOILER here in a landmark picture, Natalie Wood as the mature Debbie is rescued from five years captivity by her adoptive brother Marty (Jeffrey Hunter) from the Comanche chief Scar (Henry Brandon), as his partner Ethan (John Wayne), leading an attack with Rev. Clayton (Ward Bond), appears determined to execute her, in John Ford’s The Searchers, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) - We've Seen Scalps Before Big reveal here as Mexican trader Figueroa (Antonio Moreno) leads the title characters (John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter as Ethan and Martin) to meet Comanche chief Scar (Henry Brandon), who is suspected of holding kidnapped Debbie (who’s grown up to be Natalie Wood), and who brandishes a medal long ago given to the girl, in John Ford’s celebrated Western The Searchers, 1956.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - We Will Not Be Evil Another fabricated event in the factual mission of Father Junipero Serra to 1769 California, Jeffrey Hunter as Indian Matuwir mediates a meeting with his grandfather (Guillermo Calles), with a glimpse of Rita Moreno as maiden Ula, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Longest Day, The (1962) - Maybe I Was Wrong About Rhoda First appearance of Rod Steiger as a fictional American navy destroyer commander, joining in the overnight assault in the early hours of June 6 , 1944, then on the deck Jeffrey Hunter as fictional Fuller, Joseph Lowe as “Sparrow,” Peter Helm as Mac, more anecdotes as producer Darryl F. Zanuck builds toward the D-Day invasion, in The Longest Day, 1962.
No Down Payment (1957) - Born At The Right Time At the barbecue Jeffrey Hunter and Patricia Owens are new arrivals David and Jean, all are accustomed to Tony Randall (as Jerry) drinking, Barbara Rush, Sheree North, Patricia Owens and Joanne Woodward as spouses, Cameron Mitchell as Troy, Pat Hingle the host Herm, in the suburban exposè No Down Payment, 1957.
No Down Payment (1957) - Open, Serving All Of Southern California Pretty fascinating as a record of early suburban LA, interstates and roads around Pacific Palisades, Martin Ritt directing Jeffrey Hunter and Patricia Owens in the car, Cameron Mitchell, Joanne Woodward, Tony Randall, Sheree North, Barbara Rush among their neighbors-to-be leaving church, opening No Down Payment, 1957.
No Down Payment (1957) - This Is A Snap The first full go-round of the four suburban couples, Pat Hingle and Barbara Rush greet new neighbors Jeffrey Hunter and Patricia Owens, observed by Sheree North, then Joanne Woodward with spouse Cameron Mitchell, Tony Randall the last to appear, Martin Ritt directing from the novel by John McPartland, in No Down Payment, 1957.
Searchers, The (1956) - My, The Days Are Getting Shorter Piercing scream from Lucy (Pippa Scott) confirms director John Ford has moved into horror movie territory, as the Edwards family (Walter Coy, Dorotny Jordan, Robert Lyden, and Lana Wood, young sister of Natalie) detects the arrival of the raiding party in The Searchers, 1956.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960) - White Women Only Spell Trouble With John Ford's dimmed-lighting-during-testimony device, Mary (Constance Towers) recounting her evening with accused Woody Strode (title character), Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) examining, in Sergeant Rutledge, 1960.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960) - The Unspeakable Nature The first appearance by the accused, title character Woody Strode in the famous trial setting by director John Ford, in Sergeant Rutledge (1960), co-starring Jeffrey Hunter and Constance Towers.
King Of Kings (1961) - He Is Without Sin John The Baptist (Robert Ryan) at work, interviewed by candidates when whom should appear but the little-known messiah, (Jeffrey Hunter), whose mother (Siobhan McKenna) he will shortly visit, in Nicholas Ray's King Of Kings, 1961.

Family

Henry Herman McKinnies
Father
Sales engineer.

Companions

Barbara Rush
Wife
Actor. Married 1950-55.

Bibliography

Notes

Served in the Navy from 1945-1946.