Barry Kelley

Barry Kelley

Highest Rated: 100% Too Late for Tears (1949)

Lowest Rated: 40% Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1908

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Too Late for Tears
The Manchurian Candidate
The Asphalt Jungle
Elmer Gantry
The Love Bug
Jack the Giant Killer
Carrie
Knock on Any Door

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Extraordinary Seaman Adm. Barnwell (Character) - 1969
76% 66% The Love Bug Police Sgt. (Character) - 1968
43% 52% Rio Conchos Croupier (Character) - 1964
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Police Chief Oscar C. Brockton (Character) - 1964
97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Secretary of Defense (Character) $1.9M 1962
75% 61% Jack the Giant Killer Sigurd (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Police Dog Story Bert Dana (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret of Deep Harbor Milo Fowler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clown and the Kid Barker (Character) - 1961
94% 87% Elmer Gantry Police Capt. Holt (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Commodore Patterson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 66% Buchanan Rides Alone Lew Agry (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 8% The Tall Stranger Hardy Bishop (Character) - 1957
40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Capt. Jock Clark (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 25% Women's Prison Warden Brock (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% South Sea Woman Col. Hickman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 55% Law and Order Sheriff Fin Elder (Character) - 1953
71% 59% Carrie Slawson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willie and Joe Back at the Front Brig. Gen. Dixon (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 11% The Capture Earl C. Mahoney (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 86% Francis Goes to the Races Barry "Square Deal" Mallory (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Mr. Bauer (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wabash Avenue Bouncer (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 32% The Black Hand Police Captain Thompson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 58% 711 Ocean Drive Vince Walters (Character) - 1950
97% 87% The Asphalt Jungle Det. Lt. Ditrich (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singing Guns Mike Murphy (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 11% Right Cross Allan Goff (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 73% The File on Thelma Jordon District Attorney William Pierce (Character) - 1949
67% 58% Knock on Any Door Judge Drake (Character) - 1949
100% 64% Too Late for Tears Lt. Breach (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% Fighting Man of the Plains Bert Slocum (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Police Sgt. (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Fun Chief Watson (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mr. Park Milgrave (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Prentiss (Character) 1963-1965
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1962 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Sergeant Murdock (Guest Star) 1965
100% 97% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vincent Barrett (Guest Star) 1959 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Harry (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Amish (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Anderson (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sheriff Caxton (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Frank Williams (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jake Pierce (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sheriff Joe French (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Det. Sgt. John Flavin (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1954