DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley

Highest Rated: 88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Lowest Rated: 8% Night of the Lepus (1972)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1920

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Known to generations for his portrayal of the compassionate yet slightly cranky ship's doctor, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, on the classic television series "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69), actor DeForest Kelley created one of science fiction's most beloved and indelible characters. Following an auspicious start in film with the leading role in the noir "Fear in the Night" (1947), a disappointed Kelley quickly found himself settling for guest turns on various television series and smaller roles in films such as "House of Bamboo" (1955) and "Tension at Table Rock" (1956). Westerns quickly became Kelley's stock-in-trade, with appearances in "Gunfight at O.K. Corral" (1957) and "Warlock" (1959) being among his more notable. Although his work in the Gene Roddenberry-created pilot "333 Montgomery" (NBC, 1960) failed to materialize into a series, it impressed the writer-producer enough to win Kelley a supporting role in "Star Trek" just a few years later. His work as the unapologetically humanistic McCoy soon elevated Kelley's role to co-starring status on the iconic series. However, despite his proven talents, parts were hard to come by for the veteran actor in the aftermath of the show's cancellation. A full decade later, Kelley and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew were called back to action for the epic re-launch, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979). The franchise jumped to warp-speed with the hugely popular "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), and continued for four more installments before the original crew finally stepped off the bridge of the U.S.S.Enterprise for good. A key member of a popular cast, Kelley emerged as an actor who was universally admired by his "Star Trek" co-stars.

Highest rated movies

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 44% The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Viking 1 (Voice) - 1998
82% 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Commander Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. (Character) $71.7M 1991
22% 24% Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Commander Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. (Character) $52.1M 1989
82% 81% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Commander Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. (Character) $104.7M 1986
79% 67% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Commander Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. (Character) - 1984
88% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Commander Leonard H. McCoy, M.D. (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Planet Beyond Time Dr. McCoy (Character) - 1980
43% 42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Lt. Cmdr, Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy, M.D. (Character) - 1979
8% 26% Night of the Lepus Elgin Clark (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waco Bill Rile (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Town Tamer Guy Tavenner (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Toby Jack Saunders (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 49% Marriage on the Rocks Mr. Turner (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Sam Corwin (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 50% Gunfight at Comanche Creek Amos Troop (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 77% Warlock Curley Burne (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 59% The Law and Jake Wade Wexler (Character) - 1958
11% 52% Raintree County Southern Officer (Character) - 1957
85% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Morgan Earp (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 25% Tension at Table Rock Jim Breck (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duke of Chicago 'Ace' Martin (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Canon City Smalley (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Bob Kirby (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 31% Fear in the Night Vince Grayson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Our Own Unknown (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
94% 80% Star Trek: The Animated Series Doctor Leonard McCoy (Voice) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
80% 89% Star Trek Dr. Leonard McCoy (Character) 1966-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Martin (Character) 1962-1963 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Charlie (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Phil Wingate (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Martin Volet (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallant Men Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Bart Collins (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Peter Thorpe (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Brock Martin (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Brock Childers (Guest Star) 1957-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Lt. Comm. Enright (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Will Bailey (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1949-1950 1953