Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy

Highest Rated: 93% Dark Passage (1947)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A towering actor with a formidable screen presence and a face seemingly carved from granite, Douglas Kennedy made his debut in 1940 before a World War II tour of duty kept him away from movies for much of the decade. When he returned, he became a fixture of rousing westerns, bleak film noirs, and hard-boiled detective tales, often portraying vicious outlaws or morally bankrupt lawmen. Though primarily a character actor, known for stealing scenes in such flagship studio efforts as the twist-filled Humphrey Bogart classic "Dark Passage," he occasionally landed lead roles in lower-budgeted affairs such as the winningly campy mad-scientist shocker "The Amazing Transparent Man." He remains best known, however, for his depiction of an alien-possessed police officer in the archetypal atomic-age thriller "Invaders from Mars" and for his starring role in the rollicking '50s oater series "Steve Donovan, Western Marshal." Focused mainly on recurring television roles in the latter years of his career, he died of cancer while shooting on location for an episode of the picturesque police procedural "Hawaii Five-O." Even though his life was cut short at only 57, he left behind a legacy of nearly 200 indelible on-screen appearances.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Fastest Guitar Alive Joe (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Lost Balloon Sir Hubert Warrington (Character) - 1960
40% 16% The Amazing Transparent Man Joey Faust (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 21% The Alligator People Dr. Wayne MacGregor (Character) - 1959
60% 71% The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Ross Brady (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rockabilly Baby Tom Griffith (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 27% The Land Unknown Capt. Burnham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Badmen Hawkins (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Confidential Ken Harrison (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 71% The Last Wagon Col. Normand (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiretapper Charles Rumsden (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades Charlie Veer (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre Canyon Sgt. James Marlowe (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 29% Sitting Bull Col. Custer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Gun Hort Moran (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The All-American Tate Hardy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Antone Capt. Garfield (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Drums Brad Morton (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack McCall, Desperado "Wild" Bill Hickok (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Belt Mel Dixon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Harve Garrison (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Uprising Cliff Taggert (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Lt. Dore Gates (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Bombay Brian O'Hara (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Osage George Keane (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion Hunters Marty Martin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% I Was an American Spy Phillips (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% Callaway Went Thataway Drunk (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Susanna Trooper Emers (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Corsair Capt. Frenchy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Dave Rudabaugh (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Montana Rodney Ackroyd (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 40% Cariboo Trail Murphy (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenue Agent Steve Adams (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Gang Cliff Roberts (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 53% Convicted Det. Bailey (Character) - 1950
83% 74% The Fountainhead Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% Fighting Man of the Plains Prosecutor Kenneth "Ken" Vedder (Character) - 1949
43% 73% East Side, West Side Alec Dawning (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Fling Vic Lardner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake J. Roger Bascomb (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of St. Louis Lee Price (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Together Doberman (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 53% The Unfaithful Roger (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 80% The Unsuspected Bill (uncredited) (Character) - 1947
93% 82% Dark Passage Detective (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss NYC Emergency Room doctor (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 57% That Hagen Girl Herb (Character) - 1947
91% 77% Possessed Assistant District Attorney (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roundup Trooper (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Mr. Nobody Mr. McGraw (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1968 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke John Stoner (Guest Star) 1966 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dale Jensen (Guest Star) 1966 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Lucky Sterling (Guest Star) 1965 1960 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie gunrunner (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Dave Mather (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Sheriff Jeb Crater (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Martin Yates (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie Oakley Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1955 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Art Cummings (Character) 1952

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