Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly

Highest Rated: 100% To Hell and Back (1955)

Lowest Rated: 36% Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of actress Nan Kelly Yorke, Jack Kelly was the younger brother of stage and film star Nancy Kelly. Like Nancy, Jack was a professional from an early age, acting in radio and on stage before the age of 10, and in films from 1937 (he is quite prominent in a brace of 1939 20th Century-Fox films, Young Mr. Lincoln and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell). He reemerged as a leading man in the early 1950s, appearing in such films as Forbidden Planet (1956, as the ill-fated Lieutenant Farnam). Signed by Warner Bros. in 1955, Kelly starred as Dr. Paris Mitchell in the weekly TV version of the 1942 film King's Row. He went on to play gamblin' man Bart Maverick on the longer-running Warners western series Maverick. Though his popularity never matched that of his co-star James Garner, Kelly still developed a fan following as Bart; he remained with the series from 1957 until its cancellation in 1962, appearing opposite such Garner successors as Roger Moore and Robert Colbert. Kelly dabbled in a little bit of everything after that: hosting the anthology series NBC Comedy Playhouse (1973), emceeing the game show Sale of the Century (1969-71), and playing hard-nosed Lt. Ryan on the Teresa Graves series Get Christie Love (1974) and Harry Hammond on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977-79). He revived the Bart Maverick character on 1978's The New Maverick and the 1990 TV movie The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw. Chances are that, had he lived, Jack Kelly would have been invited to co-star again with Garner in the 1994 Mel Gibson theatrical-feature version of Maverick.

Highest Rated Movies



74% Inherent Vice Burke Stodger $6.2M 2015
No Score Yet She Devil Actor 2014
59% Hysteria Footman 1 $1.8M 2012
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Banker's Son 2000
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Bart Maverick 1991
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Actor 1989
36% Oh, God! You Devil Billy's Band 1984
80% Human Tornado Captain Ryan 1984
No Score Yet Vega$ Actor 1978
No Score Yet Young Billy Young John Behan 1969
No Score Yet Commandos Captain Valli 1968
No Score Yet Red Nightmare Jerry Donovan 1957
No Score Yet Julie Copilot 1956
98% Forbidden Planet Lt. Farman 1956
No Score Yet Canasta De Cuento Mexicanos Mr. Winthrop 1956
No Score Yet Black Tuesday Frank Carson 1955
No Score Yet Cult of the Cobra Carl Turner 1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men DeRosa 1955
No Score Yet The Night Holds Terror Gene Courtier 1955
100% To Hell and Back Kerrigan 1955
No Score Yet They Rode West Lt. Raymond 1954
No Score Yet The Bamboo Prison Slade 1954
87% Magnificent Obsession First Mechanic 1954
No Score Yet Drive a Crooked Road Harold Baker 1954
No Score Yet Law and Order Jed 1953
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming Sandy 1953
No Score Yet The Glass Web First Engineer 1953
No Score Yet Gun Smoke Curly Mather 1953
No Score Yet The Stand at Apache River Hatcher 1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express Pvt. John Heyman 1952
No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Will Stubbins 1952
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story) Lt. Barton 1951
100% People Will Talk Student 1951
No Score Yet Call Me Mister Soldier 1951
No Score Yet New Mexico Pvt. Clifton 1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story Officer-in-charge 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Dr. Mullenbach 1950
100% Young Mr. Lincoln Matt Clay as a Boy 1939


No Score Yet Maverick
Bart Maverick 2020
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
Tony 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Ray Fisk Charles Keys 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Devlin 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Ralph Steel Kasajian 1977
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Ned Lockett 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
Corman Bobby 1972
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
Henry 1967
93% Batman
Jack O'Shea 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
No Score Yet Four Corners
Gary Currall


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