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Jack Kelly

Highest Rated:   100% To Hell and Back (1955)
Lowest Rated:   40% Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% Inherent Vice
  • Burke Stodger
$6.2M 2015
No Score Yet She Devil
  • Actor
2014
57% Hysteria
  • Footman 1
$1.8M 2012
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle)
  • Banker's Son
2000
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
  • Bart Maverick
1991
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place
  • Actor
1989
40% Oh, God! You Devil
  • Billy's Band
1984
No Score Yet Human Tornado
  • Captain Ryan
1984
No Score Yet Vega$
  • 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
90% 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 Gun Smoke
  • Curly Mather
1953
No Score Yet The Glass Web
  • First Engineer
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
No Score Yet People Will Talk
  • Student
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Jack O'Shea
  • 1966

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