Jeffrey Hunter

Jeffrey Hunter

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% Custer of the West (1967)
  • Birthday: Nov 25, 1926
  • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • The son of a sales engineer and born in New Orleans, Jeffrey Hunter was raised in Milwaukee, WI. While still in high school, Hunter acted on Milwaukee radio station WTMJ; this led to summer stock work. After serving in the Navy, Hunter attended Northwestern University, where he continued his stage appearances and was featured in the 1950 film version of Julius Caesar, which starred Charlton Heston. Attending U.C.L.A. on a scholarship, Hunter was spotted by a Hollywood agent while starring in a school production of All My Sons. He made his first "mainstream" film appearance in 20th Century Fox's Fourteen Hours, a film which also served as the debut for Grace Kelly. His movie career gained momentum after he co-starred with John Wayne in the Western classic The Searchers (1956). In 1961, Jeffrey Hunter was cast as Jesus Christ in The King of Kings; the actor's youthful appearance prompted industry wags to dub the picture "I Was a Teenaged Jesus," though in fact Hunter was 33 at the time. Few of his post-King of King roles amounted to much, and by 1967 he was one of several former Hollywood luminaries knocking about in European films. From 1950 through 1955, Hunter was married to actress Barbara Rush, who years after the divorce would remember Hunter fondly as the handsomest man she ever met. Jeffrey Hunter died of a concussion at 42, after an accidental fall in his home.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Oro per i Cesari (Gold for the Caesars) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Key Witness Actor 2013
No Score Yet Find a Place to Die Joe Collins 1971
No Score Yet Cry Chicago (¡Viva América!) Actor 1969
No Score Yet Super Colt 38 Billy Hayes 1969
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Lt. Lyman P. Jones 1968
No Score Yet The Christmas Kid Joe Novak 1967
57% A Guide for the Married Man Technical Advisor 1967
25% Custer of the West Capt. Benteen 1967
No Score Yet Brainstorm Jim Grayam 1965
No Score Yet Man From Galveston Timothy Higgins 1963
No Score Yet No Man Is an Island George R. Tweed 1962
87% The Longest Day Sgt. John H. Fuller 1962
85% King of Kings Jesus 1961
No Score Yet Hell to Eternity Guy Gabaldon 1960
100% Sergeant Rutledge Lt. Tom Cantrell 1960
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1958
No Score Yet In Love and War Nico Kantaylis 1958
92% The Last Hurrah Adam Caulfield 1958
No Score Yet No Down Payment David Martin 1957
No Score Yet Gun for a Coward Bless Keough 1957
86% The True Story of Jesse James Frank James 1957
No Score Yet The Proud Ones Thad Anderson 1956
100% A Kiss Before Dying Gordon Grant 1956
No Score Yet The Great Locomotive Chase William A. Fuller 1956
98% The Searchers Martin Pawley 1956
No Score Yet White Feather Little Dog 1955
No Score Yet Seven Cities of Gold Matuwir 1955
No Score Yet Sailor of the King Leading Signalman Andrew "Buster" Brown 1953
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Ben Tyler 1952
No Score Yet Dreamboat Bill Ainslee 1952
No Score Yet Belles on Their Toes Dr. Bob Grayson 1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana Ed Miller 1952
No Score Yet Take Care of My Little Girl Chad Carnes 1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen Pappy Creighton 1951
100% 14 Hours Danny 1951
No Score Yet Call Me Mister The Kid 1951
No Score Yet Julius Caesar Third Plebian (uncredited) 1950

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Director
  • 2016
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Pike
  • 1966

QUOTES FROM Jeffrey Hunter CHARACTERS

Narrator [uncredited]
And when the tomb was found empty, some days passed, and Christ was seen at Emmaus, and in Jerusalem, and those who saw Him knew He was the Lord God. And then a final time He came among His disciples by the shore of Galilee...
Jesus Christ
[offscreen] Do you know and love Me? Feed My sheep, for My sheep are in all the nations. Go you into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature who hungers. I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. [We see the shadow of Jesus coming nearer toward the ocean, soon the shadow becomes perpendicular with the wood lying on the sand which makes a cross. The disciples leave; Peter is the last to go]
Lt. Tom Cantrell
'Well, that closes our book Miss Beecher!'
Lt. Tom Cantrell
Well, that closes our book Miss Beecher!