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Jeffrey Hunter

Highest Rated:   100% Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Lowest Rated:   25% Custer of the West (1967)
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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 No Down Payment
  • 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
67% 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
92% 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
89% The Last Hurrah
  • Adam Caulfield
1958
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
100% 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 Julius Caesar
  • Third Plebian (uncredited)
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
  • Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Pike
  • 1966

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