Kirk Alyn

Birthday: Oct 8, 1910
Birthplace: Not Available
Fresh out of Columbia University, handsome Kirk Alyn auditioned for a Broadway show as a gag , and much to his amazement, landed the role. He went on to appear as a chorus boy in such major musicals of the 1930s as Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing, and Hellzapoppin, and took small acting jobs in the Vitaphone two-reelers produced at Warner Bros.' Brooklyn studios. Moving to Hollywood in 1942, he was briefly seen in Columbia's My Sister Eileen (1942) and You Were Never Lovelier (1943), and played leads at PRC and Monogram. From 1946 to 1952, Alyn starred in six Columbia and Republic serials, never more memorably than as the Man of Steel in The Adventures of Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs. Superman. Though it has been argued that he was more effective as Clark Kent than as Superman, Alyn still enjoys a loyal fan following for his two Superman appearances, reflecting this fact in the title of his 1974 autobiography A Job for Superman. From 1943 to 1949, Alyn was married to MGM contract vocalist Virginia O'Brien. Until his retirement in the 1960s, Kirk Alyn continued making TV appearances and also toured the straw-hat theater circuit with such Hollywood favorites as June Havoc and Veronica Lake.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Horrible Horror Actor 1987
No Score Yet Scalps Professor Machen 1983
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story Young Man 1956
No Score Yet Blackhawk Blackhawk 1952
77% When Worlds Collide Student 1951
No Score Yet Gambling House FBI Man 1951
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman Superman/Clark Kent 1950
No Score Yet Radar Patrol vs. Spy King Chris Calvert 1949
No Score Yet Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. Worth 1949
75% The Three Musketeers Friends of Aramis 1948
No Score Yet Superman Superman/Clark Kent 1948
No Score Yet The Trap Sgt. Reynolds 1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Dandy 1946
No Score Yet Daughter of Don Q Cliff Roberts 1946
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Attendant 1944
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Officers in Heaven 1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep Pilot 1944
No Score Yet Forty Thieves Jerry Doyle 1944
No Score Yet Call of the Rockies Actor 1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major John Cavanaugh 1943
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen Cadet 1942
100% You Were Never Lovelier Groom 1942

TV

CREDIT
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979
Old Man
  • 1979

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