Barry Kelley

Barry Kelley was a character actor with a tremendously active career in film and television from the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Kelley was a large man whose characters tended towards judges, detectives, and ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1908

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Extraordinary Seaman 1968 (Movie)

Admiral Barnwell (Actor)

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

Police Sergeant (Actor)

Mr. Ed 1960 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

Croupier (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Secretary of Defense (Actor)

Jack the Giant Killer 1961 (Movie)

Sigurd (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

Captain Holt (Actor)

Ice Palace 1960 (Movie)

Einer Wendt (Actor)

Secret of Deep Harbor 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 (Movie)

Lew Agry (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Commander Patterson (Actor)

Monkey on My Back 1957 (Movie)

Big Ralph (Actor)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

Captain Hugh McCarthy (Actor)

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

Hardy Bishop (Actor)

The Wings of Eagles 1957 (Movie)

Captain Jock Clark (Actor)

Accused of Murder 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

New York Confidential 1955 (Movie)

Frawley (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

Jim Backett (Actor)

Women's Prison 1955 (Movie)

Warden Brock (Actor)

The Long Wait 1954 (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Ricki Dolmine (Actor)

Law and Order 1953 (Movie)

Fin Elder (Actor)

Flying Leathernecks 1951 (Movie)

Brigadier General (Actor)

The Well 1951 (Movie)

Sam Packard (Actor)

Right Cross 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Singing Guns 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ditrich (Actor)

Knock on Any Door 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

Egan (Actor)

Boomerang 1947 (Movie)

Sergeant Dugan (Actor)

Biography

Barry Kelley was a character actor with a tremendously active career in film and television from the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Kelley was a large man whose characters tended towards judges, detectives, and cops. After earning his first film role in 1947, a small part in Elia Kazan's film noir "Boomerang!," Kelley appeared in no less than eight films in 1949, and 11 more in 1950. Among the highlights were his roles as Judge Drake in "Knock on Any Door" with Humphrey Bogart, Lt. Breach in "Too Late for Tears," and Lt. Ditrich in John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle," all in the film noir genre. Kelley continued appearing in numerous films through the '50s, and simultaneously began a stretch of acting on live television dramas, including three episodes as 'Fat Man' on "G.E. True Theater" from 1955 to '57, and four episodes as Tenny on "Schlitz Playhouse." By the 1960s, Kelley brought his character acting to comedy, including a recurring role as Mr. Slocum on the comedy series "Pete and Gladys" in 1961 and his longest TV stint, 11 episodes as Carol's Dad on the classic family comedy "Mister Ed" between 1962 and '66. Appropriately enough, Kelley rounded out his career back on the big screen, as Police Sgt. in 1968's "Love Bug," and then as Adm. Barnwell in the 1969 comedy "The Extraordinary Seaman." Kelley passed away at the age of 82.

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