Douglas Kennedy

Actor
A towering actor with a formidable screen presence and a face seemingly carved from granite, Douglas Kennedy made his debut in 1940 before a World War II tour of duty kept him away from movies for much of the decade ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1915 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fastest Guitar Alive 1968 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Charles Kiley (Actor)

The Amazing Transparent Man 1959 (Movie)

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The Alligator People 1958 (Movie)

Dr Wayne McGregor (Actor)

The Bonnie Parker Story 1958 (Movie)

Tom Steel (Actor)

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold 1958 (Movie)

Ross Brady (Actor)

Chicago Confidential 1957 (Movie)

Harrison (Actor)

The Land Unknown 1957 (Movie)

Captain Burnham (Actor)

The Last Wagon 1956 (Movie)

Colonel Normand (Actor)

The Eternal Sea 1955 (Movie)

Captain Walter Riley (Actor)

Wyoming Renegades 1955 (Movie)

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Sitting Bull 1954 (Movie)

Colonel Custer (Actor)

Callaway Went Thataway 1951 (Movie)

Drunk (Actor)

China Corsair 1951 (Movie)

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Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Possessed 1947 (Movie)

Assistant District Attorney (Actor)

Always Together 1946 (Movie)

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Affectionately Yours (Movie)

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Arise, My Love (Movie)

College Boy (Actor)

Chain Gang (TV Show)

Actor

Convicted (Movie)

Detective Baley (Actor)

Embraceable You (Movie)

Dr. Wirth (Actor)

Flaxy Martin (Movie)

Hap Richie (Actor)

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

Brinkley (Actor)

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

Mountie (Actor)

Look for the Silver Lining (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Northwest Mounted Police (Movie)

Constable Carter (Actor)

One Last Fling (Movie)

Victor Lardner (Actor)

One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

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Ride the Man Down (Movie)

Harve Garrison (Actor)

Romance on the High Seas (Movie)

Car Salesman (Actor)

South of St. Louis (Movie)

Lee Price (Actor)

The Adventures of Don Juan (Movie)

Don Rodrigo (Actor)

The Cariboo Trail (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

The Unfaithful (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Unsuspected (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Biography

A towering actor with a formidable screen presence and a face seemingly carved from granite, Douglas Kennedy made his debut in 1940 before a World War II tour of duty kept him away from movies for much of the decade. When he returned, he became a fixture of rousing westerns, bleak film noirs, and hard-boiled detective tales, often portraying vicious outlaws or morally bankrupt lawmen. Though primarily a character actor, known for stealing scenes in such flagship studio efforts as the twist-filled Humphrey Bogart classic "Dark Passage", he occasionally landed lead roles in lower-budgeted affairs such as the winningly campy mad-scientist shocker "The Amazing Transparent Man". He remains best known, however, for his depiction of an alien-possessed police officer in the archetypal atomic-age thriller "Invaders from Mars" and for his starring role in the rollicking '50s oater series "Steve Donovan, Western Marshal". Focused mainly on recurring television roles in the latter years of his career, he died of cancer while shooting on location for an episode of the picturesque police procedural "Hawaii Five-O". Even though his life was cut short at only 57, he left behind a legacy of nearly 200 indelible on-screen appearances.

EDUCATION

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts

Deerfield Academy

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