George Kennedy

Actor, Author, Technical advisor
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Born: 02/18/1925 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (124)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

The Man Who Came Back 2014 (Movie)

Judge Duke (Actor)

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Don't Come Knocking 2006 (Movie)

Film Director (Actor)

Searching for Haizmann 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dennis the Menace Strikes Again 1998 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

of Brick Bazooka (Voice)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Cats Don't Dance 1997 (Movie)

of L B Mammoth (Voice)

Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

River of Stone 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Santo Bugito 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The Commish 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Captain Ed Hocken (Actor)

Jimmy Stewart: Hometown Hero 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Distant Justice 1992 (Movie)

Chief Tom Bradfield (Actor)

Counterforce 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Driving Me Crazy 1991 (Movie)

John McReady (Actor)

Hangfire 1991 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

Ed Hocken (Actor)

Brain Dead 1990 (Movie)

Vance (Actor)

Mayumi the Virgin Terrorist 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fatal Skies 1989 (Movie)

Bradford Kelly (Actor)

Hired to Kill 1989 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Ministry of Vengeance 1989 (Movie)

Reverend Hughes (Actor)

The Terror Within 1989 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Born to Race 1988 (Movie)

Vincent Duplain (Actor)

Demonwarp 1988 (Movie)

Bill Crafton (Actor)

The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 (Movie)

Captain Ed Hocken (Actor)

Uninvited 1988 (Movie)

Mike Harvey (Actor)

Creepshow 2 1987 (Movie)

Ray Spruce (Actor)

Esmeralda Bay 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightmare at Noon 1987 (Movie)

Sheriff Hanks (Actor)

Private Roads (No Trespassing) 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

Spade Chandler (Actor)

The Delta Force 1986 (Movie)

Father O'Malley (Actor)

Bliss 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Bolero 1984 (Movie)

Cotton (Actor)

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Rigged 1984 (Movie)

Benjamin Wheeler (Actor)

Savage Dawn 1984 (Movie)

Tick Rand (Actor)

The Blue Knight 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Wacko 1983 (Movie)

Doctor Graves (Actor)

Counterattack: Crime in America 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Before Dawn 1981 (Movie)

Roy McLean (Actor)

Modern Romance 1981 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Jupiter Menace 1981 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

A Rare Breed 1980 (Movie)

Nathan Hill (Actor)

Death Ship 1980 (Movie)

Captain Ashland (Actor)

Search & Destroy 1980 (Movie)

Anthony Fusqua (Actor)

Steel 1980 (Movie)

Lew Cassidy (Actor)

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotwire 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Joe Patroni (Actor)

Virus 1979 (Movie)

Admiral Conway (Actor)

Brass Target 1978 (Movie)

General George S Patton Jr (Actor)

Death on the Nile 1978 (Movie)

Andrew Pennington (Actor)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

Chief Talasek (Actor)

Mean Dog Blues 1977 (Movie)

Captain Omar Kinsman (Actor)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Joe Patroni (Actor)

Ningen no shomei 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eiger Sanction 1975 (Movie)

Ben Bowman (Actor)

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

Joseph Petroni (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Earthquake 1974 (Movie)

Patrolman Slade (Actor)

The Human Factor 1974 (Movie)

John Kinsdale (Actor)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

Red Leary (Actor)

Cahill, United States Marshal 1972 (Movie)

Fraser (Actor)

Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

Sam Cornelius (Actor)

Sarge 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Sarge: The Badge or the Cross 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Airport 1970 (Movie)

Joe Patroni (Actor)

Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 (Movie)

Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill (Actor)

Fools' Parade 1970 (Movie)

Doc Council (Actor)

Zigzag 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

Axel P Johanson (Actor)

Guns of the Magnificent Seven 1969 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 (Movie)

McKay (Actor)

Tick, Tick, Tick 1969 (Movie)

John Little (Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Sheriff Johnson (Actor)

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

Phil DiNatale (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Matt Burke in "Anna Christie" (Actor)

The Pink Jungle 1968 (Movie)

Sammy Ryderbeit (Actor)

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (Movie)

Dragline (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Sheriff Coombs (Actor)

The Ballad of Josie 1967 (Movie)

Arch Ogden (Actor)

The Dirty Dozen 1967 (Movie)

Major Max Armbruster (Actor)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Willard (Actor)

See How They Run 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Shenandoah 1965 (Movie)

Col Fairchild (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Curley (Actor)

Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964 (Movie)

Foreman (Actor)

Strait-Jacket 1964 (Movie)

Leo Krause (Actor)

The Flight of the Phoenix 1964 (Movie)

Bellamy (Actor)

Charade 1963 (Movie)

Scobie (Actor)

Island of the Blue Dolphins 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

McHale's Navy 1963 (Movie)

Henri Le Clerc (Actor)

Lonely Are the Brave 1962 (Movie)

Gutierrez (Actor)

The Man From the Diner's Club 1962 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Show)

Actor

A Great American Tragedy (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Show)

Actor

International Airport (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty (TV Show)

Actor

Monster Makers (TV Show)

Actor

Never Say Never (TV Show)

Actor

Sands of Oblivion (TV Show)

Actor

The Gunfighters (TV Show)

Actor

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (Movie)

Nathan Dillon (Actor)

The Priest Killer (TV Show)

Actor

What Price Victory (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Mall-Star Countdown 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

Moolah Beach 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

Dinozaurs: The Series 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Real Scary Stories 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Road Trip to Music Mania 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Flint the Time Detective 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Relationships

George Kennedy

Father

Shaunna Kennedy

Daughter
adopted born c. 1964 has struggled with substance abuse incarcerated in Southern California as a chronic offender

Taylor Kennedy

Granddaughter
born c. 1994 adopted by Kennedy and his wife Joan

Joan McCarthy

Wife
born c. 1931

Helen Meade

Mother

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"

2010

Appeared alongside Michael Madsen, David Carradine, and Danny Trejo in "Six Days in Paradise"

2005

Cast in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking" opposite Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange; Shepard wrote screenplay

2003

Made a cameo in the comedy feature "View from the Top"

2003

Joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

1998

Reprised role for the CBS movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings"

1994

Third outing as Hocken, "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"

1991

Reprised Hocken role in "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear"

1988

Landed a recurring appearance on CBS drama "Dallas" as Carter McKay

1988

Cast as Ed Hocken in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"

1982

Hosted short-lived public affairs series "Counterattack: Crime in America" (ABC)

1975

Played title role in series "The Blue Knight" (CBS)

1970

TV series debut as regular, Father Samuel Swanson in "Sarge" (NBC)

1967

Breakthrough screen role, "Cool Hand Luke"

1964

TV-movie debut, "See How They Run" (NBC)

1961

Feature film debut, "Little Shepard of Kingdom Come"

1955

Made TV debut on "The Phil Silvers Show/Sgt. Bilko" (CBS); also acted as technical adviser

Served in U.S. Army during WWII; achieved rank of captain

Began acting as a child on stage and in radio appearances

Bonus Trivia

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During WWII, Kennedy served as an Armed Forces Radio and TV officer. He also opened the first Army Information Office in NYC which provided assistance to service-oriented films and TV programs.

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Kennedy underwent an emergency triple-bypass surgery on Sept. 30, 2002. He originally entered the hospital for a hip replacement, but doctors found that sleep apnea had weakened Kennedy's heart and lungs.

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