Jack Kelly

Actor, Game show host, Newspaper owner
Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick", which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1927 in Astoria, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

Burke Stodger (Actor)

I Could Read the Sky 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bret Maverick 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Palms Precinct 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hardy Boys Mysteries 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Vega$ 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Christie Love! 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Comedy Theater 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Billy Young 1969 (Movie)

John Behan (Actor)

Commandos 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love and Kisses 1964 (Movie)

Jeff Pringle (Actor)

Maverick 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fever in the Blood 1960 (Movie)

Dan Callahan (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Forbidden Planet 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant Farman (Actor)

Julie 1956 (Movie)

Co-Pilot (Actor)

Cult of the Cobra 1955 (Movie)

Carl Turner (Actor)

The Night Holds Terror 1955 (Movie)

Gene Courtier (Actor)

To Hell and Back 1955 (Movie)

Kerrigan (Actor)

Drive a Crooked Road 1954 (Movie)

Harold Baker (Actor)

Magnificent Obsession 1954 (Movie)

1st Mechanic (Actor)

The Bamboo Prison 1954 (Movie)

Slade (Actor)

The Violent Men 1954 (Movie)

DeRosa (Actor)

Gunsmoke 1953 (Movie)

Curly Mather (Actor)

Law and Order 1953 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

The Glass Web 1953 (Movie)

First Engineer (Actor)

Red Ball Express 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Mexico (Movie)

Pvt. Clifton (Actor)

No Room for the Groom (Movie)

Will Stubbins (Actor)

Peggy (Movie)

Lex (Actor)

People Will Talk (Movie)

(Actor)

Sally and Saint Anne (Movie)

Mike O'Moyne (Actor)

The New Maverick (TV Show)

Actor

The Redhead from Wyoming (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Movie)

Banker's Son (Actor)

The West Point Story (Movie)

Officer-in-charge (Actor)

Where Danger Lives (Movie)

Dr. Mullenbach (Actor)
Producer (4)

Mr. Shimkus Goes to Washington 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Walter Burley Griffin: In His Own Right 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

CBS News Special: Lucy 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Producer

Campaign '86: Election Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (2)

Haiku Tunnel 2001 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

(Industrial Light & Magic/animation & special visual effects /A division of Lucas Digital Ltd/Marin County--California) (Stage Manager)
Sound (1)

Dark Shadows 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Audio
Casting (1)

Violated 1983 (Movie)

(Casting)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Death on the Job (TV Show)

Photography
Music (1)

Roundhouse 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick", which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick; both were dapper gamblers and card-sharks who wandered throughout the West and got involved in all kinds of tongue-in-cheek mischief. Kelly's official film debut was "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" (1939) starring Don Ameche, though he also appeared in the previous year's "Swing Your Lady", a minor Humphrey Bogart entry. Kelly's feature credits include Douglas Sirk's "No Room for the Groom" (1952), Bud Boetticher's "Red Ball Express" (1952) and the MGM science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956).

Relationships

Nancy Kelly

Sister
born 1921 best known for the 1955 stage and 1956 screen versions of "The Bad Seed"

Nan Yorke

Mother
born 1895, died 1978

Milestones

1992

Underwent by-pass surgery after a heart attack

1992

Lost the "Huntington Beach News" when it folded

1991

Final TV appearance; played Bart Maverick in a NBC-TV movie sequel "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" starring Kenny Rogers

1991

Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for NBC-TV's revival "Bret Maverick"

1978

Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for an ABC TV-movie pilot "The New Maverick"

1955

Starred in the TV version of "Kings Row", broadcast as continuing rotating segments of the "Warner Brothers Presents" series

1939

Feature film debut in "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell"

Invested in real estate and purchased the Huntington Beach News

Served as a City Councilman in Huntington, California (date approximate)

Discovered as a child by producer Lee Schubert

Joined the cast of "Maverick" as Bart Maverick, the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick, in November of the show's first season

Provided voiceovers for commercials

Began Hollywood career as a child actor

Served as mayor of Huntington Beach, California

Hosted the TV game show, "Sale of the Century"

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