John Kerr

Actor, Lawyer
A sensitive, boy-next-door leading man of American films and television in the 1950s and 60s, John Kerr was the son of actors who made a big splash in the Broadway (1953) and film (1956) versions of "Tea and Sympathy" ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1931 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Yuma 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Hot Summer 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Arrest and Trial 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 (Movie)

Francis Barnard (Actor)

Girl of the Night 1960 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Berkeley Square 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

Mike Rule (Actor)

South Pacific 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Joe Cable (Actor)

Tea and Sympathy 1956 (Movie)

Tom Robinson Lee (Actor)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

Steven W Holte (Actor)

Incident on a Dark Street (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Night (TV Show)

Actor

The Stratton Story (Movie)

Yankee Coach (Actor)

Treasure Island (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

The Joy of Gardening 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Alistair Cooke Salute 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Production Management (1)

Mutant World 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Production Manager

Biography

A sensitive, boy-next-door leading man of American films and television in the 1950s and 60s, John Kerr was the son of actors who made a big splash in the Broadway (1953) and film (1956) versions of "Tea and Sympathy". His best known TV roles were as lawyers, a profession he opted to pursue in 1970, retiring from acting except for occasional appearances.

Relationships

Barbara Chu

Wife
Married 1979 until his death Feb. 1, 2013

Geoffrey Kerr

Father
Born Jan. 26, 1895 Died July 1, 1971

Priscilla Smith

Wife
Married Dec. 28, 1952 Divorced 1972

June Walker Actor

Mother
Born June 14, 1901 Died Feb. 3, 1966

EDUCATION

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter , New Hampshire

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1969

Milestones

1986

Made final TV movie appearance in "The Park Is Mine" (HBO)

1973

Landed recurring role as a prosecutor on "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC)

1970

Appeared in TV movie "Yuma" (ABC)

1969

Admitted to California Bar; became practicing attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

1965

Played District Attorney Fowler on "Peyton Place" (ABC)

1963

Played an assistant D.A. on "Arrest and Trial" (ABC)

1958

Co-starred as Lt. Joseph Cable in "South Pacific"

1956

Reprised role of Tom opposite Deborah Kerr in film version of "Tea and Sympathy"

1955

Made feature film debut in "The Cobweb"

1953

Starred on Broadway as sensitive schoolboy Tom in "Tea and Sympathy"

1953

Made Broadway debut in "Bernadine"

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