Keenan Wynn

Actor
Veteran character player from the stage, a prolific staple at MGM in the 1940s and 50s, mostly as pals to the male stars of the films in which he appeared, and later memorable as the absurdly earnest Army man who gives ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1916 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (159)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Black Moon Rising 1986 (Movie)

Iron John (Actor)

Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star 1986 (Movie)

Jasper McAlpin (Actor)

Mirrors 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Last Precinct 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Prime Risk 1985 (Movie)

Dr Lasser (Actor)

Highway Honeys 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Hysterical 1983 (Movie)

Motel Proprietor (Actor)

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Wavelength 1983 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

Tom Babson (Actor)

The Last Unicorn 1982 (Movie)

of Captain Cully (Voice)

Just Tell Me What You Want 1980 (Movie)

Seymour Berger (Actor)

Coach 1978 (Movie)

Fenton Granger (Actor)

Piranha 1978 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

Mark Elmes (Actor)

The Clonus Horror 1978 (Movie)

Jake Nobel (Actor)

The Dark 1978 (Movie)

Sherman Mossberg (Actor)

The Winged Colt 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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High Velocity 1977 (Movie)

Mr Anderson (Actor)

Laserblast 1977 (Movie)

Colonel Farley (Actor)

The Quest 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Kino, the Padre on Horseback 1976 (Movie)

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Orca 1976 (Movie)

Novak (Actor)

The Quest 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Shaggy D.A. 1976 (Movie)

John Slade (Actor)

He Is My Brother 1975 (Movie)

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Mr Green (Actor)

The Glove 1975 (Movie)

Bill Schwartz (Actor)

The Killer Inside Me 1975 (Movie)

Chester Conway (Actor)

A Woman For All Men 1974 (Movie)

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Cancel My Reservation 1974 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Herbie Rides Again 1974 (Movie)

Alonzo Hawk (Actor)

Hijack! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Devil's Rain 1974 (Movie)

Sheriff Owens (Actor)

The Internecine Project 1973 (Movie)

E J Farnsworth (Actor)

Snowball Express 1972 (Movie)

Martin Ridgeway (Actor)

Cannon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971 (Movie)

Pooldaski (Actor)

The Mechanic 1971 (Movie)

Harry McKenna (Actor)

Wild in the Sky 1971 (Movie)

Gen. Harry Gobohare (Actor)

B.J. Presents 1970 (Movie)

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Black Jack 1970 (Movie)

General Harry Gobohare (Actor)

Loving 1970 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

Padella Calibro 38 1970 (Movie)

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The Animals 1970 (Movie)

Pudge Elliott (Actor)

The Young Lawyers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Eighty Steps to Jonah 1969 (Movie)

Barney Glover (Actor)

MacKenna's Gold 1969 (Movie)

Sanchez (Actor)

Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Smith 1969 (Movie)

Vince Heber (Actor)

Viva Max! 1969 (Movie)

General Barney LaComber (Actor)

Finian's Rainbow 1968 (Movie)

Judge Rawkins (Actor)

Point Blank 1967 (Movie)

Yost (Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Zar (Actor)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Angelo Carelli (Actor)

Stagecoach 1966 (Movie)

Luke Plummer (Actor)

The War Wagon 1966 (Movie)

Wes Katlin (Actor)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

Sergeant Ed Musso (Actor)

Around the World Under the Sea 1965 (Movie)

Hank Stahl (Actor)

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

Hezekiah (Actor)

The Night of the Grizzly 1965 (Movie)

Jed Curry (Actor)

Bikini Beach 1964 (Movie)

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Dr. Strangelove 1964 (Movie)

Colonel "Bat" Guano (Actor)

Nightmare in the Sun 1964 (Movie)

Junk dealer (Actor)

The Americanization of Emily 1964 (Movie)

Old Sailor (Actor)

The Man in the Middle 1964 (Movie)

Lt Winston (Actor)

The Patsy 1964 (Movie)

Harry Silver (Actor)

Honeymoon Hotel 1963 (Movie)

Mr Sampson (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Losers 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Alonzo Hawk (Actor)

The Absent-Minded Professor 1961 (Movie)

Alonzo Hawk (Actor)

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

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Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

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That Kind of Woman 1959 (Movie)

Harry Corwin (Actor)

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

Nick Hyland (Actor)

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

Jerry Marks (Actor)

A Time to Love and a Time to Die 1958 (Movie)

Reuter (Actor)

The Perfect Furlough 1958 (Movie)

Harvey Franklin (Actor)

Touch of Evil 1958 (Movie)

Bit Part (Actor)

Don't Go Near the Water 1957 (Movie)

Gordon Ripwell (Actor)

Joe Butterfly 1957 (Movie)

Henry Hathaway (Actor)

On Trial 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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The Deep Six 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Edge (Actor)

The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown 1957 (Movie)

Dandy (Actor)

The Great Man 1957 (Movie)

Sid Moore (Actor)

Desperate Search 1956 (Movie)

Brandy (Actor)

Johnny Concho 1956 (Movie)

Barney Clark (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Caesar Gardella (Actor)

Operation Entertainment 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

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Running Wild 1955 (Movie)

Ken Osanger (Actor)

Shack Out on 101 1955 (Movie)

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The Glass Slipper 1955 (Movie)

Kovin (Actor)

The Marauders 1955 (Movie)

Hook (Actor)

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Ted Dodson (Actor)

Tennessee Champ 1954 (Movie)

Willy Wurble (Actor)

The Long, Long Trailer 1954 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 (Movie)

Silva (Actor)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

Lippy (Actor)

Battle Circus 1952 (Movie)

Sgt Orvil Statt (Actor)

Fearless Fagan 1952 (Movie)

Sgt. Kellwi - Company J (Actor)

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

Michael Fisher (Actor)

Phone Call From a Stranger 1951 (Movie)

Eddie Hoke (Actor)

Texas Carnival 1951 (Movie)

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Angels in the Outfield 1950 (Movie)

Fred Bayles (Actor)

My Dear Secretary 1948 (Movie)

Ronnie Hastings (Actor)

The Thrill of Brazil 1946 (Movie)

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What Next, Corporal Hargrove? 1945 (Movie)

Pvt. Thomas Mulvehill (Actor)

Without Love 1945 (Movie)

Quentin Ladd (Actor)

A Piano For Mrs. Cimino (TV Show)

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Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

Charlie Davenport (Actor)

Assault on the Wayne (TV Show)

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Assignment: Munich (TV Show)

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B.F.'s Daughter (Movie)

Martin Delwyn Ainsley (Actor)

Black City (Movie)

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Call to Glory (TV Show)

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Code of Vengeance (TV Show)

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Easy to Wed (Movie)

Warren Haggerty (Actor)

For Me and My Gal (Movie)

Eddie Milton (Actor)

Hit Lady (TV Show)

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Holiday for Sinners (Movie)

Joe Piavi (Actor)

Kind Lady (Movie)

Edwards (Actor)

Lost Angel (Movie)

Packy (Actor)

Love That Brute (Movie)

Bugs (Actor)

Marriage Is a Private Affair (Movie)

Maj. Bob Wilton (Actor)

Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV Show)

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Mr. Imperium (Movie)

Motor Cop (Actor)

Neptune's Daughter (Movie)

Joe Beckett (Actor)

Royal Wedding (Movie)

Irving Klinger/Edgar Klinger (Actor)

See Here, Private Hargrove (Movie)

Pvt. Mulvehill (Actor)

Sex and the Married Woman (TV Show)

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Since You Went Away (Movie)

Lt. Solomon (Actor)

Sky Full of Moon (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Song of the Thin Man (Movie)

Clarence "Clinker" Krause (Actor)

Supertrain (TV Show)

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Target Risk (TV Show)

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Terror in the Sky (TV Show)

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That Midnight Kiss (Movie)

Artie Glenson (Actor)

The Bastard (TV Show)

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The Belle of New York (Movie)

Max Ferris (Actor)

The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Show)

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The Clock (Movie)

The Drunk (Actor)

The Hucksters (Movie)

Buddy Hare (Actor)

The Last Precinct (TV Show)

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The Monkey Mission (TV Show)

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Three Little Words (Movie)

Charlie Kope (Actor)

Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

Oliver Webson (Actor)

Biography

Veteran character player from the stage, a prolific staple at MGM in the 1940s and 50s, mostly as pals to the male stars of the films in which he appeared, and later memorable as the absurdly earnest Army man who gives Peter Sellers a scare at the telephone booth in "Dr. Strangelove" (1963). Son of vaudevillian-turned-character-actor Ed Wynn ("The Diary of Anne Frank" 1959, "Mary Poppins" 1964, etc.) and father of Tracy Keenan Wynn (b. 1945), who wrote several films in the mid-1970s ("The Longest Yard" 1974, etc.).

Relationships

Eve Abbott

Wife
married on May 11, 1939 divorced in 1947 married Van Johnson soon after renowned Hollywood hostess in the 1940s

Betty Butler

Wife
married in 1949 divorced in 1953

Sharley Hudson

Wife
married in 1954

Hilda Keenan

Mother
daughter of actor Frank Keenan raised Roman Catholic married Ed Wynn in 1914 divorced Wynn in 1937 died in 1940

Frank Keenan

Grandfather
had been a stage star and rival of Edwin Booth before working in silent films as an actor, director and producer died in 1929

Isaiah Leopold

Father
born on November 9, 1886 Jewish married Hilda Keenan in 1914 and divorced from her in 1937 subsequently was married and divorced twice died on June 19, 1966

Edwyna Wynn

Daughter
born on February 26, 1957

Emily Wynn

Daughter
born on February 2, 1960 died in 1980 from complications from lupus

Hilda Wynn

Daughter
born January 15, 1955 married to singer-songwriter Paul Williams in 1993

Ned Wynn

Son
born c. 1941 worked in film-connected jobs (as extra, in summer stock) during the 1960s and 70s appeared in several films with his father wrote memoir "We Will Always Live in Beverly Hills" (1990)

Tracy Wynn

Son
born on February 24, 1945 named Tracy in honor of Wynn's friend Spencer Tracy shared Emmy for 1970s script "Tribes"

EDUCATION

St John's Military Academy

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1941

Screen acting debut in "For Me and My Gal"

1935

Stage debut in support of Claude Rains in "They Shall Not Die"

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