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George Kennedy is a Actor and Director American born on 18 february 1925 at New York City (USA)

George Kennedy

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Birth name George Harris Kennedy, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 18 february 1925 at New York City (USA)
Death 28 february 2016 (at 91 years)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (born February 18, 1925) is an American actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. His wide variety of roles include "Dragline" in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Academy Award; as Joe Patroni in all four of the 1970s Airport disaster films; as Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films; and as corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.


Kennedy resides in Eagle in Ada County in southwestern Idaho. He is married to Joan McCarthy and they have a daughter, Shaunna. The couple adopted their granddaughter, Taylor, after the incarceration of the child's mother.

He was also good friends with James Stewart and his voice is featured in a TCM commercial commemorating Stewart.

Kennedy is a licensed pilot who enjoyed flying and owned a Cessna 210 and Beechcraft Bonanza.

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Filmography of George Kennedy (91 films)

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The Gambler, 1h51
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K.Williams, Emory Cohen
Roles Ed
Rating59% 2.999152.999152.999152.999152.99915
Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a Los Angeles literature professor with a severe gambling addiction caused by his view of the world as either having it all or having nothing. He ends up owing $240,000 to Lee (Alvin Ing), the proprietor of an underground gambling ring, and another $50,000 to Neville Baraka (Michael K. Williams), a loan shark. Lee gives Bennett seven days to pay off his debts or be murdered.
Another Happy Day, 1h59
Directed by Sam Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about marriage
Actors Kate Bosworth, Ellen Burstyn, Thomas Haden Church, George Kennedy, Ezra Miller, Demi Moore
Roles Joe Baker
Rating59% 2.996392.996392.996392.996392.99639
Lynn was married to Paul, but they split up on bad terms, and Lynn took custody of their daughter Alice while Paul got their son Dylan. Years later, now that Dylan is getting married, Lynn is attending the wedding at her parents' estate, with her younger sons Elliot and Ben in town. Elliott is a cynical substance abuser and Ben prefers to look at life through a camera than confront the world head on. Meanwhile, Alice deals with her anxieties through cutting; Dylan has only infrequent contact with Lynn; Lynn is fearful of Paul and his second wife Patty; Lynn's mother, Doris, blames her daughter for her family's many troubles; and her father, Joe, is in poor health and hardly cares about what's happening around him. To the surprise of no one, all this has left Lynn an emotional wreck, and she's not sure just how she's going to get through the day.
The Boneyard Collection
Directed by Edward L. Plumb
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Forrest J Ackerman, Peter Atkins, George Kennedy, Cassandra Peterson, Candy Clark, Brad Dourif
Roles Professor Zebediah Jones (segment "The Devil's Due at Midnight")
Rating37% 1.8632351.8632351.8632351.8632351.863235
The Boneyard Collection
Directed by Edward L. Plumb
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Forrest J Ackerman, Peter Atkins, George Kennedy, Cassandra Peterson, Candy Clark, Brad Dourif
Roles Professor Zebediah Jones (segment "The Devil's Due at Midnight")
Rating37% 1.8632351.8632351.8632351.8632351.863235
The Man Who Came Back, 1h52
Directed by Glen Pitre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about slavery, Prison films
Actors Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, Sean Young, George Kennedy, Armand Assante, Carol Alt
Roles Judge Duke
Rating49% 2.4605752.4605752.4605752.4605752.460575
The Man Who Came Back is based on the Thibodaux massacre, the second bloodiest labor strike in U.S. history.
Sands of Oblivion, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Victor Webster, George Kennedy, Richard Kind, Dan Castellaneta
Roles John Tevis
Rating37% 1.870861.870861.870861.870861.87086
The film tells the story of a prop from the 1923 movie The Ten Commandments that was actually an authentic artifact from antiquity with cursed powers. In the modern day it resurfaces, leading to murder and mayhem.
Don't Come Knocking, 1h52
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin German
Genres Drama, Musical, Western
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Gabriel Mann, Sarah Polley, Fairuza Balk
Roles Director
Rating65% 3.297453.297453.297453.297453.29745
Shepard stars as Howard Spence, an aging, hard-living Western movie star, who, disgusted with his life, flees by horse from the set of his latest western filming in the desert outside Moab, Utah. He hits the road looking for refuge in his past, traveling to his hometown of Elko, Nevada and, eventually, to Butte, Montana, looking for a woman (Jessica Lange) he left behind twenty years before when he was filming a movie there. Also converging on Butte is a young woman named Sky (Sarah Polley), returning her late mother's ashes to her hometown and conducting a search of her own.
View from the Top, 1h27
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Kelly Preston, Christina Applegate, Rob Lowe
Roles Passenger Requesting Vodka (uncredited)
Rating53% 2.652062.652062.652062.652062.65206
Donna Jensen is a girl from a small town in Nevada who wishes to see the world in order to get away from her unhappy life of living in a trailer with her alcoholic mother, a former Las Vegas showgirl, and her abusive, alcoholic stepfather, where she feels miserable and lonely. After graduating from high school, Donna tries to make ends meet by working as a clerk in a Big Lots.
Small Soldiers, 1h48
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, David Cross
Roles Brick Bazooka (voice)
Rating62% 3.1027853.1027853.1027853.1027853.102785
The film begins with GloboTech Industries acquiring the Heartland Toy Company. CEO Gil Mars tells remaining toy designers Larry Benson and Irwin Wayfair to develop actual live-action toys capable of "playing back". Mars selects Larry's action figures, the Commando Elite, for the project and Irwin's educational toys, the Gorgonites, for their enemies. After Mars sees a commercial showing the toys doing activities they are incapable of doing, he accuses them of false advertising, saying Globotech delivers on what it promises. Mars then orders Benson to have the toys on the shelves in three months acting just as they do in the commercial or get fired. Faced with such a tight deadline, Benson forgoes safety testing, then uses Irwin's password and chooses GloboTech's overly powerful, X1000 intelligent AI munitions microprocessor integrated circuit to control the toys.
Dallas - War of The Ewings, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Michelle Johnson, Steve Kanaly, George Kennedy
Roles Carter McKay
Rating62% 3.144863.144863.144863.144863.14486
The opening scene is reminiscent of the shower scene with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pamela Barnes Ewing from the original series, but with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) entering and kissing Bobby. Again, this is a dream of J.R. Ewing's (Larry Hagman). Bobby and Sue Ellen now own Ewing Oil, and J.R., who seized control of West Star Oil from Carter McKay (George Kennedy) in J.R. Returns wants to regain the company. This would give him control of the top two independent oil companies in Texas. He applies for a loan to use in a hostile takeover, but is declined because he doesn't have enough assets to cover the loan.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again!, 1h11
Directed by Jeffrey Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Justin Cooper, Don Rickles, George Kennedy, Betty White, Brian Doyle-Murray, Heidi Swedberg
Roles Mr. Johnson
Rating44% 2.2262252.2262252.2262252.2262252.226225
Some years after the previous film, Dennis Mitchell (Justin Cooper) is worse than ever. At the beginning of the movie, he goes over to Mr. Wilson's (Don Rickles) house to offer him one of several gifts for his birthday. These include lizards, snakes, bugs, and other creatures. This ordeal ends with Mr. Wilson unintentionally riding down a flight of stairs in Dennis' red wagon and accidentally getting his birthday cake thrown in his face by Martha (Betty White). Soon after this incident, Mr. Johnson, Dennis' grandfather and Alice's father (George Kennedy), shows up and announces that he is moving in with the Mitchells. Dennis starts spending more time with him than his annoyed neighbor. Mr. Wilson, upset that he's getting older, gets tricked by two con men (Brian Doyle-Murray and Carrot Top) who try to talk him into buying a "rare" root used to make tea to make people younger.
Cats Don't Dance, 1h15
Directed by Mark L. Dindal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Films about cats, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Ashley Peldon, Jasmine Guy, John Rhys-Davies, Natalie Cole
Roles L.B. Mammoth (voice)
Rating69% 3.4519753.4519753.4519753.4519753.451975
In 1939, Danny, an optimistic cat, dreams of Hollywood stardom, so he travels from Kokomo, Indiana to Hollywood in hopes of starting a career there. He is selected by Farley Wink to feature in a film called Little Ark Angel that is in production alongside a cat named Sawyer. Upon meeting Tillie, Cranston, Frances, and T.W., he is dismayed on learning how minor his role is and tries to weasel his way into more time in the limelight. Danny winds up angering Darla Dimple, a popular, extremely spoiled child actress and star of the film, so she assigns her Valet Max to intimidate Danny into no longer trying to enlarge his part.
Dallas: J.R. Returns, 2h
Directed by Leonard Katzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rosalind Allen, Chris Demetral, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Omri Katz
Roles Carter McKay
Rating66% 3.3406253.3406253.3406253.3406253.340625
The cliffhanger ending of the 1991 Dallas series finale is resolved in the opening minutes of the movie. The gunshot J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) fired was at the mirror, not himself.
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Roles Ed Hocken
Rating64% 3.2499653.2499653.2499653.2499653.249965
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has retired from Police Squad and lives a basically happy life with his wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin (Priscilla Presley). It remains "basically happy" because police work has been Frank's meaning of life, and he feels unhappy about not being able to legally take on criminals anymore. Additionally, Jane tries to push him into siring a child, but Frank does not have the courage to go through this yet. It comes as a blessing to him when his old friends Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) come by and ask for his help in an investigation. The Police Squad has caught wind that a well-known bomber named Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward), who is currently incarcerated, has been hired by a terrorist (Papshmir, known from the first movie) to conduct a major terrorist act against the United States. An important contact, Tanya Peters (Anna Nicole Smith), Rocco's girlfriend, proves to be a dead end, so Drebin is asked to join Dillon undercover in prison, befriend him, and then leak details of the plan to his colleagues. However, the first part of the mission – by pure accident – proves to be extremely taxing; Jane becomes frustrated both at Frank's sudden unwillingness to engage in his marital duties and the suspicion that he is doing police work again, and storms out of the house.