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Jack Kelly is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 16 september 1927 at New York City (USA)

Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly
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Birth name John Augustus Kelly, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 16 september 1927 at New York City (USA)
Death 7 november 1992 (at 65 years) at Huntington Beach (USA)

John Augustus "Jack" Kelly Jr. (September 16, 1927 – November 7, 1992) simply known as Jack Kelly, was an American film and television actor most noted for the role of "Bart Maverick" in the television series Maverick, which ran on ABC from 1957 to 1962. Kelly shared the series, rotating as the lead from week to week, first with James Garner as Bret Maverick (1957–1960) then with Roger Moore as Beau Maverick (1960–1961) and Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick (1961; for two episodes), before becoming the only Maverick (alternating with reruns from the Garner era) in the fifth season.

Kelly later became a politician, having served from 1983 to 1986 as the mayor of Huntington Beach, California.


Kelly est né à Astoria, Queens à New York. Il venait d'une éminente famille. Sa mère, Nan Kelly, avait été une actrice de théâtre populaire et John Robert Powell modèle. Sa sœur, Nancy Kelly, était une actrice apparaissant dans trente-six films dans les années 1927 à 1977.

Best films

To Hell and Back (1955)

Usually with

Gregg Palmer
Gregg Palmer
(5 films)
Russell Metty
Russell Metty
(3 films)
Bud Westmore
Bud Westmore
(4 films)
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Filmography of Jack Kelly (40 films)

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Inherent Vice, 2h28
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone
Roles Burke Stodger (archive footage)
Rating66% 3.349023.349023.349023.349023.34902
In 1970, Shasta Fay Hepworth visits the rickety beach house of her ex-boyfriend, Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator and hippie/dope head in Gordita Beach, a fictional town in Los Angeles County. Shasta tells him about her new lover, Michael Z. "Mickey" Wolfmann, a wealthy real estate developer. She asks Doc to help prevent Mickey’s wife and her lover from having Mickey abducted and committed to an insane asylum.
The Human Tornado, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Rudy Ray Moore, Ernie Hudson, Jack Kelly
Roles Captain Ryan
Rating60% 3.04873.04873.04873.04873.0487
After coming off a successful comedy tour, Dolemite throws a get-together at his mansion, there he announces that he is to offer his mansion to the person that started a drive for a new boys' home, then is rudely interrupted by the local sheriff and his deputies because they're a group of black people having a party, thus causing trouble. Turns out the Sheriff's wife is offering Dolemite money for sexual services. When the sheriff catches them red handed, he promptly shoots his wife. Dolemite and his friends kidnap a young man and his car and decide to head to California where he is to meet Queen Bee, only to find out that the local mob man, Joe Cavaletti kidnapped two of her girls and forced her to close down her joint and work for him. Dolemite must rescue Queen Bee, her girls and teach the grease balls a lesson all the while being chased by his hometown's sheriff for the murder of his wife he pinned on him.
Get Christie Love!, 1h14
Directed by William A. Graham
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Teresa Graves, Harry Guardino, Charles Cioffi, Louise Sorel, Jack Kelly, Paul Stevens
Roles Captain Arthur Ryan
Rating57% 2.850142.850142.850142.850142.85014
The film was inspired by the 1970s heroine blaxploitation films such as Tamara Dobson's Cleopatra Jones (1973), and Pam Grier's Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). The title character had a catchphrase; upon apprehending a criminal, Love would declare, "You're under arrest, Sugah!" The film proved a success, and consequently spawned a short-lived television series on the ABC network featuring Charles Cioffi as Love's supervisor, Lt. Matt Reardon, and later Jack Kelly as Capt. Arthur Ryan, the next supervisor. However, the series, financed on a meager budget and heavily sanitized to conform to Graves' religious morals (she had joined Jehovah's Witnesses since the making of the TV film), was eventually cancelled. One episode featured many of Graves' former Laugh-In co-stars such as Judy Carne, Jo Anne Worley and Arte Johnson in particular playing a mad bomber. Another notable guest star was Jaclyn Smith, who appeared in an episode entitled "A Fashion Heist.
Young Billy Young, 1h29
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Parley Baer, Robert Walker Jr., David Carradine, Jack Kelly
Roles John Behan
Rating57% 2.852092.852092.852092.852092.85209
On the trail, Ben Kane, a former Dodge City lawman, comes across Billy Young, who has no horse and was abandoned by partner Jesse Boone soon after the killing of a Mexican general.
Commandos (1968)
, 1h35
Directed by Armando Crispino
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Joachim Fuchsberger, Jack Kelly, Heinz Reincke, Giampiero Albertini, Marino Masè
Roles Captain Valli
Rating54% 2.7086352.7086352.7086352.7086352.708635
It is the middle of World War II and in the deserts of Africa, Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have killed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the camp. Sullivan's commandos are to hold this camp and its weaponry until an American battalion arrives, all the while these Italian-Americans pretend to be Italian soldiers, often hosting the enemy. Cpt. Valli is a young, by-the-book officer who constantly argues with Sgt. Sullivan, who tells his superior that he has no idea what he is doing. One man on the base is an entomologist who is killed and then things get terrible.
Your Excellency, 2h13
Directed by Miguel M. Delgado
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Cantinflas, Tito Junco, Jack Kelly, Carlos Riquelme, Alberto Galán, Victorio Blanco
Rating71% 3.594673.594673.594673.594673.59467
Lopez (known affectionately as "Lopitos" to the Ambassador's secretary), a bureaucrat from the Latin American "Republica De Los Cocos" (a play on the term "banana republic") who is stationed in the embassy of the Communist bloc country "Pepeslavia" (a play on words of Joseph Stalin, the nickname for Joseph in Spanish (José) is "Pepe", and the inflection "-slavia" of Slavic peoples under the rule of the USSR).
Love and Kisses, 1h27
Directed by Ozzie Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Rick Nelson, Jack Kelly, Kristin Harmon, Jerry Van Dyke, Pert Kelton, Howard McNear
Roles Jeff Pringle
Rating69% 3.4883453.4883453.4883453.4883453.488345
On the day he graduates from high school, Buzzy Pringle (Ricky Nelson) secretly marries his girlfriend Rosemary (Kristin Nelson), whom he met at school and who still has to do another year because she has failed French. Buzzy's family are horrified on hearing the news of their wedding, especially as Buzzy, unable to care for Rosemary, suggests that for the time being he and his wife live in his old room in the Pringles' suburban home. At first Buzzy's parents suspect that Rosemary must be pregnant, but it soon turns out that neither of them has had sex before. It falls on Buzzy's father (Jack Kelly) to have a man-to-man talk with his son on the latter's wedding night and to tell him all there is to know about the birds and the bees.
FBI Code 98, 1h44
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Kelly, William Reynolds, Ray Danton, Merry Anders, Andrew Duggan, Philip Carey
Roles Robert P. Cannon
Rating60% 3.001733.001733.001733.001733.00173
The president of an electronics company, Alan Nichols (Andrew Duggan), and his two vice presidents, Robert Cannon (Jack Kelly) and Fred Vitale (Ray Danton), are required at Cape Canaveral to oversee the test launching of a missile which their company developed. But before they are able to board the plane to take them there one of their suitcases is switched for one containing a bomb. Cannon opens his luggage when the men are in mid air and discovers the bomb, and his colleague Vitale manages to disarm it. The FBI is called in to determine whether this is a case of attempting to murder Cannon, whose suitcase contained the bomb, or an attempt to sabotage the air plane.
Red Nightmare, 29minutes
Directed by George Waggner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Political films
Actors Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Jack Webb, Pat Woodell, Andrew Duggan, Robert Conrad
Roles Jerry Donavan
Rating52% 2.627292.627292.627292.627292.62729
A man takes his American freedoms for granted, until he wakes up one morning to find out that the United States Government has been replaced with a Communist system. The basis for this short film, narrated by Jack Webb, is the alleged Soviet re-creation of US communities for the purpose of training infiltrators, spies, and moles.
A Fever in the Blood, 1h57
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Efrem Zimbalist II, Angie Dickinson, Jack Kelly, Don Ameche, Ray Danton, Herbert Marshall
Roles Dan Callahan
Rating63% 3.194943.194943.194943.194943.19494
A man murders a woman who rejects him, then creates a fire to make the death look accidental. The district attorney, Dan Callahan, on a hunting trip with Judge Leland Hoffman, is summoned back to the city to handle the murder investigation. Callahan and Hoffman both have political ambitions, eyeing the upcoming election for governor.
She Devil
She Devil (1957)
, 1h17
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Mari Blanchard, Jack Kelly, Albert Dekker, John Archer, Fay Baker, Blossom Rock
Roles Dr. Dan Scott
Rating58% 2.9113952.9113952.9113952.9113952.911395
Dr. Dan Scott has developed a serum that cures the ills of animals, although it did alter the color of a leopard used in one experiment. Eager to try it on a human being, despite his mentor Dr. Richard Bach's many concerns, Scott finds a consenting patient in Kyra Zelas, a woman with a meek personality who is dying of tuberculosis.
Julie (1956)
, 1h39
Directed by Andrew L. Stone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy, Jack Kelly, Ann Robinson
Roles Jack (co-pilot)
Rating61% 3.09743.09743.09743.09743.0974
A former stewardess, widow Julie Benton is terrorized by her insanely jealous second husband, Lyle. It becomes a life-or-death matter after friend Cliff Henderson relays his suspicions to Julie that her first husband's death might not have been a suicide.
Forbidden Planet, 1h38
Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Théâtre, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Invisibilité
Actors Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson
Roles Lt. Jerry Farman
Rating75% 3.7979653.7979653.7979653.7979653.797965
In the 23rd century, to discover the fate of an expedition sent 20 years earlier, starship C-57D reaches the distant planet Altair IV. Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), one of the expedition's scientists, contacts the starship. He states no assistance is required, warning the Earth ship away, saying he cannot guarantee their safety. Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielsen) insists on landing.
To Hell and Back, 1h46
Directed by Maury Gertsman, Aaron Rosenberg, Henry Mancini, William "Bill" Lava, Jesse Hibbs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly, Gregg Palmer, Paul Picerni
Roles Kerrigan
Rating71% 3.596193.596193.596193.596193.59619
Young Murphy (Gordon Gebert) grows up in a large, poor sharecropper family in Texas. His father deserts them around 1939–40, leaving his mother (Mary Field) barely able to feed her nine children. As the eldest son, Murphy works from an early age to help support his siblings, and when his mother dies in 1941 he becomes head of the family. His brothers and sisters are sent to an elder sister, Corrine, to whom Murphy sends his GI pay allotment.