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Jack Lord is a Actor American born on 30 december 1920 at New York City (USA)

Jack Lord

Jack Lord
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Birth name John Joseph Patrick Ryan
Nationality USA
Birth 30 december 1920 at New York City (USA)
Death 21 january 1998 (at 77 years) at Honolulu (USA)

John Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 – December 31, 1999), best known by his stage name, Jack Lord, was an American television, film and Broadway actor and director and producer. He was known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. Lord appeared in feature films earlier in his career, among them Man of the West (1958). He was the first actor to play the recurring character Felix Leiter in Dr. No, the first James Bond film.


Lord's first marriage to Anne Willard ended in divorce in 1947. Lord met his son (from his first marriage) only once when the boy was an infant. The boy was later killed in an accident at age 13.

Jack met his second wife while house hunting in upstate New York. On January 17, 1949, Lord married Marie de Narde, who gave up her career in fashion design to devote her life to him. Marie designed Lord's off-camera wardrobe, as well as her own.

Lord was a chain-smoker who failed at traditional methods of quitting. According to Lord, it was his faith in God which broke him of his habit. Lord and a friend visited a Catholic church where both knelt while Lord promised God he would stop smoking.

Lord was known for being a cultured man who loved reading poetry out loud on the set of his television show and for being reclusive at his Honolulu home.

Cinematographers sometimes refer to a 50mm lens ('5-0') as a "Jack Lord" in reference to the name of the show that made him famous.

Best films

Dr. No (1962)

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Filmography of Jack Lord (14 films)

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Screwed (2000)
, 1h21
Directed by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, Danny DeVito, Elaine Stritch, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Benzali
Rating58% 2.900042.900042.900042.900042.90004
Willard (Norm Macdonald) is an overworked, underpaid chauffeur who works for a mean-spirited pie heiress named Mrs. Crock (Elaine Stritch), just as his father did before him. All Willard wants for Christmas is a new uniform, as the one he currently wears is the one his father was buried in, but Crock gives him a cheap pair of cuff links and a pie instead, while lavishing expensive gifts on her business partner Chip Oswald (Sherman Hemsley) and her prized dog Muffin. Finally fed up with being mistreated, Willard and his best friend, local chicken restaurant owner Rusty (Dave Chappelle), concoct a scheme to kidnap the dog and hold it for a $1,000,000 ransom. Muffin attacks him, leaving a great deal of destruction and Willard's blood at the scene, and the plan fails when the dog later escapes.
The Counterfeit Killer, 1h35
Directed by Józef Lejtes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Lord, Shirley Knight, Jack Weston, Charles Drake, Joseph Wiseman, Don Hanmer
Roles Don Owens
Rating51% 2.593362.593362.593362.593362.59336
À San Francisco, des clandestins fraîchement débarqués sont retrouvés assassinés. Le gouvernement américain décide d'envoyer sur place l'agent Don Owens avec mission d'infiltrer une bande de mafieux, commanditaires des meurtres, sous le nom de Jack Smitty...
The Doomsday Flight
Directed by William A. Graham
Genres Thriller
Themes Disaster films
Actors Edward Asnere, Howard Caine, Richard Carlson, Katherine Crawford, Edward Faulkner, Van Johnson
Roles Special Agent Frank Thompson
Rating66% 3.3355253.3355253.3355253.3355253.335525
A DC-8 airliner on a regular flight departs for the Western United States when a bomb threat is made to the airline company that the plane belongs to. It is later revealed that the bomb is a pressure sensitive one and will set off if the plane goes below regular cruising altitudes. Several attempts to find the bomb on board the flight, including tearing open several areas in the cabin and cockpit, fail to no avail. Faced with a fuel shortage, the captain then comes up with the idea to land at an airport that is on a high altitude. Towards the end the bomb is discovered where it was last expected to be placed: The pilot's bag.
Dr. No
Dr. No (1962)
, 1h45
Directed by Terence Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord, John Kitzmiller, Bernard Lee
Roles Felix Leiter
Rating72% 3.6477753.6477753.6477753.6477753.647775
Strangways, the British Intelligence (SIS) Station Chief in Jamaica, is ambushed and killed, and his body taken by a trio of assassins known as the "Three Blind Mice". In response, British agent James Bond—also known as 007—is summoned to the office of his superior, M. Bond is briefed to investigate Strangways' disappearance and to determine whether it is related to his cooperation with the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on a case involving the disruption of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral by radio jamming.
Walk Like a Dragon, 1h35
Directed by James Clavell
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Jack Lord, Nobu McCarthy, James Shigeta, Mel Tormé, Josephine Hutchinson, Rodolfo Acosta
Roles Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett
Rating66% 3.324613.324613.324613.324613.32461
The Hangman, 1h27
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, Mickey Shaughnessy, Gene Evans
Roles Johnny Bishop
Rating65% 3.2900453.2900453.2900453.2900453.290045
Marshal Mac Bovard, known as the Hangman for his success at seeing guilty men die for their crimes, rounds up three of four outlaws suspected in a robbery that resulted in the murder of his brother. Two are hanged. The third is needed to identify John Butterfield, whose face Mac has never seen.
God's Little Acre, 1h58
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Jack Lord, Tina Louise, Buddy Hackett, Fay Spain
Roles Buck Walden
Rating65% 3.297153.297153.297153.297153.29715
Widower Ty Ty Walden (Robert Ryan) and his two daughters live in the backwoods of Georgia during the Great Depression (although the film appears to be set in the 1950s, since many of the cars are 1950s vintage). While Ty Ty searches for gold on his farm, his son-in-law Will (Aldo Ray) cheats on his wife Rosamund (Helen Westcott) with Griselda (Tina Louise). Ty Ty has been digging for gold on his land for 15 years. Pluto Swint (Buddy Hackett) arrives to announce he's running for sheriff. Swint is invited to come around back where Darlin' Jill (Fay Spain) is taking a bath in an outdoor bathtub positioned near a handpump and spigot. She asks him to pump some more water (the camera never dips lower than the top of the tub). He is asked to keep his eyes closed, but takes a pleasurable peek.
Man of the West, 1h40
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord, John Dehner
Roles Coaley
Rating70% 3.545463.545463.545463.545463.54546
Link Jones (Gary Cooper) rides into Crosscut, Texas to have a bite to eat, then catch a train to Fort Worth, where he intends to use the savings of his community of Good Hope to hire a schoolteacher.
The True Story of Lynn Stuart
Directed by Lewis Seiler
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Betsy Palmer, Jack Lord, Barry Atwater, John Anderson, Gavin MacLeod, Richard Bull
Roles Willie Down
Rating65% 3.2811253.2811253.2811253.2811253.281125
In a prologue, Edmund "Pat" Brown, who was the California Attorney General at the time of the film's production, makes a statement directly to the viewer, attesting to the veracity of the film's story and to the societal scourge presented by drug trafficking.
Tip on a Dead Jockey, 1h38
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel, Gia Scala, Jack Lord
Roles Jimmy Heldon
Rating62% 3.101413.101413.101413.101413.10141
Phyllis Tredman is shocked when husband Lloyd, a decorated Korean War pilot, sends word to her after his discharge from military service requesting a divorce.
The Vagabond King, 1h26
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kathryn Grayson, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke, Walter Hampden, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Lord
Roles Ferrebouc
Rating52% 2.630962.630962.630962.630962.63096
In fifteenth century France, the irreverent beggar François Villon (tenor Oreste Kirkop) is crowned "king for a day" by King Louis XI (Walter Hampden). He patriotically rallies his fellow beggars to fight when Paris is invaded by the Burgundians. Kathryn Grayson stars as the high-born heroine, and Rita Moreno as the lusty low-born wench, whose love for Villon eventually costs her life.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, 1h40
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Rod Steiger, Ralph Bellamy, Elizabeth Montgomery, Peter Graves
Roles Lt. Cmdr. Zachary 'Zack' Lansdowne
Rating68% 3.4470853.4470853.4470853.4470853.447085
Brigadier General William Mitchell tries to prove the worth of the Air Service as an independent service by sinking a battleship under restrictive conditions agreed to by Army and Navy. He disobeys their orders to limit the attack to bombs under 1,000 pounds and instead loads 2,000 pounders. With these, he proves his aircraft can sink the ex-German World War I battleship Ostfriesland, previously considered unsinkable. But his superiors are outraged.
The Tattooed Stranger, 1h4
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Patricia Barry, John Miles, Arthur L. Jarrett, Jack Lord, Jim Boles
Roles Det. Deke Del Vecchio (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.9503152.9503152.9503152.9503152.950315
A rookie detective (John Miles) leads the investigation of a series of brutal murders.