George Kennedy Biography (1926-)

Born February 18, 1926, in New York, NY; father, a musician and orchestra leader; mother, a dancer; married second wife, Revel Wurman, 1959 (divorced, 1978); married Joan McCarthy, 1978; children: (second marriage) two; (adopted children) four. Addresses: Agent: Richard Bauman and Associates, Inc., 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 473, Los Angeles, CA 90036.; Contact: Kaufman Bernstein Oberman, Tivoli & Hiller, 2049 Century Park E., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3127.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 18, 1926
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Nathan Dillon, Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • Deputy Sheriff Guitierrez, Lonely Are the Brave (also known as The Last Hero), Universal, 1962
  • Gus Jordan, The Silent Witness, Emerson Film Enterprises, 1962
  • Herman Scobie, Charade, Universal, 1963
  • George, The Man from the Diners' Club, Columbia, 1963
  • Foreman, Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (also known as What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Leo Krause, Strait-Jacket, Columbia, 1964
  • Aleut captain, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Universal, 1964
  • Henri Le Clerc, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1964
  • Bellamy, The Flight of the Phoenix, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Colonel Gregory, In Harm's Way, Paramount, 1965
  • Willard, Mirage, Universal, 1965
  • Curley, The Sons of Katie Elder, Paramount, 1965
  • Colonel Fairchild, Shenandoah, Universal, 1965
  • Major Max Armbruster, The Dirty Dozen, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967
  • Sheriff Coombs, Hurry Sundown, Paramount, 1967
  • Dragline, Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Sheriff July Johnson, Bandolero!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Detective Phil DiNatale, The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Matt Burke, "Anna Christie," in The Legend of Lylah Clare, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Sammy Ryderbeit, The Pink Jungle, Universal, 1968
  • Arch Ogden, The Ballad of Josie, Universal, 1968
  • Chris, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, United Artists, 1969
  • Axel P. Johanson, Gaily Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), United Artists, 1969
  • McKay, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Warner Bros, 1969
  • Joseph Patroni, Airport, Universal, 1970
  • John Little, ... tick ... tick ... tick ... , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1970
  • Paul R. Cameron, Zigzag (also known as False Witness), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Herkimer "Hoke" Birdsall, Dirty Dingus Magee, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1970
  • Doc Council, Fool's Parade (also known as Dynamite Man fromGlory Jail), Columbia, 1971
  • Sam Cornelius, Lost Horizon, Columbia, 1973
  • Abe Fraser, Cahill, United States Marshall (also known as Cahill and Wednesday Morning), Warner Bros., 1973
  • Red Leary, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, United Artists, 1974
  • Patrolman Lew Slade, Earthquake, Universal, 1974
  • Joseph Patroni, Airport 1975, Universal, 1974
  • Ben Bowman, The Eiger Sanction, Universal, 1975
  • John Kinsdale, The Human Factor, Bryanston, 1975
  • Joseph Patroni, Airport '77 (also known as Airport '80), Universal, 1977
  • Ningen no Shomei (also known as Proof of the Man), 1977
  • Andrew Pennington, Death on the Nile, Paramount, 1978
  • General George S. Patton, Jr., Brass Target, United Artists, 1978
  • Captain Omar Kinsman, Mean Dog Blues, American International Pictures, 1978
  • Joseph "Joe" Patroni, The Concorde--Airport '79 (also known asAirport '79, Airport '80: The Concorde, The Concorde, and S.O.S. Concorde), Universal, 1979
  • Chief Talasek, The Double McGuffin, Mulberry Square, 1979
  • Anthony Fusqua, Search and Destroy (also known as Striking Back), 1979, Film Ventures International, 1981
  • Captain Ashland, Death Ship, Avco-Embassy, 1980
  • Roy McLean, Just before Dawn, Oakland, 1980
  • Big Lew Cassidy, Steel (also known as Look Down and Die andMen of Steel), World-Northal, 1980
  • Admiral Conway, Virus, Media, 1980
  • Farley and Harley Fontenot, Hotwire, 1980
  • Admiral Conway, Fukkatsu no Hi (also known as Day of Resurrection), 1980
  • Himself and Zeron, Modern Romance, Columbia, 1981
  • Narrator, The Jupiter Menace, 1981
  • Dr. Graves, Wacko, Jensen Farley, 1983
  • Cotton Grey, Bolero (also known as Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy), Cannon, 1984
  • Bert, Chattanooga Choo Choo, April Fool, 1984
  • Nathan Hill, A Rare Breed, New World, 1984
  • Tick Rand, Savage Dawn, Media Home Entertainment, 1984
  • Benjamin Wheeler, Rigged, Cinestar, 1985
  • Father O'Malley, The Delta Force, Cannon, 1985
  • Spade Chandler, Radioactive Dreams, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Ray Spruce, "Old Chief Wood'nhead" segment, Creepshow 2, New World, 1987
  • Vincent Duplain, Born to Race, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1987
  • Sam Milshaw, Private Road: No Trespassing, 1987
  • Bill Crafton, Demonwarp, Vidmark Entertainment, 1988
  • Captain Ed Hocken, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!(also known as The Naked Gun), 1988
  • Mike Harvey, Uninvited, 1988
  • Top Line, 1988
  • Hal, The Terror Within, 1988
  • Reverend Hughes, Ministry of Vengeance (also known as Helden USA 4), 1989
  • Wilson, La Bahia Esmeralda (also known as Esmeralda Bay), 1989
  • Sheriff Hanks, Nightmare at Noon, 1990
  • Mayumi Virgin Terrorist, 1990
  • Vance, Brain Dead (also known as Paranoia), 1990
  • Bradford Kelly, Fatal Skies, 1990
  • Captain Ed Hocken, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, 1991
  • Thomas, Hired to Kill, 1991
  • Warden, Hangfire, 1991
  • Dr. Bruckner, Intensive Care, 1992
  • McCready, Driving Me Crazy (also known as Trabbi Goes to Hollywood), 1992
  • Chief Tom Bradfield, Distant Justice, 1992
  • Third surfer, Magic Kid (also known as Ninja Dragon), 1993
  • Captain Ed Hocken, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, 1994
  • Voice of L. B. Mammoth, Cats Don't Dance, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Officer Lowe, Bayou Ghost, Independent Artists, 1997
  • Voice of Brick Bazooka, Small Soldiers, DreamWorks Distribution, 1998
  • Grandpa, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again, Warner Bros., 1998
  • River of Stone, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Father Samuel Patrick "Sarge" Swanson, Sarge, NBC, 1971-72
  • Panelist, Match Game PM, 1975
  • Bumper Morgan, The Blue Knight, CBS, 1975-76
  • Host, Counterattack: Crime in America, ABC, 1982
  • Carter McKay, Dallas, 1988-91
  • Voice of Ralph, Santo Bugito, CBS, 1996
  • Movies
  • Rudy, See How They Run, NBC, 1964
  • Father Samuel "Sarge" Swanson, The Priest Killer, NBC, 1971
  • Brad Wilkes, A Great American Tragedy, ABC, 1972
  • Walter "Cowboy" McAdams, Deliver Us from Evil, ABC, 1973
  • Sam Hadley, A Cry in the Wilderness, ABC, 1974
  • Charles "Charley" Riley, The Jesse Owens Story, syndicated, 1984
  • Rudy Van Leuven, International Airport, ABC, 1985
  • Seamus Reilly, Liberty, NBC, 1986
  • General Nelson Miles, Kenny Rogers as "The Gambler" III--The Legend Continues, CBS, 1987
  • Vince Colby, Counterforce (also known as Escuadron and Escuadron: Counterforce), syndicated, 1987
  • "Big Buck" Brayton, What Price Victory (also known as Hail AlmaMater and The Price of Victory), ABC, 1988
  • Commissioner Dan Kirkland, Good Cops, Bad Cops (also known as The Cops Are Robbers and Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History), NBC, 1990
  • Father Dave, Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story, syndicated, 1992
  • Carter McKay, Dallas: J. R. Returns, CBS, 1996
  • Carter McKay, Dallas: War of the Ewings, CBS, 1998
  • General Vice, Men in White (also known as National Lampoon's Men in White), Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Father Samuel "Sarge" Swanson, Sarge: The Badge or the Cross? (also known as The Badge or the Cross and Sarge), NBC, 1971
  • William A. "Bumper" Morgan, The Blue Knight, CBS, 1975
  • Brakus, The Archer--Fugitive from the Empire (also known as TheArcher and the Sorceress and Fugitive from the Empire), NBC, 1981
  • Deke Turner, The Gunfighters, syndicated, 1987
  • Miniseries
  • Warren G. Harding, Backstairs at the White House, NBC, 1979
  • Episodic
  • "The Rival Gun," Colt .45, ABC, 1959
  • "Prisoner of Moon Mesa," Cheyenne, ABC, 1959
  • "Duel at Alta Mesa," Laramie, 1960
  • Emil Wolheter, "The Blacksmith," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1960
  • Deputy Jones, "Hadley's Hunters," Maverick, 1960
  • Peter Long, "The Infernal Machine," Bonanza, 1961
  • "Swing Your Partner," Klondike, 1961
  • Jake Baylor, "Kitty Shot," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1961
  • Pat Swarner, "Big Man," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1961
  • Birdie, "The King of Champagne," The Untouchables, 1961
  • Deke, "The Vigil," Have Gun Will Travel, CBS, 1961
  • George Wales, "The Peddler," Rawhide, 1962
  • Hug Eliot, "The Boys," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1962
  • Big Frenchy, "French Leave for McHale," McHale's Navy, CBS, 1963
  • George Spangler, "The Case of the Greek Goddess," Perry Mason, 1963
  • State police detective, "The Big House," The Andy Griffith Show, 1963
  • Big Frenchy, "The Return of Big Frenchy," McHale's Navy, 1964
  • Stark, "The Warden," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • Cyrus Degler, "Crooked Mile," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • "The Scapegoat," Bonanza, 1964
  • "A Gallows for Sam Horn," The Virginian, 1964
  • "The Computer Goes West," The Rogues, 1964
  • "Nobility of Kings," The Virginian, 1965
  • "A Rope for Mingo," Daniel Boone, 1965
  • "Special Talent for Killing," A Man Called Shenandoah, 1965
  • "Pride of the Rangers," Laredo, 1965
  • "Return to Lawrence," The Legend of Jesse James, 1966
  • Jack Thatcher, "Barbary Red," The Big Valley, 1966
  • Ben Payson, "Harvest," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1966
  • "Trail to Ashley Mountain," The Virginian, 1966
  • Judge J. T. "Rope" Calder, "Judgement Day," Lonesome Dove: The Series, 1992
  • Alan Scali, "The Golden Years," The Commish, ABC, 1995
  • Voice of the movie director, "In the Nam of the Father," Duckman,1995
  • Himself, "What about Larry?," Wings, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of General Axton, "DNA Doomsday," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, 1996
  • Voice of Bones Duvalier, "Oh, Can I Go Now?," Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, 1997
  • Appeared as John Paterson, "The Innocent Bystanders," Thriller; also appeared in an episode of Sugarfoot, ABC.
  • Specials
  • Harry Walter, Never Say Never, 1979
  • Host and narrator, Counterattack: Crime in America, 1982
  • Harry Bliss, Bliss, 1984
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: Looking down the Barrel of Comedy, HBO, 1991
  • Jimmy Stewart: Hometown Hero, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Gunfight in Black Horse Canyon, 1961
  • "Bear" Suchette, The Bull of the West (also known as Hot Lead and Vengeance Is the Spur), 1971

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