Jack Kelly

Mostly Credited As: Jack Kelly
Birth Name: John Augustus Kelly Jr.
Date Of Birth: September 16, 1927 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Astoria, New York
Date Of Death: November 07, 1992
Cause Of Death: Stroke (Huntington Beach, CA)
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Jack Kelly

Actor best known for his role of Bart Maverick in the classic 1957-62 ABC Western series Maverick. Kelly began his show biz career as a child actor on the New York stage and in radio. He starred in the short-lived series King's Row before being cast in what would become his signature role as Bart Maverick. After his acting career dried up, Kelly went into local politics and served two terms as Mayor of Huntington Beach, CA during the 1980's before passing away from a stroke in 1992. Among Kelly's non-television roles were well-receieved turns in the films Forbidden Planet and Young Billy Young.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Get Christie Love (1974)As: Arthur Ryan (eps. 13-22)
Sale of the Century (US) (1969)As: Host (1969-1971)
Maverick (1957)As: Bart Maverick
Kings Row (1955)As: Dr. Parris Mitchell
Episode Cast Credits 

The Fall Guy (1981) 
  Happy Trails 02x11: (Jan/12/1983) As Himself 

Bret Maverick (1981) 
  The Hidalgo Thing 01x17: (May/04/1982) As Brother Bart, [Special Guest Stars]

B.J. and the Bear (1979) 
  The Murphy Contingent 01x07: (Apr/14/1979) As Nichols 

Flying High (1978) 
  The Vanishing Point 01x06: (Nov/03/1978) As Reynolds 

Sword of Justice (1978) 
  A Double Life (Sep/10/1978) As Walters 

The Incredible Hulk (1977) (1978) 
  The Waterfront Story 01x12: (May/31/1978) As Tony Kelly 

Vega$ (1978) 
  High Roller (Apr/25/1978) As Merle Ochs 

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) 
  Arson and Old Lace 02x21: (Apr/01/1978) As Harry Hammond 

The Bionic Woman (1976) 
  The Martians Are Coming, the Martians Are Coming 03x15: (Jan/28/1978) As Ray Fisk 
  Claws 01x05: (Feb/25/1976) As Charles Keys 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  Beamer's Last Case 04x01: (Sep/16/1977) As Ralph Steel 
  The Becker Connection 03x16: (Feb/11/1977) As Alex Kasajian, [Special Guest Stars]

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  Visitors in Paradise 02x04: (Feb/18/1977) As Peter Devlin, [Special Guest Stars]

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Let Death Do Us Part 09x09: (Nov/18/1976) As Jim Spier 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of the Lover's Leap 01x02: (Sep/18/1975) As J. T. Latimer 

McCloud (1970) 
  This Must Be the Alamo 04x05: (Mar/24/1974) As Manny Donner 

Toma (1973) 
  Joey the Weep 01x16: (Mar/22/1974) As Windy 

Banacek (1972) 
  Fly Me- If You Can Find Me 02x07: (Feb/19/1974) As Lou Wayne 

Ironside (1967) 
  Cold Hard Cash 06x13: (Dec/14/1972) As Bobby, [Special Guest Stars]
  Tagged for Murder 01x07: (Oct/26/1967) As Johnny Corman 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  The Dead We Leave Behind 01x01: (Sep/15/1972) As Motorist (as guest star), [Starring Roles]

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) 
  Solomon's Choice 03x24: (Mar/14/1972) As Ned Lockett 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  Night of the Red Dog 02x08: (Nov/04/1971) As Doc. Beauregard 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The Civilized Men 02x10: (Nov/28/1969) As Creighton Howell 
  The Inquiry 01x17: (Jan/17/1969) As Frank Fowler 

The Iron Horse (1966) 
  Dealer's Choice 02x13: (Dec/09/1967) As Logan 

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  The Doctor from Dodge 01x09: (Oct/29/1967) As Doctor John Henry/Doc Holliday 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Deadlock 04x26: (May/17/1967) As Detective Ray Baker, [Starring Roles]
  Time of Flight 04x02: (Sep/21/1966) As Al Packer 
  One Embezzlement and Two Margaritas 03x24: (May/18/1966) As Frederick Piper 
  Double Jeopardy 02x12: (Jan/08/1965) As Stanwood 

Laredo (1965) 
  Enemies and Brothers 02x20: (Feb/17/1967) As Bart Cutler/Frank Parmalee 
  The Deadliest Kid in the West 01x27: (Mar/31/1966) As Lance Mabry 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  Baby, the World's on Fire 02x20: (Feb/06/1967) As Harry Bevins 

Batman (1966) 
  The Cat and the Fiddle (2) 02x04: (Sep/15/1966) As Jack O'Shea 
  Hot Off the Griddle (1) 02x03: (Sep/14/1966) As Jack O'Shea 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  Kill Me on July 20th 02x29: (Jun/17/1965) As Tony Camion 
  Four into Zero 02x15: (Feb/18/1965) As Charles Glennon 
  The Name of the Game 01x10: (Dec/26/1963) As Pete Braven 

The Lucy Show (1962) 
  Lucy Makes a Pinch 03x08: (Nov/09/1964) As Bill Baker 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Fenton Canaby Story 07x15: (Dec/30/1963) As Fenton Canaby, [Special Guest Stars]

Kraft Mystery Theatre (1961) 
  Shadow of a Man 03x01: (Jun/19/1963) As Sam Greenly / Walter Neff, [Starring Roles]

Maverick (1957) 
  The Deadly Image 04x26: (Mar/12/1961) As Rod Claxton 
  Pappy 03x01: (Sep/13/1959) As Uncle Bentley 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  James Garner 06x04: (Jun/25/1958) As Himself 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Jealousy 02x39: (Jul/06/1957) As Cam Durbin 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  Just Across the Street 07x19: (Jan/10/1957) As guest star 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Explosion 06x07: (Nov/16/1956) As guest star 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  The Story of Fred Graham 03x05: (Oct/10/1956) As Fred Graham 

Cavalcade of America (1952) 
  Sunrise on a Dirty Face 03x23: (May/10/1955) As James West 

City Detective (1953) 
  Man Down, Woman Screaming 02x28: (Apr/26/1955) As Tom Arthur 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Patrick Henry 04x16: (Feb/06/1955) As Patrick Henry 

State Trooper (1956) 
  Jailbreak at Tonopah 01x04: (Unknown) As Johnny Bledsoe 
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Brother of actress Nancy Kelly.

During the 1980's served two terms as Mayor of Huntington Beach, California.

Had one child, a daughter named Nicole.

Reportedly faster on the draw with a gun than Maverick co-star James Garner.

Grew up in a show biz family. Parents were stage actors.

Was the original host of the game show Sale of the Century.

For the first two seasons of Maverick, the ratings for Kelly's episodes were slightly higher than those of co-star James Garner.

Was the brother-in-law of actor Edmond O'Brien.

Reunited with Maverick co-star James Garner when he guest-starred on two episodes ofThe Rockford Files.

Owned a yacht he named the Maverick after his most famous role.

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Jack Kelly Quotes
Kelly: (about his role on Maverick) James Garner was Maverick. I was his brother.

Kelly: (about his career) I've been lucky. I know a lot of people running around with more talent than I have who never got to first base. I've done everything--stage, radio, movies; I even studied law for a while--and I never got to first base. Then TV game me the chance for security.