TV shows News Gal, Big Town
|Name Barry Kelley|
Years active 1947–1969
|Born August 19, 1908 (1908-08-19) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
Died June 5, 1991, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Movies Buchanan Rides Alone, The Asphalt Jungle, Jack the Giant Killer, The Love Bug, Elmer Gantry
Similar People Tol Avery, Craig Stevens, Nathan H Juran, Budd Boetticher, Cotton Warburton
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 Marc Lawrence/ Barry Kelley, 720p
Barry Kelley (August 19, 1908 – June 5, 1991) was an actor on Broadway in the 1930s and 1940s and in films during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The heavy-set actor created the role of Ike in Oklahoma! on Broadway.
- The Asphalt Jungle 1950 Marc Lawrence Barry Kelley 720p
- Early years
- Broadway roles
- Selected filmography
The 6'4", 230-pound Kelley was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the Goodman School of Theatre there.
Kelley began acting on the stage in the 1930s. His Broadway credits include Within the Gates (1934-1935), Parnell (1935-1936), Saint Joan (1936), Hamlet (1936-1937), The Wingless Victory (1936-1937), The Star-Wagon (1937-1938), Mamba's Daughters (1940), Strip for Action (1942-1943), Oklahoma (1943-1948), Loco (1946), Wonderful Journey (1946-1947) and Portrait in Black (1947).
In films, Kelley often portrayed cops or judges in films, including Boomerang (his first film in 1947), Knock on Any Door, Ma and Pa Kettle, and The Asphalt Jungle. (Another source says, "His film debut was in the 1948 film noir Force of Evil.")
Kelley also appeared in dozens of television series. As in the movies, he usually was in westerns or crime dramas. Kelley had an uncredited role as a police chief in the 1964 Frank Sinatra musical Robin and the Seven Hoods. In 1954 he appeared in a TV episode of The Lone Ranger entitled Texas Draw.
He was cast in 1961 in six episodes as Mr. Slocum, the boss of insurance agent Pete Porter, in the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams. In 1962, Kelley played Captain Donovan in the episode "The Parish Car" of the ABC drama series, Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly. He played the journalist George Hearst in the 1964 episode "The Paper Dynasty" of the syndicated series, Death Valley Days. In 1966 he played murderer Park Milgrave in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Fanciful Frail."
His last television role was as Sheriff Vic Crandall in three episodes in 1967 and 1968 of the CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction. (He had appeared on Petticoat Junction in the 1964 episode: "Kate Flat on Her Back", as Hurley Feasel. In the credits of that episode his last name was spelled Kelly.)
He also appeared occasionally as Alan Young's father-in-law on the 1960s sitcom Mister Ed.
Kelley died at the age of 82 in Woodland Hills, California.