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Tim Donnelly (actor)

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Tim Donnelly

Dennis Donnelly

Tim Donnelly carrying a baby while sitting on a couch
Movies and TV shows
Emergency!, The Toolbox Murders, Parts: The Clonus Horror, The Secret of Santa Vittoria

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Timothy David Donnelly September 3, 1944 Los Angeles, California, U.S.

September 17, 2021 (aged 77) Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.

Timothy David "Tim" Donnelly (born September 3, 1944, Los Angeles, California) was an American actor and director, and was the younger brother of Jack Webb's stock director Dennis Donnelly. He had several different supporting roles in episodes of late '60s and early '70s Webb-produced shows, such as Dragnet 1967-1970 (notably as a pot-smoking parent whose daughter drowns in a bathtub while he and his wife are high, and "The Crimson Crusader," a disturbed young man masquerading as a superhero wearing a cape) and various roles in Adam-12. In late-1971, Jack Webb personally selected Donnelly for the role that made him famous, that of the wisecracking Firefighter Chester B. "Chet" Kelly, in the Mark VII television series Emergency!


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Following the 1978 cancellation of Emergency!, Donnelly appeared in several other series outside of those by Mark VII. He starred in episodes of television series such as Vega$, Hawaii Five-O, The Virginian, B. J. and the Bear, Enos and The A-Team, and even had starring roles in films such as The Toolbox Murders (1978) and The Clonus Horror (1979). He also had an uncredited role as a 13-year-old Baby Face Nelson, in the 1957 movie of the same name. He retired from acting in 1984, but has appeared at various Emergency! conventions.

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Tim Donnelly


Emergency! (1972)
The Clonus Horror (1979)
The Toolbox Murders (1978)


Donnelly passed away on 17 September 2021, at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, due to complications because of a surgery, at the age of 77.


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