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      Douglas Kennedy

      Douglas Kennedy

      Highest Rated: 90% Dark Passage (1947)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

      Birthday: Sep 14, 1915

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A towering actor with a formidable screen presence and a face seemingly carved from granite, Douglas Kennedy made his debut in 1940 before a World War II tour of duty kept him away from movies for much of the decade. When he returned, he became a fixture of rousing westerns, bleak film noirs, and hard-boiled detective tales, often portraying vicious outlaws or morally bankrupt lawmen. Though primarily a character actor, known for stealing scenes in such flagship studio efforts as the twist-filled Humphrey Bogart classic "Dark Passage," he occasionally landed lead roles in lower-budgeted affairs such as the winningly campy mad-scientist shocker "The Amazing Transparent Man." He remains best known, however, for his depiction of an alien-possessed police officer in the archetypal atomic-age thriller "Invaders from Mars" and for his starring role in the rollicking '50s oater series "Steve Donovan, Western Marshal." Focused mainly on recurring television roles in the latter years of his career, he died of cancer while shooting on location for an episode of the picturesque police procedural "Hawaii Five-O." Even though his life was cut short at only 57, he left behind a legacy of nearly 200 indelible on-screen appearances.

      Highest rated movies

      90% Dark Passage
      83% The Fountainhead
      83% Possessed
      60% The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
      43% East Side, West Side
      33% The Amazing Transparent Man

      Photos

      SAFARI DRUMS, from left, Barbara Bestar, Johnny Sheffield, (as Bomba, the Jungle Boy), Douglas Kennedy, 1953 THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE, Douglas Kennedy, Richard Crane, 1959, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE CARIBOO TRAIL, Randolph Scott, Douglas Kennedy, 1950, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D., Chick Chandler, Jack Carson, Stuart Erwin, William Frawley (arms outstretched), Douglas Kennedy, James Cagney, Frank Mayo, 1941 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Marguerite Chapman, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Douglas Kennedy, Marguerite Chapman, 1960 SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS, Zachary Scott, Douglas Kennedy, Joel McCrea, 1949 EAST SIDE WEST SIDE, Douglas Kennedy, Ava Gardner, James Mason, 1949 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, THE, Douglas Kennedy, Ivan Triesault, 1960 WHIPLASH, back: Alexis Smith, Jeffrey Lynn, Zachary Scott, Douglas Kennedy; front: Dane Clark (center), Alan Hale (left of center), 1948 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, James Griffith, Douglas Kennedy, 1960 SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS, Douglas Kennedy, Zachary Scott, Joel McCrea, 1949 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, Ivan Triesault, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Marguerite Chapman, 1960 WHIPLASH, Dane Clark, Douglas Kennedy, 1948 RANGER OF CHEROKEE STRIP, from left: Monte Hale, Alix Talton, Douglas Kennedy, Paul Hurst, 1949

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 7% The Fastest Guitar Alive Joe (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Lost Balloon Sir Hubert Warrington (Character) - 1960
      33% 16% The Amazing Transparent Man Joey Faust (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 21% The Alligator People Dr. Wayne MacGregor (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Parker Story Tom Steel (Character) - 1958
      60% 75% The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Ross Brady (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rockabilly Baby Tom Griffith (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Confidential Ken Harrison (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 26% The Land Unknown Capt. Burnham (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Badmen Hawkins (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 70% The Last Wagon Col. Normand (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiretapper Charles Rumsden (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 20% Wyoming Renegades Charlie Veer (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 26% Sitting Bull Col. Custer (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Gun Hort Moran (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre Canyon Sgt. James Marlowe (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The All-American Tate Hardy (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet San Antone Capt. Garfield (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Drums Brad Morton (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Belt Mel Dixon (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack McCall, Desperado "Wild" Bill Hickok (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Harve Garrison (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Uprising Cliff Taggert (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Lt. Dore Gates (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Bombay Brian O'Hara (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Osage George Keane (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 30% Callaway Went Thataway Drunk (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 25% I Was an American Spy Phillips (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion Hunters Marty Martin (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Susanna Trooper Emers (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet China Corsair Capt. Frenchy (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% The Texas Rangers Dave Rudabaugh (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 42% Cariboo Trail Murphy (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 57% Convicted Det. Bailey (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 26% Montana Rodney Ackroyd (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenue Agent Steve Adams (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Gang Cliff Roberts (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 25% Flaxy Martin Hap Richie (Character) - 1949
      83% 74% The Fountainhead Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
      43% 74% East Side, West Side Alec Dawning (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 50% Fighting Man of the Plains Prosecutor Kenneth "Ken" Vedder (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Fling Vic Lardner (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet South of St. Louis Lee Price (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Don Juan Don Rodrigo (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake J. Roger Bascomb (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% The Unfaithful Roger (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 57% That Hagen Girl Herb (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss NYC Emergency Room doctor (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 77% The Unsuspected Bill (uncredited) (Character) - 1947
      90% 82% Dark Passage Detective (Character) - 1947
      83% 77% Possessed Assistant District Attorney (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Together Doberman (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roundup Trooper (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Mr. Nobody Mr. McGraw (Character) - 1941

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% ARK: The Animated Series Executive Producer 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1965-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke John Stoner (Guest Star) 1960 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dale Jensen (Guest Star) 1964 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Lucky Sterling (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1960 1965
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Gen. Daniel Pettit (Character) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Martin Yates (Guest Star) 1957 1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Jonathan Dalliford (Character) 1956-1957 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie gunrunner (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Dave Mather (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Col. Hillary (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Sheriff Jeb Crater (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Bull Gunderson (Guest Star) 1950 1952-1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Art Cummings (Character) 1952