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Douglas Kennedy

Highest Rated:   93% Dark Passage (1947)
Lowest Rated:   33% East Side, West Side (1949)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
American general-purpose actor Douglas Kennedy attended Deerfield Academy before trying his luck in Hollywood, using both his own name and his studio-imposed name Keith Douglas. He was able to secure contract-player status, first at Paramount and later at Warner Bros. Kennedy's Paramount years weren't what one could call distinguished, consisting mainly of unbilled bits (The Ghost Breakers [1940]) and supporting roles way down the cast list (Northwest Mounted Police [1940]); possibly he was handicapped by his close resemblance to Paramount leading man Fred MacMurray. Warner Bros., which picked up Kennedy after his war service with the OSS and Army Intelligence, gave the actor some better breaks with secondary roles in such A pictures as Nora Prentiss (1947), Dark Passage (1948), and The Adventures of Don Juan (1949). Still, Kennedy did not fill a role as much as he filled the room in the company of bigger stars. Chances are film buffs would have forgotten Kennedy altogether had it not been for his frequent appearances in such horror/fantasy features as Invaders from Mars (1953), The Alligator People (1959) and The Amazing Transparent Man (1960), playing the title role in the latter. Douglas Kennedy gain a modicum of fame and a fan following for his starring role in the well-circulated TV western series Steve Donovan, Western Marshal, which was filmed in 1952 and still posting a profit into the '60s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Chase
  • Actor
2014
59% The Woman in the Fifth
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Fastest Guitar Alive
  • Joe
1968
No Score Yet The Destructors
  • General
1968
No Score Yet Flight of the Lost Balloon
  • Sir Hubert
1961
40% The Amazing Transparent Man
  • Joey Faust
1960
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Dr. Wayne McGregor
1959
60% The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
  • Ross Brandy
1958
No Score Yet Chicago Confidential
  • Ken Harrison
1957
No Score Yet The Land Unknown
  • Capt. Burnham
1957
No Score Yet The Last Wagon
  • Col. Normand
1956
No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town
  • Slade Wickstrom
1955
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades
  • Charlie Veer
1955
No Score Yet Sitting Bull
  • Col. Custer
1954
No Score Yet Cry Vengeance
  • Tino Morelli
1954
No Score Yet War Paint
  • Clancy
1953
No Score Yet Gun Belt
  • Dixon
1953
No Score Yet Jack McCall, Desperado
  • Wild Bill Hickok
1953
No Score Yet The All American
  • Tate Hardy
1953
No Score Yet Torpedo Alley
  • Gates
1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down
  • Harve Garrison
1952
No Score Yet Last Train from Bombay
  • Brian O'Hara
1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire
  • Brinkley
1952
No Score Yet Callaway Went Thataway
  • Drunk
1951
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • Dave Rudabaugh
1951
No Score Yet I Was An American Spy
  • Sgt. John Phillips
1951
No Score Yet Chain Gang
  • Cliff Roberts
1950
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Detective Baley
1950
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail
  • Murphy
1950
No Score Yet The Next Voice You Hear
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Montana
  • Rodney Ackroyd
1950
33% East Side, West Side
  • Alec Dawning
1949
No Score Yet Fighting Man of the Plains
  • Ken Vedder
1949
No Score Yet South of St. Louis
  • Lee Price
1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Reporter
1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin
  • Hap Richie
1949
No Score Yet Look for the Silver Lining
  • Doctor
1949
No Score Yet John Loves Mary
  • Colonel
1949
No Score Yet Whiplash
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan
  • Don Rodrigo
1948
89% Johnny Belinda
  • Mountie
1948
86% Romance on the High Seas
  • Car Salesman
1948
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon
  • Jasper (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet The Voice of the Turtle
  • Naval Officer
1947
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Herb
1947
No Score Yet The Unsuspected
  • Bill
1947
93% Dark Passage
  • Detective
1947
89% Possessed
  • Assistant District Attorney
1947
No Score Yet The Unfaithful
  • Roger
1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road
  • Announcer
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Doctor
1947
92% Life With Father
  • Mr. Morley
1947
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours
  • Airline Official
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet The Round Up
  • Trooper
1941
No Score Yet Arise, My Love
  • College Boy
1940
83% The Ghost Breakers
  • Interne
1940
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Timothy
1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police
  • Constable Carter
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Sheriff Purcell Big Charlie Stoney Frazier Bill Stewart
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Traych Yancey Talbot John
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Benson Ewan
  • 1965
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Sterling Sgt. Jaffrey Boles Duncan
  • 1965
  • 1960
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Connors McFearson
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Jonathan Dalliford Harvey Captain
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956

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