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Kirk Alyn (1910–1999)

Starting his show business career as a chorus boy on Broadway and an entertainer in vaudeville, Kirk Alyn played bit parts and minor supporting roles in several low-budget films before getting his big break playing the title role in the serial Superman (1948). He wasn't able to sustain a film career after the serial ended, however, and after small ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1983 Scalps
Professor Machen
 1981 Superbman: The Other Movie (Short)
Pa Cant
 1981 Time Warp (TV Movie)
 1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Old Man
- War of the Gods: Part 1 (1979) ... Old Man
 1978 Superman
General Sam Lane (uncredited)
 1970 The Great White Hope
Man in German Nightclub (uncredited)
 1968 P.J.
Supervisor (uncredited)
 1967 Banning
Bidder (uncredited)
 1961-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Steve Slocum / Man / Mr. Crawford
- No More Parties - Almost (1966) ... Steve Slocum
- Think Mink (1965) ... Man
- The Toughest Kid in School (1961) ... Mr. Crawford
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Hotel guest
- In and Out with the In-Laws (1966) ... Hotel guest (uncredited)
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Bill Lund
- Uneasy Debt (1962) ... Bill Lund
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Martin
- A Quiet Evening (1962) ... Martin
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Sgt. Muller
- Burst of Passion (1959) ... Sgt. Muller
 1957 No Time to Be Young
Mike, Gloria's Date (uncredited)
 1957 Beginning of the End
B-52 Pilot (uncredited)
 1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Craig Hollister / Henchman Retlow
- Blazing Guns (1956) ... Craig Hollister
- Silver Mine Mystery (1956) ... Henchman Retlow
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Young Man at Wadsworths' Party (uncredited)
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant / Patrolman
- Released Convict (1956) ... Desk Sergeant
- Mental Patient (1956) ... Patrolman
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
James Newton
- The Real Unfriendly Ghost ... James Newton
 1954 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Duke Rodell / Arthur Blodgett
- The Iron Smoke-Wagon (1954) ... Duke Rodell
- Annie Meets Some Tenderfeet (1954) ... Arthur Blodgett
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Bill Waterman
- Call Me Mrs. (1954) ... Bill Waterman
 1952 The Savage
Orderly (uncredited)
 1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Mack Perry
- The Devil at Angel's Camp (1951) ... Mack Perry
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Rioter Bringing Guns (uncredited)
 1950 Gambling House
FBI Man (uncredited)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Guard (uncredited)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
Insp. David Worth
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Aramis' Friend (uncredited)
 1947 Sweet Genevieve
Dr. Wright (as Kirk Allen)
 1947 Little Miss Broadway
Det. Lt. Mel O'Brien (as Kirk Allen)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Scientist (uncredited)
 1946 The Trap
Patrol Sgt. Reynolds
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Dandy at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Daughter of Don Q
Cliff Roberts
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Bandleader (uncredited)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared
Josh Carroll
 1944 Call of the Rockies
Ned Crane
 1944 Forty Thieves
Jerry Doyle
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Reporter (uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita
Lulubelle's Beau (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Attendant (scenes deleted)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Pilot (uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Escort (uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Officer in Heaven (uncredited)
 1943 Pistol Packin' Mama
J. Leslie Burton III
 1943 Mystery Broadcast
Young Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Overland Mail Robbery
Tom Hartley
 1943 Is Everybody Happy?
Larry Thew (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
John Cavanaugh (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from the Rio Grande
Editor Tom Traynor
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Victory Aircraft Official (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Brazilian Gun Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Officer in Canteen (uncredited)
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Julia's Groom (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Pearl's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Portuguese Merchant Marine Cadet (uncredited)
 1937 Rooftop Frolics (Short)
Master of Ceremonies (as Kirk Allen)
 1937 Bashful Ballerina (Short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 Private Lessons (Short)
John Humphries (as Jack Fago)
 1930 Fast and Loose
Man Seated at Table in Speakeasy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Autobiography: "A Job for Superman." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kirk Allen | Kirk Allyn | Jack Fago

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Played the title role in the 'Superman' movie serials from 1948 through 1950. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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