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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 February 1916Adel, Iowa, USA
Date of Death 13 August 2002Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  (cardiac arrest following cancer surgery)

Mini Bio (1)

Actor and prominent television writer, educated at the University of Wisconsin with an engineering background that he used to advantage in writing his "Space Patrol" scripts. Beginning as a film and television actor, his writing talents came to the forefront while portraying 'Agent X' on "Space Patrol". The producer asked Jolley to contribute scripts, and his 'Agent X' character was retired by being forced into "permanent suspended animation" on the series. As the chief writer, Jolley created many of the "Space Patrol" concepts, including weaponry and such substances as 'endurium' and 'raydurium', and he always insisted that the storylines must never violate actual fact. After "Space Patrol" ended, he formed Bartlett-Jolley Productions in 1956 with ex-actor Dick Bartlett (who directed the scripts Jolley would write, with both men producing), which went on to produce eight pictures for Universal-International by 1958.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (1)

Lois (? - 13 August 2002) (his death) (3 children)

Personal Quotes (1)

Strangely enough, I find that an extension course in engineering that I took at the University of Wisconsin has been a great aid in writing "Space Patrol" scripts. I've brushed up on my physics and astronomy to keep the dialogue legitimate, and, to date, we've never had a complaint from any scientist about error in our stories. - From a 1952 interview with the Los Angeles Times

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