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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameJames Edward Kelly
Nicknames Machine Gun
Machine Gun Kelly
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Kelly was born on February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as James Edward Kelly. He is an actor and executive, known for Adventure Scouts (2010), Necessary Roughness (1991) and General Hospital (1963). He has been married to Jill Kelly since May 18, 1996. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Jill Kelly (18 May 1996 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (16)

Part of the 1983 NFL "Quaterback Class", which saw six QBs drafted in the first round: John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O'Brien, and Dan Marino.
Led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1990-1993.
Played college football at the University of Miami and entered the NFL draft in 1982 after his junior season.
Played with the Houston Gamblers of the USFL his first two professional seasons, then joined the Buffalo Bills (who still held the rights to him)in 1986 after the USFL folded.
Is the only player to have his jersey number retired by the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo Bills All-Time Leader in Passing Yards (35,467).
Holds the record for most yards passing in a professional football game in the United States with 574, playing for the USFL's Houston Gamblers on February 24, 1985.
His son, Hunter, died on Friday, August 5, 2005 of respiratory failure.
Has three children: Erin Kelly, Hunter, and Camryn.
Played quarterback for the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s. Retired since 1997.
Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Best friend with Chris Berman.
Has been diagnosed with jaw cancer [June 4, 2013].
Retired from Professional football. Helping promote a charitible organization called "Hunter's Hope" that helps children born with infantile Krabbe's disease, named after his son, Hunter, who had the disease. [1998]
Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Julie Moran, for "Great by 28" success program. [2010]
(1996-) Starting quarterback, Buffalo Bills (NFL).

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