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Bill Kennedy (I) (1908–1997)

"...And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!" Remember that familiar voice on TV's Adventures of Superman (1952)? That belonged to Bill Kennedy. Kennedy's moneymaker was in his rich, resonant voice. One of the more prolific ... See full bio »

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 1967 Don't Make Waves
Reporter (uncredited)
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Newspaper Reporter at Fashion Show (uncredited)
 1955 Unchained
Sanders (uncredited)
 1953 Born to the Saddle
Jeff (uncredited)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
News Commentator #1 (uncredited)
 1951 Nevada Badmen
Jensen - Banker
 1951 Canyon Raiders
Hemingway (uncredited)
 1951 Silver City Bonanza
Monk Monroe
 1951 Abilene Trail
Rancher Colter
 1951 Cry Danger
Cop at Trailer Park (uncredited)
 1951 Two Lost Worlds
Martin Shannon (as William Kennedy)
 1950 Border Outlaws
Carson, Dude Ranch Guest
 1950 Border Rangers
Sergeant Carlson
 1950 Train to Tombstone
Rev. Jared Greeley (uncredited)
 1950 Peggy
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 Storm Over Wyoming
Jess Rawlins
 1950 Gunslingers
Ace Larabee
 1950 Chain Lightning
Radio Man at Test Flight (uncredited)
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
 1949 Forgotten Women
Bill Dunning
 1949 Law of the West
Land Agent Dan Nixon
 1949 Shadows of the West
Banker Jonathan Ward
 1949 Dynamite
Construction Worker (uncredited)
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Kiowa Marshal (uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Thierache (Joan's executioner)
 1948 The Sheriff of Medicine Bow
Barry Stuart
 1948 In This Corner
Al Barton, ring announcer
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Lt. Sheve (uncredited)
 1948 Triggerman
 1948 I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
2nd Detective
 1948 Raw Deal
Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 Assigned to Danger
Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
 1948 Overland Trails
Carter Morgan
 1947 The Gangster
Thug (uncredited)
 1947 Louisiana
 1947 News Hounds
Mark Morgan
 1947 Web of Danger
Ernie Reardon
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Bill Davis (uncredited)
 1947 Seven Were Saved
Colonel (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Arthur, Helen's Husband
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Mr. Stapp
 1946 Of Human Bondage
 1946 Don't Gamble with Strangers
Harry Amold
 1946 The People's Choice
Abner Snell (as Drew Kennedy)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Herbert Stone
 1945 Escape in the Desert
Hank Albright
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Busboy (uncredited)
 1944 The Last Ride
Correlli (uncredited)
 1944 Crime by Night
Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 The Doughgirls
Tall Guy who Punches Drake (uncredited)
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Bill Thatcher
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain (uncredited)
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Mountie (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Second Airline Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1943 Murder on the Waterfront
First Officer Barnes
 1943 This Is the Army
News Commentator (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
American Newsman (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
Marine (uncredited)
 1943 Truck Busters
Tim Shaughnessy
 1943 The Hard Way
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Hamilton Hunneker (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Reporter at Execution (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
The Moocher
 1942 Secret Enemies
Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Flying Fortress
Manhattan News Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 Highway West
Cop in Car-Crash (uncredited)
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When I was dropped summarily by Warner Bros., here I was. I didn't know anything about the freelance world and I was about to find out it was a jungle out there. I got this part at Monogram, which is really the end of the road as far as being a bit-time actor is concerned. In those days, if you worked at Monogram, it was a stigma; you were on your way down." See more »


In addition to acting in movies, Kennedy worked as a television newscaster for WWJ and WDIV-TV in Detroit during the 1950's. He later moved to Windsor, Ontario, broadcasting for CLKW-TV; and in 1969 to Southfield, Michigan, for WKBD-TV. He returned to Detroit in the early 1980's. See more »

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