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Burt Kennedy (1922–2001)

American screenwriter and director--particularly of westerns--Burt Kennedy was the son of performers. He was part of their act, "The Dancing Kennedys", from infancy. He served in World War II as a cavalry officer and was highly decorated. After the war he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, but was ousted after one play as an actor for ... See full bio »

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 2000 Comanche
 1990 Big Bad John
 1989 Snoops (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Close Shave (1989)
- Hot Shot (1989)
 1988 Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (TV Movie)
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
 1982-1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- Ancient Echoes (1987)
- Judgement Call (1987)
- Deep Water Death (1987)
- D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1986)
 1983 The Yellow Rose (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Walls of Fear (1983)
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mixed Doubles (1982)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gold Fever (1982)
 1980 Wolf Lake
 1980 More Wild Wild West (TV Movie)
 1979 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Concrete Cowboys (1979)
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie)
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Erika (1977)
- Provost Marshal (1977)
- Pilot (1976)
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Yesterdays (1977)
- Pipeline (1977)
 1976 Drum (uncredited)
 1974 All the Kind Strangers (TV Movie)
 1974 Sidekicks (TV Movie)
 1974 Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Movie)
 1971 The Deserter
 1967 The War Wagon
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Rounders
 1962-1963 Combat! (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Night Patrol (1963)
- Next in Command (1963)
- The Celebrity (1962)
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Cort (1962)
- Sunday (1962)
- The Wanted Man (1962)
- The Long Gun (1962)
 1961 The Canadians
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Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a proposed ABC dramatic series called "Boom Town". It was set around 1900 in a southwestern oil drilling community.

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Alternate Names:

Z.X. Jones

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Personal Quote:

[on John Wayne] Wayne was a stickler at work. He was fine if he realized you knew what you were doing. But if you weren't prepared, or fluffed anything, and fortunately I never did, well, then you could be in trouble. He was tough, but then so am I! See more »


Not to be confused with more elderly character actor and stunt man Bert Kennedy, who appeared in several films from 1936-1952 and often worked as Pat O'Brien's stunt double. See more »

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