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John Kerr (II) (1931–2013)


His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in 1952, and achieved real recognition for the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tea and Sympathy
Tea and Sympathy Tom Robinson Lee
(1956)
South Pacific
South Pacific Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC
(1958)
The Streets of San Francisco
The Streets of San Francisco Gerald O'Brien / D.A. Gerald O'Brien
(1973-1977)
Girl of the Night
Girl of the Night Larry Taylor
(1960)

Filmography

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 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Don
- Tomorrow's Child (1992) ... Don
 1987 Australian Dream
Frank (The Swaggie)
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
Ferry Captain
 1985 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
Waiters
 1985 The Park Is Mine (TV Movie)
Reporter - Conference
 1983 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #1.278 (1983) ... Policeman
 1982 Seeing Things (TV Series)
 1981 The Amateur
CIA Security Guard
 1979 Search and Destroy
MacPherson
 1979 Plague
Escaping guard
 1978 The Silent Partner
Detective #3
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Ashton
- Part 4 (1977) ... Ashton
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Martin Stoddard
- The Mayan Connection (1977) ... Martin Stoddard
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Richard Valentine
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... Richard Valentine
 1973-1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Gerald O'Brien / D.A. Gerald O'Brien
- Who Killed Helen French? (1977) ... D.A. Gerald O'Brien
- Endgame (1975) ... Gerald O'Brien
- False Witness (1975) ... Gerald O'Brien
- Mister Nobody (1974) ... Gerald O'Brien
- Shield of Honor (1973) ... Gerald O'Brien
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
the Prosecutor / Morrissey / Kimbrough / ...
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... the Prosecutor
- Little Boy Lost (1975) ... Morrissey
- The Witness (1975) ... Kimbrough
- The Gamble (1974) ... Dr. Ullman
- The Big Walk (1973) ... Prosecutor
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Throwaway (1976)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Barrett
- A Life in the Balance (1975) ... Dr. Barrett
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Kirk
- Eyes Only (1975) ... Kirk
 1974 Only God Knows
Health inspector
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Dr. Lincoln
- Programmed for Killing (1974) ... Dr. Lincoln
 1973 Class of '44
Ford Hotel Bartender (uncredited)
 1972-1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Eggers / Dr. Freilich
- And Once for My Baby (1973) ... Dr. Eggers
- I Am My Brother's Keeper (1972) ... Dr. Freilich
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Senator Gordon
- The Mattson Papers (1973) ... Senator Gordon
 1973 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
George Sterling
- Only Three to a Bed (1973) ... George Sterling
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Gallagher - Trenier's Lawyer
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Price
- Time Is the Fire (1972) ... Price
 1972 The Longest Night (TV Movie)
Agent Jones
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Col. Roger Dutton
- Dead Weight (1971) ... Col. Roger Dutton
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Clay Arnold
- Men Who Care: Part 2 (1971) ... Clay Arnold
 1971 Yuma (TV Movie)
Captain White
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Andrew Rogers
- False Witness (1971) ... Andrew Rogers
 1967-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
SAC Gary Morgan / Clayton McGregor / S.A.C. Douglas Parker / ...
- The Target (1970) ... Clayton McGregor
- Pressure Point (1970) ... S.A.C. Douglas Parker
- The Maze (1969) ... SAC William Converse
- The Phone Call (1968) ... SAC Gary Morgan
- Homecoming (1968) ... Agent Morgan
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Dr. Philip Blackburn
- The Verdict (1970) ... Dr. Philip Blackburn
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Stuart Clark / Father Billy Keaton
- Laurie Marie (1969) ... Stuart Clark
- A Wrath of Angels (1969) ... Father Billy Keaton
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Father Joe
- Log 93: Once a Junkie (1969) ... Father Joe
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Creed Hallock
- Sudden Country (1967) ... Creed Hallock
 1967 Flipper (TV Series)
Keller
- Flipper and the Fugitive: Part 2 (1967) ... Keller
- Flipper and the Fugitive: Part 1 (1967) ... Keller
 1965-1966 Peyton Place (TV Series)
District Attorney John Fowler / John Fowler
- Episode #3.31 (1966) ... District Attorney John Fowler
- Episode #3.27 (1966) ... District Attorney John Fowler
- Episode #3.26 (1966) ... District Attorney John Fowler
- Episode #3.25 (1966) ... District Attorney John Fowler
- Episode #3.23 (1966) ... District Attorney John Fowler
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Alex Ryder
- The Day Time Stopped (1966) ... Alex Ryder
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Duane Galloway
- The Homecoming (1965) ... Duane Galloway
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Ray Thacker / Maj. Herrick
- Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet (1965) ... Lt. Ray Thacker
- An Act of War (1964) ... Maj. Herrick
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Glendon Baker
- An Unlocked Window (1965) ... Glendon Baker
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Whitlock
- John Peter Altgeld (1965) ... Whitlock
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Assistant Deputy District Attorney Barry Pine / ADA Barry Pine / Asst. Deputy Dist. Atty. Barry Pine / ...
- Birds of a Feather (1964) ... ADA Barry Pine
- Tigers Are for Jungles (1964) ... Assistant Deputy District Attorney Barry Pine
- The Black Flower (1964) ... ADA Barry Pine
- A Roll of the Dice (1964) ... ADA Barry Pine
- The Best There Is (1964) ... Assistant Deputy District Attorney Barry Pine
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jim Whitlow
- The Jim Whitlow Story (1963) ... Jim Whitlow
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Oliver Smith
- The Judgment (1963) ... Oliver Smith
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Jonathan Winthrop
- The Apostle (1962) ... Jonathan Winthrop
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
David
- The Miracle of Mesa Verde (1962) ... David
 1956-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Ray
- Dry Rain (1962)
- Honor in Love (1962)
- A Fair Shake (1956) ... Ray
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Jim Carmody
- Verdict of 12 (1962) ... Jim Carmody
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lute Willis
- Half Straight (1962) ... Lute Willis
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Whit Kamens
- The Crimson Pool (1961) ... Whit Kamens
 1961 King of Kings
Man at Sermon on the Mount (uncredited)
 1961 7 Women from Hell
Lt. Bill Jackson
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum
Francis Barnard
 1960 Girl of the Night
Larry Taylor
 1960 The Crowded Sky
Mike Rule
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bert Eaton
- Incident of the Last Chance (1960) ... Bert Eaton
 1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Martin Didler
- Elfego Baca: Friendly Enemies at Law (1960) ... Martin Didler
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Jefferson Carruthers
- The Barrier (1959) ... Jefferson Carruthers
 1959 Berkeley Square (TV Movie)
Peter Standish
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Freddie
- A Question of Romance (1958) ... Freddie
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Flight Lieutenant Upton
- Strange Occurrence at Rokesay (1958) ... Flight Lieutenant Upton
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Capt. Neil Dameron / David McAdam
- Rumors of Evening (1958) ... Capt. Neil Dameron
- The Ninth Day (1957) ... David McAdam
 1958 South Pacific
Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC
 1957 The Vintage
Ernesto Barandero
 1953-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Poggi / Danny Barron / Steve Barron (segment "Throw Away the Cane") / ...
- Night of a Rebel (1957) ... Poggi
- Child of the Wind/Throw Away the Cane (1956) ... Danny Barron / Steve Barron (segment "Throw Away the Cane")
- A Man of Taste (1955) ... Matt Sloane
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Parr
- Killer's Pride (1957) ... Tom Parr
 1953-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Madden
- The James Dean Big Story (1957) ... Madden
 1956 Tea and Sympathy
Tom Robinson Lee
 1956 Gaby
Gregory Y. Wendell
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
Morgan Evans
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Jamie Hallock
- Undertow (1955) ... Jamie Hallock
 1955 The Quatermass Xperiment
Film Lab Technician (uncredited)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Private Foster
- Combat Medics (1955) ... Private Foster
 1955 The Cobweb
Steven W. Holte
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
George Avery
- The Bold and the Brave (1955) ... George Avery
 1954 The Men of Sherwood Forest
Brian of Eskdale
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
Derek Howard
- The Hunted (1954) ... Derek Howard
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- L'Aiglon (1953)
 1953 Horace Mann's Miracle (TV Movie)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Jesse James
- The Capture of Jesse James (1953) ... Jesse James
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Tony
- The White Gown (1953) ... Tony
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Stage: Appeared in "The Infernal Machine" on Broadway. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1954 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Tea and Sympathy," a part that he recreated in the film version of the same name, Tea and Sympathy (1956). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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