No photo available. Represent Beirne Lay Jr.? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 218,154 this week

Beirne Lay Jr. (1909–1982)

Beirne Lay Jr. was born on September 1, 1909 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Twelve O'Clock High (1949), 12 O'Clock High (1964) and Strategic Air Command (1955). He died on May 26, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

IMDb Picks: August

The coming-of-age story Morris From America is on our radar this month. See which other TV shows and movies we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Amazon Pilot Season

Want to help choose the next great Amazon Original comedy series? Stream and review now during Amazon Pilot Season.

Stream and review now

"Style Code Live"

Join us on "Style Code Live" daily to connect, shop and chat live with fashion designers, beauty experts and celebrities! Discover today's best beauty hacks and the top style secrets!

Watch the show

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1056 people
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 5869 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1006 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1758 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Beirne Lay Jr.'s work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Twelve O'Clock High
(1949)
12 O'Clock High
(1964-1967)
Strategic Air Command
(1955)
Above and Beyond
(1952)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (15 credits)
  12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (characters based on the novel - 78 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... (characters based on the novel)
- A Long Time Dead (1967) ... (characters based on the novel)
- Graveyard (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
- The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
- Six Feet Under (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
  The Lieutenant (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- Man with an Edge (1964) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The Two Star Giant (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 The Young and the Brave (writer)
 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Missing in Action (1962) ... (story)
 1960 The Gallant Hours (written by)
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- From Another World (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Cowboy Five Seven (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Two Davids and Goliath (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The U.S.S. Tirante Plays a Hunch (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Toward the Unknown (written by)
 1955 24 Hour Alert (Short) (screenplay)
 1955 Strategic Air Command (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Above and Beyond (story)
 1951 Flying Leathernecks (screenplay - uncredited)
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (novel) / (screenplay)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (book "I Wanted Wings" - as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.) / (screenplay - as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
  The Silent Service (TV Series) (story advisor - 12 episodes, 1957) (story supervisor - 2 episodes, 1957)
- The Last Dive (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The U.S.S. Seahorse Story (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The Ordeal of S-38 (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The Five-Ring Circus (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The U.S.S. Tang vs. Truk (1957) ... (story advisor)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (technical advisor - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (1 credit)
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Army Major
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 1956 Toward the Unknown (associate producer)
Edit

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

In the 1960's, served as Vice President of Networks Electronics Corporation in Chatsworth, California, in addition to writing movie scripts. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Message Boards

Discuss Beirne Lay Jr. on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page