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Jeffrey Hunter (I) (1926–1969)


Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's Theater, and from 1942 to 1944 performed in summer... See full bio »

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The Searchers Martin Pawley
(1956)
(1961)
The Great Locomotive Chase William A. Fuller
(1956)
Dimension 5 Justin Power
(1966)

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 1986 Star Trek (TV Series)
Captain Christopher Pike
- The Cage (1986) ... Captain Christopher Pike
 1969 ¡Viva América!
Frank Mannata
 1969 Super Colt 38
Billy Hayes
 1968-1969 Insight (TV Series)
Ken / James Smith
- The Poker Game (1969) ... Ken
- Madam (1968) ... James Smith
 1968 Sexy Susan Sins Again
Count Enrico
 1965-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Ralph Stuart / Francis Jerome
- The Enemies (1968) ... Ralph Stuart
- The Monster (1965) ... Francis Jerome
 1968 Find a Place to Die
Joe Collins
 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
Lt. (j.g.) Lyman P. Jones
 1967 Custer of the West
Capt. Benteen
 1967 The Christmas Kid
Joe Novak
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Mountain Climber)
 1967 A Witch Without a Broom
Garver Logan (as Jeff Hunter)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Ed Stanley
- Wild Bull (1967) ... Ed Stanley
 1966 Journey Into Fear (TV Series)
Dr. Howard Graham
- Seller's Market (1966) ... Dr. Howard Graham
 1966 Strange Portrait
Mark
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Emmet Crown
- Freeway to Death (1966) ... Emmet Crown
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Roark Logan
- Requiem for Craw Green (1966) ... Roark Logan
 1966 Dimension 5
Justin Power
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Jeremy Thrallkill
- A Field of Wild Flowers (1966) ... Jeremy Thrallkill
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Girard
- The Trains of Silence (1965) ... Fred Girard
 1965 Brainstorm
Jim Grayam (as Jeff Hunter)
 1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin (voice, uncredited)
 1965 Murieta
Joaquín Murrieta
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Barry Stinson / Gabe Flanders
- Parties to the Crime (1964) ... Barry Stinson
- Seven Miles of Bad Road (1963) ... Gabe Flanders
 1963-1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Temple Houston
- Miss Katherine (1964) ... Temple Houston
- The Town That Trespassed (1964) ... Temple Houston
- Do Unto Others, Then Gallop (1964) ... Temple Houston
- The Gun That Swept the West (1964) ... Temple Houston
- Last Full Moon (1964) ... Temple Houston
 1963 The Man from Galveston
Timothy Higgins
 1963 Gold for the Caesars
Lacer
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. Dane
- Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd (1962) ... Sgt. Dane
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Capt. Walter Reed, MD
- Suzie (1962) ... Capt. Walter Reed, MD
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Harold
- Don't Look Behind You (1962) ... Harold
 1962 The Longest Day
Sgt. (later Lt.) John H. Fuller (as Jeff Hunter)
 1962 No Man Is an Island
George R. Tweed
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Edward 'Jocko' Townsend
- Waiting for Jocko (1961) ... Edward 'Jocko' Townsend
 1961 King of Kings
Jesus
 1961 Man-Trap
Matt Jameson
 1960 Key Witness
Fred Morrow
 1960 Hell to Eternity
Guy Gabaldon
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Lt. Tom Cantrell
 1960 Destiny, West! (TV Movie)
John Charles Fremont
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
John Charles Fremont
- Destiny West (1960) ... John Charles Fremont
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Lt. Aaron Gibbs
- Kiss Me Again, Stranger (1958) ... Lt. Aaron Gibbs
 1958 In Love and War
Sgt. Nico Kantaylis
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Adam Caulfield
 1957 Count Five and Die
Captain Bill Ranson
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Phil Aubry / Wesley Jerome Penn
- Hurricane Diane (1957) ... Phil Aubry
- South of the Sun (1955) ... Wesley Jerome Penn
 1957 No Down Payment
David Martin
 1957 The Way to the Gold
Joe Mundy
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Frank James
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Bless Keough
 1956 The Proud Ones
Thad Anderson
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Dick Cannock
- The Empty Room (1956) ... Dick Cannock
 1956 The Searchers
Martin Pawley
 1956 A Kiss Before Dying
Gordon Grant
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
William A. Fuller
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold
Matuwir
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Owen Brown
 1955 White Feather
Little Dog
 1954 Princess of the Nile
Prince Haidi
 1954 Three Young Texans
Johnny Colt
 1953 Sailor of the King
Signalman Andrew 'Canada' Brown
 1952 Dreamboat
Bill Ainslee
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Ben Tyler
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Dr. Bob Grayson
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Edward J. (Ed) Miller
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Chad Carnes
 1951 The Frogmen
Pappy Creighton
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Danny Klempner
 1951 Call Me Mister
The Kid
 1950 Julius Caesar
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared as one of the celebrity panelists on the pop music discussion program "Peter Potter's Juke Box Jury" on KNXT Hollywood (later moved to KRCA-TV), in 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 40 Interviews | 64 Articles | 23 Pictorials | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jeff Hunter

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was told I had arrived when, during the shooting of The Searchers (1956), they gave me almost as much ammunition as they gave John Wayne.

Trivia:

In 1960, MGM toyed with the idea of doing an all-male remake of 1939's The Women which would have been entitled, Gentlemen's Club. Like the female version, this would have involved an all masculine cast and the plot would have involved a man (Jeffrey Hunter) who recently discovers among his comrades that his wife is having an affair with another man (Earl Holliman) and after going to Reno to file... See more »

Trademark:

Absurd good looks.

Nickname:

Hank McKinnies

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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