Paul Kelly (I) (1899–1956)

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Lean, red/auburn-haired, athletically-inclined Paul Michael Kelly grew up on the tough streets of Brooklyn, New York. Born August 9, 1899, the ninth of ten children in a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent. The siblings' father, Michael, owned a bar called Kelly's Cafe. He died while Paul was still quite young and the entire clan was required ... See full bio »

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Known For

Flying Tigers Hap Davis
Crossfire The Man
The Secret Code Lt. Dan Barton / The Black Commando
Deadline for Murder Lt. Jerry E. McMullen


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 2017 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series)
Ranger Will Yount
- Officer's Choice (2017) ... Ranger Will Yount
 1957 Bailout at 43, 000
Colonel Hughes
 1957 Curfew Breakers
Police Lieutenant Lacey
 1956 Storm Center
Judge Robert Ellerbee
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Harry Bond
- Instant of Truth (1956) ... Harry Bond
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Father Timothy Dempsey / Father Bill Rigge
- Two-Fisted Saint (1956) ... Father Timothy Dempsey
- Shadow of God (1955) ... Father Bill Rigge
 1955 Atomic Energy as a Force for Good (Short)
John Vernon
 1955 Theatre of the West (TV Movie)
Ranger Will Yount
 1955 The Square Jungle
Jim McBride
 1954-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Tierney / Bunter
- Jury of One (1955)
- Underground (1955) ... Joe Tierney
- The Black Mate (1954) ... Bunter
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Marked for Death (1955)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Warden Clinton T. Duffy
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
- A Friendly Case of Blackmail (1954) ... George (as Paul Kelley)
 1954 Johnny Dark
William H. 'Scotty' Scott
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Donald Flaherty
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Warden Clinton T. Duffy
 1953 Split Second
Bart Moore
 1953 Gunsmoke
Dan Saxon
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Lt. Col John Hudson
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Precinct (1952)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Frank Maurrant
- Street Scene (1952) ... Frank Maurrant
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
General Melville Goodwin
- Melville Goodwin, U.S.A. (1952) ... General Melville Goodwin
 1951 The Painted Hills
Jonathan Harvey
 1950 Frenchie
Pete Lambert
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- The Married Look (1950)
 1950 Side Street
Captain Walter Anderson
 1950 The Secret Fury
Eric Lowell
 1950 Guilty of Treason
Tom Kelly
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Miles Scott
 1947 Adventure Island
Capt. Donald Lochlin
 1947 Crossfire
The Man
 1947 Spoilers of the North
Matt Garraway
 1946 Fear in the Night
Cliff Herlihy
 1946 Strange Journey
Lucky Leeds
 1946 Deadline for Murder
Lt. Jerry E. McMullen
 1946 The Cat Creeps
Ken Grady
 1946 The Glass Alibi
Max Anderson
 1945 San Antonio
Roy Stuart
 1945 Allotment Wives
Col. Pete Martin
 1945 China's Little Devils
Big Butch Dooley
 1945 Grissly's Millions
Joe Simmons
 1944 Pick-Up (Short)
Army Doctor
 1944 Pickup Girl (Short)
 1944 Faces in the Fog
Tom Elliott
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes
Alan Bittaker
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
 1943 Man from Music Mountain
Victor Marsh
 1942 Flying Tigers
Hap Davis
 1942 The Secret Code
Lt. Dan Barton / The Black Commando
 1942 Tough As They Come
Dan Stevens
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure
Jimmie Shields
 1942 Not a Ladies' Man
Robert Bruce
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Jim Blake
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Lieutenant Weigand
 1941 Mystery Ship
Allan Harper
 1941 Parachute Battalion
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Lieutenant McFarley
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
John Slayton
 1940 Flight Command
Lieut. Comdr. 'Dusty' Rhodes
 1940 Girls Under 21
Johnny Cane
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Captain Jabez Allen
 1940 Wyoming
General Custer
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Tom Webster
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Ed Kruger
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Nick Brown
 1939 6, 000 Enemies
Dr. Malcolm Scott
 1939 Forged Passport
Dan Frazer
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Butch Brannan
 1939 Within the Law
Joe Garson
 1938 Adventure in Sahara
Jim Wilson
 1938 Juvenile Court
Gary Franklin
 1938 The Missing Guest
'Scoop' Hanlon
 1938 The Devil's Party
Jerry Donovan
 1938 Nurse from Brooklyn
Jim Barnes
 1938 Torchy Blane in Panama
Steve McBride
 1938 Island in the Sky
Johnny Doyle
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Tommy Milton
 1937 Fit for a King
 1937 It Happened Out West
Richard P. Howe
 1937 The Frame-Up
Mark MacArthur
 1937 Parole Racket
Police Lieutenant Tony Roberts
 1937 Join the Marines
Philip H. 'Phil' Donlan
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Douglas Goodwin
 1936 Murder with Pictures
I.B. McGoogin
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Bill Blaine
 1936 The Country Beyond
Sgt. Cassidy
 1936 Song and Dance Man
Hap Farrell
 1936 Here Comes Trouble
Duke Donovan
 1936 My Marriage
Barney Dolan
 1935 It's a Great Life
Rockie Johnson
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
Tim Martin
 1935 Speed Devils
Martin Gray
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
James Duff
 1935 Star of Midnight
Jimmy 'Jim' Kinland
 1935 When a Man's a Man
Phil Acton
 1934 The President Vanishes
Chick Moffat
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Jimmy Downey
 1934 Blind Date
Bill Lowery
 1934 Side Streets
Tim O'Hara
 1934 The Love Captive
Dr. Norman Ware
 1934 School for Girls
Garry Waltham
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Frank Rocci
 1932 John Smith & Son (Short)
John Smith
 1932 The Girl from Calgary
Larry Boyd
 1927 The Poor Nut
Spike Hoyt (uncredited)
 1927 Special Delivery
Tuck - Another Detective (scenes deleted)
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
 1926 The New Klondike
Bing Allen
 1921 The Old Oaken Bucket
The Youth
 1921 The Great Adventure
Another Leek Son
 1920 Uncle Sam of Freedom Ridge
Young Sam
 1919 Anne of Green Gables
Gilbert Blythe
 1919 Fit to Win
Hank Simpson
 1917 Knights of the Square Table (Short)
Pug Haddon
 1917 The Star Spangled Banner (Short)
 1916 Claudia (Short)
 1916 The Doctor of the Afternoon Arm (Short)
Ray Kinsman
 1916 Myrtle the Manicurist (Short)
Jimmy - the Bellhop
 1915 A Family Picnic (Short)
Jimmie Jones
 1915 The Shabbies (Short)
 1915 Mrs. Jarr and the Society Circus (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and the Visiting Firemen (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and Circumstantial Evidence (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr's Big Vacation (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and Gertrude's Beaux (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and the Captive Maiden (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and Love's Young Dream (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and the Ladies' Cup (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mrs. Jarr and the Beauty Treatment (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mrs. Jarr's Auction Bridge (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 The Esterbrook Case (Short)
 1915 Mr. Jarr Visits His Home Town (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and the Dachshund (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 The Jarrs Visit Arcadia (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 The Closing of the Circuit (Short)
Paul - a Blind Boy
 1915 Mr. Jarr's Magnetic Friend (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr Takes a Night Off (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr and the Lady Reformer (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 Mr. Jarr Brings Home a Turkey (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1915 The Jarr Family Discovers Harlem (Short)
Willie Jarr
 1914 Kill or Cure (Short)
Young Pete
 1914 A Horseshoe -- for Luck (Short)
Edwards' Son
 1914 Polishing Up (Short)
The Bellhop
 1914 The Locked House (Short)
 1914 Buddy's Downfall (Short)
Buddy Watson
 1914 Lillian's Dilemma (Short)
Dick Denby
 1914 The Gang (Short)
Toughey O'Brien
 1914 Buddy's First Call (Short)
Buddy Watson
 1914 The Spirit and the Clay (Short)
 1914 A Good Little Devil
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 Heartsease (Short)
One of the Sons
 1913 The Price of Thoughtlessness (Short)
 1913 The Feudists (Short)
Young Boy
 1913 Father and Son: or, the Curse of the Golden Land (Short)
Alex Salzman, Wolf's Son (unconfirmed)
 1913 Roughing the Cub (Short)
The Copy Boy
 1913 The Lion's Bride (Short)
 1913 Cutey Tries Reporting (Short)
Tommy - Ethel's Little Brother
 1913 Counsellor Bobby (Short)
Bobby Holliday - Jenny's Brother
 1913 Dick, the Dead Shot (Short)
 1913 The Mouse and the Lion (Short)
The Mouse - Tim - Burling's Hallboy
 1912 Billy's Burglar (Short)
 1912 Six O'Clock (Short)
Jimmy Cameron
 1912 Billy's Pipe Dream (Short)
Messenger Boy (unconfirmed)
 1912 An Expensive Shine (Short)
The Hotel Messenger
 1912 Captain Barnacle's Waif (Short)
Tommy - the Waif
 1912 A Juvenile Love Affair (Short)
Jaspar's Son
 1912 Burnt Cork (Short)
The Boy
 1911 Daddy's Boy and Mammy (Short)
One of the Drummer Boys
 1911 How Millie Became an Actress (Short)
The Office Boy
 1911 Jimmie's Job (Short)
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Stage Play: The Confession. Written by Hal Reid. Bijou Theatre: 13 Mar 1911- May 1911 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: W.J. Brady, Mart Cody, Bigelow Cooper, Ralph Delmore, Jack Drumier, Helen Holmes, W.D. Inghram, Orrin Johnson, Paul Kelly [Broadway debut], Willard McDermott, John North, Theodore Roberts, Harold Vosburgh, ... See more »

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In 1927, he spent 25 months in California's infamous San Quentin prison for beating to death Ray Raymond, the first husband of Dorothy Mackaye, an actress who would later become his wife (judged an accomplice for withholding information, she herself was briefly imprisoned). See more »

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