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Overview (4)

Born in Oakland, California, USA
Died in Rancho Mirage, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameJesse Kenneth Tobey
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and Tony Randall. Throughout the 1940s Tobey acted on Broadway and in stock; he made his film debut in a 1943 short, "The Man on the Ferry." He made his Hollywood film bow in a Hopalong Cassidy Western, and has since appeared in scores of features and on numerous TV series. He even had his own series, Whirlybirds (1957), in which he played an adventurous helicopter pilot.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Family (2)

Spouse June Hutton (2 February 1968 - 2 May 1973)  (her death)
Violet Mae Coglan (Penny Parker) (29 June 1951 - 18 January 1962)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Parents Jesse V. Tobey
Frances H. Tobey

Trade Mark (2)

Often played tough-talking men of action
Frequently cast in 'Joe Dante' films.

Trivia (3)

Had one daughter, Tina, by his first wife Penny.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).
Stepbrother-in-law of Ina Ray Hutton.

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