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DeForest Kelley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his iconic roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.Kelley was delivered by his uncle at his parents' home in Atlanta, the son of Clora (née Casey) and Ernest David Kelley, who was a Baptist minister of Irish and Southern ancestry. DeForest was named after the pioneering electronics engineerLee De Forest, and later named his Star Trek character's father "David" after his own. Kelley had an older brother, Ernest Casey Kelley.As a child, he often played outside for hours at a time. Kelley was immersed in his father's mission in Conyers and promised his father failure would mean "wreck and ruin". Before the end of his first year at Conyers, Kelley was introduced into the congregation to his musical talents and often sang solo in morning church services.Eventually, this led to an appearance on the radio station WSB AM in Atlanta, Georgia. As a result of his radio work, he won an engagement with Lew Forbes and his orchestra at the Paramount Theater.In 1934, the family left Conyers for the community of Decatur. He attended the Decatur Boys High School where he played on the Decatur Bantams baseball team. Kelley also played football and other sports. Before his graduation, Kelley got a job as a drugstore car hop. He spent his weekends working in the local theatres. Kelley graduated in 1938.During World War II, Kelley served as an enlisted man in the United States Army Air Forces between March 10, 1943, and January 28, 1946, assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit. After an extended stay in Long Beach, California, Kelley decided to pursue an acting career and relocate to southern California permanently, living for a time with his uncle Casey. He worked as an usher in a local theater in order to earn enough money for the move. Kelley's mother encouraged her son in his new career goal, but his father disliked the idea. While in California, Kelley was spotted by a Paramount Pictures scout while doing a United States Navy training film.



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Born:
Jan 20, 1920 In Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
68
First Appeared:
In the movie Fear in the Night 1947-04-18
Latest Project:
Movie Trekkies 1997-10-18
Known For
Poster of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Poster of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Poster of Warlock
Poster of Duke of Chicago
Filmography

Trekkies (1997)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.2 19 votes

William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5 1 votes

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
6.7 375 votes

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
5.5 337 votes

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.2 305 votes

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
6.8 439 votes

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
6.3 396 votes

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Action Adventure Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
7.2 609 votes

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
6.2 476 votes

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Leonard McCoy (voice)
6.1 15 votes

The Bull Of The West (1972)

Western
Movie
as Ben Tully

Night of the Lepus (1972)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Elgin Clark
4.8 22 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 18 votes

Star Trek (1966)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Leonard McCoy
7.9 260 votes

Black Spurs (1965)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Dal Nemo
6.6 4 votes

Town Tamer (1965)

Western Action
Movie
as Guy Tavenner
3.7 3 votes

Apache Uprising (1965)

Western
Movie
as Toby Jack Saunders
6.5 2 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.0 2 votes

Where Love Has Gone (1964)

Romance
Movie
as Sam Corwin
5 2 votes

The Dakotas (1963)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)

Western
Movie
as Amos Troop
6 2 votes

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 11 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

The Gallant Men (1962)

Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Johnny Midnight (1960)

Series
as Unknown

COronado 9 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Warlock (1959)

Action Western Romance
Movie
as Curley Burne
6.7 23 votes

Riverboat (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 8 votes

The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Action Western
Movie
as Wexler
5.9 9 votes

The Donna Reed Show (1958)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 3 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Action Western
Movie
as Morgan Earp
6.9 51 votes

M Squad (1957)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

26 Men (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Trackdown (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Raintree County (1957)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Southern Officer
4.6 11 votes

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Western
Movie
as Jim Breck
7.0 1 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 19 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

House of Bamboo (1955)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Charlie (uncredited)
6.7 14 votes

Illegal (1955)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Edward Clary (as DeForest Kelly)
6.1 7 votes

Navy Log (1955)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

The View from Pompey's Head (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Jim - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Lone Wolf (1954)

Series
as Unknown

Studio 57 (1954)

Series
as Unknown

Duffy of San Quentin (1954)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Eddie Lee - Police Detective (uncredited)

City Detective (1953)

Series
as Unknown

You Are There (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Duke of Chicago (1949)

Movie
as 'Ace' Martin

Malaya (1949)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Lt. Glenson (uncredited)
6 3 votes

Canon City (1948)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Smalley
5.1 6 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Fear in the Night (1947)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Vince Grayson
4.1 4 votes

Variety Girl (1947)

Music Comedy
Movie
as Bob Kirby
4 1 votes