DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley

Age
79 (passed away Jun. 11th, 1999)
Birthday
Jan. 20th, 1920
Born in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height
5' 10"

DeForest Kelley's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Show
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Original Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Laredo TV Show
Laredo
Trackdown TV Show
Trackdown
M Squad TV Show
M Squad
The Silent Service TV Show
The Silent Service
Science Fiction Theatre TV Show
Science Fiction Theatre
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

DeForest Kelley was born in Atlanta Georgia January 20, 1920. He graduated from highschool at 16 and went on to sing at the church where his father was a baptist minister.At seventeen he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in Long Beach California, he intended to stay for 2 weeks but ended up staying a year. Upon returning home he told his parents he was moving to California to become an actor . His mother encouraged him but the idea didn't go over well with his father. In California Kelley was spotted by a Paramount scout while doing a Navy Training film. He went on acting in many westerns and eventually played the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy which changed his life forever.


TRIVIA:
  • His personal favorite episode of _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) was "The Empath".
  • Of the four main _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) cast members (the others being 'William Shatner' (qv), 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv) and 'James Doohan' (qv)), he is the only one who never appeared in _"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964)_ (qv) or _"The Outer Limits" (1963)_ (qv).
  • Was the first primary cast member from _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) to pass away.
  • He plays a medic in "The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit" (1956). Foreshadowing things to come, His character's says "This man is dead, Captain".
  • Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek up to and including _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv) and then in one of the spin offs.
  • The _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv) character, Admiral Maxwell Forrest played by 'Vaughn Armstrong (I)' (qv), is named after him.
  • He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Played one of the Earp brothers in the film _Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)_ (qv) and faced the Earps in an episode of Star Trek. Also played Ike Clanton in episode "The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" on _"You Are There" (1953)_ (qv).


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