Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn

70 (passed away Oct. 14th, 1986)
Jul. 27th, 1916
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 10"

Keenan Wynn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Burke's Law (1963) TV Show
Burke's Law (1963)
The New Perry Mason TV Show
The New Perry Mason
The Quest (1976) TV Show
The Quest (1976)
Call to Glory TV Show
Call to Glory
Black Saddle TV Show
Black Saddle
Supertrain TV Show
The Girl with Something Extra TV Show
The Girl with Something Extra
Summer Fun TV Show
Summer Fun

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Character actor Keenan Wynn was born into a famous show-business family. One in particular is his father, Ed Wynn. Keenan was the one to help to push his father to also become a well-known character actor. They appeared together in Son of Flubber (1963), The AbsentMinded Professor (1961), The Great Man (1956), The Patsy (1964).

  • Part of the reason for his eventual loss of hearing was due to the fact that he raced just about anything on land or water and most the vehicles were loud and un-muffled. He was a regular feature in and around the Detroit Michigan area racing boats, cars and motorcycles, sometimes racing boats on the Detroit River (the border between the U.S. and Ontario Canada).
  • Was originally to play Perry White in _Superman (1978)_ (qv), but had to drop out upon arriving in London for filming due to heart problems.
  • Suffered from tinnitus (a chronic ringing in the ears) during the last years of his life, forcing him to wear hearing aids. Appeared with them in a photo accompanying a 1983 "National Enquirer" article, where he personally warned young people to protect their hearing.
  • He was uncle to the Hudson Brothers by his marriage to Sharley (they are her nephews). Daughter Hilda is married to actor/singer 'Paul Williams (III)' (qv), daughter Emily died in her early 20s from cancer.
  • Two sons with wife Eve Lynn Abbott: 'Ned Wynn' (qv) ("Edmund") and 'Tracy Keenan Wynn' (qv).
  • Father of screenwriter 'Tracy Keenan Wynn' (qv).
  • Introduced 'Steve McQueen (I)' (qv) and 'Lee Marvin' (qv) to the power of Triumph motorcycles on a hill climb.
  • Interred along with his father 'Ed Wynn' (qv) at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA., in the Great Mausoleum, Holly entrance, Daffodil Corridor.

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