DeForest Kelley Biography

Birthday: 1920-01-20
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in Long Beach, California. He intended to stay for two 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 did not go over well with his father. In California, Kelley was spotted by a Paramount talent scout while working on a United States Navy training film. He became a reliable character actor (often in westerns in which he often played the villain), but hit the big time when he was offered the role of the somewhat irascible Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the television series "Star Trek" (1966). DeForest Kelley died at age 79 of stomach cancer on June 11, 1999.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Star Trek Dr. McCoy 1966 - 1969 Adventure
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1972 Comedy
Star Trek: The Animated Series Dr. McCoy 1974 Drama
Jersey Shore After Hours Dr. McCoy 2011
Kinderfluisteraar, De McCoy 2011
Combat Cash Dr. McCoy 2011 Reality Tv
Inside Men Dr. McCoy 2012 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Variety Girl 1947 Comedy, Musical
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Morgan Earp 1957
Raintree County 1957 Drama, Romance
The Law and Jake Wade 1958
Where Love Has Gone 1964 Drama
Night of the Lepus 1972 Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Dr. McCoy 1979 0, Game Show, Sport
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Leonard "Bones" McCoy 1982 Sport, Game Show, 0, 0
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock McCoy 1984 Game Show, Sport
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home McCoy 1986 0, Sport, 0
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier McCoy 1989 Sport, 0, Game Show
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country McCoy 1991 Action, Mystery, Sci Fi
Trekkies 1997
Star Trek Dr. McCoy 2009 Sport, 0