Ken Lynch

Biography

Date of Birth 15 July 1910, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Date of Death 13 February 1990, Burbank, California, USA (virus) Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m) Mini Biography If there was ever an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played military officers, business executives and private eyes, and every so often he'd be a sheriff in a western, but it was as a street cop or detective that most people remember him. Born in Cleveland, he started his acting career in radio dramas, and after gaining experience there he headed to Los Angeles, making his film debut in 1950. He appeared in quite a few movies over his career, but he also did an enormous amount of television work, and that's where most probably remember seeing him, as he turned up on pretty much every cop show, detective show and private eye series ever made (he even showed up in an episode of the Jackie Gleason series "The Honeymooners" (1953)--as a tough Irish cop!). He died in 1990 in Burbank, California. IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com Trivia Sturdy character actor whose distinctive voice made its mark first on radio. Later his serious mug and no-nonsense, officious manner was utilized in 50s crime and war films as a cop, private eye or military brass. Hundreds and hundreds of TV roles

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Paratroop Command

Lieutenant

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Honey West: The Complete Series (4pc) (Full B&W)

Lt. Barney Keller (5 episodes, 1965-1966)

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Apache Rifles

Hodges

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Portrait of a Mobster

Lieutenant D. Corbin

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Poor Devil

Desk Sergeant

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The Bonnie Parker Story

Cook

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Voice in the Mirror

Frank - Bartender

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The Legend of Tom Dooley

Father

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Guard

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FBI Code 98

Special Agent in Charge Gibson White

Starring In
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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Charley (archive footage)

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Willie Dynamite

Judge #1

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W

Guard

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Poor Devil

Desk Sergeant

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Across 110th Street

Tailor Shop Patrolman

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The Tradition of Simon Zuniga

Warden Lomis

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

Rear Adm. John H. Newton - USS Lexington (uncredited)

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Never a Dull Moment

Police Lieutenant (uncredited)

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The Doris Day Show - Season 2

Detective Broder (2 episodes, 1971)

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P.J.

Thorson

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Hotel

Joe Laswell

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Mister Buddwing

Dan

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Honey West: The Complete Series (4pc) (Full B&W)

Lt. Barney Keller (5 episodes, 1965-1966)

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Dead Ringer

Captain Johnson

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Tre Donne per Uno Scapolo

The Masher

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Apache Rifles

Hodges

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The Fugitive - Season Two, Vol. 1

Lt. Craig / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1966)

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FBI Code 98

Special Agent in Charge Gibson White

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Days of Wine and Roses

Proprietor (uncredited)

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Walk on the Wild Side

Frank Bonito

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The Honeymoon Machine

Capt. James Angle

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Portrait of a Mobster

Lieutenant D. Corbin

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Seven Ways from Sundown

Graves

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North by Northwest

Charley - Chicago Policeman

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Pork Chop Hill

Maj. Gen. Trudeau

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Anatomy of a Murder

Det. Sgt. James Durgo

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The Legend of Tom Dooley

Father

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Lawless Years Vol. 1

Gabby Bishop / ... (2 episodes, 1959)

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Paratroop Command

Lieutenant

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I Married a Monster From Outer Space

Dr. Wayne

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Run Silent, Run Deep

Frank (uncredited)

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Jack Keever (1 episode, 1959)

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The Bonnie Parker Story

Cook

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Voice in the Mirror

Frank - Bartender

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When Willie Comes Marching Home/Up the River

(uncredited)

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