Mike Kellin

Biography

Mike Kellin (April 26, 1922 - August 26, 1983) was an American actor. Biography Early life Kellin was born Myron Kellin in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Sophia and Samuel Kellin, Russian Jewish immigrants. He was educated at Boston University and Trinity College. He served with the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander during World War II and after the war studied acting and playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. Career Kellin's coarse-featured face, tired eyes and flat, monotone voice suggested that he had lived hard and fast. He was most often cast as tough guys, both good and evil. His portrayals were fascinating and memorable. He worked in some 50 plays and won an Obie Award for his work in American Buffalo. He made his Broadway debut in 1949 in At War with the Army and eventually earned a Tony nomination in 1956 for his acting in the Musical Pipe Dream. Personal life/Death Kellin was married to actress Sally Moffat, daughter of actress Sylvia Field Truex by an earlier marriage. He was also active in the Fortune Society, a prisoner's rights group. He died on August 26, 1983 from cancer in Nyack, New York, aged 61. Play credits (partial) * Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (1979) as Lionel Stander * The Ritz (play) (1975) as Carmine Vespucci * The Odd Couple (1966) as Oscar Madison * Mother Courage and Her Children (1963) as Cook * Rhinoceros (play) (1961) as Dribble * God and Kate Murphy (1959) as Sean Murphy * Pipe Dream (musical) (1955) as Hazel * Ankles Aweigh (1955) as Joe Mancinni * The Emperor's Clothes (1953) as Second Rottenbiller Brother * Stalag 17 (1951) as Stosh * The Bird Cage (1950) as Frank * At War With the Army (1949) as Staff Sergeant McVay Film credits * At War With The Army (1950) as Sgt. McVey * Hurricane Smith (1952) as Dicer * Lonelyhearts (1959) as Frank Goldsmith * Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960) as Chief Mate MacCarthy * The Great Impostor (1960) with Tony Curtis, as Thompson * Hell Is for Heroes (1962) as Pvt. Kolinsky * The Boston Strangler (1968) as Julian Soshnick * Riot (1969) as Bugsy * The People Next Door (1970) as Dr. Margolin * Fools Parade (1971) as Steve Mystic * Freebie and the Bean (1974) as Lt. Rosen * Midnight Express (1978) as Mr. Hayes * The Jazz Singer (1980) as Leo * Just Before Dawn (1981) as Ty * Sleepaway Camp (1983) as Mel, his final film.

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Birth Name

Myron Kellin

Birth Place

Hartford, Connecticut, États-Unis

Birth Date

4/26/1922

Death Date

8/26/1983
Known For
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Midnight Express

Mr. Hayes

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Just Before Dawn

Ty

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The Wonderful Country

Pancho Gil

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Riot

Bugsy

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On the Yard

Red

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Hurricane Smith

Dicer

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Freebie and the Bean

Lt. Rosen

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Sleepaway Camp

Mel

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Echoes

Sid Berman

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Banning

Harry Kalielle

Starring In
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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

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Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor

Mel Costic (archive footage)

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Sleepaway Camp

Mel

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Echoes

Sid Berman

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Paternity

Tour Guide

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So Fine

Sam Schlotzman

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Just Before Dawn

Ty

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The Jazz Singer

Leo

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On the Yard

Red

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Midnight Express

Mr. Hayes

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Girlfriends

Abe

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God Told Me To

Deputy Commissioner

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Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Ben Lapinsky

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Freebie and the Bean

Lt. Rosen

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Fools' Parade

Steve Mystic

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The People Next Door

Dr. Margolin

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The Maltese Bippy

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Riot

Bugsy

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The Boston Strangler

Julian Soshnick

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The Incident

Harry Purvis

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Banning

Harry Kalielle

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Invitation to a Gunfighter

Blind Union vet

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Hell Is For Heroes

Pvt. Kolinsky

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Ein charmanter Hochstapler

Clifford Thompson

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The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Chief Mate Jack MacCarthy

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The Mountain Road

Prince

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The Wonderful Country

Pancho Gil

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Lonelyhearts

Frank Goldsmith

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Hurricane Smith

Dicer

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At War With the Army

Sgt. McVey

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So Young, So Bad

Carousel Operator (uncredited)

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