DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley
1920 - 1999
DeForest Kelley  American Actor

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DeForest Kelley was previously married to Carolyn Dowling (1945 - 1999).


American Actor DeForest Kelley was born Jackson DeForest Kelley on 20th January, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and passed away on 11th Jun 1999 Los Angeles, California, United States aged 79. He is most remembered for Dr. McCoy on original Star Trek. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

DeForest Kelley was in an on-screen matchup with Melora Conway in Perry Mason (1957).

DeForest Kelley is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Cancer deaths in California.


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First Name Deforest
Last Name Kelley
Full Name at Birth Jackson DeForest Kelley
Alternative Name De
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th January, 1920
Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died 11th June, 1999
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Cancer - Stomach
Buried Cremated, ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Decatur Boys` High School, Decatur, GA (1937)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Dr. McCoy on original Star Trek
Year(s) Active 1947–98, 1947–1998
Official Websites,,
Father Ernest D. Kelley
Mother Clara Casey Kelley

Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999), known to colleagues as "Dee", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet, and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek (1966–1991).

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DeForest Kelley79 CapricornActor
Carolyn Dowling88 LibraSpouse


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Dr. Leonard McCoyMovie
Star Trek Adventure1991Dr. McCoyShort Film
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989McCoyMovie
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987Adm. Leonard McCoyTV Show
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986Dr. Leonard McCoyMovie
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock1984McCoyTV Show
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan1982McCoyTV Show
Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979Dr. McCoyMovie
The Littlest Hobo1979Prof. Hal SchafferTV Show
The Cowboys1974Jack PotterTV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series1973Dr. McCoyTV Show
Night of the Lepus1972Elgin ClarkMovie
The Bull of the West1972Ben TullyTV Movie
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972Dr. GoldstoneTV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971Frank SlaterTV Show
The Silent Force1970CurstonTV Show
Room 2221969Matt SilvertonTV Show
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1969ParrishTV Show
Ironside1967Mr. FowlerTV Show
Police Story1967Lab Chief GreeneTV Movie
Waco1966Bill RileMovie
Star Trek1966Dr. Leonard McCoy, Dr. McCoyTV Show
Bonanza: Ride the Wind1966TullyMovie
Apache Uprising1965Toby Jack SaundersMovie
Marriage on the Rocks1965Mr. TurnerMovie
Town Tamer1965Guy TavennerMovie
A Man Called Shenandoah1965EganTV Show
Laredo1965Dr. David IngramTV Show
Black Spurs1965Sheriff Dal NemoMovie
Where Love Has Gone1964Sam CorwinMovie
Slattery's People1964Gregg WilsonTV Show
Gunfight at Comanche Creek1963Amos Troop (as De Forest Kelley)Movie
The Dakotas1963Martin VoletTV Show
The Fugitive1963CharlieTV Show
The Gallant Men1962Col. DavenportTV Show
The Virginian1962Ben Tully, Lt. BeldonTV Show
Cain's Hundred1961Bob TullyTV Show
Shannon1961CarlyleTV Show
Route 661960Bob Harcourt Jr., H. Norbert WillisTV Show
Stagecoach West1960Clay Henchard, Lt. ClarkeTV Show
Assignment: Underwater1960BarneyTV Show
Coronado 91960Frank Briggs, Shep HarlowTV Show
Two Faces West1960Vern ClearyTV Show
Johnny Midnight1960David LawtonTV Show
Warlock1959Curley Burne (as De Forest Kelley)Movie
Black Saddle1959Sam KingTV Show
Bonanza1959Captain Moss Johnson, Dr. Michael Jons, TullyTV Show
Laramie1959Bart Collins, JackTV Show
Rawhide1959Slate PrellTV Show
Riverboat1959Alex JeffordsTV Show
The Deputy1959Farley StylesTV Show
21 Beacon Street1959George ManningTV Show
Markham1959Danny StandishTV Show
The Law and Jake Wade1958Wexler (as De Forest Kelley)Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958Phil WingateTV Show
Bat Masterson1958Brock MartinTV Show
Lawman1958Bent Carr, Sam WhiteTV Show
Mackenzie's Raiders1958Charles Barron, El HalconTV Show
Mike Hammer1958Eddie Robbins, Philip ConroyTV Show
Northwest Passage1958David CooperTV Show
Steve Canyon1958Radar MajorTV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958WilliamsTV Show
The Rough Riders1958LanceTV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958Ollie Tate, Sheriff Steve PaxTV Show
Special Agent 71958MartinTV Show
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral1957Morgan EarpMovie
Raintree County1957Southern OfficerMovie
26 Men1957Ed LacyTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957DeakinTV Show
M Squad1957Detective, Police Sgt. MillerTV Show
Perry Mason1957Peter ThorpeTV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957Kenneth Porter, SheriffTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Captain Cole ScofieldTV Show
The Silent Service1957Commander Dempsey, Ferrara, Lt. Comm. EnrightTV Show
Trackdown1957Brock Childers, Ed Crow, Tom DooleyTV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957Jake Brittin, MarshalTV Show
Code 31957Deputy Don ReasonTV Show
The Californians1957Joe GirardTV Show
The O. Henry Playhouse1957TV Show
The Web1957Detective Lt. Johnny WrightTV Show
Tension at Table Rock1956Jim BreckMovie
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit1956Medic (uncredited)Movie
Boots and Saddles1956MerriweatherTV Show
Playhouse 901956LambertTV Show
State Trooper1956Graham JonesTV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956Dr. Robert TaberTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Logan Wheeler, Sherm Pickard, SwainTV Show
Strange Stories1956Harvey HarrisTV Show
House of Bamboo1955Charlie (uncredited)Movie
Illegal1955Edward Clary (as DeForest Kelly)Movie
Gunsmoke1955Will BaileyTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955Alan Brecker, Frank LawsonTV Show
Navy Log1955Captain Smithwick, CorporalTV Show
Science Fiction Theatre1955Captain Hall, M.D., Dr. Milo Barton, Matt BranderTV Show
The Millionaire1955Dr. Michael WellsTV Show
The View from Pompey's Head1955Jim Foster - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Studio 571954Alfred, Ted LanceTV Show
The Lineup1954TV Show
The Lone Wolf1954Nick Kohler, Ted HopkinsTV Show
The Public Defender1954Mr. SandersTV Show
The Magical World of Disney1954Silas MorganTV Show
Waterfront1954Bob Vogelin, Lloyd AllenTV Show
Duffy of San Quentin1954Eddie Lee - Police Detective (uncredited)Movie
Mayor of the Town1954Nash, TraceyTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953PilotTV Show
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953JeffTV Show
You Are There1953Al Hammill, Maj. Bremen, SoldierTV Show
Taxi1953Fred (uncredited)Movie
City Detective1953Benjamin, HartfieldTV Show
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953Bert DexterTV Show
Your Favorite Story1953John AinsleeTV Show
Cavalcade of America1952TV Show
Death Valley Days1952Clint Rogers, Elliott Webster, Martin - PrisonerTV Show
Your Jeweler's Showcase1952TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Jordan HaigTV Show
The Men1950Dr. Sherman (uncredited)Movie
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950TV Show
Malaya1949Lt. Glenson (uncredited)Movie
The Lone Ranger1949Bob Kittredge, Doctor Barnes, SheriffTV Show
Life of St. Paul Series1949AramMovie
Duke of Chicago1949'Ace' MartinMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948Bob PhiloTV Show
Canon City1948SmalleyMovie
Gypsy Holiday1948Carl Romano (as DeForrest Kelley)Short Film
Fear in the Night1947Vince GraysonMovie
Variety Girl1947Bob KirbyMovie
Public Prosecutor1947Danny WatsonTV Show
Beyond Our Own1947Bob RogersShort Film
Time to Kill1945PeterShort Film
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eagle39Apr 23, 2020

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CraigSnyderCraigSnyderApr 30, 2013

You are missed by all the fans of your work, especially as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

jekuper2010jekuper2010Mar 20, 2011

Great actor, Bones on Star Trek

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