Difference between revisions of "Mike Kellin"
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|BSG Universe:||Galactica 1980|
|Date of Birth:||April 26, 1922|
|Date of Death:||August 26, 1983|
|Age at Death:||61|
Kellin was one of a few actors in Hollywood working in multiple mediums simultaneously throughout the entirety of his career. In the course of his 34-years as an actor, he was a regular in television, in movies and on Broadway.
During World War II, he held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. After the war, he was admitted to Yale School of Drama. His experiences in the military during the war gained him a decisive advantage in the post-war entertainment industry, when the demand for movies and plays about the war was the highest. In 1949, only three years after the war ended, Kellin was on Broadway, as Staff Sergeant McVay in At War With the Army. He would work in 11 other Broadway productions throughout his career. Kellin recieved an Obie award in 1976 for his off-Broadway performance American Buffalo.
Kellin revisted the role of McVay with the movie release of At War With the Army in 1950, which starred Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Throughout his career, he would play supporting roles in a handful of other movies, such as Hurricane Smith, Lonelyhearts, The Mountain Road, Hell is for Heroes, and the remake of The Jazz Singer.
Kellin's career in television was far more prolific. He did a number of guest spots on dozens of television shows from the 1950s to the 1980s, including Have Gun, Will Travel, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, Naked City, Rawhide, Lost in Space and Starsky and Hutch.
Kellin worked up to the year of his death in 1983. He died of cancer in Nyack, New York.