Jack Kelly Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Mar 01, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 04, 2022
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Jack Kelly is the professional name of John Augustus Kelly Jr., an American film and TV actor.

About Jack Kelly

John Augustus Kelly Jr., better known by his stage name Jack Kelly, born on September 16, 1927, was an American TV actor best remembered for playing Bart Maverick in the ABC television series 'Maverick' during 1957-1962.

Jack Kelly shared the series with James Garner as Bret Maverick, Roger Moore as Beau Maverick, and Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick before becoming the sole 'Maverick' in the fifth season. Jack Kelly then became a politician, serving as mayor of Huntington Beach, California, during 1983-1986.

Jack Kelly Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jack Kelly's net worth?

Jack Kelly's estimated net worth is $1.5 million as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jack Kelly?

Jack Kelly was 6 ft (185 cm) tall.

How old was Jack Kelly?

On November 7, 1992, Jack Kelly died of a stroke at Humana Hospital in Huntington Beach, California, just over six months later. Jack Kelly was 65 years old when he passed away.

Childhood And Education

John Augustus Kelly Sr. and Ann Mary (née Walsh) had four children in Astoria, Queens, New York City. 'Jackie,' as he was a child, came from a distinguished theatrical family. His mother is Ann 'Nan' Kelly, a well-known theater actress, and John Robert Powers, a model. Kelly Senior worked as a theatrical ticket broker before moving his family to Hollywood and getting into real estate. Throughout 36 films, his sister and Oscar-nominated actress Nancy Kelly played leading ladies opposite Tyrone Power, Spencer Tracy, and Henry Fonda. Carole and William Clement, his other two siblings, also dabbled in show business. During WWII, Kelly served in the United States Army Air Corps.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jack Kelly's partner?

On October 14, 1956, Jack Kelly married actress, May Wynn. They divorced on October 19, 1964, after separating in February 1964. On October 16, 1969, Jack Kelly married Jo Ann Smith in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nicole was born in November of the following year. August II Productions is Nicole's company, and she is the founder and executive producer.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jack Kelly is a well-known TV actor. His birthplace is New York City, NY, where Jack Kelly was born on September 16, 1927. Jack Kelly played Bart Maverick on the ABC television show 'Maverick' and became the mayor of Huntington Beach, California. Jack Kelly played Brian Kirkwood on 'The Master' in 1984.

John Kelly made his film debut in the 1939 movie 'The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell', in which he had an uncredited role. He played Brian Kirkwood on 'The Master' in 1984.

As Jack Kelly grew more interested in real estate and municipal politics in the late '70s, Kelly's acting performances became less frequent. In the mid-1960s, he began purchasing real estate in Huntington Beach and moved there permanently in 1971.

In June 1965, he established August II, Inc. in Huntington Beach to hold real estate assets. Jo, Kelly's wife, became a real estate broker and handled much of the real estate business management, especially when Kelly was involved with the Huntington city government. He was a Huntington city councilor and mayor in the '80s and early '90s, campaigning with 'Let Maverick Solve Your Problems.'

Other Interesting Jack Kelly Facts And Trivia

  • Jack Kelly was born in Queens, New York, in the Astoria area.

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Jack Kelly Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

John Augustus Kelly Jr

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Place of Birth

New York


185 cm


Former Mayor of Huntington Beach, Film, TV Actor

Net Worth



Joann Smith


John Augustus Kelly, Sr., Nan Kelly
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