George Kennedy Biography

George Kennedy also known as George Harris Kennedy Jr, is an American actor who was born on February 18, 1925 (his current age is 89 years old) in New York City, U.S.A.

He was born into a family of the entertainment business as his father George Harris Kennedy was the leader of a musical group. His mother, Helen Kieselbach used to be a ballet dancer and had performed many acts across Europe.

Sadly, little George had to miss his father as senior George died in an accident in 1929. He too lived up to his parents’ lifestyle and at only two years of age, became a radio celeb.

But at the break of World War 2, he had to join the army, and he served his country in the US Army for 16 years. There too, he used to be a radio show kind of person and was a key member to set up the 1st Army Information Centre.

He graduated high school in 1943, as he was studying at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York. He also is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Texas.  George is a well brought up man and follows Christianity as his religion from childhood days. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

George is a very tall man. His height is about a 190cm tall, which is around 6 feet and 3 inches. He has a great physique but not as he is old, doesn’t go to gym or exercises a lot. His last recorded weight was about a 160 pounds.

During his youth days in the army, he was a tall, strong chap and was physical too. You can see his early pictures like Cool Hand Luke or The Sons of Katie Elder, where he has revealed his physique by going shirtless as well.

After he had come out of the Army, he moved into the entertainment business. Some of his first works were a technical adviser for the TV series The Phil Silvers Show. 

However, he had to wait till 1960 to appear in movies and then got his brief role in the big movie Spartacus. In 1961, his first film named The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come was released, which gathered much success and made him instantly hit.

Other movies came to him one after another, and he gave performances in films like The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Harm’s Way (1965), Charade (1963), Strait-Jacket (1964), Sweet Charlotte (1964) and much more.

Playing in as many as 200 movies and TV shows, Gorge has seen the world change. “I have been so fortunate, and I am appreciative of the success I’ve had 3,” he said in an interview.

But not all can be thanked luck or God of course. He has a high energy to work and is very dedicated towards what he does, acting or army. He has been married and divorced, four times and has three children with different wives; Taylor Kennedy, Shaunna Kennedy, and Betty Kennedy.

Betty, like her father, is also an actor.  Apart from his movies, he has also written three books till date; a thriller Murder On Location. Its sequel Murder on High was released a year later in 1984.

Three years ago, he released his autobiography Trust Me, in 2011. He has wide fans following on his official Twitter and Facebooks account/ page. His estimated net worth in 2014 was 5 million US dollars.

You can view many of his current pictures on his Instagram account. To know more about him, you can read his biography in sites like Wikipedia or IMDB.