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Jack Lord ACTOR

Jack Lord was born on December 30th, 1920 in New York City, New York with the birth name John Joseph Patrick Ryan.  His father, William Lawrence Ryan was a steamship executive and his mother had a fruit farm where he learned all about horses.  He had one older brother, two younger brothers and a younger sister.  He became interested in art when he spent the summers at sea in the merchant Marines and would sketch pictures of landscapes he would visit.
He received his formal education in New York City where he graduated from John Adams High School and Trumbull Naval Academy in New London, Connecticut.  He then earned a football scholarship to New York University and earned a degree in fine arts.  He then went on to study acting at the Actors Studio as well as the Playhouse in New York.   
He took a brief break from his studies to join the Merchant Navy during World War II and would make maritime training films.  Upon completing his military service he began really pursuing a career as a stage actor making numerous Broadway appearances in such productions as, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Traveling Lady". 
When Lord decided to relocate to Los Angeles California and try and work in the film industry he was cast in "Project X" (1949) followed by a number of other film and television roles until he got his most well known role in "Court Martial of Billy Mitchell" (1955) with co star Gary Cooper.  He is also most remembered for his role on the television series "Hawaii Five-O" (1968) which he not only starred in but also directed a number of episodes.
Along with being a successful actor, he was also an established artist and two of his paintings were displayed at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the British Museum of modern Art.  He was also a vocal advocate of gun control.
Lord married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Ann Cecily Willard in 1944 and they had one child together before divorcing in 1947.  He then married for a second time to Marie De Narde in 1949 and they remained married until he passed away on January 21st, 1998 after suffering from congestive heart failure in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He had only seen his son once when he was just a baby and then at the age of thirteen his son was killed in an accident.


1980 M Station: Hawaii 
1968-1980 Hawaii Five-O
1968 The Counterfeit Killer
1968 The Name of the Game Is Kill
1968 The High Chaparral
1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967 Ironside
1967 Ride to Hangman's Tree
1967 The Fugitive
1967 The Invaders
1966 The Doomsday Flight
1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966 The Virginian
1966 The F.B.I. 
1965-1966 12 O'Clock High 
1966 Laredo
1965 Combat
1965 The Loner 
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1965 Wagon Train 
1964 The Reporter 
1964 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1964 Dr. Kildare 
1962-1963 Stoney Burke 
1962 Dr. No 
1962 Checkmate
1961 Cain's Hundred
1959-1961 Rawhide 
1961 Stagecoach West 
1961 The Robert Herridge Theater
1961 Outlaws 
1961 The Americans 
1961 Route 66
1960 Naked City
1960 Walk Like a Dragon 
1960 Bonanza
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1959 The Lineup
1959 The Untouchables 
1959 The Hangman
1959 The Loretta Young Show 
1958 The Millionaire 
1958 U.S. Marshal
1958 Man of the West
1958 God's Little Acre 
1958 The True Story of Lynn Stuart 
1957-1958 Playhouse 90
1957 Gunsmoke
1957 Have Gun - Will Travel 
1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey 
1957 Climax! 
1957 Conflict 
1957 Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot 
1956 Lux Video Theatre
1956 Studio One in Hollywood
1956 The Vagabond King
1956 Omnibus
1956 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell 
1955 The Elgin Hour
1955 Appointment with Adventure
1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1955 Danger
1954 Suspense
1954 Man Against Crime
1952 The Hunter
1950 The Tattooed Stranger
1950 Cry Murder
1949 Project X

Matinee Classics - The Tattooed Stranger starring John Miles, Patricia White, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell, Rod McLennan, Henry Lasko, Arthur Jarrett, Jim Boles, William Gibberson and Jack Lord
Matinee Classics - Stoney Burke starring Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart and Bruce Dern
Matinee Classics - Stoney Burke starring Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart and Bruce Dern

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