Colin Kenny

Colin Kenny

actor, additional crew

Colin Kenny was born on Dec 04, 1888 in Ireland. Colin Kenny's big-screen debut came with Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney in 1918, strarring Greystoke's Nephew. Colin Kenny is known for Shenandoah directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, James Stewart stars as Charlie and Doug McClure as Sam. The upcoming new movie Colin Kenny plays is Hotel which will be released on Jan 19, 1967.

Already accomplished in his homeland, Irish actor Colin Kenny came to the US in 1917 to make his bid for film stardom. To the best of his memory, there would be over 150 of them. Silent movies were more generous in ladling out cast credit. He had steady roles from 1918 to the late 1920s. One of his best opportunities had been as Cecil Greystoke in Tarzan chez les singes (1918) and its sequel, Le roman de Tarzan (1918). When sound arrived the studios got stingy about giving credits, and handed the out in the most efficient way they could--to as few actors as possible. That, however, was the lot of many a character actor of the time, as well as some production people. Kenny found the parts most varied just the same. He was the Talking Clock in Alice au pays des merveilles (1933). His opening line (one of the few he actually had) as Lord Chester Dyke in Capitaine Blood (1935), "Ahh, guilty!" in a distinctively clipped aristocratic attitude during the courtroom scene in England, sets him apart.Small parts of all sorts would be his sole acting fare in that era, for he was already in his late 40s. Yet he would average five or six parts each year from 1934 to 1947, and the list would include many a major film. His busiest year would be 1952, with parts in such films as L'homme tranquille (1952) and Les Feux de la rampe (1952). After that the bit parts became scarcer and he started doing uncredited extra work. Yet Colin Kenny kept working. He joined a whole crowd of fellow elder British expatriates for a choice bit part in My Fair Lady (1964). His last movie was the Steve McQueen vehicle Le Kid de Cincinnati (1965).

  • Birthday

    Dec 04, 1888
  • Place of Birth

    Dublin, Ireland

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