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Jackson DeForest Kelley net worth:
$5 Million

Jackson DeForest Kelley information

Jackson DeForest Kelley information

Birth date: January 20, 1920
Birth place: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Death date: June 11, 1999, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:1.78 m
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Carolyn Dowling
Parents:Clora Kelley, Ernest David Kelley
Siblings:Ernest Casey Kelley

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Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on 20 January 1920, in Toccoa, Georgia USA, and was a singer, actor, poet, and screenwriter, probably best known for being part of the television and film series “Star Trek” as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

How rich was DeForest Kelley? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $5 million, earned through a successful career in acting which spanned over 50 years, and more than 100 titles on the big screen and TV, all of which helped ensure the position of his wealth.

DeForest Kelley Net Worth $5 million

At a young age, DeForest was already developing his musical talents and it led to him appearing on the radio station WSB AM. He got regular radio work, and this would earn him an engagement with Lew Forbes. In 1934, Kelley attended Decatur Boys High School and would play with the school’s baseball team. He also played other sports, but spent his free time working. In 1943, he enlisted in the US Army Air Forces during World War II, and was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit, which convinced him to pursue a career in acting. He was then discovered by Paramount Pictures while doing a US Navy training film.

Kelley’s first feature film would be the low budget “Fear in the Night”, but which became a hit. He started gaining popularity, and he would be cast in “Variety Girl” , so starting to increase his net worth. He got a role in “You Are There” and would then appear in an episode of “The Lone Ranger”, followed by a string of projects including “Warlock”, “Raintree County” and “The Silent Service” in which he played the lead role of a submarine captain in World War II. In 1955, he appeared in “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” before becoming part of the film “You Are There”. Other projects he was part of include “The Fugitive”, “Route 66” and “Perry Mason”. He mostly played villains, but he showcased an extensive list of differing acting credits.

He was offered the role of Spock in “Star Trek” but refused it, opting instead to play Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy” from 1966 to 1968. He would then reprise the role in “Star Trek: The Animated Series” as well as the first six “Star Trek” films from 1979 to 1991. He also had a cameo appearance in the first episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Thanks to the popularity of the show, his net worth increased significantly, and he became one of the stars of the show.

After “Star Trek’, Kelley fell into typecasting and had very few appearances in other films and series. Despite this, he still earned a significant amount of money thanks to various “Star Trek” projects. Later in life, he also focused on writing poetry books. He started a series entitled “The Big Bird’s Dream”, but which he didn’t get to finish.

For his personal life, DeForest was married to Carolyn Dowling from 1945 until his passing in 1999 from stomach cancer. He was cremated and his ashes was spread in the Pacific Ocean. In an interview, he stated that it was good to hear that many fans were inspired to become doctors thanks to his portrayal of Dr. McCoy.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1970 TV Series Parrish
The Silent Force 1970 TV Series Curston
Ironside 1970 TV Series Mr. Fowler
Star Trek 1966-1969 TV Series Dr. McCoy
Police Story 1967 TV Movie Lab Chief Greene
Waco 1966 Bill Rile
Death Valley Days 1962-1966 TV Series Elliott Webster / Martin - Prisoner / Clint Rogers / ...
Laredo 1966 TV Series Dr. David Ingram
A Man Called Shenandoah 1966 TV Series Egan
Bonanza 1961-1966 TV Series Tully / Dr. Michael Jons / Captain Moss Johnson
Apache Uprising 1965 Toby Jack Saunders
The Donna Reed Show 1965 TV Series Williams
The Fugitive 1965 TV Series Charlie
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 Mr. Turner
Town Tamer 1965 Guy Tavenner
Black Spurs 1965 Sheriff Dal Nemo
Slattery's People 1964 TV Series Gregg Wilson
Where Love Has Gone 1964 Sam Corwin
The Virginian 1963 TV Series Lt. Beldon / Ben Tully
Gunfight at Comanche Creek 1963 Amos Troop (as De Forest Kelley)
77 Sunset Strip 1963 TV Series Phil Wingate
The Dakotas 1963 TV Series Martin Volet
The Gallant Men 1963 TV Series Col. Davenport
Laramie 1962-1963 TV Series Jack / Bart Collins
Have Gun - Will Travel 1962 TV Series Deakin
Route 66 1961-1962 TV Series Bob Harcourt Jr. / H. Norbert Willis
Perry Mason 1961 TV Series Peter Thorpe
Cain's Hundred 1961 TV Series Tully
Shannon 1961 TV Series Carlyle
Stagecoach West 1961 TV Series Lieutenant Clarke / Clay Henchard
Bat Masterson 1961 TV Series Brock Martin
The Deputy 1961 TV Series Farley Styles
Lawman 1960-1961 TV Series Bent Carr / Sam White
Coronado 9 1960-1961 TV Series Shep Harlow / Frank Briggs
Assignment: Underwater 1961 TV Series Barney
Tales of Wells Fargo 1961 TV Series Captain Cole Scoville
Riverboat 1961 TV Series Alex Jeffords
Two Faces West 1960 TV Series Vern Cleary
Markham 1960 TV Series Danny Standish
Alcoa Theatre 1958-1960 TV Series Jake Brittin / Marshal
Zane Grey Theater 1956-1960 TV Series Swain / Logan Wheeler / Sherm Pickard / ...
Johnny Midnight 1960 TV Series David Lawton
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1959 TV Series Kenneth Porter / Sheriff
Black Saddle 1959 TV Series Sam King
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1959 TV Series Silas Morgan
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1959 TV Series Ollie Tate / Sheriff Steve Pax
Trackdown 1957-1959 TV Series Tom Dooley / Ed Crow / Brock Childers / ...
21 Beacon Street 1959 TV Series George Manning
The Lineup 1959 TV Series
State Trooper 1959 TV Series Graham Jones
Warlock 1959 Curley Burne (as De Forest Kelley)
Rawhide 1959 TV Series Slate Prell
Northwest Passage 1959 TV Series David Cooper
Special Agent 7 1959 TV Series Martin
26 Men 1959 TV Series Ed Lacy
Mackenzie's Raiders 1959 TV Series Charles Barron / El Halcon
Mike Hammer 1959 TV Series Eddie Robbins / Philip Conroy
The Rough Riders 1958 TV Series Lance
Steve Canyon 1958 TV Series Radar Major
The Law and Jake Wade 1958 Wexler (as De Forest Kelley)
M Squad 1957-1958 TV Series Police Sgt. Miller / Detective
The Silent Service 1957-1958 TV Series Lt. Comm. Enright / Ferrara / Commander Dempsey
Playhouse 90 1957-1958 TV Series Lambert
Boots and Saddles 1957 TV Series Merriweather
Raintree County 1957 Southern Officer
The O. Henry Playhouse 1957 TV Series
The Web 1957 TV Series Detective Lt. Johnny Wright
Schlitz Playhouse 1957 TV Series Jordan Haig
Code 3 1957 TV Series Deputy Don Reason
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 Morgan Earp
Navy Log 1957 TV Series Captain Smithwick / Corporal
The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957 TV Series Dr. Robert Taber
Science Fiction Theatre 1955-1956 TV Series Dr. Milo Barton / Matt Brander / Captain Hall, M.D.
Tension at Table Rock 1956 Jim Breck
You Are There 1953-1956 TV Series Soldier / Al Hammill / Maj. Bremen / ...
Strange Stories 1956 TV Series Harvey Harris
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 Medic (uncredited)
Matinee Theatre 1955-1956 TV Series Alan Brecker
Gunsmoke 1956 TV Series Will Bailey
The View from Pompey's Head 1955 Jim Foster - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Studio 57 1954-1955 TV Series Alfred / Ted Lance
The Millionaire 1955 TV Series Dr. Michael Wells
Illegal 1955 Edward Clary (as DeForest Kelly)
House of Bamboo 1955 Charlie (uncredited)
Mayor of the Town 1954-1955 TV Series Nash / Tracey
Cavalcade of America 1954 TV Series
Public Defender 1954 TV Series Mr. Sanders
Your Favorite Story 1953-1954 TV Series John Ainslee
The Lone Wolf 1954 TV Series Nick Kohler / Ted Hopkins
Duffy of San Quentin 1954 Eddie Lee - Police Detective
Waterfront 1954 TV Series Bob Vogelin / Lloyd Allen
City Detective 1953-1954 TV Series Hartfield / Benjamin
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 1953 TV Series Jeff
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953 TV Series Bert Dexter
The Lone Ranger 1949-1953 TV Series Dr. David Barnes / Sheriff / Bob Kittredge
Taxi 1953 Fred (uncredited)
Your Jeweler's Showcase 1952 TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1952 TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood 1950 TV Series Bob Philo
The Men 1950 Dr. Sherman (uncredited)
Malaya 1949 Lt. Glenson (uncredited)
Duke of Chicago 1949 'Ace' Martin
Life of St. Paul Series 1949 Aram
Canon City 1948 Smalley
Gypsy Holiday 1948 Short Carl Romano (as DeForrest Kelley)
Beyond Our Own 1947 Bob Rogers
Variety Girl 1947 Bob Kirby
Fear in the Night 1947 Vince Grayson
Public Prosecutor 1947 TV Series Danny Watson
Time to Kill 1945 Short Peter
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars 1998 Video Viking 1 (voice)
Star Trek: Judgment Rites 1993 Video Game Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy (voice)
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced 1992 Video Game Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy (voice)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 McCoy
Star Trek Adventure 1991 Short Dr. McCoy
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 McCoy
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 TV Series Admiral Leonard McCoy
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 McCoy
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 McCoy
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 McCoy
The Littlest Hobo 1981 TV Series Prof. Hal Schaffer
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Dr. McCoy
Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973-1974 TV Series Dr. McCoy
The Cowboys 1974 TV Series Jack Potter
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1973 TV Series Dr. Goldstone
Night of the Lepus 1972 Elgin Clark
Room 222 1971 TV Series Matt Silverton
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971 TV Series Frank Slater

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 performer: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime 2001 Video documentary in memory of - as De Kelley

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trekkies 1997 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Commandos 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories 1995 Video documentary Himself
Star Trek: A Captain's Log 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Lost in Space 25th Anniversary Tribute 1991 Video documentary Himself
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction 1984 TV Movie documentary ctor 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'
Clapper Board 1980 TV Series Himself
The Star Trek Dream 1975 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today 1966 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek Timelines 2016 Video Game Leonard McCoy (uncredited)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Dr. McCoy - Star Trek
The True Story 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Road Trek 2011 2012 Short Dr. McCoy
Nostalgia Critic 2012 TV Series Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
5 Second Movies 2011 TV Series Dr. McCoy
Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Dr. McCoy in Star Trek
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories 2011 Video short Dr. Bones
Spacelift: Transporting Trek Into the 21st Century 2011 Video short Bones
Watchman Video Broadcast 2010 TV Series Dr. McCoy
Nova 2008 TV Series documentary Dr. McCoy
Timeshift 2006 TV Series documentary Dr. McCoy
How William Shatner Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Dr. McCoy
Birth of a Timeless Legacy 2004 Video short Dr. Bones
Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century 2004 Video short Dr. Bones
Reflections on Spock 2004 Video short Dr. Bones
Sci Fi Visionaries 2004 Video short Dr. McCoy
To Boldly Go ... Season One 2004 Video short Bones
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments 1999 TV Short Himself / Doctor McCoy
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1996 TV Series Dr. McCoy
Showbiz Today 1991 TV Series McCoy
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories 1983 TV Movie documentary Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
The Bull of the West 1972 TV Movie Ben Tully
Frontier Justice 1958-1959 TV Series Logan Wheeler / Les Porter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 In Memoriam Award Golden Boot Awards
1991 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 18 December 1991. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)


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#Fact
1 The American Ephemeris for the 20th Century shows that the sun did not enter the star sign Aquarius until 8:04 am Greenwich Mean Time, January 21st 1920. This would mean that a birth date of Jan. 20th, 1920 Eastern Standard Time (Toccoa, GA, USA) at any point in the day would make DeForest Kelley a Capricorn, and not an Aquarius.
2 Pictured as the character Dr. Leonard McCoy on one of a set of five Canadian commemorative postage stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television series Star Trek (1966), issued May 5, 2016. Price on day of issue was 85¢. Other stamps in the set honored William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan and John Colicos.
3 Cousin of Calvert DeForest and Bebe Daniels.
4 Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on the original Star Trek (1966) series.
5 Had played the same character (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy) on three different series: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
6 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 18, 1991.
7 He was an extremely low-key and private individual who preferred not to seek leading roles and not to be involved in the Hollywood lifestyle.
8 When Star Trek (1966) first aired, he had - unlike most of his co-stars - already been a professional actor for more than 20 years (although he did not look that at the time, he was more than a decade older than most of the cast).
9 He was very shy by nature and did not like appearing at conventions or doing television interviews.
10 He was very happy to learn in later years that his character Dr. McCoy had inspired many young people to become physicians.
11 He was the most well-liked of the Star Trek (1966) cast and the only one that no one had a feud with at any point.
12 He had English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry.
13 He had originally wanted to be a doctor.
14 The oldest cast member of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
15 Attended and graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia (1936).
16 His personal favorite Star Trek (1966) episode was Star Trek: The Empath (1968).
17 Often mistakenly billed as Kelly de Forrest.
18 He played a medic in the drama film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Foreshadowing things to come, his character says, "This man is dead, Captain".
19 Inspired many fans to take up medicine. He and his wife visited one of them after graduating from medical school, after receiving an invitation.
20 Had a great love of poetry, both reading and writing that. Later in life, he used to charm Star Trek convention audiences with three poems about Gene Roddenberry ("The Great Bird of the Galaxy") and the Star Trek franchise. They were called "The Big Bird's Dream", "The Dream Goes On" and "The Dream Forever".
21 The tagline "I'm a doctor, not a..." has been quoted in almost every incarnation of Star Trek (1966) on film and television.
22 Shortly after Mr. Kelley's passing, "He's dead, Jim" was forever memorialized by being added in tribute to Dr. McCoy for two 1999 video games: StarCraft: Brood War (1998) and Shatner-oids, a spoof of the classic Atari game "Asteroids".
23 A veteran of television and film Westerns, he has portrayed two different participants in the legendary 1881 O.K. Corral gunfight between the Earps and the Clantons. In 1955, he played Ike Clanton in an episode of the television series You Are There (1953), and in 1957, he played Morgan Earp in the film Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). On Star Trek (1966), the USS Enterprise away team beam onto a planet and he again finds himself at the O.K. Corral, playing Tom McLaury.
24 Was the first primary cast member from the original Star Trek (1966) series to pass away.
25 He told close friends that he always felt more comfortable in Westerns than science fiction.
26 Reportedly disliked doing Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) because he was never recording his lines at the same time as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Kelley did not like this because he never got to interact with them and develop any rapport, which made reading his lines all the more difficult.
27 Of the four main Star Trek (1966) cast members (the others being William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan), he is the only one who never appeared in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), The Twilight Zone (1959) or The Outer Limits (1963).
28 The Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) character, Admiral Maxwell Forrest played by Vaughn Armstrong, is named after him.
29 Was the only cast member from the original Star Trek (1966) series never to write an autobiography.
30 Shortly before his death, he won the "Golden Cowboy Boot" award, honoring his earlier work in Westerns.
31 Made both his first (episode Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966)) and last (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) "Star Trek" appearances with Nichelle Nichols.
32 He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
33 One of 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (1966) up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and then in one of the spin-offs.
34 Before landing the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy, he was offered the choice to play Mr. Spock. Years later, he played both for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).

#Quote
1 [to William Shatner, on his deathbed] Let's make just one more Star Trek movie! I sure miss making those movies!
2 I thoroughly enjoyed those years. I liked Westerns for two reasons: First, it took the actor outside. They were all very physical at that time and not limited to a stage. Second, they paid my rent an awful lot.
3 I'm very grateful for the career that I've had. And I'm very grateful for the experiences that Star Trek has afforded me along with my past background. When I look back and think how fortunate I've been to work with some wonderful people and had some marvelous experiences, then I can look at Star Trek and think it's almost like the cream on the coffee. I don't approach it as anything but a magnificent plus.
4 [on the Star Trek (1966) fans] They're the most devoted group of people and contrary to what people think, they don't have antennae coming out of their heads.
5 [on his life] I'd wanted to become a doctor and couldn't - yet became the best known doctor in the galaxy.
6 [on why he chose to play Dr. McCoy instead of Mr. Spock on Star Trek (1966)] I wouldn't have been anywhere near Leonard Nimoy. He's marvelous.

#Trademark
1 Gruff voice with southern accent
2 Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek (1966) and six of the Star Trek films
3 Catchphrase: "It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim!" (When Captain Kirk inquired as to the health status of a being or patient who was in bad shape)
4 Catchphrase: "I'm a Doctor, not a..." said whenever McCoy was forced to do something he was unfamiliar with.
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