Mike Kellin

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Mike Kellin
BornMyron Kellin
(1922-04-26)April 26, 1922
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DiedAugust 26, 1983(1983-08-26) (aged 61)
Nyack, New York
Alma mater

Boston University
Trinity College

Yale School of Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1950–1983
ReligionJewish
Spouse(s)Nina Caiserman Kellin (1951-1963; her death)
Sally Moffet (?-1983; his death)
ChildrenOne adopted daughter
 
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Mike Kellin
BornMyron Kellin
(1922-04-26)April 26, 1922
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DiedAugust 26, 1983(1983-08-26) (aged 61)
Nyack, New York
Alma mater

Boston University
Trinity College

Yale School of Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1950–1983
ReligionJewish
Spouse(s)Nina Caiserman Kellin (1951-1963; her death)
Sally Moffet (?-1983; his death)
ChildrenOne adopted daughter

Mike Kellin (April 26, 1922 – August 26, 1983) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Kellin was born Myron Kellin in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Sophia and Samuel Kellin, Russian Jewish immigrants. He was educated at Boston University and Trinity College in Hartford. He served with the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander during World War II and after the war studied acting and playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

Career[edit]

Kellin's coarse-featured face, tired eyes and flat, monotone voice suggested that he had lived hard and fast. He was most often cast as tough guys, both good and evil. His portrayals were memorable. He made his Broadway debut in 1949 in At War with the Army and repeated his role in the film version with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He worked in some 50 plays and won an Obie Award for his work in American Buffalo and earned a Tony nomination in 1956 for his acting in the Musical Pipe Dream.

Kellin appeared in both the film version of The Wackiest Ship in the Army and the television series based on the film.

Kellin played in an episode on Lost in Space "The Deadly Games Of Gamma 6" as Myko.

Personal life and death[edit]

Kellin was married to actress Sally Moffat, daughter of actress Sylvia Field Truex by an earlier marriage. He was also active in the Fortune Society, a prisoner's rights group. He died on August 26, 1983 from lung cancer in Nyack, New York, at the age of sixty-one. His interment was as Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Play credits (partial)[edit]

Film credits[edit]

Television credits[edit]

He was very active in television and was a regular on:

He also appeared in made-for-TV movies including:

He guest starred on the following:

Discography[edit]

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