Jack Kelly

Birth Name: John Augustus Kelly, Jr.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1927

Place of Birth: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: November 7, 1992

Place of Death: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, likely some Scottish and English

Jack Kelly was an American film and television actor, and politician. He starred as Bart Maverick on the ABC show Maverick. He served as Mayor of Huntington Beach, California, from 1983 to 1986.

Jack was the son of Ann “Nan” Kelly, a stage actress and model, and John Augustus Kelly, a theatre ticket broker. His sister was Academy Award-nominated actress Nancy Kelly. He was married to Jo Ann Smith, until his death. The couple had a daughter, Nicole, who is the founder of August II Productions.

Jack’s paternal grandfather was John Bernard Kelly (the son of Bernard Kelly and Catherine Mannion). John was born in Bullaun, County Galway, Ireland. Bernard was the son of John Kelly and Bridget Haverty. Catherine was the daughter of Hugh Mannion and Sabina Byrne.

Jack’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Lizzie” Carroll (the daughter of John Carroll and Mary Nason). Elizabeth was born in New Ross, Countye Wexford, Ireland.

Jack’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Walsh.

Jack’s maternal grandfather is listed as born in England, and his wife as born in Scotland.

Source: Genealogy of Jack Kelly – https://www.familysearch.org

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