Gender
Male
Born
Nov 15, 1931
New York, New York, USA
Died
Feb 02, 2013
Los Angeles, California, USA
Performer
Relations
Son of
June Walker
Son of
Geoffrey Kerr
Grandson of
Frederick Kerr
Comments
Biography: John Grinham Kerr was born on November 15, 1931 in New York to Geoffrey Kerr and June Walker. He studied at Harvard University, and then worked at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge as well as in summer stock. He married Priscilla Smith, and then married Barbara Chu. He had three children and two stepchildren.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Tea and Sympathy," "South Pacific," "Gaby," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "King of Kings," "The Silent Partner," "The Quatermass Xperiment," "The Cobweb," and "The Amateur." Television credits include: "The Alcoa Hour," "Playhouse 90," "Peyton Place," "Columbo," "Gunsmoke," "The Virginian," and "Wagon Train."

Trivia:
He graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969 and pursued a career as a lawyer in Los Angeles.
Cue for Passion (Nov 25, 1958 - Dec 27, 1958)
  • Starring: John Kerr [Tony Burgess]
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The Infernal Machine (Feb 03, 1958 - Mar 09, 1958)
  • Performer: John Kerr [Oedipus]
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All Summer Long (Sep 23, 1954 - Nov 13, 1954)
  • Performer: John Kerr [Don]
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Tea and Sympathy (Sep 30, 1953 - Jun 18, 1955)
  • Also Starring: John Kerr [Tom Lee]
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Bernardine (Oct 16, 1952 - Feb 28, 1953)
  • Starring: John Kerr [Arthur Beaumont]
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Tony Award®

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1954 | Winner  | Tea and Sympathy
Also Starring: John Kerr

Theatre World

Award

1953 | Recipient  | Bernardine
Starring: John Kerr

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