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Barry Kelley in The Asphalt Jungle

Barry Kelley (19 August 1908 – 5 June 1991) was an actor on Broadway in the 1930s and 1940s and in films during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The heavy-set actor created the role of Ike in Oklahoma! on Broadway. His large size and acting range had him playing primarily judges, detectives, and police officers like in films like his first film in 1947, Boomerang, Knock on Any Door, Ma and Pa Kettle, and The Asphalt Jungle.

One of his best roles, for which he received third billing, was as the good-bad half brother of Joel McCrea in The Tall Stranger (1957). Kelley had an uncredited role as a police chief in the 1964 Frank Sinatra musical Robin and the 7 Hoods. Kelley also appeared in dozens of television series.


Kelley appeared in two episodes of The Addams Family. He played James Ferguson in "Morticia, the Matchmaker" and Rockland Cartwright II in "The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik".