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Jim Kelly

Actor / Coach (sport) | * 05/05/1946 († 67, 06/29/2013) | Paris, Kentucky (United States of America (USA))
James Milton Kelly (May 5, 1946 – June 29, 2013) was an American athlete, martial artist, and actor. After winning several karate championships, Kelly rose to fame in the early 1970s appearing in various action films within the martial arts and blaxploitation genres. Kelly played opposite Bruce Lee in 1973's Enter the Dragon, and had lead roles in 1974's Black Belt Jones as the title character and Three the Hard Way as Mister Keyes. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Documentaries | Crime

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Movies with Jim Kelly as Actor(24)

as Self (archive footage)2019 Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
as (archive footage)2015 Kings of Cult
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as Self (archive footage)1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
as himself1995 Top Fighter
as Executive #41994 Stranglehold
as Executive1994 Ultimatum
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend
as Chuck1982 One Down, Two to Go
as Lt. Detective J. Ash1978 Death Dimension
as Robert Sand1977 Black Samurai
as Jones1976 Hot Potato
as Kashtok1975 Take a Hard Ride
as Black Belt Jones1974 Black Belt Jones
as Mister Keyes1974 Three the Hard Way
as Jeff1974 Golden Needles
as Williams1973 Enter the Dragon
as Charles Atkins1972 Melinda

TV Shows/Series with Jim Kelly as Actor(1)


Full Name: Jim Kelly
Born: Sunday, 05/05 1946 (May) in Paris, Kentucky (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 06/29 2013 (June) in San Diego (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Bourbon County High School
Other names for Jim Kelly (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James Milton Kelly"
"Jim Kelly (martial artist)"
"Jim Kelly (Schauspieler)"
Jim Kelly frequently works together with these people:
Bruce Lee (7x, Actor)
Fred Williamson (7x, Actor)
Michael Landon (6x, Actor)
Jackie Chan (5x, Actor)
Sammo Hung (5x, Actor)
Yuen Biao (5x, Actor)
Jim Brown (5x, Actor)
Fred Weintraub (5x, Crew)
Robert Clouse (5x, Crew)
Hal Needham (4x, Crew)
Oscar Williams (4x, Crew)
Paul M. Heller (4x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Jim Kelly (US)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:306098, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 05/12/2024