FAN ALERT UPDATE 9/17:
Paul Green, author of this wonderful book
about Jeff and his career, and Mary Ann Anderson, daughter of Jeff's widow
Emily McLaughlin, has been interviewed on radio show
TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 245! Visit
www.tvconfidential.net to listen
to the interview on your browser - the interview should remain available for a few more months.
iTunes (Podcast) will also have the interview available for a few weeks.
"Jeffrey Hunter: The Film,
Television, Radio and Stage Performances", the long-awaited book
by Paul Green with a foreword by Robert Wagner, has been published by
McFarland! For more information about the book,
this page. To order a copy signed by the author, contact Paul at
"Jeff had kindness in his heart and in his soul."
..... Actor and frequent co-star Robert Wagner, from the
Foreword to Paul Green's book
"Without sounding smug, I've always felt that you
have to be well prepared when old man opportunity comes knocking. I always
wanted to be an actor, and so I did everything possible to prepare myself for my
..... Jeffrey Hunter
"Be natural, sincere and honest on and off screen
and stage or radio. A good acting job must come from the mind and heart."
... Advice for aspiring actors.
..... Jeffrey Hunter
"He was the finest, most decent man I've ever
..... Longtime friend Lee Riordan
"Despite his looks and talent, there was nothing of
the snob about Hank. His voice was quiet and gentle and his manners came right
out of the Civil War South."
..... Friend Don Kreger
Welcome to jeffreyhunter.net!
Jeffrey Hunter, born Hank McKinnies, was a fine actor. His career spanned a
wide range of roles: from a college frat-boy in Take Care of My Little
Girl to a cavalry officer with a conscience in Custer of the West;
from a brilliant scientist who drives himself insane in
Brainstorm to a high-tech spy in Dimension 5; from a dashing
prince of Baghdad in Princess of the Nile to real-life World War II
heroes, in Hell to Eternity and The Longest Day, as well
as fictional heroes, in Sailor of the King and In Love and War;
from cowboys in the Old West - in Gun for a Coward and several
other films - to Indian warriors in
White Feather and Seven Cities of Gold. He acted opposite
some of the greatest screen actors of his day, including John Wayne (in
The Searchers) and Spencer Tracy (in The Last Hurrah). He
also performed in many 1950's radio dramas and made numerous appearances on
television series, especially during the 1960's - including a role as a
serial killer (!) on the very first episode of the popular series The
FBI. He also starred as a frontier lawyer in his own series,
Temple Houston, on NBC-TV during the 1963-64 season. Perhaps his most
unforgettable role was as Jesus Christ in the film
King of Kings, though many fans first discovered Jeffrey Hunter as the
iconic first captain of the starship USS Enterprise - Christopher Pike, in
the early days of Star Trek.
This website is dedicated with love and gratitude to Jeffrey Hunter, whose
work as an actor, and whose untimely death in 1969, touched the lives of so
|With Siobhan McKenna in King of Kings (1961)|
| Website News and
|Great news for
Jeff's fans in the Chicago area - his early film
Julius Caesar will be screened
at Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art on October 2nd! Jeff has
an uncredited role and appeared with others from Northwestern's theater
department, including Charlton Heston. The event announcement can be read
Radio page has been
completely revamped and should now work in all browsers. If you haven't listened to Jeff's radio programs yet, please do check them out - they are a joy to listen to!|
were added: four to the King of Kings page, two to the
Cover Photos page, one to the
White Feather page, and three
to the Temple Houston page.
Happy Easter to all!|
added two photos
to the The Longest Day
page, three to the With Barbara
page, two to the Three Young Texans page, and two,
here and here, to the
Television page. |
|Added two photos
to the Sailor of the King
page, two to the Color Photos
page, and four to the White
Feather page. Enjoy!|
Paul Green's long-awaited
book about Jeff and his career is available for
pre-order on Amazon. It is scheduled for release in mid-April. The
cover image for the book has been added to the
Cover Photos page.|
|A very nice color photo
of Jeff with Sally Ann Howes has been added to the
Find a Place to Die page.
Also, five new photos have been added to the
Temple Houston page.
|There are many
DVDs that have become available in the past year or so, in NTSC video format!
Titles include Gold for the Caesars, Dreamboat, Red Skies of Montana,
Princess of the Nile, The True Story of Jesse James (released before, now
re-released), and Lure of the Wilderness. A dream come
true, let's hope for more to come! The On Video
page has been updated to include info about these releases.
Amazon is a good place to look for
|The book "Jeffrey
Hunter and Temple Houston: A Story of Network Television", written by our friend
Glenn Mosley, is available for sale at
amazon.com and many other fine booksellers.|
|With Dan Dailey in Call Me Mister (1951)
|With Natalie Wood and John Wayne in The Searchers (1956)
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