DeForest Kelley

Jackson DeForest KelleyJackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an American actor known for his iconic role Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.
Years before being cast as Dr. McCoy, Kelley appeared as Lieutenant Commander James Dempsey in two episodes of the syndicated military drama , The Silent Service, based on actual stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy. In 1962, he appeared in the Bonanza episode entitled “The Decision,” as a doctor sentenced to hang for the murder of a judge’s wife. The judge in this episode was portrayed by John Hoyt, who later portrayed Dr. Phillip John Boyce, one of Leonard McCoy’s predecessors, on the Star Trek pilot “The Cage”. Just before Star Trek began filming, Kelley appeared as a doctor again, in the DeForest KelleyLaredo episode “The Sound of Terror.” It is not clear whether this factored into his casting in Star Trek. Kelley played Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy from 1966 to 1969 in Roddenberry’s Star Trek, went on to reprise McCoy’s character in a voice-over role in Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974), and the first six Star Trek motion pictures (1979 to 1991). In one of the Star Trek comic books it was stated that Dr. McCoy’s father had been a Baptist preacher, an idea that apparently came from Kelley’s own life as the son of a Baptist minister. In 1987, he also had a cameo in “Encounter at Farpoint”, the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as by-that-time Admiral Dr. Leonard McCoy, Star Fleet Surgeon General Emeritus. One of his best-known lines as Dr. McCoy was of the form “I’m a doctor, not a!” As a nod to the original series, this phrase was also often used by the Holographic Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, and once by Dr. Bashir in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” which merged the DS9 cast with the original series episode “Trouble With Tribbles”.
Jackson DeForest KelleyDuring Trek’s first season, Kelley’s was listed in the end credits along with the rest of the cast. Only Shatner and Nimoy were listed in the opening credits. However, Kelley would receive third billing starting in the second season where the opening credits would list him after Nimoy.
He became good friends with Star Trek castmates William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy starting in 1964, with their first meeting. He was very proud of the fact he was the only one of the three who stayed married to one wife, Carolyn, for much of his life. His stock comment to them was, “I’m alive and well and living in the valley with the very same wife!”
Shy by his own admission, Kelley was the only cast member of the original Star Trek series program never to have written or published an autobiography; however, the authorized biography From Sawdust to Stardust was written posthumously by Terry Lee Rioux, a Lamar University professor in Beaumont, Texas.
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