Jack Lord

John Joseph Patrick RyanJohn Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 – January 21, 1998), best known by his stage name Jack Lord, was an American television, film, and Broadway actor. He was best known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. Lord also appeared in several classic feature films earlier in his career, among them Man of the West (1958) starring Gary Cooper and the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery.
His first work on Broadway was in Traveling Lady with Kim Stanley. He was then cast as a replacement for Ben Gazzara in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Prior to that he had been in several off-Broadway and pre-Broadway plays including The Little Hut (his first play), The Illegitimist, and The Savage. His first Hollywood movie role was in The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell with Gary Cooper. Early in his career, he met his wife, Marie de Narde, who gave up her own career to support him.
Lord starred in Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot, which has run daily at ColonialJack Lord Williamsburg since 1957 – the longest running film in history.
Lord was the first actor to play the character of Felix Leiter in the James Bond film series, introduced in the first Bond film, Dr. No. According to screenwriter Richard Maibaum Lord demanded co-star billing, a bigger role and more money to reprise the Felix Leiter role in Goldfinger which resulted in director Guy Hamilton casting the role to an older actor to make Leiter more of an American ‘M’.
In 1962, Lord starred as Stoney Burke, a rodeo cowboy from Mission Ridge, South Dakota, in the television series of that name, which featured Warren Oates and Bruce Dern in recurring supporting roles. He also appeared in an episode of Bonanza. Other television guest appearances include such series as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Reporter starring Harry Guardino, The Fugitive, The Untouchables, The Invaders, Ironside, and The F.B.I.
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