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Cornelius Keefe (1900–1972)

Cornelius Keefe was born on July 13, 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Thundergod (1928), The Brain Eaters (1958) and Mystery Liner (1934). He died on December 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Thundergod Roland Hale
The Brain Eaters Senator Walter K. Powers
Mystery Liner First Officer Cliff Rogers
Telephone Operator Pat Campbell


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 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
- General Delivery (1959) ... Postmaster (as Jack Hill)
 1958 The Brain Eaters
Senator Walter K. Powers (as Jack Hill)
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Joe Sculley
- Hostage (1958) ... Joe Sculley (as Jack Hill)
 1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Luke Stoner
- Golden Gift (1955) ... Luke Stoner (as Jack Hill)
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Bowling Center Proprietor
- Lookout (1955) ... Bowling Center Proprietor (as Jack Hill)
 1955 Female Jungle
Capt. Kroger (as Jack Hill)
 1953 The Vanquished (as Jack Hill)
 1951 Gunplay
Sheriff (as Jack HIll)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates
Lieutenant Bob Manning
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Tommy Hopkins (uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach
Capt. Whitney (uncredited)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Gambler at Roulette Wheel (uncredited)
 1938 My Old Kentucky Home
Trent Burke
 1937 Telephone Operator
Pat Campbell
 1937 The Trigger Trio
Tom Brent
 1937 Way Out West
Worker at Mickey Finn's (uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Doctor
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1936 The Old Corral
Martin Simms
 1936 The Big Show
Studio Actor (uncredited)
 1936 Missing Girls
Johnny Keefe
 1935 Hong Kong Nights
Gil Burris
 1935 Western Courage
Eric Simpson
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Paul Szegedy
 1935 Harmony Lane
Owner dunning Foster (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Harry Brooks (uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Douglas Stanton (uncredited)
 1935 Death from a Distance
Clay Gorman
 1935 Break of Hearts
Bill (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
House Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Kentucky Blue Streak
District Attorney Barton Pierce
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Radio Man (uncredited)
 1934 Desirable
Helen's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Three on a Honeymoon
Phil Lang
 1934 Mystery Liner
First Officer Cliff Rogers
 1934 Up and Down (Short)
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Morgan - Actor in Play (uncredited)
 1933 The Wolf Dog
Jerry Patton
 1933 A Man of Sentiment
Dr. Jordan
 1933 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
Steve Letherbee
 1933 The Last Trail
Frank Briggs, Henchman (uncredited)
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven
 1933 Horse Play
Philip Marley
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
Undetermined Role (as Con Keef)
 1933 Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife (Short)
Edward Baker
 1932 Torchy Rolls His Own (Short)
 1932 Torchy's Busy Day (Short)
 1932 The Engineer's Daughter; or, Iron Minnie's Revenge (Short) (as Connie Keefe)
 1932 The Silver Lining
 1932 Disorderly Conduct
 1932 Lady with a Past
 1931 Facing the Gallows (Short)
 1931 The Bad Sister
New Father in Hospital (uncredited)
 1930 Ex-Flame
 1930 Hearts and Hoofs (Short)
 1930 Those Who Dance
Pat Hogan
 1929 Brothers
Tom Conroy
 1929 Circumstantial Evidence
Arthur Rowland
 1929 The Devil's Chaplain
Yorke Norray
 1928 The Man from Headquarters
Yorke Norray
 1928 Thanksgiving Day (Short)
Dr. Robert Hayes
 1928 The Adorable Cheat
George Mason
 1928 Thundergod
Roland Hale
 1928 You Can't Beat the Law
Jerry Judd
 1928 Hearts of Men
John Gaunt
 1928 Satan and the Woman
Edward Daingerfield
 1927 Come to My House
Murtaugh Pell
 1927 Hook and Ladder No. 9
Johnny Graham
 1927 A Light in the Window
Bert Emmonds
 1927 In a Moment of Temptation
Martin Breen
 1927 Three's a Crowd
The Husband
 1927 The Poor Nut
Wallie Pierce
 1925 The Unguarded Hour
Russell Van Alstyne
 1924 The Law and the Lady
Stephen Clark
 1924 Those Who Judge
Tom Eustace
 1924 The Fifth Horseman
John Franklin
 1924 Lend Me Your Husband
Robert Towers
 1924 A Society Scandal
Friend of Marjorie

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jack HIll | Jack Hill | Con Keef | Connie Keefe | Cornelius O'Keefe


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Tall, lanky supporting actor. Appeared in two-reel silent comedies with Educational, then had a spell in B-westerns for various independent producers, as well as acting in mainstream features with Universal. Keefe did better then many others after the arrival of sound, securing sizeable roles in second features with Poverty Row outfits Republic and Monogram through the 1930's. After a decade-long... See more »

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