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Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett in Hawaï Five-O

Photos Jack Lord Birth name: John Joseph Patrick Ryan
Birth date: 1920/12/30
Date of death : 1998/01/21 (78 years old)
Birth place : New York
Height: 1.88 m

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Biography for Jack Lord

Jack Lord will probably be best remembered as Steve McGarett in the long running television series "Hawaii Five-O" (1968), but he was much more than that however. He starred in several movies, directed several episodes of his show, was in several Broadway productions, and was an accomplished artist. Two of his paintings were acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum of Modern Art by the time he was twenty. Lord was also known for being a very cultured man who loved reading poetry out loud on the set of his TV show and as being somewhat reclusive at his Honolulu home. He met his son from his first marriage, who was killed in an accident when he was thirteen, only once as a baby.

Jack Lord first became known thanks to his talents as an American footballer at New York University. He began his acting career in Broadway, where he was noticed in the very first production of "La Pussy on a burning roof" by Tennessee Williams.

From the 1950s, he appeared mainly on television, most often playing cold and bad individuals. Before being known as inspector Steve Mc Garrett, of the famous Hawaii series, State police, Jack Lord interpreted several roles including that of Felix Leiter in James Bond against Dr No. In addition to his activity in the cinema, Lord had A passion for painting. Two of his works were bought by the New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Reached by Alzheimer's disease, Jack Lord died on January 21, 1998 in Honolulu from cerebral congestion

Jack Lord was an American actor known for his role as Steve McGarrett in the television series "Hawaii 5-0", which was broadcast between 1968 and 1980. Lord played in many other productions on television and cinema, especially in The films "The Law and Jake Wade" and "The Field of Lost Shoes".

Born John Joseph Patrick Ryan on December 30, 1920 in New York, Lord began his acting career in the theater, where he played in many Broadway productions. He also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, before embarking on a film career.

Lord played in several films from the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Midnight Story", "The Hangman" and "The True Story of Lynn Stuart". It was in 1968 that Lord obtained his most famous role, becoming Steve McGarrett in "Hawaii 5-0". His performance in this series earned him great recognition and propelled him to the rank of television star.

Lord was also known for his discreet lifestyle and his passion for art. He collected works of art from all styles and eras, and even created some of his own paintings. He died on January 21, 1998, at the age of 77.


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Title Role
M Station: Hawaii (1980) (TV) Admiral Henderson
Hawaii Five-O (1968) TV Series Det. Steve McGarrett
Hawaii Five-O: Cocoon (1968) (TV) Steve McGarrett
The Counterfeit Killer (1968) (TV) Don Owens
The Name of the Game Is Kill (1968) Symcha Lipa
Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) Guy Russell
The Doomsday Flight (1966) (TV) Special Agent Frank Thompson
Stoney Burke (1962) TV Series Stoney Burke (1962-1963)
Dr. No (1962) Felix Leiter
Walk Like a Dragon (1960) Linc Bartlett
The Hangman (1959) Johnny Bishop
Man of the West (1958) Coaley
God's Little Acre (1958) Buck Walden
The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958) Willie Down
Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) Jimmy Heldon
Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957) John Fry
The Vagabond King (1956) Ferrebone
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Lansdowne
The Tattooed Stranger (1950) (uncredited) Det. Deke Del Vecchio
Cry Murder (1950) Tommy Warren
Project X (1949) John Bates


Tracy Lords has said she changed her name to "Lords" as an honor to her favorite actor, Jack Lord.

Lord was about to reprise the role of Felix Leiter in Goldfinger (1964), but producer Albert R. Broccoli feared that his portrayal of 007's CIA partner would overshadow the persona of James Bond as the main character. The character part was recast, with Cec Linder as the new Leiter.

Was considered for the part of Captain Kirk on Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) (TV), but was rejected by Gene Roddenberry and Desilu Studios because Lord wanted to co-produce the series and have a percentage in ownership of the series.

Originally wanted to be billed as "Jack Ryan," but discovered that another actor had already registered that name with Actor's Equity. He wanted a short name, so he chose "Jack Lord" instead.

An FBI file regarding a stalker lists his height as 6' 0", 2 inches shorter than his official biography.


Spouse : Marie Denarde (1954 - 21 January 1998) (his death), Ann Willard (1942 - 1947) (divorced) 1 son

Son died at age 13.

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by eldea66

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