James T. Kelley

born: 10 July 1854
Castlebar,
Ireland
died: 12 November 1933
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(bladder cancer, age 79)

Irish-born actor and singer who worked in early silent films, particularly with Charlie Chaplin as well as a handful of films for Hal Roach.
Some sources (voter registration, 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses) state he was born in Maryland, USA.

Height: 5'3"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

12


1920
An Eastern Westerner
The girl's father

1921
Among Those Present
The girl's father

1921
I Do
[?]

1921
The High Rollers
[?]

1921
On Their Way
Hobo

1921
Trolley Troubles
[?]

1922
Grandma's Boy
[?]

1922
Dr. Jack
Card playing father

1923
Safety Last!
Old driver of delivery truck

1924
Near Dublin
[?]

1925
Wages Of Tin
The girl's father

1926
What's The World Coming To
Minister

Acknowledgements & sources:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTD1-5W5 (CA Great Register, 1884 - #2626)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT6M-C9S (CA Great Register, 1884 - #3059)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV25-6TZ (1910 Census) [?]
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH73-FLJ (1920 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVY-8P9 (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-785D (CA Death Index)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C47Y-22MM (death certificate)
https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturestu00moti#page/52/mode/1up/search/kelly (Oct 1916 Motion Picture News Studio Directory)
https://archive.org/stream/moctu00moti#page/73/mode/1up/search/kelly (Apr 1917 Motion Picture Studio Directory)
https://archive.org/stream/motrestu00moti#page/72/mode/1up/search/kelly (1918 Motion Picture Studio Directory)
Jesse Brisson (research and information)

This page was last updated on: 22 October 2021