Jeffrey Hunter

Actor + Producer
Born Nov 25, 1926

Jeffrey Hunter was an American film and television actor. His most famous roles are as John Wayne's character's sidekick in The Searchers, as Jesus Christ in the biblical film King of Kings, and as Capt. Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on November 25, 1926.
1930 3 Years Old Hunter was born Henry Herman “Hank” McKinnies, Jr., in New Orleans, Louisiana, and after 1930 reared in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Whitefish Bay High School. … Read More


In 1950, while he was a graduate student in radio at UCLA and appearing in a college play, Hunter was spotted by talent scouts and offered a two-year motion picture contract by 20th Century Fox that was eventually extended to 1959.


1957 30 Years Old From 1957 to 1967, Hunter was married to model Dusty Bartlett. … Read More


1968 41 Years Old While in Spain in November 1968 to film Cry Chicago (¡Viva América!), a story of the Chicago Mafia, Hunter was injured in an on-set explosion when a car window near him, which had been rigged to explode outward, accidentally exploded inward. … Read More
1969 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On the afternoon of May 26, 1969, Hunter suffered an intracranial hemorrhage while on a three-stair set of steps at his home in Van Nuys, California. … Read More
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