Ken Christy

Show Count: 158
Series Count: 9
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: November 23, 1894, Greenville, Pennsylvania, U.S
Died: July 23, 1962, Hollywood, California, U.S

Ken Christy (November 23, 1894—November 23, 1962), was an American television, film and radio character actor.

Early life 

His birthname was Robert Kenneth Christy. He was the second of three children of Alice Christy and Olivier B. Christy. Christy was born inGreenville, Pennsylvania. According to Census records, Christy had served in World War I.


The actor started his career on radio programs. From the early 1930s, he had a nearly three decade career on radio, with roles in such popular radio series as Little Orphan Annie, where he played Mr. Bonds, The Great Gildersleeve on which he was a regular as The Chief of Police, as well as portraying several dramatic roles on Suspense. A versatile artist, he was equally comfortable in serious minded programs, such as The Fifth Horseman and Gangbusters, as he was with comedy series like Amos 'n' Andy and A Day in the Life of Dennis Day.

Christy appeared in 144 films and television programs between 1940 and 1962 and many of his films list him as uncredited. His first acting role was in the film Foreign Correspondent (1940) and his career ended with the television series Shannon (1962).

Christy's film credits include Burma Convoy (1941), Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Inside Detroit (1956), and Utah Blaine (1957).

His television credits include Gang Busters (1952), Meet Corliss Archer (1954), Death Valley Days (1955), I Love Lucy (1954–56), Celebrity Playhouse (1956), Dragnet (1957), and Wagon Train(1958), General Electric Theater (1959), M Squad (1960), and My Three Sons (1961).

Source: Wikipedia

Alan Young Show, TheAlan Young Show, The
Show Count: 57
Broadcast History: 28 June 1944 to 20 September 1944, 3 October 1944 to 28 June 1946, 20 September 1946 to 30 May 1947, and 11 January 1949 to 5 July 1949
Cast: Alan Young, Jean Gillespie, Doris Singleton, Ed Begley, Louise Erickson, Jim Backus, Nicodemus Stewart, Hal March, Ken Christy
Director: Helen Mack
Producer: Helen Mack
The series began on NBC Radio as a summer replacement situation comedy in 1944, featuring vocalist Bea Wain. It then moved to ABC Radio with Jean Gillespie portraying Young's girlfriend Betty. The program was next broadcast by NBC for a 1946-47 run and was off in 1948. When it returned to NBC in 1949, Louise Erickson played Betty and Jim Backus was heard as snobbish playboy Hubert Updike III.
Baby Snooks ShowBaby Snooks Show
Show Count: 160
Broadcast History: 29 February 1936 to 6 June 1936, 23 December 1937 to 25 July 1940, 5 September 1940 to 15 June 1944, 17 September 1944 to 28 May 1948, and 8 November 1949 to 22 May 1951
Cast: Lois Corbett, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lalive Brownell, Arlene Harris, Leone Ledoux, Alan Reed, Danny Thomas, Charlie Cantor, Ken Christy, Irene Tedrow, Frank Nelson, Ben Alexander, Lillian Randolph, Elvia Allman, Earl Lee, Sara Berner, Anne Whitfield
Director: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Producer: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Halls Of Ivy, TheHalls Of Ivy, The
Show Count: 84
Broadcast History: 6 June 1950 to 6 January 1952
Cast: Arthur Q. Bryan, Willard Waterman, Ronald Colman, Benita Hume Colman, Alan Reed, Herb Butterfield, Elizabeth Patterson, Gloria Gordon, Jerry Hausner, Paula Winslowe, Raymond Lawrence, Sheldon Leonard, Herb Vigran, Ken Christy, Jean Vander Pyl, Jeffrey Silver, Johnny McGovern, Charles Seel, Bob Seeney, Virginia Gregg, Rolfe Sedan
Director: Nat Wolff
Producer: Don Quinn, Nat Wolff
A situation comedy show, which follows the daily trials and tribulations of a college president in a small American College. It ran for two seasons from 1950 to 1952 and was aired at 8pm initially on Fridays and then on a Wednesday evening for the second season.
Railroad Hour, TheRailroad Hour, The
Show Count: 201
Broadcast History:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Stanley Farrar, Nadine Conner , Tom McKee, Mary Jane Croft, Ken Christy, Norma Varden, Herb Butterfield, Theodore von Eltz, Dorothy Kirsten, Jane Powell
Director: Norman Luboff
The Railroad Hour was a radio series of musical dramas and comedies broadcast from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Even though the shows do feature scripts, it was all about the songs - so if you love a good old sing-along, The Railroad Hour will tick all of the boxes.
Broadcast: 14th January 1952
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Broadcast: 5th June 1953
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Broadcast: 27th February 1953
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Broadcast: 11th December 1950
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Broadcast: 14th January 1951
Starring: Les Damon, Ken Christy
Added: Jun 23 2009
Broadcast: 22nd October 1951
Added: Oct 27 2009
Broadcast: July 11, 1946
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Broadcast: 28th May 1951
Added: May 28 2009
Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
Added: Jan 18 2014
Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
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Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
Added: Apr 19 2014
Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
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Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
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Broadcast: 1932
Starring: Ken Christy
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Broadcast: November 3, 1957
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Broadcast: 23rd February 1958
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Broadcast: 6th October 1952
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Broadcast: 21st May 1951
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Broadcast: 30th April 1951
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Broadcast: 15th September 1952
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Broadcast: 12th May 1952
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Broadcast: 13th February 1950
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Broadcast: 19th September 1951
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Broadcast: 22nd January 1951
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Broadcast: 16th August 1950
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Broadcast: 27th December 1950
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Broadcast: 21st December 1949
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Broadcast: 9th October 1954
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Broadcast: 8th January 1951
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Broadcast: 30th March 1950
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Broadcast: 19th March 1951
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Broadcast: 1st October 1951
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Broadcast: 3rd December 1951
Added: Dec 08 2009
Broadcast: 6th February 1950
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Broadcast: 18th December 1950
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Broadcast: 23rd September 1953
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Broadcast: 7th January 1952
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Broadcast: 15th October 1952
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Broadcast: 18th August 1952
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Broadcast: 1st December 1954
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Broadcast: 17th November 1952
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Broadcast: 17th December 1951
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Broadcast: 21st November 1949
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Broadcast: 5th May 1954
Added: Apr 29 2013
Broadcast: 4th November 1953
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Broadcast: 1st October 1952
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Broadcast: 14th January 1953
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Broadcast: 21st April 1952
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Broadcast: 13th May 1953
Added: Apr 16 2012