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