Mike KellinShow Count: 1
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: April 26, 1922, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: August 26, 1983, Nyack, New York
Mike Kellin (April 26, 1922 – August 26, 1983) was an American actor.
Kellin was born Myron Kellin in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Sophia and Samuel Kellin, Russian Jewish immigrants. He was educated at Boston University and Trinity College in Hartford. He served with the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander during World War II and after the war studied acting and playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.
Kellin's coarse-featured face, tired eyes and flat, monotone voice suggested that he had lived hard and fast. He was most often cast as tough guys, both good and evil. His portrayals were fascinating and memorable. He worked in some 50 plays and won an Obie Award for his work in American Buffalo. He made his Broadway debut in 1949 in At War with the Army and eventually earned a Tony nomination in 1956 for his acting in the Musical Pipe Dream.
Kellin played in an episode on Lost in Space "The Deadly Games Of Gamma 6" as Myko.
Personal life and death
Kellin was married to actress Sally Moffat, daughter of actress Sylvia Field Truex by an earlier marriage. He was also active in the Fortune Society, a prisoner's rights group. He died on August 26, 1983 from lung cancer in Nyack, New York, at the age of sixty-one. His interment was as Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery in Wethersfield, Connecticut.