Jack Kehoe

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Jack Kehoe
Born(1934-11-21)November 21, 1934
New York City, U.S.
DiedJanuary 14, 2020(2020-01-14) (aged 85)
PartnerSherry Smith (1980-2020)

Jack Kehoe (November 21, 1934 – January 14, 2020)[1] was an American film actor appearing in a wide variety of films, including the crime dramas Serpico (1973), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987), as well as the cult favorites Car Wash (1976) and Midnight Run (1988), the popular western Young Guns II (1990), and On the Nickel (1980).

Kehoe was born in Astoria, New York. After serving in the Air Force, he studied acting under Stella Adler.[2]

On Broadway, Kehoe appeared in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1963) and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1977).[3]

Kehoe appeared in several Academy Award-winning films, including Jonathan Demme's Melvin and Howard (1980) and Best Picture winner The Sting (1973), in which Kehoe (as grifter Joe Erie, alias The Erie Kid). His various TV credits included roles in The Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote and Miami Vice.

After appearing alongside Michael Douglas in David Fincher's The Game (1997), Kehoe retired. One of the few interviews he gave during his career was conducted for a 1974 issue of New York Magazine in which Kehoe discussed (among several topics) his outlook on Hollywood.[4]

Kehoe died on January 14, 2020, after a stroke, aged 85.[5] He left behind his partner of 40 years, Sherry Smith. She and Kehoe had no children.[6] He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills).



  1. ^ "Jack J. Kehoe: 1934 - 2020". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 May 2020 – via legacy.com.
  2. ^ "Jack Kehoe, 85". Classic Images (539): 42–43. May 2020.
  3. ^ "Jack Kehoe". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "With Chase's One-Statement Banking, a Lawyer has all the Evidence she Needs". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. 7 (6): 53. February 11, 1974. ISSN 0028-7369.
  5. ^ Barnes, Mike (22 January 2020). "Jack Kehoe, Actor in 'Serpico' and 'The Sting,' Dies at 85". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Jack J. Kehoe: 1934 - 2020". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 May 2020 – via legacy.com.

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