Kevin O'Morrison

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Kevin O'Morrison (May 25, 1916 – December 11, 2016) was an American playwright and actor. He played the lead actor in the radio version of Charlie Wild, Private Detective and in the TV series Charlie Wild, Private Detective (1950–51) for the first seven episodes. The series began on CBS Television, and then moved to ABC, and finally DuMont.

He started his career working as a stage, radio, television, and film actor in the 1940s. He began writing plays in the 1960s, most of which have been performed Off-Broadway and in theatres throughout the US; two of which have been performed in Europe. He is a Creative Art Public Service (CAPS) Playwriting Fellow, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Playwriting Fellow, Winner of the National Repertory Theatre's First Prize for Playwriting (for his play "A Party For Lovers), and was awarded The Pinter Review Gold Medal for Drama (for his play The Nighgatherers). Two of his plays were chosen to be staged at the O'Neill.[citation needed]

In 1993, O'Morrison played the character Cliff Reed in the movie Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.[1] O'Morrison died on December 11, 2016 in Lynnwood, Washington at the age of 100.[2]


  1. ^ Turner, Adrian (2014). "Cast & Crew". Radio Times. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kevin O'Morrison, Actor in 'The Set-Up' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Dies at 100". Retrieved 20 December 2016. 

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