TOMMY KIRK BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Tommy Kirk was born on December 10th, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky with the birth name Thomas Harvey Kirk. At the age of thirteen a talent agent discovered him when he was performing in a play called, "Ah, Wilderness" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
It did not take long for his agents to get him noticed by Walt Disney who signed him to a contract. He became part of the, "Mickey Mouse Club" television series in 1955 and was also cast in, "The Hardy Boys" serial.
As his career progressed he was seen in such films as, "Old Yeller" (1957), "The Shaggy Dog" (1959), "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960), "The Absent Minded Professor" (1961), "Babes in Toyland" (1961), "Misadventures of Merlin Jones" (1964) and "The Monkey's Uncle" (1965).
Sadly, when Disney found out that Tommy Kirk was homosexual and had been in a relationship with a fifteen year old boy, they released him from his contract right away and although Kirk tried to continue working in the industry, the industry had for the most part black listed him.
He was seen in such films as, "Village of the Giants" (1965), "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Giants" (1965), "It's a Bikini World" (1967), "Catalina Caper" (1967) and "Blood of Ghastly Horror" (1972), but none of his later roles reached the level of success he had become accustomed to. He became very depressed and began to turn to drugs for comfort. He decided to retire completely from the industry and was able to become sober and start a successful carpet and upholstery cleaning business.
In 2001 he returned to Hollywood and some of his more later roles were on such films as, "Billy Frankenstein" (1998), "Little Miss Magic" (1998), "Club Dead" (2000) and "The Education of a Vampire" (2001).
Tommy Kirk remains living in Los Angeles and has not returned to the big screen since 2001.
2001 The Education of a Vampire
2000 Club Dead
1998 Little Miss Magic
1998 Billy Frankenstein
1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds
1987 Streets of Death
1976 My Name Is Legend
1973 The Streets of San Francisco
1972 Blood of Ghastly Horror
1971 Ride the Hot Wind
1969 'It's Alive!'
1967 Catalina Caper
1967 Track of Thunder
1967 It's a Bikini World
1967 Mars Needs Women
1966 Unkissed Bride
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
1965 The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot
1965 Village of the Giants
1965 The Monkey's Uncle
1964 Pajama Party
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
1963 Mr. Novak
1963 Savage Sam
1963 Son of Flubber
1961-1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1962 Bon Voyage!
1962 Moon Pilot
1961 Babes in Toyland
1961 The AbsentMinded Professor
1960 Swiss Family Robinson
1959 Bachelor Father
1959 The Millionaire
1959 Playhouse 90
1959 The Shaggy Dog
1957 Old Yeller
1957 The Californians
1956-1957 Matinee Theatre
1957 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Ghost Farm
1957 The Snow Queen
1956 The Peacemaker
1956 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure
1956 The Loretta Young Show
1956 Down Liberty Road
1956 Big Town
1955 TV Reader's Digest