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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. 
 
 
Filmography

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 Angel 
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 Gunsmoke 
1956 Down Liberty Road 
1956 Crossroads 
1956 Big Town 
1956 Frontier 
1955 TV Reader's Digest





Matinee Classics - Old Yeller starring Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Jeff York, Beverly Washburn and Chuck Connors
Matinee Classics - Old Yeller starring Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Jeff York, Beverly Washburn and Chuck Connors
Matinee Classics - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini starring Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara, Jesse White, Harvey Lembeck, Nancy Sinatra, Claudia Martin, Francis X. Bushman, Benny Rubin, Bobbie Shaw, George Barrows, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, Boris Karloss, Susan Hart and Piccola Pupa


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