The younger Kelly began his acting career after serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He also attended the University of Michigan Law School for a year before settling on acting.
After several guest appearances on various sitcoms, Kelly was cast in Flipper. He was quoted at the time as saying that he loved the role because of its family-friendly qualities.
In 1970, Kelly was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him with a permanently paralyzed right arm and leg. He later won a legal settlement in the case and continued acting. He was the executive producer of the movie Blade Runner.
Brian Kelly Facts
|February 14, 1931
|Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Date of death
|February 12, 2005 (Voorhees, New Jersey, USA, age 73)