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1[[quoteright:214:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mv5bmtixmtk0mdg5n15bml5banbnxkftztywotazntc1_v1_ux214_cr00214317_al_2.jpg]] ˛˛˛George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925- February 28, 2016) was an American actor. He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in ''Film/CoolHandLuke''. Among his best-remembered roles are Joe Patroni in the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series and Captain Ed Hocken in the ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' movies.˛˛!!Selected Filmography:˛* ''Film/LonelyAreTheBrave'' (1962): Gutierrez.˛* ''Film/{{Charade}}'' (1963): Herman Scobie.˛* ''[[Film/Mirage1965 Mirage]]'' (1965): Willard.˛* ''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix'' (1965): Mike Bellamy.˛* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' (1967): Major Max Armbruster.˛* ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' (1967): Dragline.˛* ''Film/Bandolero1968'' (1968): Sheriff July Johnson.˛* ''Film/{{Airport}}'' (1970): Joe Patroni.˛** ''Airport 1975'' (1974): Joe Patroni.˛** '''Airport 77'' (1977): Joe Patroni.˛** ''The Concorde Airport 79'' (1979): Joe Patroni.˛* ''Film/LostHorizon'' (1973): Sam Cornelius.˛* ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' (1974): Sergeant Lew Slade.˛* ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' (1978): Andrew Pennington.˛* ''Film/DeathShip'' (1980): Captain Ashland.˛* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' (1988-1991): Carter [=McKay=].˛* ''[[Film/Uninvited1988 Uninvited]]'' (1988): Mike Harvey.˛* ''[[Film/TheNakedGun The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!]]'' (1988): Captain Ed Hocken.˛** ''The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear'' (1991): Captain Ed Hocken.˛** ''Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult'' (1994): Captain Ed Hocken.˛* ''Film/IntensiveCare'' (1991): Dr. Bruckner.˛* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' (1997): L.B. Mammoth.˛* ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' (1998): Brick Bazooka.˛˛!!Tropes:˛˛* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was offered the part of Steve [=McCroskey=] in ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. According to Jerry Zucker, Kennedy wanted to do the film but was reluctant to "kill off his Airport cash-cow". The part of [=McCroskey=] went to Creator/LloydBridges and Kennedy eventually got to work with the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team on the ''Naked Gun'' films.˛----

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