Jeffrey "Jeff" Hunter (November 25, 1926 – May 27, 1969) was an American film and television actor and producer. His most famous roles are as John Wayne's character's sidekick in The Searchers, as Jesus Christ in the biblical film King of Kings, and as Capt. Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek.
When it comes to turning out movies, I'm for Hollywood.
I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when they next saw me as Temple Houston on television.
I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.
|Full Name at Birth||Henry Herman McKinnies Jr.|
|Other Names||Jeff HunterHank McKinnies|
|Age||42 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||November 25, 1926|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
|Date of Death||May 27, 1969|
|Location of Death||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Cause of Death||Stroke|
|Height||6' (183 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||Whitefish Bay High School|
|Claim to Fame||The Searchers|