John Kellogg (actor)

John Kellogg (June 3, 1916 – February 22, 2000) was an American actor in film, stage and television. Some sources, including, state that his given name was Giles Vernon Kellogg, Jr.

John Kellogg
Born(1916-06-03)June 3, 1916
DiedFebruary 22, 2000(2000-02-22) (aged 83)
Years active1940–1990

Kellogg began his acting career in the 1930s as Giles V. Kellogg, starring in the long-running comedy Brother Rat.[1] Meanwhile, he acted on stage in several plays until World War II broke out.[1] He turned to the film industry, playing bit parts in several films. In 1946, he signed a contract at Columbia Pictures.[1] Throughout his career, Kellogg played mostly secondary roles.[1] In a Season 6 episode of Bonanza, he played "Frank Reed" alongside Dan Duryea in "Logan's Treasure". In 1969 Kellogg appeared as Mel Dover on the TV western The Virginian in the Episode titled Stopover.

Kellogg died in Los Angeles in 2000 of Alzheimer's disease.

Selected filmography

In the 1950s and 1960s, Kellogg was mostly seen on television. He guest starred in several TV series, including three episodes of Adventures of Superman (coincidentally and prominently sponsored by Kellogg's). He is most famous for his portrayal of bad guy Jack Chandler in the soap opera Peyton Place, a role he played between 1966 and 1967.


  1. Full Biography The New York Times
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