Tommy Kirk

Thomas Lee "Tommy" Kirk (born December 10, 1941) is a former American actor, and later a businessman. Kirk was discovered by talent agents at the age of thirteen in a production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. In 1956, he appeared in the NBC western anthology series Frontier in the episode entitled "The Devil and Dr. O'Hara." In the same year, he appeared in Freedom's Highway, a short commercial travelogue produced by Greyhound Lines to promote their Scenicruiser buses. Hired by Walt Disney Productions, he was cast as a clean-cut teenager in The Hardy Boys serial feature which was aired in the Mickey Mouse Club television series in 1956 and 1957. Kirk played Joe Hardy opposite Tim Considine as older brother Frank Hardy in two serials: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (September 21, 1956 - February 1, 1957), based on the book The Tower Treasure, and the original story The Mystery of Ghost Farm (September 13 - December 20, 1957). Kirk went on to starring roles in a succession of successful Disney feature films, in both dramatic and comedic settings.

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