John F. Kennedy


29 May 1917


Brookline, Massachusetts, USA


John Fitzgerald Kennedy


John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Rose Kennedy (née Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John "HoneyFitz" Fitzgerald, the mayor of Boston. John was very ill as a child and was given the last rites five times, the first one being when he was a new-born. He was the second of four boys born to an Irish Catholic family with nine children: Joseph Jr., John, Robert F. Kennedy (called Bobby), and Ted Kennedy (born Edward). Because Rose made Joe and Jack (the name his family called him) wear matching clothes, they fought a lot for attention. When John was young, the family moved from Boston to New York. John went to Choate, a private school. Most of the time, though, he was too sick to attend. In the late 1930s, father Joe became the ambassador to England. He took sons John and Robert with him, as well as his wife and daughters Kathleen and Rosemary Kennedy. John went to Princeton, then Harvard, and for his senior thesis, he wrote a piece about why England refused to get into the war until late. It was published in 1940 and called "Why England Slept". His older brother Joe was a pilot during the war, and was killed when the bombs his plane was carrying exploded. Not long after that, John's sister Kathleen and her husband died in a plane crash. In the early 1950s, John ran for Congress in Massachusetts and won. He married Jacqueline Kennedy (thirteen years his junior, born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier) on September 12, 1953. He became a father rather late in life. Their first child, Caroline Kennedy, was born on November 27, 1957 when J.F.K. was forty and their son, John Kennedy Jr., was born on November 25, 1960 when J.F.K. was forty-three. They had a son named Patrick Bouvier, but he died a few days after birth. In 1954, J.F.K. had to have back surgery and in the hospital wrote his second book, "Profiles in Courage". His father always said that his son Joe was going to be President of the U.S.; when he died in World War II, though, that task was passed on to John. He ran for president in 1960 against Richard Nixon and won. His administration had many conflicts, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis being key examples. In November 1963, he and Jackie (his wife's nickname) went on a trip to Texas. Everywhere they went there were signs saying "Jack and Jackie." On November 22, 1963, John was to give a speech in Dallas, but on his way an assassin hidden on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository opened fire at Kennedy, who was riding in an open car. Hit twice and severely wounded, Kennedy died in a local hospital at 1:00 P.M. The alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was captured a short time later after shooting and killing a Dallas policeman, and was himself assassinated before he could be thoroughly interrogated, let alone tried. In just a little bit of irony, considering the death of Abraham Lincoln a century earlier, Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln (Lincoln was in Ford's Theater when he was shot). He was laid to rest on his son's third birthday.

Actor ( 286 credits )

Le jeune Karl Marx (2017) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dear Eleanor (2016) Himself (archive footage)
Operation Avalanche (2016) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Facing Berlin (2016) Himself - President of the United States (archive foota
Baumeister der Republik (2016)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
les aventures d'archives (2016) Himself (archive footage)
American Secrets (2016) Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Trumbo (2015) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kill Your Killer (2015) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Flat Earth Proof (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Conspiracy (2015)  Himself - President of the United States of America (a
Una vita per l'Aeronautica (2014) (archive footage)
Codes and Conspiracies (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later (2013) Himself
Grave of the Zombie Antelope (2013) Himself (archive footage)
Sirius (2013) Himself (archive footage)
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013) Himself (archive footage)
The Sixties (2013)  Himself (as President John F. Kennedy) / ... (6 episod
Soul Power! (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Lundi en histoires (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)  Himself - President of the United States (archive foot
The Day That Lasted 21 Years (2012) Himself (archive footage)
All Things Shining (2012) Himself (archive footage)
Brothers on the Line (2012) Himself (archive footage)
Ethel (2012) Himself (archive footage)
America's Book of Secrets (2012)  Himself (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Secrets of the Manor House (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
10 Things You Don't Know About (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
The Untold History of the United States (2012)  Himself - President of the United States (archive foot
ZDFzeit (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Scales of Injustice (2012) Himself (archive footage)
The Rum Diary (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
If Not Us, Who? (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Harmony Game (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Reagan (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Pan Am (2011)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
Love Lust (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Former US President / ... (archive footage)
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War (2011)  Himself - US President (archive footage) (2 episodes,
King Kennedy (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Sing Your Song (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Variations on a High School Romance (2010) Himself - President of the United States (archive foota
1960 (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Zombie F. Kennedy (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Monroe - Tod einer Ikone (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Nuclear Tipping Point (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Countdown to Zero (2010) Himself (archive footage)
I Am (2010) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mysteries at the Museum (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Double Take (2009) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Apollo Zero (2009) Himself - President of the United States of America (archive footage) (uncredited)
Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Earth Days (2009) Himself (archive footage)
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pawn Stars (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Ancient Aliens (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
50 años de (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2009)
Reaching Tranquility: The 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Superpower (2008) Himself (archive footage)
The American Trap (2008) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Himself (archive footage)
I.O.U.S.A. (2008) Himself (archive footage)
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement (2008) Himself (archive footage)
The Doctors (2008)  Himself - Former US President (1 episode, 2013)
Spise med Price (2008)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Moon Machines (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2008)
60/90 (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008)
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008) Himself (archive footage)
A President to Remember (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories (2008) Himself (archive footage)
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007) Himself (archive footage)
The Minerva Awards 2007: Eunice Kennedy Shriver (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Oswald's Ghost (2007) Himself (archive footage)
The Kingdom (2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
First World (2007) Himself (archive footage)
The Mars Underground (2007) Himself (archive footage)
The Wonder of It All (2007) Himself (archive footage)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Mad Men (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Mobsters (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008)
Heroes Unmasked (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
La tele de tu vida (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Memòries de la tele (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
The Good Shepherd (2006) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Unknown Shores (2006) Himself (archive sound)
Notes to Anarchism (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Bobby (2006) Himself (archive footage)
...So Goes the Nation (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Undercover History (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
La imagen de tu vida (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop (2006)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Final 24 (2006)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Protagonistas del recuerdo (2006)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
What Goes Up (2005) Himself (voice) (archive footage)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Wild Chronicles (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Is It Real? (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Neveneffecten (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Movies That Shook the World (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Die Zweite Republik - Eine unglaubliche Geschichte (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Why We Fight (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die (2004) Himself (archive footage)
Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) Himself (archive footage)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Conspiracy? (2004)  Himself - President (1 episode, 2005)
Husker du... (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Weird U.S. (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Tengoku (2003) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Kennedy, the Man Who Wanted to Change America (2003) Himself (archive footage)
Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil (2003) Himself (archive footage)
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The New Frontier (2003) Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Leonardo (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Churchill (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Unsere Besten (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Days That Shook the World (2003)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2003)
The Gathering (2002) Himself (in limousine with Jackie) (archive footage)
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109 (2002) Himself (archive footage)
The Star Dreamer (2002) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux (2002) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Timeshift (2002)  Himself - President of USA (1 episode, 2012)
Unsolved History (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Revealed (2002)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) Himself (archive footage)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
Democracy Now! (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
History vs. Hollywood (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
War Stories with Oliver North (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Dish (2000) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Thirteen Days (2000) Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mondo Ford (2000) (archive footage)
Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Danmark i den kolde krig (2000)  Himself - US President (1 episode, 2000)
Secrets of the Dead (2000)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2011-2013
The American President (2000)  John F. Kennedy (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde (2000)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Grass (1999) Himself (archive footage)
Wing Commander (1999) Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Blast from the Past (1999) Himself (Reveals Existence of Cuban Missiles) (archive
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Rat Pack (1999)  Himself (archive footage)
ESPN SportsCentury (1999)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
Seven Days (1998)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2000)
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998)  Himself (2 episodes)
Save Our History (1998)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
The House of Yes (1997) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Legenden (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Canadians (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Lexx (1997)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (1997) Himself (archive footage)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Himself - Equal Rights Speech (archive footage) (uncred
John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996) Himself (archive footage)
White Squall (1996) Himself (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008)
Life and Times (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1998)
Nixon (1995) Himself - Campaigning / Debating Nixon / Beginning Visi
UFO Diaries (1995)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
Nostradamus (1994) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Forrest Gump (1994) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Modern Marvels (1994)  Himself (10 episodes, 1997-2007)
Matinee (1993) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The X-Files (1993)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
American Justice (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Fame in the Twentieth Century (1993)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Great Books (1993)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
JACK: The Last Kennedy Film (1993) Himself (archive footage)
The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered (1993) Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Love Field (1992) Himself - at Love Field (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm X (1992) Himself - Funeral Procession (archive footage) (uncredi
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes (1992) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ruby (1992) Himself - Speech in Forth Worth (archive footage) (uncr
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Artour (1992) (1 episode, 2006)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2004)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins (1992) Himself - President of the United States of America (ar
JFK (1991) Himself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredite
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hard Copy (1989)  Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1992)
The Late Show (1989)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1993)
For All Mankind (1989) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Who Shot President Kennedy? (1989) Himself (archive footage)
Reasonable Doubt: The Single-Bullet Theory and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (1988) Himself - President of the United States of America (ar
Mission: Impossible (1988)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1989)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1989-2014)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (5 episodes, 1988-2005
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (17 episodes, 1994-2006)
Eyes on the Prize (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Inside the CIA (1987) (archive footage)
He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1986) Himself (archive footage)
The Shocks (1986) Himself (archive footage)
Volunteers (1985) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (6 episodes, 1997-2012)
Spaceflight (1985)  Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1985)
Call to Glory (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Strategic Trust: The Making of a Nuclear Free Palau (1984) Himself (archive footage)
The Right Stuff (1983) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History (1983)  Himself (4 episodes, 1983)
Frontline (1983)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1992)
Timewatch (1982)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
The Killing of America (1981) Himself (archive footage)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981) Himself - Sworn in, in Zapruder Film, Funeral (archive
The Comoedia (1981) Himself (archive footage)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Target... Earth? (1980) Himself (archive footage)
The Space Movie (1980) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Time After Time (1979) Himself - Giving Inaugural Speech (archive sound) (uncr
The Wanderers (1979) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The War at Home (1979) Himself - Discusses Escalation in Vietnam (archive foot
20/20 (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Kennedys Don't Cry (1975) Himself (archive footage)
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) Himself (archive footage)
Hearts and Minds (1974) Himself (President of the United States) (archive foota
Executive Action (1973) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ben Gurion Remembers (1972) Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm X (1972) Himself - Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 1972-1977)
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (1970)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Che! (1969) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks (1969)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 196
In the Year of the Pig (1968) Himself - Speech on Vietnam (archive footage) (uncredit
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - President (segment "First Man") / ... (5 epi
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
ABC Stage 67 (1966)  Himself (2 episodes, 1966)
Anarchy U.S.A. (1966) Himself (archive footage)
Cloportes (1965) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (1965) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Four Days in November (1964) Himself (archive footage)
Horizon (1964)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)
Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (1963) Himself
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Muchmore Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Pitzer Film of Kennedy Autopsy (1963) Himself (autopsy) (unconfirmed)
The Making of the President 1960 (1963) Himself (archive footage)
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) Himself - President of the United States
Doctor Who (1963)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1988)
World in Action (1963)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Nix Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Hughes Film of Kennedy Motorcade (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Bell Film of Kennedy Motorcade and Aftermath (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Bronson Film of Kennedy Motorcade (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Towner Film of Kennedy Motorcade and Aftermath (1963) Himself - President of the United States of America (un
Custer Film of Kennedy Autopsy (1963) Himself (autopsy) (unconfirmed)
Let Us Continue (1963) Himself (archive footage)
An Answer (1962) Himself - U.S. President
Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)  President Kennedy (1 episode, 1962)
Update (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
Tempo (1961)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1964)
ABC Close-Up! (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
NBC White Paper (1960)  Himself - Speech to UAW on Unemployment Insurance (1 e
1960 Presidential Debates (1960)  Himself (4 episodes, 1960)
World Wide '60 (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Eyewitness to History (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Primary (1960) Himself
Startime (1959)  Himself (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
CBS Reports (1959)  Himself (1 episode, 1963)
Small World (1958)  Himself (1 episode, 1959)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Look Here (1957)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1957)
This Week (1956)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1963)
Face the Nation (1954)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1958)
Panorama (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Person to Person (1953)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1953-1960)
Omnibus (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Longines Chronoscope (1951)  Himself - U.S. Congressman (2 episodes, 1952)
Meet the Press (1947)  Himself (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Kraft Theatre (1947)  Himself - Introducing Program (1 episode, 1956)

Writer ( 4 credits )

Profiles in Courage (1964) (unknown episodes)
The John Glenn Story (1962) (with the approval of The President of the United Stat
NBC White Paper (1960) (unknown episodes)
Kraft Theatre (1947) (1 episode, 1956)