June 10, 1927
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||May 14, 2006 (aged 78)|
Paul Marco (June 10, 1927 – May 14, 2006) was an American actor. He often appeared in movies made by Ed Wood, including the "Kelton Trilogy": Bride of the Monster, Night of the Ghouls and Plan 9 from Outer Space. In this trilogy, he played a bumbling, fearful policeman named Kelton.
Biography[change | change source]
His first known movie role was a small part in the 1944 movie Sweet and Low-Down with Benny Goodman. In the early 1950s, The Amazing Criswell predicted on national television that Paul Marco would go far in the movie business. Criswell introduced Marco to Ed Wood. In turn, Marco introduced Ed Wood to Bunny Breckinridge, a gay Shakespearean actor. Breckinridge lived with Marco for a time and co-starred in Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Marco depended on Wood for parts. He more or less retired as an actor as Ed Wood's movies shifted more and more towards pornography. In 1995, Marco recorded "Home on the Strange", in which he reprised his Kelton character for Dionysus Records. He revived Kelton once more in the 2005 science fiction satire/tribute film The Naked Monster. On May 14, 2006, Paul Marco died after a battle with hip problems and chronic illness. He was 78.
Movie list[change | change source]
|1944||Sweet and Low-Down||Uncredited|
|1955||Bride of the Monster||Officer Kelton||Alternative title: Bride of the Atom|
|1959||Night of the Ghouls||Patrolman Paul Kelton||Alternative title: Revenge of the Dead|
|Plan 9 from Outer Space|
|1961||The Young Savages||Uncredited|
|2005||The Naked Monster||Kelton the Cop|
|2009||Kelton's Dark Corner: Trilogy One||Direct-to-DVD release|
|1960||The Donna Reed Show||Plumber #3||1 episode|
|77 Sunset Strip||Jeep Driver||1 episode|
References[change | change source]
- Sloan, Will. (April 2005). "Can Your Heart Stand the Shocking Facts About Kelton the Cop A/K/A Paul Marco?" Filmfax, pp. 88-89
Notes[change | change source]
- "Paul Marco". variety.com. 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
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