Tommy Kirk was first seen by the public on TV in 1955 on "TV Readers Digest" and his career took off quickly.
He then appeared in many shows but was best known on TV as Joe Hardy on the "Hardy Boys Mysteries" in 1957. His most famous role came that year as well when he was cast as Travis Coates in the Walt Disney film "Old Yeller".
Kirk then went on the make "The Shaggy Dog" anf "The Absent Minded Professor" also for Disney. Genre fans know him best for such films as "Village Of The Giants", "Pajama Party", "Ghost In The Invisible Bikini", "The Wild Weird World Of Dr. Goldfoot", "Blood Of Ghastly Horror", "Mars Needs Women" and "It's Alive".
In 1975 Kirk was fed up with acting and got out of the business. He only made very sporadic film appearances in films such as "Attack Of The 60 Foot Centerfold" in 1995 for Fred Olen Ray.
Kirk passed away on Sept. 28th, 2021 at the age of 79.