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Jack Lord

Jack Lord
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Joseph Patrick Ryan
Birth dateDecember 30, 1920
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 21, 1998(age 77)
Death placeHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S
OccupationArtist, actor, director, producer, philanthropist
Years active1949 1980

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John Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 January 21, 1998), best known by his stage name Jack Lord, was an American television, film, and Broadway actor. He was known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. Lord appeared in feature films earlier in his career, among them Man of the West (1958). He was the first actor to play recurring character Felix Leiter in the first James Bond film Dr. No.

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