Ed Peck (March 26, 1917 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor. He is best known as Officer Kirk in Happy Days (1975–1983).
Peck was born in New York City on March 26, 1917.[citation needed ]
Peck played a captain in the Broadway production of No Time for Sergeants (1955). He was active in television and in films from 1951 to 1983, specializing in playing either police officers or military officers.
In 1951, Peck replaced Eric Fleming in the title role of Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers on the DuMont Television Network. In 1969 Peck appeared as the Hotel Manager on the TV Series The Virginian in the episode titled "Journey to Scathelock." One of his highest profile parts was among his last, in the television series Happy Days, in the recurring role as police officer Kirk from 1975 to 1983. He also played a police officer similar to Officer Kirk in at least one episode of the television series All in the Family and two episodes of Barney Miller as patrolman (later officer) Frank Slater.
Peck was an announcer on The Jack Carson Show, a variety program on NBC-TV in 1953–1954.: 520 He also was a member of the cast of the summer 1972 television situation comedy The Super, portraying Officer Clark, a tenant in a New York City apartment building. He also guest-starred on dozens of television series including The Untouchables, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Kentucky Jones, Get Smart, Star Trek ("Tomorrow Is Yesterday", 1967), Cannon, and Bonanza, as well as films such as Heaven Can Wait, Bullitt, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue. He played the Governor's director of security, Captain McDermott, on several episodes of Benson. He played a rabbi in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
After leaving the Happy Days series in 1983, he retired from acting.
On January 20, 1952, Peck married advertising copywriter Phyllis Houston in New York.
Peck died of a heart attack on September 12, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 75.
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