M.G. Kelly Biography
M.G. Kelly born Gary D. Sinclair is an American actor, disc jockey, and radio personality. He is best known for his work on The Enforcer (1976), Turner & Hooch (1989) and The Buddy Holly Story(1978). He has hosted several radio programs over the years. He has held a number of acting roles as a disc jockey. Kelly has served as an offstage announcer on two game shows. His stage name is a reference to “Machine Gun” Kelly, a rapper.
M.G. Kelly Age
Gary was born 1952 in Ada, Oklahoma. He is 67 years old as of 2019.
M.G. Kelly Family
Gary was born in Ada, Oklahoma. The information about his parents and siblings is not yet available.
M.G. Kelly Wife | M.G. Kelly Children
Kelly is a married man. More information about his wife and children is not yet known. In 1995, he left the States for England where he and his wife guest hosted on Capitol Gold, London as “M.G. and Molly”. Over the next four years the couple was also heard on KBGO FM, Las Vegas, and MIX 96 in Alberta, Canada.
M.G. Kelly KTEN | M.G. Kelly 93 KHJ
Gary began his radio career in 1970 while still a junior in high school. Kelly’s first station was KTEN in Ada Oklahoma. During that time he played song dedications to schoolmates. A year later, Kelly was hired by KOMA in Oklahoma City. During his time at KOMA, he came to the attention of radio mogul Lee Abrams. Lee brought him to Cleveland in late 1972 for afternoon drive at WGCL-FM. The year which followed radio consultant Kent Burkart presented Kelly to KSTP-FM in Minneapolis, as M.G. He became part of the team that drove the 16th ranked station to number 2 in just 100 days. The dramatic ratings increase caught the attention of RKO Radio and 21-year-old Kelly was shooting straight to the legendary 93 KHJ in Los Angeles.
M.G. Kelly Acting Career
After two years while still at KHJ, he began studying acting and soon landed a role as the venomous D.J., “Bebe Jesus”. He co-starred with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 film, A Star is Born. Kelly then departed from the typecasting when Clint Eastwood tagged him as the Priest, “Father John Voss” in The Enforcer. Within a three year period, he went on to act in eight more feature films including The Buddy Holly Story and The Fifth Floor. He was cast in nearly 50 guest star roles on prime time television.
M.G. Kelly KTNQ
Kelly continued to keep his radio work alive as he departed KHJ in late 1977 and joined KTNQ. During a press party to promote his arrival, he hit the stage with a real Thompson Sub Machine Gun loaded with a hundred rounds of blanks. When The Real Don Steele introduced him, Kelly unloaded the gun over the heads of the 400 invited guests. Radio and Records magazine had a field day with this stunt.
In 1978, during his time at KTNQ, Kelly was chosen as Billboard Magazine’s “National Radio Personality of the Year.” He went on to enjoy a successful voice-over career landing hundreds of national ads, movies trailers and network promos. Kelly also continued his acting, adding more episodic television shows to his previous resume including, WKRP in Cincinnati, CHIPs, Knots Landing, Hill Street Blues, Too Close For Comfort, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days and M*A*S*H and many more. In 1980, M.G. Kelly hosted a weekly syndicated television series entitled, The Rock Show. This “music video program” was broadcast throughout the U.S. and Europe – prior to the launch of MTV.
M.G. Kelly CBS
By 1984, CBS convinced Kelly to move to New York City and join CBS Radio. There, he produced weekly syndicated programming for the network including, “Dan Ingram’s Top 40 Count Up” and Kelly’s own introduction to national radio, Top 30 USA. After a couple of winters in The Big Apple, Kelly relocated his production and hosting duties for CBS back in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Kelly signed with Merv Griffin Productions for over 200 episodes as the announcer for Wheel of Fortune. At the same time the wheel was turning, M.G. Kelly added afternoon fire power to KIIS-FM Los Angeles.
In 1986, Kelly created his second radio project for syndication called “Live from The ’60s”. To host the program Kelly approached his biggest radio idol The Real Don Steele. Between 1987 and 1993, Live From The ’60s was heard on over 200 radio stations. With Kelly writing and producing the series while Steele hosted, “Live from the ’60s” won for “Best Syndicated Show” of 1988.
By 1989, a new oldies station in L.A. was rounding up the Boss Jocks. The Real Don Steele signed on and Kelly left KIIS-FM to join Steele, along with Charlie Tuna, Humble Havre and Rich Fields. It was a familiar dial position, “93”, but this time it was FM, KODJ.
M.G. Kelly Band
Kelly formed a seven piece rock band called M.G. Kelly and The G-Men in 1990. This group featured Kelly on drums doing his radio shtick live. They opened for dozens of top acts including Chuck Berry, Three Dog Night, Tommy James, Johnny Rivers and The Beach Boys. Kelly and The G-Men played a number of times at The Universal Amphitheater, Pacific Amphitheater and The Los Angeles Coliseum.
M.G. Kelly and Charlie Tuna teamed in 1992 to co-host the syndicated radio program, Your Good Time Oldies Magazine. While co-hosting this national show, Kelly Departed KCBS FM in 1993 and headed to KOOL FM in Phoenix. While he was there he drove the afternoon ratings from a 2 to a 6 share in just nine months. Kelly continued performing live with his band The G-Men and also recorded an album with proceeds from sales going to charity.
M.G. Kelly left the States for England in 1995. Kelly and his wife guest hosted on Capitol Gold, London as “M.G. and Molly”. Over the next four years the couple was also heard on KBGO FM, Las Vegas, and MIX 96 in Alberta, Canada.
M.G. Kelly was inducted into The Nevada Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 1998 . The same year his work from KHJ was introduced at The Museum of Television and Radio in Los Angeles.
M.G. Kelly produces and hosts what many in the radio industry call “the best works of his career” since 1998. Kelly’s syndicated programs include American Hit List, The Amazing ’80s, Back to the ’70s, Classic Hit List and Your ’90s Rewind. Currently M.G. Kelly and Shaune Steele have relaunched “Live from The ’60s with the Real Don Steele”. His syndicated shows continue to be heard on radio stations in America and around the world.
M.G. Kelly Net Worth
His net worth is not yet known since he has kept it away from public.