Jack Kirby

Writer · Creator · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 77
Jack Kirby was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. He grew up in New York City and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the... read more

Jack Kirby was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. He grew up in New York City and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby regularly teamed with Simon, creating numerous characters for that company and for National Comics Publications, later to become DC Comics.

Birth Name

Jacob Kurtzberg

Born

Tuesday, 28 August 1917

Died

Sunday, 06 February 1994

Actor Filmography

Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Himself (archive footage) 2017
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Himself - Artist (archive footage), Himself - Co-Creator, Captain America (archive footage) 2013
Jack Kirby: Story Teller Himself 2005
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Himself (archive footage) 2001
City Confidential Himself - Opry Staff 1999
Bob Himself 1992
Prisoners of Gravity Himself 1989
Troldspejlet Himself (archive footage) 1989
Comic Book Confidential Himself 1988
The Masters of Comic Book Art Himself 1987
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Himself (archive footage) 2017
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Himself - Artist (archive footage), Himself - Co-Creator, Captain America (archive footage) 2013
Jack Kirby: Story Teller Himself 2005
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Himself (archive footage) 2001
City Confidential Himself - Opry Staff 1999
Bob Himself 1992
Prisoners of Gravity Himself 1989
Troldspejlet Himself (archive footage) 1989
Comic Book Confidential Himself 1988
The Masters of Comic Book Art Himself 1987
The Incredible Hulk Sketch Artist 1977
Starsky and Hutch Officer Day 1975
S.W.A.T. Clerk 1975
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