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Tim Donnelly (1944–2021), actor known for “Emergency!”

by Linnea Crowther

Tim Donnelly was an actor best known for playing fireman Chet Kelly in the 1970s TV drama “Emergency!”

Acting career

“Emergency!” was Donnelly’s biggest role, as he played a firefighter working on the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Engine 51. He also appeared in movies including “The Secret of Santa Vittoria,” “The Toolbox Murders” and “The Clonus Horror.” Donnelly made guest appearances on a variety of TV shows, such as “Adam-12,” “B.J. and the Bear,” “CHiPs,” and “The A-Team.”

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