Jack Kirby

Writer · Creator · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 75
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

Secret History of Comics Self 2017
Kirby at War: La Guerre De Kirby Self (archive footage) 2017
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Self - Artist, Self - Co-Creator, Captain America 2013
Jack Kirby: Story Teller Self 2007
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Himself (archive footage) / Self 2001
Bob Self 1992
Prisoners of Gravity Self 1989
Comic Book Confidential Himself / Self 1989
Troldspejlet Self 1989
Biography Self 1987
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Secret History of Comics Self 2017
Kirby at War: La Guerre De Kirby Self (archive footage) 2017
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Self - Artist, Self - Co-Creator, Captain America 2013
Jack Kirby: Story Teller Self 2007
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Himself (archive footage) / Self 2001
Bob Self 1992
Prisoners of Gravity Self 1989
Comic Book Confidential Himself / Self 1989
Troldspejlet Self 1989
Biography Self 1987
The Masters of Comic Book Art Self 1987
The Incredible Hulk Sketch Artist 1977
Starsky and Hutch Officer Day 1975
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