James M. "Jim" "the Dragon" Kelly (born May 5, 1946) is an American athlete, actor, and martial artist who came to prominence in the early 1970s. He is best known from his performance as Williams in the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon.
Kelly was born in Paris, Kentucky. He began his athletic career in high school, competing successfully in basketball, football, and track and field. He attended the University of Louisville where he played football, but left during his freshman year to begin studying Shorin-ryu karate. Additionally, he trained in Okinawa-te Karate under the direction of Shihan Gordon Doversola to win the Huntington Beach Classic and credits Mr. Doversola with making him a world class fighter. During this time other notables as Joe Lewis would also train in the same Dojo. After winning the middle-weight title at the 1971 International Middleweight Karate Championship in Long Beach, he opened his own martial arts school. He taught karate to actor Calvin Lockhart for a role in a thriller Melinda; he ended up playing a martial arts instructor in the movie.