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Kenneth Thomson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Kenneth Thomson (January 7, 1899 – January 26, 1967) was an American character actor active during the silent and early sound film eras. Born in Pittsburgh, Thomson along with his wife Alden Gay were founding members of the Screen Actors Guild. The group was founded after meetings held at the Thomsons' home during 1933. During his brief twelve-year career in front of the camera, he appeared in over 60 films. After appearing in several Broadway plays during the early and mid-1920s, Thomson would make his film debut with a starring role in 1926's Risky Business. Over the next four years, he would appear in over a dozen films, in either starring or featured roles. In 1930 alone he would appear in ten films, half of which were in starring roles, such as Lawful Larceny, which also starred Bebe Daniels and Lowell Sherman (who also directed), and Reno, whose other stars were Ruth Roland and Montagu Love; the other half would see him in featured roles as in A Notorious Affair, starring Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, and Kay Francis. During the rest of the 1930s, he would appear in numerous films, mostly in either supporting or featured roles, such as The Little Giant (1933), starring Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor, and Hop-Along Cassidy (1935), starring William Boyd; although he occasionally would have a starring role, as in opposite Harold Lloyd in 1932's Movie Crazy.

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Jan 7, 1899 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Risky Business 1926-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie Rivals of the Dragon 1980-01-01
Known For
Poster of Behold My Wife!
Poster of Many Happy Returns
Poster of Female
Poster of White Gold
Movie Rivals of the Dragon Unknown 1980-01-01
Movie Show-Business at War Self 1943-05-21
Movie Jim Hanvey, Detective W. B. Elwood 1937-04-05
Movie Behind the Green Lights Charles T. 'Ritzy' Conrad 1935-03-11
Movie Hop-a-long Cassidy Jack Anthony 1935-08-23
Movie Whispering Smith Speaks J. Wesley Hunt 1935-05-15
Movie Change of Heart Howard Jackson 1934-05-18
Movie Cross Streets Mort Talbot 1934-07-05
Movie Many Happy Returns Motion Picture Director 1934-06-08
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Himself (uncredited) 1934-10-04
Movie In Old Santa Fe Matt Korber - alias Mr. Chandler 1934-11-15
Movie Behold My Wife! Jim Curson 1934-12-06
Movie Daring Daughters Alan Preston 1933-03-23
Movie Jungle Bride John Franklin 1933-01-09
Movie The Little Giant John Stanley 1933-05-20
Movie From Headquarters Gordon Bates 1933-11-06
Movie Female Red 1933-11-11
Movie Son of a Sailor Williams 1933-11-29
Movie 70,000 Witnesses Dr. Collins 1932-09-09
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case Bob Parks 1932-04-19
Movie Man Wanted Fred Ames 1932-04-23
Movie By Whose Hand? Chambers 1932-07-06
Movie Lawyer Man Dr. Frank Gresham 1932-12-24
Movie Fast Life Mr. Williams 1932-12-16
Movie Her Mad Night Schuyler Durkin 1932-10-12
Movie Movie Crazy Vance 1932-09-23
Movie Woman Hungry Leonard Temple 1931-04-04
Movie Wild Company Joe Hardy 1930-07-05
Movie Children of Pleasure Rod Peck 1930-04-26
Movie Sweet Mama Joe Palmer 1930-07-06
Movie The Other Tomorrow Nort Larrison (as Kenneth Thompson) 1930-02-09
Movie A Notorious Affair Dr. Alan Pomeroy 1930-04-26
Movie Lawful Larceny Andrew Dorsey 1930-08-17
Movie The Doorway to Hell Captain of Academy 1930-10-18
Movie Reno Richard Belden 1930-09-30
Movie Sweethearts on Parade Hendricks 1930-09-28
Movie The Bellamy Trial Stephen Bellamy 1929-01-23
Movie Say It with Songs Arthur Phillips 1929-08-05
Movie The Broadway Melody Jock Warriner (uncredited) 1929-02-08
Movie The Girl from Havana William Dane 1929-09-22
Movie The Careless Age Owen 1929-09-15
Movie The Secret Hour Joe 1928-02-04
Movie White Gold Alec Carson 1927-02-24
Movie Man Bait Gerald Sanford 1927-01-18
Movie The King of Kings Lazarus 1927-04-19
Movie Almost Human John Livingston 1927-12-26
Movie Risky Business Ted Pyncheon 1926-10-04
Movie Corporal Kate Jack 1926-12-06