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Marshall Thompson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Marshall Thompson (November 27, 1925 – May 18, 1992) was an American film and television actor. He was born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. In 1943 Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal Pictures. He played quiet, thoughtful teens in Universal's feature films, including a lead opposite singing star Gloria Jean in Reckless Age, earning $350 weekly. During 1946 Universal discharged most of its contract players; that same year Thompson moved to MGM and his film roles steadily increased and improved. Thompson became a freelance actor in the 1950s and worked for various studios on a variety of pictures, including a number of horror and science-fiction features; this included the role of Carruthers in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), one of the two feature films that would later inspire the plot for director Ridley Scott's 1979 big budget feature film Alien. Thompson also starred as Mel Hunter in the syndicated science fiction TV series World of Giants, about a man who has been miniaturized and must live in a dollhouse. By the 1960s, Thompson's boyish looks had matured and his screen persona became more authoritative. He co-starred with Annie Fargé in the 33-episode CBS sitcom Angel (1960–1961) about an American architect with a charming but scatterbrained French wife, who often got into zany, Lucy Ricardo-esque situations, caused in part by her lack of English; the show was canceled after 33 episodes due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim for French-born newcomer Annie Fargé. In the mid-1960s Thompson starred in CBS's Daktari, a television series about a veterinarian in Africa; the series was based on Thompson's 1965 feature film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion. Later in his career, he appeared in many television episodes and in feature films such as The Turning Point (1977) and The Formula(1980). Thompson was a brother-in-law of actor Richard Long, best known for his role as Jarrod Barkley in ABC's The Big Valley. Thompson's wife, Barbara, was Long's sister. Marshall Thompson died from congestive heart failure at the age of sixty-six in Royal Oak, Michigan. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Marshall Thompson , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



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Born:
Nov 27, 1925 In Peoria, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
77
First Appeared:
In the movie Blonde Fever 1944-12-05
Latest Project:
Series Jambo 2017
Known For
Poster of Jambo
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of George
Poster of World of Giants
Filmography

Jambo (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Eye of the Dolphin (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Tourist at Bar
7.3 6 votes

Dallas: The Early Years (1986)

Drama TV Movie Romance
Movie
as Dr. Ted Johnson

Bog (1983)

Horror
Movie
as Dr. Brad Wednesday
2.3 3 votes

White Dog (1982)

Horror Drama Thriller
Movie
as Director
6.5 48 votes

The Formula (1980)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Geologist #1
6 8 votes

Benson (1979)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 7 votes

Cruise Into Terror (1978)

Horror TV Movie Thriller
Movie
as Bennett

The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978)

Mystery
Series
as Unknown

The Turning Point (1977)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Carter
5.9 15 votes

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.5 32 votes

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 26 votes

George (1974)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Jim Hunter

George ! (1972)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Jim

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.2 16 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 18 votes

Daktari (1966)

Family Drama
Series
as Dr. Marsh Tracy

Around the World Under the Sea (1966)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Dr. Orin Hillyard
5.7 3 votes

To the Shores of Hell (1966)

Drama War
Movie
as Maj. Greg Donahue

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)

Action Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Dr. Marsh Tracy
5.5 2 votes

Year of the Tiger (1964)

War
Movie
as Maj. Benson

The Mighty Jungle (1964)

Adventure
Movie

Flipper (1964)

Action & Adventure Family
Series
as Unknown
4.6 7 votes

East of Kilimanjaro (1962)

Movie
as Marsh Connors

No Man is an Island (1962)

Drama Action
Movie
as Jonn Sonnenberg

Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961)

Adventure
Movie
as Dr.Joseph Farady
5.0 1 votes

Angel (1960)

Comedy
Series
0.5 1 votes

First Man Into Space (1959)

Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Cmdr. Charles Ernest Prescott
5.1 10 votes

World of Giants (1959)

Series

Men into Space (1959)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Major Cummings
5.7 15 votes

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Carruthers
6.2 26 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Panic! (1957)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Lure of the Swamp (1957)

Thriller
Movie
as Simon Lewt

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Crashout (1955)

Crime
Movie
as Billy Lang
5.1 5 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Horror
Movie
as Tom Markel
5.9 7 votes

Battle Taxi (1955)

Movie
as 2nd Lt. Tim Vernon

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 19 votes

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

To Hell and Back (1955)

Action Romance Drama History War
Movie
as Johnson
6.6 14 votes

Public Defender (1954)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

The Whistler (1954)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

The Caddy (1953)

Comedy
Movie
as Bruce Reeber
5.7 10 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

My Six Convicts (1952)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Blivens Scott

The Rose Bowl Story (1952)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Steve Davis

The Basketball Fix (1951)

Drama
Movie
as Johnny Long
6 1 votes

The Tall Target (1951)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Lance Beaufort
6.5 4 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Mystery Street (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Henry Shanway
5.8 6 votes

Stars in My Crown (1950)

Drama Family Western
Movie
as Narrator (adult John Kenyon) (voice)
4.8 5 votes

Devil's Doorway (1950)

Western
Movie
as Rod MacDougall
5.9 9 votes

Dial 1119 (1950)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Gunther Wyckoff
3 3 votes

Roseanna McCoy (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Tolbert McCoy

Battleground (1949)

Action Adventure Drama War
Movie
as Jim Layton
6.3 20 votes

B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Romance Drama
Movie
as The Sailor
6.0 1 votes

Words and Music (1948)

Drama Music
Movie
as Herbert Fields
6.6 4 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Ben Mac Bean

Bad Bascomb (1946)

Western
Movie
as Jimmy Holden
5 1 votes

The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as Jim Griggs
6 1 votes

The Secret Heart (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Brandon Reynolds
6.5 2 votes

The Show-Off (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as Joe Fisher
6.0 1 votes

Gallant Bess (1946)

Drama Family
Movie
as Tex Barton

Twice Blessed (1945)

Comedy
Movie
as Jimmy
0 1 votes

The Clock (1945)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Bill
6.6 7 votes

The Valley of Decision (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Ted Scott
5.8 4 votes

They Were Expendable (1945)

Drama Action War
Movie
as Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
6.1 29 votes

Blonde Fever (1944)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Freddie Bilson
5.5 1 votes