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Thomas Edison (Character)
from Young Tom Edison (1940)

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Biography:
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman... See more »
Alternate Names:
Child Thomas Edison / Edison / Old Thomas Edison / Thomas A. Edison / Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison / Thomas Alva Edison / Tom Edison / Wax Figure of Thomas Edison

Filmography

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  1. "Another Period"
        - Rejects Beach (2015) TV episode, Played by Stephen Tobolowsky
  2. "American Genius"
        - Edison vs Tesla (2015) TV episode, Played by Eric Rolland
  3. Being Thomas Edison: American Genius Digital Extra (2015) (V) Played by Eric Rolland
  4. "How We Got Here"
        - Cars Win World War II (2015) TV episode, Played by Johnny Bolton
  5. "Murdoch Mysteries"
    ... aka "The Artful Detective" - USA (alternative title)
        - High Voltage (2014) TV episode, Played by David Storch
        - The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch (2013) TV episode, Played by David Storch
  6. "Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs" Played by Corny Rempel
        - Galileo - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel
        - Newton - Part Two (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel
        - Albert Einstein - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel
        - Marie Curie - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel
        - Charles Darwin - Part Two (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel
          (20 more)
  7. "The Folklorist"
        - The Hurricane of 1938, Tesla, Kilroy Was Here, the Grape Island Alarm (2013) TV episode, Played by Jeffrey B. Phillips
  8. Good Things Come in Small Packages (2013) Played by Nathan Messina
  9. Frequencies (2013) Played by Gareth Llewelyn / Freddie Rose (as Child Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "OXV: The Manual" - Australia (original title)
  10. "Warehouse 13: Grand Designs"
        - Chapter 7.5 (Bonus Chapter) (2013) TV episode, Played by Richard Epcar
        - Chapter 1 (2012) TV episode, Played by Richard Epcar
  11. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison (2013) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd
  12. "The Men Who Built America"
        - When One Ends, Another Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - Changing the Game (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - Bloody Battles (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
        - A New War Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck
  13. "Dark Matters: Twisted But True"
        - The Philadelphia Experiment/Ape-Man Army/Zapped to Death (2011) TV episode, Played by Hywel Morgan
  14. Thong Girl 4: The Body Electric (2010) (V) Played by Lloyd Kaufman
  15. "America: The Story of Us"
    ... aka "America: The Story of the US" - Australia, International (English title) (imdb display title)
        - Cities (2010) TV episode, Played by Sean Cameron Michael
  16. "Funny or Die Presents..."
        - Episode #1.5 (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover
  17. "Drunk History"
        - Drunk History Vol. 6: Featuring John C. Reilly (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover
  18. The Contrivance of Dr. Bromegrass (2010) Played by Mikal Grant

  19. "F'xcellent"
        - 333.33m3/Bugers (2009) TV episode, Played by Hudson Jasper
  20. La Premiere (2009) Played by Larry Reinhardt-Meyer
  21. Tempus Ex Machina (2009) Played by Jeff Tidwell
  22. MHz (Megahertz) (2009) Played by Larry Larson (as Edison)
  23. My Inventions (2008) Played by Ken Mayo
  24. The Adventures of Young Thomas Edison (2008) (TV) Played by Randy Rossilli (as Old Thomas Edison)
  25. The Original Gangster (2007) Played by John Archer Lundgren (as Edison)
  26. Marksman (2007) Played by James Peak
  27. Like Father Like Edison (2006) Played by Greg Homison
  28. "Family Guy"
    ... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
        - Brian Sings & Swings (2006) TV episode, Played by Seth MacFarlane
  29. The Edison Death Machine (2006) (V) Played by Robert Link (as Edison)
  30. "Time Warp Trio"
        - Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? (2005) TV episode, Played by Michael Therriault
  31. Let There Be Light: Nicola Tesla (2005) (TV) Played by Robert Goss
  32. The Visionary* - (*Tesla) (2005) Played by Bob Ari (as Edison)
  33. "Clone High"
    ... aka "Clone High U.S.A." - USA (promotional title)
        - Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale (2003) TV episode, Played by Andy Dick
        - Film Fest: Tears of a Clone (2002) TV episode, Played by Andy Dick
  34. "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne"
        - Let There Be Light (2000) TV episode, Played by Michael Yarmush
  35. "Call of the Wild"
    ... aka "Jack London's Call of the Wild" - USA (complete title)
        - The Haunting (2000) TV episode, Played by Mathew Walker

  36. "Histeria!"
        - Better Living Through Science (1999) TV episode, Played by Billy West
        - Histeria Satellite TV (1998) TV episode, Played by Billy West
  37. "The Simpsons"
        - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace (1998) TV episode, Played by Harry Shearer
  38. Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998) (TV) Played by Kenneth Welsh
  39. "The Tick"
        - Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos! (1995) TV episode, Played by Jeff Bennett
  40. Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going (1995) Played by Ricardo Fasan (as Edison)
    ... aka "No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas" - Argentina (original title)
  41. "Saturday Night Live"
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "SNL" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" - USA (first season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" - USA (sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" - USA (fifteenth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" - USA (twentieth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" - USA (twentyfifth season title)
        - Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) TV episode, Played by Phil Hartman
  42. Thomas Edison and the Electric Light (1993) (V) Played by Joe Hilsee
    ... aka "Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light" - USA (series title)
  43. "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
        - Princeton, February 1916 (1993) TV episode, Played by Richard K. Olsen (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  44. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Hal Landon Sr.

  45. "Alien Nation"
        - The Game (1989) TV episode, Played by Sam Anderson
  46. My Twentieth Century (1989) Played by Péter Andorai
    ... aka "Az én XX. századom" - Hungary (original title)
  47. "This Is America, Charlie Brown"
        - The Great Inventors (1989) TV episode, Played by Frank Welker
  48. Young Einstein (1988) Played by Ian James Tait
  49. "The Edison Twins"
        - Vows from the Deep (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - The Continental Twist (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - A Message for Triton (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - How to Haunt a Haunted House (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
        - The Golden Goose Chase (1986) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sabiston (as Tom Edison)
          (73 more)
  50. "Tall Tales & Legends"
    ... aka "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends" - USA (complete title)
        - Annie Oakley (1985) TV episode, Played by John Achorn
  51. Gifts of Greatness (1985) (V) Played by Edward Asner
  52. The Edison Device (1985) Played by Jerry-Mac Johnston
  53. "Voyagers!"
        - Worlds Apart (1982) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats
  54. The First 100 Years of Recorded Music (1981) (TV) Played by William Windom
  55. The Edison Adventures (1981) Played by George Brengel (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  56. Tajna Nikole Tesle (1980) Played by Dennis Patrick (as Thomas Alva Edison)

  57. Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World (1979) (TV) Played by David Huffman (as Tom Edison)
  58. The Idea of Edison (1979) (TV) Played by Paul Tripp (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  59. General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978) (TV) Played by Pat Hingle
  60. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Stanley Russon
  61. "Nikola Tesla"
        - Episode #1.7 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
        - Episode #1.5 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
        - Episode #1.4 (1977) TV episode, Played by Boris Buzancic (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  62. Uraim, beszéljenek! (1974) (TV) Played by István Verebes
  63. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) Played by Stanislaw Tylczynski (as Wax Figure of Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "Sanatorium pod klepsydra" - Poland (original title)
    ... aka "The Sandglass" - International (English title) (informal title)

  64. "General Electric Theater"
    ... aka "G.E. Theater" - USA (English title) (informal short title)
    ... aka "G.E. True Theater" - USA (English title) (tenth season title)
        - Edison the Man (1954) TV episode, Played by Burgess Meredith (as Thomas A. Edison)
  65. Seger i mörker (1954) Played by Gustaf Hedström (as Thomas Alva Edison)

  66. Hysterical High Spots in American History (1941) Played by Mel Blanc
  67. Edison, the Man (1940) Played by Spencer Tracy (as Thomas A. Edison)
  68. Young Tom Edison (1940) Played by Mickey Rooney (as Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison)

  69. Lights of Old Broadway (1925) Played by J. Frank Glendon (as Thomas A. Edison)
    ... aka "Merry Wives of Gotham" - UK (imdb display title), USA (working title)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999) (V) Played by Richard K. Olsen
  2. "Voyagers!"
        - The Trial of Phineas Bogg (1983) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats
  3. History Brought to Life (1950) Played by Spencer Tracy (as Thomas A. Edison)
  4. Okay for Sound (1946) Played by Thomas A. Edison (as Thomas A. Edison)

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Quotes:
From Edison, the Man (1940)
Thomas A. Edison: [after the latest attempt to find a filament that will work in the electric light] Well, we failed again. That's the net result of nine thousand experiments.
Michael Simon: Too bad, Tom. We know the work you have done. We are as sorry as you are that you didn't get results.
Thomas A. Edison: Results? Man, I got a lot of results. I know nine thousand things now that won't work.
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