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Thomas A. Edison (Character)
from Edison, the Man (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 Alva 'Tom' Edison / Thomas Alva Edison / Thomas Edison / Tom Edison / Wax Figure of Thomas Edison

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  1. The Current War (????) Played by Benedict Cumberbatch (as Thomas Edison)
  2. Space 1889: The Secret of Phobos (2016) Played by Jörg Haselmeyer (as Thomas Edison)
  3. The Adventures of Time Slot (2015) (TV) Played by Jonathan Euseppi (as Thomas Edison)

  4. "Houdini and Doyle"
        - Necromanteion (2016) TV episode, Played by Peter Outerbridge (as Thomas Edison)
  5. "Great Minds with Dan Harmon"
        - Thomas Edison (2016) TV episode, Played by Jason Sudeikis (as Thomas Edison)
  6. "Family Guy"
    ... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
        - Underage Peter (2016) TV episode, Played by Fred Tatasciore (as Thomas Edison)
        - Brian Sings & Swings (2006) TV episode, Played by Seth MacFarlane (as Thomas Edison)
  7. "Drunk History"
        - Inventors (2015) TV episode, Played by Chris Parnell (as Thomas Edison)
  8. "Thomas Edison's Secret Lab" (2015) TV series Played by Livingston Taylor (as Thomas Edison)
  9. "Another Period"
        - Rejects Beach (2015) TV episode, Played by Stephen Tobolowsky (as Thomas Edison)
  10. "American Genius"
        - Edison vs Tesla (2015) TV episode, Played by Eric Rolland (as Thomas Edison)
  11. Tesla (2015) Played by Jack Byrd (as Thomas Edison)
  12. Being Thomas Edison: American Genius Digital Extra (2015) (V) Played by Eric Rolland (as Thomas Edison)
  13. "How We Got Here"
        - Cars Win World War II (2015) TV episode, Played by Johnny Bolton (as Thomas Edison)
  14. "Murdoch Mysteries"
    ... aka "The Artful Detective" - USA (alternative title)
        - High Voltage (2014) TV episode, Played by David Storch (as Thomas Edison)
        - The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch (2013) TV episode, Played by David Storch (as Thomas Edison)
  15. "Wigs" (2014) TV series Played by Josh Fingerhut (as Thomas Edison)
  16. "Hotel Secrets & Legends"
    ... aka "Mysteries at the Hotel" - USA (alternative title)
        - Deadwood Duel; Subterranean Suite; Billionaire Bucket List (2014) TV episode, Played by Phillip Hunter (as Thomas Edison)
  17. "Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs" Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
        - Galileo - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
        - Newton - Part Two (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
        - Albert Einstein - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
        - Marie Curie - Part One (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
        - Charles Darwin - Part Two (2014) TV episode, Played by Corny Rempel (as Thomas Edison)
          (20 more)
  18. "The Folklorist"
        - The Hurricane of 1938, Tesla, Kilroy Was Here, the Grape Island Alarm (2013) TV episode, Played by Jeffrey B. Phillips (as Thomas Edison)
  19. Good Things Come in Small Packages (2013) Played by Nathan Messina (as Thomas Edison)
  20. Frequencies (2013) Played by Gareth Llewelyn (as Thomas Edison) / Freddie Rose (as Child Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "OXV: The Manual" - Australia (original title)
  21. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison (2013) TV episode, Played by Epic Lloyd (as Thomas Edison)
  22. "The Men Who Built America"
        - When One Ends, Another Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck (as Thomas Edison)
        - Changing the Game (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck (as Thomas Edison)
        - Bloody Battles (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck (as Thomas Edison)
        - A New War Begins (2012) TV episode, Played by Justin Morck (as Thomas Edison)
  23. "Warehouse 13: Grand Designs"
        - Chapter 1 (2012) TV episode, Played by Richard Epcar (as Thomas Edison)
  24. "Dark Matters: Twisted But True"
        - The Philadelphia Experiment/Ape-Man Army/Zapped to Death (2011) TV episode, Played by Hywel Morgan (as Thomas Edison)
  25. Thong Girl 4: The Body Electric (2010) (V) Played by Lloyd Kaufman (as Thomas Edison)
  26. "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 (as Thomas Edison)
  27. "Funny or Die Presents..."
        - Episode #1.5 (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover (as Thomas Edison)
  28. "Drunk History"
        - Drunk History Vol. 6: Featuring John C. Reilly (2010) TV episode, Played by Crispin Glover (as Thomas Edison)
  29. The Contrivance of Dr. Bromegrass (2010) Played by Mikal Grant (as Thomas Edison)

  30. "F'xcellent"
        - 333.33m3/Bugers (2009) TV episode, Played by Hudson Jasper (as Thomas Edison)
  31. La Premiere (2009) Played by Larry Reinhardt-Meyer (as Thomas Edison)
  32. Tempus Ex Machina (2009) Played by Jeff Tidwell (as Thomas Edison)
  33. MHz (Megahertz) (2009) Played by Larry Larson (as Edison)
  34. My Inventions (2008) Played by Ken Mayo (as Thomas Edison)
  35. The Adventures of Young Thomas Edison (2008) (TV) Played by Randy Rossilli (as Old Thomas Edison)
  36. The Original Gangster (2007) Played by John Archer Lundgren (as Edison)
  37. Marksman (2007) Played by James Peak (as Thomas Edison)
  38. Like Father Like Edison (2006) Played by Greg Homison (as Thomas Edison)
  39. The Edison Death Machine (2006) (V) Played by Robert Link (as Edison)
  40. "Time Warp Trio"
        - Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? (2005) TV episode, Played by Michael Therriault (as Thomas Edison)
  41. Let There Be Light: Nicola Tesla (2005) (TV) Played by Robert Goss (as Thomas Edison)
  42. The Visionary* - (*Tesla) (2005) Played by Bob Ari (as Edison)
  43. "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 (as Thomas Edison)
        - Film Fest: Tears of a Clone (2002) TV episode, Played by Andy Dick (as Thomas Edison)
  44. "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne"
        - Let There Be Light (2000) TV episode, Played by Michael Yarmush (as Thomas Edison)
  45. "Call of the Wild"
    ... aka "Jack London's Call of the Wild" - USA (complete title)
        - The Haunting (2000) TV episode, Played by Matthew Walker (as Thomas Edison)

  46. "Histeria!"
        - Better Living Through Science (1999) TV episode, Played by Billy West (as Thomas Edison)
        - Histeria Satellite TV (1998) TV episode, Played by Billy West (as Thomas Edison)
  47. "The Simpsons"
        - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace (1998) TV episode, Played by Harry Shearer (as Thomas Edison)
  48. Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998) (TV) Played by Kenneth Welsh (as Thomas Edison)
  49. "The Tick"
        - Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos! (1995) TV episode, Played by Jeff Bennett (as Thomas Edison)
  50. 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)
  51. "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 (as Thomas Edison)
  52. "Animated Hero Classics"
        - Thomas Edison and the Electric Light (1993) TV episode, Played by Joe Hilsee (as Thomas Edison)
  53. "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
        - Princeton, February 1916 (1993) TV episode, Played by Richard K. Olsen (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  54. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Played by Hal Landon Sr. (as Thomas Edison)

  55. "Alien Nation"
        - The Game (1989) TV episode, Played by Sam Anderson (as Thomas Edison)
  56. My Twentieth Century (1989) Played by Péter Andorai (as Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "Az én XX. századom" - Hungary (original title)
  57. "This Is America, Charlie Brown"
        - The Great Inventors (1989) TV episode, Played by Frank Welker (as Thomas Edison)
  58. Young Einstein (1988) Played by Ian James Tait (as Thomas Edison)
  59. "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)
  60. "Tall Tales & Legends"
    ... aka "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends" - USA (complete title)
        - Annie Oakley (1985) TV episode, Played by John Achorn (as Thomas Edison)
  61. Gifts of Greatness (1985) (V) Played by Edward Asner (as Thomas Edison)
  62. The Edison Device (1985) Played by Jerry-Mac Johnston (as Thomas Edison)
  63. "Voyagers!"
        - Worlds Apart (1982) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats (as Thomas Edison)
  64. The First 100 Years of Recorded Music (1981) (TV) Played by William Windom (as Thomas Edison)
  65. The Edison Adventures (1981) Played by George Brengel (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  66. The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980) Played by Dennis Patrick (as Thomas Alva Edison)
    ... aka "Tajna Nikole Tesle" - Yugoslavia (original title)
    ... aka "The Secret of Nikola Tesla" - International (English title) (alternative title)

  67. Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World (1979) (TV) Played by David Huffman (as Tom Edison)
  68. The Idea of Edison (1979) (TV) Played by Paul Tripp (as Thomas Alva Edison)
  69. General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978) (TV) Played by Pat Hingle (as Thomas Edison)
  70. Beyond and Back (1978) Played by Stanley Russon (as Thomas Edison)
  71. "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)
  72. Uraim, beszéljenek! (1974) (TV) Played by István Verebes (as Thomas Edison)
  73. 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)

  74. "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
  75. Seger i mörker (1954) Played by Gustaf Hedström (as Thomas Alva Edison)

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

  79. Lights of Old Broadway (1925) Played by J. Frank Glendon
    ... aka "Merry Wives of Gotham" - UK (imdb display title), USA (working title)
Video-game:
  1. Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time (1999) (VG) Played by John Erlendson (as Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?" - International (English title) (alternative title)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999) (V) Played by Richard K. Olsen (as Thomas Edison)
    ... aka "Spring Break Adventure" - USA (short title)
  2. "Voyagers!"
        - The Trial of Phineas Bogg (1983) TV episode, Played by Steven Keats (as Thomas Edison)
  3. History Brought to Life (1950) Played by Spencer Tracy
  4. Okay for Sound (1946) Played by Thomas A. Edison

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Quotes:
From Edison, the Man (1940)
Ben Els: I keep worryin' about Bunt. I guess I won't get a wink of sleep tonight.
Thomas A. Edison: Ah, Mr. Els, you shouldn't try to do two things at once. If you're gonna sleep, sleep. If you're gonna worry, why stay awake and make a good job of it.
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