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Fred Dalton Thompson (1942–2015)

Fred Dalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Freddie Dalton Thompson. He was an actor, known for Sinister (2012), Law & Order (1990) and Die Hard 2 (1990). He was married to Jeri Kehn Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. He died on November 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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 2016 God's Not Dead 2 (filming)
Senior Pastor
 2015 A Larger Life
Robert Parker
 2015 Allegiance (TV Series)
FBI Director
- Chasing Ghosts (2015) ... FBI Director
- Surreptitious Entry (2015) ... FBI Director
 2015/I Unlimited
Harold Finch
 2014 23 Blast
Coach Powers
 2014/I Persecuted
Dr. Charles Luther
 2012 The Last Ride
 2011-2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Frank Michael Thomas
- Gloves Come Off (2012) ... Frank Michael Thomas
- Foreign Affairs (2011) ... Frank Michael Thomas
 2012/I Sinister
 2010 Alleged
William Jennings Bryan (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
 2010 Ironmen
Governor Neeley
 2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
President Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Thompson)
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
D.A. Arthur Branch
- Pilot (2006) ... D.A. Arthur Branch
 2005 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Fred Dalton Thompson
 2005 Last Best Chance (Video)
President Charles Ross
 2005 Racing Stripes
Sir Trenton (voice)
 2004 Evel Knievel (TV Movie)
Jay Sarno
 2000 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Politician on TV
- Politically Erect (2000) ... Politician on TV (uncredited)
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Harry Sargent
 1993 Barbarians at the Gate (TV Movie)
Jim Robinson
 1989-1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Gordon Lewis / Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal
- The Juror (1993) ... Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal (uncredited)
- The Hunting Party: Part 2 (1989) ... Gordon Lewis
- The Hunting Party: Part 1 (1989) ... Gordon Lewis
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie)
 1992 Day-O (TV Movie)
Frank DeGeorgio
 1992 Stay the Night (TV Movie)
Det. Malone
 1992 White Sands
Arms Dealer (uncredited)
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie)
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III
 1991 Necessary Roughness
Carver Purcell
 1991 Class Action
Dr. Getchell
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Court-Martial Captain (uncredited)
 1990 Days of Thunder
Big John
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Maj. Gen. Melrose Hayden Barry
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Keith Faber
- Let's Call It Quits (1989) ... Keith Faber
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Reinhardt
- Twilight (1989) ... Lt. Col. Reinhardt
 1988 Feds
Bill Bilecki
 1988 Unholy Matrimony (TV Movie)
Frank Sweeny (as Fred Thompson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(9/2/04) Introduced the film about President George W. Bush shown at the Republican National Convention prior to the president's speech accepting the party's nomination for a second term. Thompson also narrated the film. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ored Dalton | Fred Thompson | Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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Personal Quote:

[from a speech given before the Commonwealth Club of California] After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.


Along with Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth and Dann Florek, he is one of four Law & Order (1990)_ cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch on Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) from March to May 2005. See more »


Often plays figures of authority. See more »

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