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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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Known For

Sinister Sheriff
Law & Order
Law & Order Arthur Branch
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Trudeau
In the Line of Fire
In the Line of Fire Harry Sargent


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 2016 God's Not Dead 2
Senior Pastor
 2015 A Larger Life
Robert Parker
 2015 Unlimited
Harold Finch
 2014 23 Blast
Coach Powers
 2014/I Persecuted
Dr. Charles Luther
 2012 The Last Ride
 2012/I Sinister
 2010 Alleged
William Jennings Bryan (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
 2010 Ironmen
Governor Neeley
 2005 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Fred Dalton Thompson
 2005 Racing Stripes
Sir Trenton (voice)
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Harry Sargent
 1992 White Sands
Arms Dealer (uncredited)
 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
 1988 Feds
Bill Bilecki
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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.


Said to be considering a presidential bid for 2008. See more »


Often plays figures of authority. See more »

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