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Thomas Meighan (1879–1936)

Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinée idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing company. Meighan switched interests from medicine to ... See full bio »

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Why Change Your Wife?
Why Change Your Wife? Robert Gordon
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Male and Female William Crichton - The Butler
The Racket
The Racket Captain James McQuigg
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The Mating Call Leslie Hatten


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 1934 Peck's Bad Boy
Henry Peck
 1932 Madison Sq. Garden
Bill Carley
 1931 Skyline
Gordon A. McClellan
 1931 Young Sinners
Tom McGuire
 1929 The Argyle Case
Alexander Kayton
 1927 The City Gone Wild
John Phelan
 1927 We're All Gamblers
Lucky Sam McCarver
 1927 Blind Alleys
Captain Dan Kirby
 1926 Tin Gods
Roger Drake
 1926 Fascinating Youth
Thomas Meighan
 1925 Irish Luck
Tom Donahue / Lord Fitzhugh
 1925 The Man Who Found Himself
Tom Macauley
 1925 Old Home Week
Tom Clark
 1925 Coming Through
Tom Blackford
 1924 Tongues of Flame
Henry Harrington
 1924 The Alaskan
Alan Holt
 1924 The Confidence Man
Dan Corvan
 1924 Pied Piper Malone
Jack Malone
 1923 Woman-Proof
Tom Rockwood
 1923 Homeward Bound
Jim Bedford
 1922 Back Home and Broke
Tom Redding
 1922 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
Burke Hammond
 1922 Manslaughter
Daniel J. O'Bannon
 1922 If You Believe It, It's So
Chick Harris (a crook)
 1922 Our Leading Citizen
Daniel Bentley, lawyer
 1922 The Bachelor Daddy
Richard Chester
 1921 A Prince There Was
Charles Edward Martin
 1921 Cappy Ricks
Matt Peasley
 1921 White and Unmarried
Billy Kane
 1921 The City of Silent Men
Jim Montgomery
 1921 The Easy Road
Leonard Fayne
 1921 Frontier of the Stars
Buck Leslie
 1920 The Prince Chap
William Peyton
 1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Robert Gordon
 1919 Peg o' My Heart
Sir Gerald Adair
 1919 The Thunderbolt
Bruce Corbin
 1919 The Miracle Man
Tom Burke
 1919 The Probation Wife
Harrison Wade
 1919 The Heart of Wetona
John Hardin
 1918 The Forbidden City
John Worden
 1918 Out of a Clear Sky
Robert Lawrence
 1918 In Pursuit of Polly
Colby Mason
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Sergeant Tom Gellatly
 1918 M'Liss
Charles Gray
 1918 Eve's Daughter
John Norton
 1918 Madame Jealousy
 1917 Arms and the Girl
Wilfred Ferrers
 1917 The Mysterious Miss Terry
Gordon True
 1917 Her Better Self
Dr. Robert Keith
 1917 The Silent Partner
Edward Royle
 1917 Sleeping Fires
David Gray
 1917 Sapho
Jean Gaussin
 1917 The Slave Market
John Barton
 1916 The Heir to the Hoorah
Joe Lacy
 1916 The Storm
Robert Fielding
 1916 Common Ground
Judge David Evans
 1916/II The Dupe
Jimmy Regan
 1916 The Clown
Dick Ordway
 1916 The Sowers
Prince Paul Alexis
 1916 Pudd'nhead Wilson
 1915 The Immigrant
David Harding
 1915 Armstrong's Wife
David Armstrong
 1915 The Secret Sin
Jack Herron
 1915 Blackbirds
Jack Doggins / Hon. Nevil Trask
 1915 Out of the Darkness
Harvey Brooks
 1915 The Fighting Hope
Burton Temple
 1915 Kindling
'Honest' Heine Schultz
 1914 Danny Donovan, the Gentleman Cracksman (Short)
Dandy Donovan, the Gentleman Cracksman
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Meighan was the only attendee and witness at the secret marriage of Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford on October 25, 1916. See more »

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