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Tom Santschi (1878–1931)

American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been 1878. His father, Paul Santschi was born in ... See full bio »

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 1931 The Last Ride
Big Boy
 1931 White Renegade
Dr. Ezra Holt
 1931/II Trapped
Capt. William Baxter
 1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom
Simon Slade
 1931 The Phantom of the West
Bud Landers
 1930 River's End
Shotwell
 1930 The Utah Kid
Butch
 1930 The Fourth Alarm
Benjamin Griffith
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1930 The Spoilers
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1930 Paradise Island
Dutch Mike Lutze
 1929 The Shannons of Broadway
Bradford
 1929 The Wagon Master
Jake Lynch
 1929 The Yellowback
Jules Breton
 1928 In Old Arizona
Cowpuncher (uncredited)
 1928 Land of the Silver Fox
Butch Nelson
 1928 Isle of Lost Men
Captain Jan Jodahl
 1928 Into No Man's Land
Thomas Blaisdell / Western Evans
 1928 Honor Bound
Mr. Mortimer
 1928 Crashing Through
Bart Ramy
 1928 The Law and the Man
Dan Creedoon
 1927 Land of the Lawless
Kelter
 1927 The Haunted Ship
Glenister (first mate)
 1927 The Adventurous Soul
Captain Svenson
 1927 Shanghaied
 1927 Old San Francisco
Captain Stoner - in Prologue
 1927 The Land Beyond the Law
Bob Crew
 1927 The Eyes of the Totem
Philip La Rue
 1927 Tracked by the Police
'Sandy' Sturgeon
 1927 Hills of Kentucky
Ben Harley
 1927 The Overland Stage
Hawk Lespard
 1926 Jim, the Conqueror
Sam Black
 1926 The Third Degree
Daredevil Daley
 1926 The Desert's Toll
Jasper
 1926 Forlorn River
Bill Hall
 1926 The Hidden Way
Bill
 1926 Her Honor, the Governor
Richard Palmer
 1926 Siberia
Alexis Vetkin
 1926 My Own Pal
August Deering
 1925 The Primrose Path
Big Joe Snead
 1925 The Pride of the Force
Police Officer Moore
 1925 Paths to Paradise
Chief of Detectives Callahan
 1925 My Neighbor's Wife
Inventor
 1925 Beyond the Border
Nick Perdue
 1925 The Night Ship
Captain Jed Hobbs
 1925 Barriers Burned Away
Hon. Bill Cronk
 1925 Flaming Love
Steve McGregor
 1924 The Street of Tears
Jim Carlson
 1924 Life's Greatest Game
Jack Donovan
 1924 Little Robinson Crusoe
Captain Dynes
 1924 The Right of the Strongest
'Babe' Davis
 1924 The Plunderer
Bill Presbey
 1924 The Storm Daughter
'Brute' Morgan
 1923 Thundering Dawn
Gordon Van Brock
 1923 Tipped Off
'The Fox,' Dan Grogan
 1923 Is Divorce a Failure?
Smith
 1923 Are You a Failure?
Kildevil Brenon
 1923 Brass Commandments
Campan
 1922 Found Guilty
 1922 At Large (Short)
Dan
 1922 A Guilty Cause (Short)
Bud Kane
 1922 The Hour of Doom (Short)
Bill Rand
 1922 Two Men (Short)
Jack Mason
 1922 Daring Dangers (Short)
Jim Mercedes
 1922 Seeing Red (Short)
Blazes Lowery
 1922 It Is the Law (Short)
 1922 Daring Danger
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1922 Two Kinds of Women
Bud Lee
 1921 The Heart of Dorean (Short)
Dorean
 1921 The Spirit of the Lake (Short)
 1921 The Honor of Ramirez (Short)
Ramirez
 1921 Lorraine of the Timberlands (Short)
The Wanderer
 1921 Mother o' Dreams (Short)
Tom
 1921 The Wolver (Short)
The Wolver
 1921 The Sheriff of Mojave (Short)
The Sheriff of Mojave
 1921 The Secret of Butte Ridge (Short)
Silent Joe Sutherland
 1921 The Sage-Brush Musketeers (Short)
 1921 LaRue of Phantom Valley (Short)
LaRue
 1921 The Desert Wolf (Short)
The Desert Wolf
 1921 The Tempest (Short)
 1921 The Death Trap (Short)
 1921 The Impostor (Short)
Jerry Hogan
 1921 Beyond the Trail (Short)
The Blacksmith
 1920 The Cradle of Courage
Tierney
 1919 Eve in Exile
John Sheen (as Thomas Santschi)
 1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams
Tom Langley
 1919 The Broken Commandments
John Radd (as Thomas Santschi)
 1919 Rose of the West
Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Knight (as Thomas Santschi)
 1919 In Search of Arcady
Lascho
 1919 The Stronger Vow
Pedro Toral
 1919 The Love That Dares
Perry Risdon (as Thomas Santschi)
 1919 The Railroader
Clive Standish (as Thomas Santschi)
 1919 Shadows
Jack McGoff
 1918 Code of the Yukon
Dan Cregan
 1918 Little Orphant Annie
Dave Johnson
 1918 The Hell Cat
Jim Dyke
 1918 The Bonds That Tie (Short)
 1918 The Still Alarm
Jack Manley
 1918 The City of Purple Dreams
Daniel Fitzhugh (as Thomas Santschi)
 1917 A Man, a Girl, and a Lion (Short)
 1917 Who Shall Take My Life?
Big Bill O'Shaughnessy (as Thomas Santschi)
 1917 Her Perilous Ride (Short)
 1917 The Smoldering Spark (Short)
 1917 Beware of Strangers
John Mentor
 1916 The Crisis
Stephen Brice
 1916 The Country That God Forgot
Steve Brant
 1916 The Three Wise Men (Short)
 1916 The Regeneration of Jim Halsey (Short)
Captain Jim Halsey
 1916 The Adventures of Kathlyn
Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1915 Orders (Short)
Tom Daly
 1915 A Sultana of the Desert (Short)
Christoph
 1915 The Blood Seedling (Short)
Allan Golyer
 1915 In the King's Service (Short)
Rupert
 1915 The Heart of Paro (Short)
 1915 The Octopus (Short)
Thatcher Thole
 1915 The Girl and the Reporter (Short)
Ned Pelton - Reporter
 1915 How Callahan Cleaned Up Little Hell (Short)
John Callahan
 1915 The Jaguar Trap (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1915 The Two Natures Within Him (Short)
Reverend William Morris
 1915 Love Finds a Way (Short)
Ned Warner
 1915 The Lion's Mate (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1915 The Tyrant of the Veldt (Short)
Robertson
 1915 The Great Experiment (Short)
John Morning
 1915 Aunt Mary (Short)
The Traveling Drug Salesman
 1915 The Missing Ruby (Short)
Thomas Sterling (as Thomas Santschi)
 1915 The Red Blood of Courage (Short)
Roscoe Harding
 1915 Just Like a Woman (Short)
Louis Dutton
 1915 The Primitive Way (Short)
Billy Vaughan
 1915 His Fighting Blood (Short)
Sam Buck
 1915 Further Adventures of Sammy Orpheus (Short)
Sammy Orpheus
 1915 Lassoing a Lion (Short)
 1914 Bringing Up Baby (Short)
 1914 The Old Letter (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914/II The Test (Short)
Jim Lucas
 1914 The Abyss (Short)
Guy Gordon (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 Unrest (Short)
Tom Dean
 1914 The Butterfly's Wings (Short)
Karl
 1914 When His Ship Came In (Short)
Josh Rawlins
 1914/I Playing with Fire (Short)
John Ransom
 1914 The Dream Girl (Short)
Steward - the Artist
 1914 The Fifth Man (Short)
Thomas Wynn
 1914 At the Risk of His Life (Short)
John Tait
 1914 Life's Crucible (Short)
Paul Benton
 1914 Nan's Victory (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Sealed Package (Short)
Gilbert Howell
 1914 Caryl of the Mountains (Short)
Jim - a Timber Cruiser
 1914 The Empty Sleeve (Short)
John Ellis Sr. - John's Father
 1914 The Leopard's Foundling (Short)
Peter Herman (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Court of Death (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 Rose o' My Heart (Short)
John Marston
 1914 The King's Will (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Forged Parchment (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Warrior Maid (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Spellbound Multitude (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Spoilers
Alex McNamara (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Cruel Crown (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 The Garden of Brides (Short)
John Bruce
 1914 Three Bags of Silver (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 King Baby's Birthday (Short)
The Father
 1914 A Colonel in Chains (Short)
John Bruce
 1914 The Royal Slave (Short)
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1914 Bringing Up Hubby (Short)
John - the Bridegroom
 1914 The Temple of the Lion (Short)
John Bruce
 1914 The Two Ordeals (Short)
John Bruce
 1914 At Cross Purposes (Short)
Richard Holden
 1913 The Adventures of Kathlyn
John Bruce (as Thomas Santschi)
 1913/I The Quality of Mercy (Short)
Harvey Manning
 1913 Hope (Short)
Tom Franklin
 1913 Thor, Lord of the Jungles (Short)
Jan Karl
 1913 As a Father Spareth His Son (Short)
Young Phil May - the Son
 1913 The Redemption of Railroad Jack (Short)
Railroad Jack
 1913 The Mansion of Misery (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 Man and His Other Self (Short)
Jack Barnes
 1913 A Wild Ride (Short)
Lt. Borden
 1913 When Men Forget (Short)
Tom Hunter - the Artist
 1913 When Lillian Was Little Red Riding Hood (Short)
Mr. Brown - Lillian's Father (as Thomas Santschi)
 1913 Alone in the Jungle (Short)
Bob Arden
 1913 The Wordless Message (Short)
Tom - the Village Blacksmith - Bessie's Sweetheart
 1913 Wamba, a Child of the Jungle (Short)
Portuguese Pete
 1913 In the Long Ago (Short)
The Indian Warrior
 1913 An Old Actor (Short)
Irving's Stage Director
 1913 Hiram Buys an Auto (Short)
Hiram Hunt
 1913 Dollar Down, Dollar a Week (Short)
Bill Harcourt
 1913 Alas! Poor Yorick! (Short)
Hamlet McGinnis - the Deranged Actor (as Thomas Santschi)
 1913 Vengeance Is Mine (Short)
The Padre
 1913 A Prisoner of Cabanas (Short)
Richard Harding
 1913/II Sally in Our Alley (Short)
Simon Jenkins - the Draper
 1913 The Dancer's Redemption (Short)
Than - Magdalene's Lover
 1913 The Flaming Forge (Short)
The Village Smithy
 1913 The Early Bird (Short)
Huntington Morgan
 1913/II A Little Hero (Short)
Frank Farral - the Father
 1913 The Three Wise Men (Short)
William Owens - the Wealthy Rounder
 1913 A Revolutionary Romance (Short)
Jordan Alden
 1913 Whose Wife Is This? (Short)
The Husband
 1913 Greater Wealth (Short)
Ed Young
 1912 The Little Organ Player of San Juan (Short)
Padre Augustine
 1912 The Last of Her Tribe (Short)
Father Serra
 1912 Opitsah: Apache for Sweetheart (Short)
Jim McGuire
 1912 The God of Gold (Short)
Dick Arnold
 1912/II The Triangle (Short)
Tom Brand
 1912 Mike's Brainstorm (Short)
Mike Rosenberg
 1912 Shanghaied (Short)
Bob Hartley
 1912 Old Songs and Memories (Short)
Tom Laurence - the Old Man - Civil War Veteran
 1912 Kings of the Forest (Short)
Fritz - Sona's Husband
 1912 Carmen of the Isles (Short)
Mac - Tina's Sweetheart
 1912 His Wedding Eve (Short)
Thomas Ellis (as Thomas Santschi)
 1912 The Fisherboy's Faith (Short)
Ferdinand - the Fisherboy
 1912 The Shuttle of Fate (Short)
Frank Keene
 1912 Monte Cristo (Short)
Danglars (as Wm. T. Santshi)
 1912 Euchred (Short)
Tom Saunders - the Revenue Man
 1912 The Great Drought (Short)
Jim Harker
 1912 The Pity of It (Short)
Tom Morton
 1912/II Partners (Short)
Tom Stuart
 1912 The Indelible Stain (Short)
Padre Argos
 1912 Sergeant Byrne of the Northwest Mounted Police (Short)
Sergeant Byrne, N.W.M.P.
 1912 The Little Indian Martyr (Short)
Padre Juan
 1912 The Polo Substitute (Short)
John Smart (as Wm. T. Santschi)
 1912 His Masterpiece (Short)
Frederick Wagner
 1912 The Lake of Dreams (Short)
Manfred - Age 24
 1912 The Professor's Wooing (Short)
Fernand - a Young Fisherman
 1912 The Vision Beautiful (Short)
Brother Peter
 1912 The Price of Art (Short)
Tom King - a Young Fisherman
 1912 A Reconstructed Rebel (Short)
Colonel Winston (as William T. Santschi)
 1912 Rivals (Short)
Tom
 1912 The Love of an Island Maid (Short)
Amado
 1912 A Humble Hero (Short)
John Sutton - an Engineer
 1912 The New Woman and the Lion (Short)
The Captain of the Militia
 1912 Bessie's Dream (Short)
Jack
 1912 Darkfeather's Strategy (Short)
Little Panther (as Thomas Santschi)
 1912 Me an' Bill (Short)
Sam Somners (as Thomas Santschi)
 1912 A Waif of the Sea (Short)
The Captain
 1912 The Ones Who Suffer (Short)
Tom Jennings
 1912 A Crucial Test (Short)
 1912 The Shrinking Rawhide (Short)
Chief Suerte
 1912 The Danites (Short)
Parson - a Miner
 1912 A Broken Spur (Short)
Ed Harvey (as Thomas Santschi)
 1912 The Little Stowaway (Short)
Mr.Blazier
 1912 The Bandit's Mask (Short)
Lieutenant Rogers
 1912 A Diplomat Interrupted (Short)
Lieutenant Wibur
 1912 The Secret Wedding (Short)
Adrian - the Artist
 1912 The Mate of the Alden Bessie (Short)
The 'Sea Lawyer' (as Thomas Santschi)
 1912 The Cowboy's Adopted Child (Short)
Jack Norton
 1911 Evangeline (Short)
Church Official
 1911 The Maid at the Helm (Short)
Stone - First Mate of the Dakota
 1911 The Right Name, But the Wrong Man (Short)
Special Officer
 1911 Blackbeard (Short)
Captain Santiago (as Thomas Santschi)
 1911 The Night Herder (Short)
Dick Turner - the Night Herder
 1911 The New Superintendent (Short)
Bill Rooney - a Workman
 1911 The Bootlegger (Short)
Romero - the Bootlegger
 1911 Lieutenant Grey of the Confederacy (Short)
Jim Jason
 1911 Old Billy (Short)
Tom Downey
 1911 The Coquette (Short)
Hugh Mainard (as Wm. T. Santschi)
 1911 Captain Brand's Wife (Short)
Captain Brand
 1911 Lost in the Jungle (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1911 Making a Man of Him (Short)
Jay Morgan - the Farmer
 1911 The Rival Stage Lines (Short)
John Rydon
 1911 Shipwrecked (Short)
Joe Runyon (as Wm. T. Santschi)
 1911 A Cup of Cold Water (Short)
Jose - the Bandit
 1911 How Algy Captured a Wild Man (Short)
The Wild Man (as Wm. T. Santschi)
 1911 Through Fire and Smoke (Short)
Tom Gaylor - the Fireman Hero
 1911 Saved from the Snow (Short)
Kit (as Thomas Santschi)
 1911 The Blacksmith's Love (Short)
Joe Saunders - the Blacksmith
 1911 The Regeneration of Apache Kid (Short)
Captain Dudley
 1911 Their Only Son (Short)
 1911 Slick's Romance (Short)
Poker Ed
 1911 The Profligate (Short)
Lieutenant Jarbeau (as William Santschi)
 1911 Range Pals (Short)
Dave (as W. T. Santschi)
 1911 The Novice (Short)
Santo (as W.T. Santschi)
 1911 One of Nature's Noblemen (Short)
Clay Brown (as W.T. Santschi)
 1911 Stability vs. Nobility (Short)
Tom
 1911 Back to the Primitive (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Curse of the Redman (Short)
Terapai - a Maricopa Apache
 1910 Pride of the Range (Short)
 1910 A Tale of the Sea (Short)
Tom
 1910 The Sergeant (Short)
Soldier
 1910 In the Great Northwest (Short)
Pierre
 1910 Davy Crockett (Short)
 1910 Across the Plains (Short)
 1910 The Girls of the Range (Short)
 1910 The Roman (Short)
 1909 Pine Ridge Feud (Short)
 1909 On the Border (Short)
 1909 Up San Juan Hill (Short)
 1909 Briton and Boer (Short)
 1909 The Stampede (Short)
 1909 The Leopard Queen (Short)
 1909 Ben's Kid (Short) (as Thomas Santschi)
 1909 In the Sultan's Power (Short)
 1909 In the Badlands (Short)
 1909 Mephisto and the Maiden (Short)
 1909 Boots and Saddles (Short)
 1909 The Tenderfoot (Short)
 1908 The Spirit of '76 (Short)
Show Show Director (51 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Santschi | W. T. Santschi | W.T. Santschi | William T. Santschi | William Santschi | Wm. T. Santschi | Wm. T. Santshi

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Friend and next-door neighbor of director 'John Ford' when they both lived on Odin Street in Hollywood prior to construction of the Hollywood Bowl. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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