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Torin Thatcher (1905–1981)

Associated with gritty, flashy film villainy, veteran character actor Torin Thatcher was born in Bombay, India to British parents on January 15, 1905, and was educated in England at the Bedford School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A former schoolteacher, he appeared on the London stage in 1927 before entering British films in 1934. During ... See full bio »

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
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Helen of Troy
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 1976 Brenda Starr (TV Movie)
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
George Baldwin
- Death in Small Doses (1975) ... George Baldwin
 1972 Search (TV Series)
- Live Men Tell Tales (1972) ... Stonestreet
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Captain of the Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Captain of the Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Brother Anselm
- The Quality of Mercy (1970) ... Brother Anselm
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Dr. Berger
- Nightmare (1970) ... Dr. Berger
 1968-1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
General Rados Adolph Gollan / Archbishop Djelvas
- The Numbers Game (1969) ... General Rados Adolph Gollan
- The Heir Apparent (1968) ... Archbishop Djelvas
 1967-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Cyrus Blake / Enoch Blake / President John Adams
- To Slay a Giant (1969) ... Cyrus Blake / Enoch Blake
- Take the Southbound Stage (1967) ... President John Adams
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Simeon Galt
- The Sins of the Father (1968) ... Simeon Galt
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Sir John Turnbull
 1967 Hell of Borneo
Mr. Bellflower
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
- What's an Elephant Mother to Do? (1967) ... Hawkins
 1967 The King's Pirate
Captain Cullen
 1967 Savage Justice
Duncan MacRoy
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
John Tyson
- Fandango (1967) ... John Tyson
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
- The Return of the Archons (1967) ... Marplon
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Dr. Everett Holland
- Crack of Doom (1966) ... Dr. Everett Holland
 1966 Hawaii
Rev. Dr. Thorn
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
The Space Trader
- The Space Trader (1966) ... The Space Trader
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Dr. Braam
- All in the Mind (1966) ... Dr. Braam
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Commander Hastings / Ferris / Buinovsky
- The Enemy on the Beach (1966) ... Commander Hastings
- The Sojourner (1964) ... Ferris
 1965 The Sandpiper
Judge Thompson
 1965 The Holy Terror (TV Movie)
Dr. Poole
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Secret of the Loch (1965) ... MacDougall
 1964-1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- George W. Norris (1965)
- John Adams (1964) ... Sewall
 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Sir George Heather
- It's a Dog's Life (1965) ... Sir George Heather
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Walter Cameron
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Alva Hardwicke
- Bed of Roses (1964) ... Alva Hardwicke
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
James Fairhaven
- One Hundred Bibles (1964) ... James Fairhaven
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Admiral Lucas Kiley
- May Day! May Day! (1964) ... Admiral Lucas Kiley
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Colonel Lewis Washington / General Howe
- The Night Raiders (1964) ... Colonel Lewis Washington
- The Story of Nathan Hale (1963) ... General Howe
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Judge Morrison
- It's War, Man (1964) ... Judge Morrison
 1963 Decision at Midnight
 1963 Drums of Africa
Jack Cuortemayn
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Sir Horace
- Hazel Sounds Her 'A' (1963) ... Sir Horace
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Ed 'The Duke' Monte
- The Giant Killer (1963) ... Ed 'The Duke' Monte
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Sir Fergus McCoy
- Sir Fergus McCoy (1963) ... Sir Fergus McCoy
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Staines (uncredited)
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Walter Frazer
- The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (1961) ... Walter Frazer
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Grey Man
- Casket 7.3 (1961) ... Grey Man
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
- A Rage for Justice (1961) ... Driscoll
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Michael Cameron
- Beachhead (1961) ... Michael Cameron
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Capt. Abel Morgan Stoddard
- Elizabeth, My Love (1961) ... Capt. Abel Morgan Stoddard
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Human King
- The Little Mermaid (1961) ... Human King
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Jeremy Teal
- Well of Doom (1961) ... Jeremy Teal
 1961 The Canadians
Sergeant McGregor
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
Professor Paul Gordon
- The Parasite (1960) ... Professor Paul Gordon
 1960 The Citadel (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Abbey
 1959 The Miracle
The Duke of Wellington
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Earl of Culdane
- Doomsday (1959) ... Earl of Culdane
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lord Steve Campden
- The Steve Campden Story (1959) ... Lord Steve Campden
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Cyrus Robinson
- Woman of Arles (1959) ... Cyrus Robinson
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Gregory Spain
- Pay Now, Kill Later (1959) ... Gregory Spain
 1957-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Felix Edward Manbridge / Constable Johnson
- Relative Value (1959) ... Felix Edward Manbridge
- The Hands of Mr. Ottermole (1957) ... Constable Johnson
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Ab Richards
- Welcome Home a Stranger (1959) ... Ab Richards
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Nicholas Carter
- Dangerous Interlude (1959) ... Nicholas Carter
 1958 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Sokurah the Magician
 1957-1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
De Villefort / Rees Mathry
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1958) ... De Villefort
- Beyond This Place (1957) ... Rees Mathry
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Max MacIntyre
- The David Barrett Story (1958) ... Max MacIntyre
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Capt. Robert Norrich
- The Vestris (1958) ... Capt. Robert Norrich
 1958 Encounter (TV Series)
- The Soundings (1958) ... Shagg
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Sgt. McTavish
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Polka (1957)
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution
Mr. Myers
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Fred Beresford / John Philippson
- The Devil's Brood (1957) ... Fred Beresford
- Bury Me Later (1956) ... John Philippson
 1957 Band of Angels
Capt. Canavan
 1957 Istanbul
Douglas Fielding
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Inspector Galloway
- So Soon to Die (1957) ... Inspector Galloway
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... Uncle
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
David Ames
- Deadlock (1956) ... David Ames
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1956 Diane
Louis - Count de Breze
 1955-1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Captain McCrea / Roger Newcombe
- Yacht on the High Sea (1956) ... Captain McCrea
- The Late George Apley (1955) ... Roger Newcombe
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
Lord Godwin
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Humphrey Palmer-Jones
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Saint Joan (1955)
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Colonel Morrow
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Sir James
 1954 Knock on Wood
Godfrey Langston
 1953 The Robe
Sen. Gallio
 1949-1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Othello (1953) ... Othello
 1953 Houdini
 1953 The Desert Rats
Col. Barney White
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Pattern (1953)
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
Sir Henry Morgan
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro
 1952 The Crimson Pirate
Humble Bellows
 1952 Affair in Trinidad
Inspector Smythe
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- Time to Kill (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Buccaneer (1951)
 1950 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- McKintosh (1950)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- Vengeance (1950)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- The Marble Faun (1950) ... Kenyon
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Borrowed Memory (1950)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- Othello (1950) ... Othello
 1950 The Black Rose
Harry (uncredited)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sun (1950)
 1949 Now Barabbas (uncredited)
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Col. Kor
 1948 The Fallen Idol
 1947 The End of the River
 1947 When the Bough Breaks
 1947 Jassy
Bob Wicks
 1947 The Smugglers
 1946 Great Expectations
Bentley Drummle
 1946 Ten Minute Alibi (TV Movie)
Philip Sevilla
 1946 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
 1946 The Middle Watch (TV Movie)
Commander Baddeley
 1946 Exercise Bowler (TV Movie)
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Police Constable
 1946 The Captive Heart
Repatriation Official (uncredited)
 1942 The Next of Kin
German General (as Lieut. Torin Thatcher)
 1941 Major Barbara
Todger Fairmile
 1941 Gasbags
SS Man
 1940 Saloon Bar
Mr. Garrod (uncredited)
 1940 The Frightened Lady
Jim Tilling, the Groundsman (uncredited)
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 To Hell with Hitler
U-Boat Commander
 1940 Blackout
Sailor (uncredited)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings
Seaman Receiving Information About German Activity
 1939 Old Mother Riley M.P.
Jack Nelson
 1939 The Day Is Gone (TV Movie)
Ernest Webb
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
 1939 The Spy in Black
Submarine Officer
 1939 The Kindled Flame (Short)
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 Broadway (TV Movie)
 1937 The Girl Was Young
Nobby's Lodging House Caretaker (uncredited)
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Knight Without Armor
British Passport Official (uncredited)
 1937 The School for Scandal (TV Movie)
 1937 Dark Journey
Strasser (uncredited)
 1936 Sabotage
Yunct - Conspirator (uncredited)
 1936 Crime Over London
Mr. Finley (uncredited)
 1936 The Common Round (Short)
 1936 Well Done, Henry
George Canford
 1935 School for Stars
Guy Mannering
 1935 Drake the Pirate (uncredited)
 1935 Barabbas
 1934 Norah O'Neale
Dr. Hackey
 1933 Red Wagon
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Merchant of Venice (Short)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Westminster Theatre in London, England with Christopher Oldham, Gillian Scaife, Hermione Hannen, John Moody, Sir Anthony Quayle (Horatio), Mark Dignam, Cecil Trouncer, and Eric Wynn Owen in the cast. Michael Macowan was director and Peter Goffin was designer. See more »

Alternate Names:

T. Atkinson | Lieut. Torin Thatcher


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