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John Thompson (VI)

John Thompson was born on September 2, 1941 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as John R. Thompson Jr. He is an actor, known for He Got Game (1998), The Sixth Man (1997) and Bill Russell: My Life, My Way (2000). He was previously married to Gwendolyn. See full bio »

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He Got Game
He Got Game Himself
The Sixth Man
The Sixth Man Himself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way Himself - Boston Celtics 1964-1966
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Without Bias Himself - Coach, Georgetown University 1972-99


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 2002 Like Mike
John Thompson (uncredited)
 1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
John Thompson
- Together Again (1995) ... John Thompson
 1990 The Exorcist III
John Thompson - Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Coach (uncredited)
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6' 10" (2.08 m)

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Back-up center for Bill Russell while he played for the Celtics. See more »

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