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Marshall Thompson (I) (1925–1992)


Although he geared himself up for major film stardom throughout the 1950s, it took a leading role on a 1960s TV series opposite a lion and chimpanzee to make Marshall Thompson a genuine household name. Born on November 27, 1925, and named James Marshall Thompson after an ancestor, a famed Supreme Court justice, he moved at age 5 with his parents ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 66) in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

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 1991 McBain
Mr. Rich (as J. Marsh Thomson)
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ward Silloway
- The Error of Her Ways (1989) ... Ward Silloway
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Dr. Ted Johnson
 1983 Bog
Dr. Brad Wednesday
 1982 White Dog
Director
 1980 The Formula
Geologist #1
 1980 Benson (TV Series)
General
- The Army Wants You (1980) ... General
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Paul Newman
- Inheritance (1980) ... Paul Newman
- Brushfire (1980) ... Paul Newman
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Henry / Mr. Harris
- Mode of Death (1979) ... Henry
- Dark Angel (1979) ... Mr. Harris
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Dennis
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Dennis
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)
Bennett
 1977 The Turning Point
Carter
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Meadows
- Angel Flight (1977) ... Meadows
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Baxter
- The Tank (1976) ... Baxter
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Tom Ames
- Class of '40 (1974) ... Tom Ames
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Jeff Crane
- Etude for a Kidnapper (1974) ... Jeff Crane
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Judd White
- The Detroit Connection (1973) ... Judd White
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Fr. Carey
- For the Love of God (1973) ... Fr. Carey
 1972 George!
Jim Paulsen
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Dr. Milstead
- Anatomy of a Tonsil (1971) ... Dr. Milstead
 1970 Ride the Tiger (TV Movie)
 1969 Jambo (TV Series)
Host / Narrator (1969-71)
 1966/I Around the World Under the Sea
Dr. Orin Hillyard
 1966 To the Shores of Hell
Maj. Greg Donahue
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Shaving Man (uncredited)
 1965 Flipper (TV Series)
Dr. William Tollner
- The Day of the Shark (1965) ... Dr. William Tollner
 1964 The Mighty Jungle
Marsh Connors
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mayor Ben Dowell
- The Streets of El Paso (1964) ... Mayor Ben Dowell
 1964 A Yank in Viet-Nam
Maj. Benson
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bradley Mason / Will Stebbins
- The Grover Allen Story (1964) ... Will Stebbins
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Bradley Mason
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Bradley Mason
 1961 Flight of the Lost Balloon
Dr. Joseph Farady
 1960-1961 Angel (TV Series)
Johnny Smith / John 'Johnny' Smith, an architect, Angel's husband / John Smith
- The Wedding (1961) ... Johnny Smith
- The Trailer (1961) ... Johnny Smith
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Maj. Devery
- Flight to the Red Planet (1960) ... Maj. Devery
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Lt. Train
- Jeff McCleod, the Last Reb (1960) ... Lt. Train
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Arthur Poe
- The Case of the Wayward Wife (1960) ... Arthur Poe
 1959-1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dan Jenkins / Jim Turner
- Off-Duty Affair (1960) ... Dan Jenkins
- Vengeance Is Thine (1959) ... Jim Turner
 1959 World of Giants (TV Series)
Mel Hunter
- Off Beat (1959) ... Mel Hunter
- The Pool (1959) ... Mel Hunter
- Death Trap (1959) ... Mel Hunter
- Teeth of the Watchdog (1959) ... Mel Hunter
- Special Agent (1959) ... Mel Hunter
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Billy Styles
- The Last Resort (1959) ... Billy Styles
 1956-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Bill Anderson / Tom Hunt
- Millionaire Maureen Reynolds (1959) ... Bill Anderson
- Millionaire Valerie Hunt (1956) ... Tom Hunt
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
 1959 First Man Into Space
Cmdr. Charles Ernest Prescott
 1959 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Secret Man
Dr. Cliff Mitchell
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Jess Bardo
- Fateful Decision (1958) ... Jess Bardo
 1958 It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Col. Edward Carruthers
 1958 Fiend Without a Face
Maj. Cummings
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Leach Fields
- Widow's Mite (1958) ... Leach Fields
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Officer Bentley
- The Lester Arnold Case (1958) ... Officer Bentley
 1957 East of Kilimanjaro
Marsh Connors
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Eli Hendericks
- The Open Cell (1957) ... Eli Hendericks
 1957 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series)
Mike Dennis
- The Feminine Touch (1957) ... Mike Dennis
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Dr. James Bennett
- Botulism (1957) ... Dr. James Bennett
 1957 Lure of the Swamp
Simon Lewt
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
George Whitman
- Moment of Decision (1957) ... George Whitman
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
David
- The Blackwell Story (1957) ... David
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Matt Clay
- Springfield Incident (1957) ... Matt Clay
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Albert Neville / Prof. Nat Kendall / Dr. Tom MacDougal / ...
- The Human Circuit (1956) ... Dr. Albert Neville
- Three Minute Mile (1956) ... Prof. Nat Kendall
- The Human Experiment (1956) ... Dr. Tom MacDougal
- Bullet Proof (1956) ... Jim Connors
- Target Hurricane (1955) ... James Tyler
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Funny Money (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (segment "Child of the Wind")
- Child of the Wind/Throw Away the Cane (1956) ... (segment "Child of the Wind")
 1956 Down Liberty Road (Short)
Mysterious Stranger
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Herzog
- The Woman Who Changed Her Mind (1956) ... Herzog
 1955-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
William Costain / Capt. Ed Hall Jr.
- Command (1956) ... William Costain
- The Rack (1955) ... Capt. Ed Hall Jr.
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Wilfred Banning 'Wolf' Pendleton III
 1955 Private Secretary (TV Series)
David LaSalle
- America's Sweethearts (1955) ... David LaSalle
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
James Wilson
- The Last Pilot Schooner (1955) ... James Wilson
 1955 To Hell and Back
Johnson
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Martin / Martin Heath
- Trigger Man (1955) ... Martin
- Death Sentence (1955) ... Martin Heath
 1955 Cult of the Cobra
Tom Markel
 1955 The Promise (TV Movie)
Pythias
 1955 Crashout
Billy Lang
 1955 Battle Taxi
2nd Lt. Tim Vernon
 1954 Port of Hell
Marshall 'Marsh' Walker
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Jeff Norton
- Third Floor Rear (1954) ... Jeff Norton
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 The Caddy
Bruce Reeber
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Paul / Wyatt
- Ward of the Golden Gate (1952) ... Paul
- Visit from a Stranger (1952) ... Wyatt
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Numbers Game (1952)
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Steve Davis
 1952 My Six Convicts
Blivens Scott
 1951 The Tall Target
Lance Beaufort
 1951 The Basketball Fix
Johnny Long
 1950 Dial 1119
Gunther Wyckoff
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Rod MacDougall
 1950 Mystery Street
Henry Shanway
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Narrator (voice)
 1949 Battleground
Jim Layton
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Annoucer at Fol De Rol Club (uncredited)
 1948 Command Decision
Capt. George Washington Bellpepper Lee
 1948 Homecoming
Staff Sgt. 'Mac' McKeen
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
The Sailor
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Ben Mac Bean
 1946 The Secret Heart
Brandon Reynolds
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Jimmy Holden
 1945 They Were Expendable
Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
 1945 Twice Blessed
Jimmy
 1945 The Clock
Bill
 1944 Blonde Fever
Freddie Bilson
 1944 Reckless Age
Roy Connors
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Senior Patrol Leader (uncredited)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "French Without Tears", Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA.

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

J. Marsh Thomson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not a person who revels in self-glorification.

Trivia:

His dentist father, Laurence Thompson, was a decorated WWI medic who received shrapnel injuries during his tour of duty. Decades later, a small fragment dislodged and caused a fatal stroke. He was in his late 60s. His mother, Pauline, was a one-time concert singer. His parents met while she was entertaining WWI troops. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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