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Tom Tyler (I) (1903–1954)

Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he was a champion weight-lifter) led to an offer to ... See full bio »


(age 50) in Hamtramck, Michigan, USA

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 1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
District Marshal
- Comanche Kid (1956) ... District Marshal
 1952-1953 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Lanky henchman at Hideout / Slender Thug in the White Hat / Henchman Snake-Eye / ...
- Bandidos (1953) ... Lanky henchman at Hideout
- Thunder Out West (1953) ... Slender Thug in the White Hat
- The Trail of the Witch (1952) ... Henchman Snake-Eye
- Trouble at Silver Creek (1952) ... Henchman Hank
 1953 Cow Country
 1952 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Henchman Cactus
- Salted Mines (1952) ... Henchman Cactus
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
- The Giant Eagle (1952) ... Al
 1952 What Price Glory
Capt. Davis (uncredited)
 1952 The Lion and the Horse
Bud Sabin
 1952 Outlaw Women
Chillawaka Charlie
 1952 Road Agent
Henchman Larkin
 1951-1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- The Big H Murder (1952)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman / Andy - Deputy
- Outlaw's Town (1952) ... Henchman
- The Outlaw's Girl (1952) ... Andy - Deputy
 1951-1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Shotgun Guard / Indian
- Ambush in Coyote Canyon (1952) ... Shotgun Guard (uncredited)
- The Ghost of Poco Loco (1951) ... Indian (uncredited)
 1951 Mysterious Island
Union Dispatch Rider (uncredited)
 1950-1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Sheriff / Sheriff Jim Turner
- Uncle Disinherits Niece (1951) ... Sheriff
- Phoney Sheriff (1951) ... Sheriff
- Haven for Heavies (1951) ... Sheriff Jim Turner
- Wedding Blackmail (1950) ... Sheriff
 1951 The Great Missouri Raid
Allen Parmer
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Tom Tyler
 1950 Rio Grande Patrol
Henchman Chet Yance
 1950 Fast on the Draw
Outlaw Leader
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Jeff Garth
- Damsels in Distress (1950) ... Jeff Garth
 1950 West of the Brazos
Henchman Sam
 1950 Colorado Ranger
Henchman Pete
 1950 Crooked River
Henchman Weston
 1950 Marshal of Heldorado
Mike Tulliver
 1950 Hostile Country
Tom Brady
 1950 The Daltons' Women
Emmett Dalton
 1950 Riders of the Range
The Ringo Kid
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Gristmill Captain (uncredited)
 1949 Square Dance Jubilee
Henchman Buck
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Cpl. Mike Quayne
 1949 Masked Raiders
Trig Trevett
 1949 Lust for Gold
Luke (uncredited)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 The Younger Brothers
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Frank Reardon
 1948 The Three Musketeers
1st Traveller (uncredited)
 1948 The Golden Eye
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1948 Red River
Quitter (uncredited)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Wild Bill Yeager
 1948 The Dude Goes West
 1947 Cheyenne
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Lafe McWilliams
 1945 They Were Expendable
Captain at Airport (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Federal Agent (uncredited)
 1944 The Navy Way
Triangle A Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1944 Gun to Gun (Short)
Captain Haines (uncredited)
 1943 Wagon Tracks West
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Clyde Bracken
 1941 Riders of the Timberline
Henchman Bill Slade
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Deputy Sheriff Dave (uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes
 1941 Buck Privates
Boxing Match Ring Announcer (uncredited)
 1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
Ranger Gilpin (uncredited)
 1940 Cherokee Strip
Frank Lovell
 1940 The Westerner
King Evans
 1940 Brother Orchid
Curley Matthews
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Deputy Handcuffing Casy (uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Commanding Officer During Evacuation (uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Capt. Morgan (uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Buck Newton (uncredited)
 1939 The Night Riders
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Gus Banshek
 1936 The Phantom of the Range
Jerry Lane
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Al Goss
 1936 Pinto Rustlers
Tom Evans posing as Tom Dawson
 1936 Fast Bullets
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Sundown Saunders
 1935 Silent Valley
Sheriff Tom Hall
 1935 Coyote Trails
Tom Riley
 1935 Unconquered Bandit
Tom Morgan
 1934 Mystery Ranch
Bob Morris
 1933 War of the Range
Tom Bradley
 1933 Phantom of the Air
Bob Raymond
 1933 Deadwood Pass
Tom Whitlock
 1933 When a Man Rides Alone
The Llano Kid
 1932 Vanishing Men
Sheriff Doug Barrett
 1931 West of Cheyenne
Tom Langdon
 1930 Her Man
Sailor (uncredited)
 1930 Half Pint Polly (Short)
Don Wilson
 1929 'Neath Western Skies
Tex McCloud
 1929 Pioneers of the West
Phil Sampson
 1929 The Phantom Rider
Dick Cartwright
 1929 The Law of the Plains
 1929 The Man from Nevada
Jack Carter
 1929 The Pride of Pawnee
Kirk Stockton
 1929 Idaho Red
Andy Thornton
 1929 Trail of the Horse Thieves
Vic Stanley
 1928 Tyrant of Red Gulch
Tom Masters
 1928 The Avenging Rider
Tom Larkin
 1928 Terror Mountain
Tom Tyler
 1928 Phantom of the Range
Duke Carlton
 1928 The Texas Tornado
Tom Jones
 1927 The Desert Pirate
Tom Corrigan
 1927 The Cherokee Kid
Bill Duncan
 1927 The Flying U Ranch
Señor Miguel García
 1927 Tom's Gang
Dave Collins
 1927 Splitting the Breeze
Death Valley Drake
 1927 Cyclone of the Range
Tom MacKay
 1927 The Sonora Kid
Tom MacReady
 1927 Lightning Lariats
Tom Potter
 1926 Red Hot Hoofs
Tom Buckley
 1926 Out of the West
Tom Hanley
 1926 The Cowboy Cop
Jerry McGill
 1926 The Arizona Streak
Dandy Carrell
 1926 Born to Battle
Dennis Terhune
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Charioteer (uncredited)
 1925 The Cowboy Musketeer
Tom Latigo
 1925 The Only Thing
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1925 The Wyoming Wildcat
Phil Stone
 1925 Let's Go Gallagher
Tom Gallagher
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1924 Leatherstocking
Indian (as Vincent Markowski)
 1924 Three Weeks
Extra (uncredited)
 1923 The Eagle's Talons
Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Personal Details

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Unsold pilot: He starred in a pilot for a western series called "Crossroad Avengers--The Adventures of the Tucson Kid". Tom Keene co-starred, and it was written and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.

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Vincent Markowski


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In 1943 he played The Phantom in (Adventures of) The Phantom serial. The first to do this too, after bringing Capt. Marvel to the screen. See more »

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