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Fred Dalton Thompson (1942–2015)

Fred Dalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Freddie Dalton Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), No Way Out (1987) and Sinister (2012). He was married to Jeri Kehn Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. He died on November 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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The Hunt for Red October Admiral Painter
No Way Out Marshall
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Die Hard 2 Trudeau


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 2016 God's Not Dead 2
Senior Pastor (as Fred Thompson)
 2015 90 Minutes in Heaven
Jay B. Perkins
 2015 A Larger Life
Robert Parker
 2015 Allegiance (TV Series)
FBI Director
- Chasing Ghosts (2015) ... FBI Director
- Surreptitious Entry (2015) ... FBI Director
 2014 23 Blast
Coach Powers
 2014/I Persecuted
Dr. Charles Luther
 2013/II Unlimited
Harold Finch
 2011-2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Frank Michael Thomas
- Gloves Come Off (2012) ... Frank Michael Thomas
- Foreign Affairs (2011) ... Frank Michael Thomas
 2012/I Sinister
 2011 The Last Ride
 2010 Alleged
William Jennings Bryan (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
 2010 Ironmen
Governor Neeley
 2010 Secretariat
Bull Hancock
 2010 The Genesis Code
Judge Hardin
 2009 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Chief Harry Woolf
- The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All (2009) ... Chief Harry Woolf
 2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
President Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Thompson)
 2002-2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Arthur Branch
- The Family Hour (2007) ... Arthur Branch
- Over Here (2007) ... Arthur Branch
- Captive (2007) ... Arthur Branch
- Fallout (2007) ... Arthur Branch
- Bling (2007) ... Arthur Branch
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Arthur Branch
- Pilot (2006) ... Arthur Branch
 2003-2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Arthur Branch
- Gone (2006) ... Arthur Branch
- Rockabye (2005) ... Arthur Branch
- Starved (2005) ... Arthur Branch
- Goliath (2005) ... Arthur Branch
- Night (2005) ... Arthur Branch
 2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Arthur Branch
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... Arthur Branch (as Fred Thompson)
- Boys Will Be Boys (2005) ... Arthur Branch (as Fred Thompson)
- Day (2005) ... Arthur Branch (as Fred Thompson)
- Blue Wall (2005) ... Arthur Branch (as Fred Thompson)
- The Line (2005) ... Arthur Branch (as Fred Thompson)
 2005 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Fred Dalton Thompson
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Arthur Branch
- In the Wee Small Hours: Part 2 (2005) ... Arthur Branch
 2005 Last Best Chance (Video)
President Charles Ross
 2005 Racing Stripes
Sir Trenton (voice)
 2004 Evel Knievel (TV Movie)
Jay Sarno
 2001 Rachel and Andrew Jackson: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Andrew Jackson (voice)
 2000 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Politician on TV
- Politically Erect (2000) ... Politician on TV (uncredited)
 1994 Baby's Day Out
FBI Agent Dale Grissom
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Harry Sargent
 1993 Born Yesterday
Sen. Hedges
 1993 Barbarians at the Gate (TV Movie)
Jim Robinson
 1989-1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Gordon Lewis / Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal
- The Juror (1993) ... Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal (uncredited)
- The Hunting Party: Part 2 (1989) ... Gordon Lewis
- The Hunting Party: Part 1 (1989) ... Gordon Lewis
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie)
 1992 Day-O (TV Movie)
Frank DeGeorgio
 1992 Stay the Night (TV Movie)
Det. Malone
 1992 White Sands
Arms Dealer (uncredited)
 1992 Thunderheart
William Dawes
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie)
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III
 1991 Curly Sue
Bernard Oxbar
 1991 Cape Fear
Tom Broadbent
 1991 Necessary Roughness
Carver Purcell
 1991 Class Action
Dr. Getchell
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Court-Martial Captain (uncredited)
 1990 Die Hard 2
 1990 Days of Thunder
Big John
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Admiral Painter
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Melrose Hayden Barry
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Keith Faber
- Let's Call It Quits (1989) ... Keith Faber
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Reinhardt
- Twilight (1989) ... Lt. Col. Reinhardt
 1988 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Knox Pooley
- Last of the True Believers (1988) ... Knox Pooley
- Revenge of the Mud People (1988) ... Knox Pooley
- School of Hard Knox (1988) ... Knox Pooley
 1988 Feds
Bill Bilecki
 1988 Unholy Matrimony (TV Movie)
Frank Sweeny (as Fred Thompson)
 1987 No Way Out
 1985 Marie
Fred Thompson (as Fred Thompson)
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Book: "At That Point in Time: The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee". New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ISBN 0812905369 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ored Dalton | Fred Thompson | Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson


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Personal Quote:

[from a speech given before the Commonwealth Club of California] After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.


Although he maintained his membership in the Screen Actors Guild when he was a senator, Thompson generally took the opposite side of the unions in legislation. See more »


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