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Tom Avera (1921–1998)

Tom Avera was born on February 21, 1921 in Smithfield, North Carolina, USA as Thomas Avera. He was an actor, known for Lights Out (1946), Suspense (1949) and Big Town (1950). He died on September 24, 1998 in Pittsboro, North Carolina. See full bio »

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Known For

Lights Out Louis Brock
(1952)
Suspense Walsh
(1952)
Big Town Edward Gavin
(1955)
Dragnet Actor
(1957)

Filmography

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 1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Ed Wilson
- My Mother Can Beat Up My Father (1964) ... Ed Wilson
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Skip (1957)
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Steve
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Edward Gavin
- Out on Parole (1955) ... Edward Gavin
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- Flight 951 (1955)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Rainy Night (1955)
 1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Dick Taylor
- Star of Khyber (1954) ... Dick Taylor
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Walsh
- Blue Panther (1952) ... Walsh
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Louis Brock
- Another Country (1952) ... Louis Brock
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Danger (TV Series)
- Dressing Up (1950)
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Zone Four (1950)
- Zone Four (1950)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Pilot in Officers' Club (uncredited)
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 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Himself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.17 (1950) ... Himself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.16 (1950) ... Himself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.15 (1950) ... Himself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.14 (1950) ... Himself - Regular Performer
- Episode #2.13 (1950) ... Himself - Regular Performer
 1949 The Admiral Broadway Revue (TV Series)
Himself - Singer / Dancer
- Encore (1949) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer
- Hotel Paradise (1949) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer
- Sing in a New Day (1949) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer
- County Fair (1949) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer
- April's Sun (1949) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer
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Stage Play: The Insect Comedy - playing Victor and Journalist at City Center on Broadway See more »
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Avera received a B.A. and M.A. in Theater Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He made his Broadway debut as a dancer in "One Touch of Venus'' with Mary Martin and had lead roles on Broadway in "Carousel'' and "Oklahoma." He was a charter member of the Actors Studio in New York City, where he studied with Elia Kazan and Lee Strasburg. Between stage engagements, he was a ... See more »

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