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Thomas A. Carlin (1928–1991)

American character actor of extensive stage background. He appeared frequently on Broadway in such plays as "A Thousand Clowns, " "The Deputy, " and "Time Limit." He was also active in early television, working on dramatic programs such as "Kraft Television Theatre" and "Studio One." He was married to actress Frances Sternhagen. Carlin died at 62 ... See full bio »

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Caddyshack Sandy McFiddish
Jacob's Ladder Doorman
Goodyear Playhouse Bob Ford / Eddie


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 1991 One Good Cop
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sergeant Duff
- A Death in the Family (1991) ... Sergeant Duff
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
 1989 Family Business
 1988 Blood Money (TV Movie)
Coral Plaza Manager
 1986-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Doorman / Jeremy the Doorman
- No Place Like Home (1988) ... Doorman
- Nocturne (1986) ... Jeremy the Doorman
 1987 Matewan
Turley (as Tom Carlin)
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Father Tracey
- Episode #1.8707 (1985) ... Father Tracey (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8706 (1985) ... Father Tracey (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8702 (1985) ... Father Tracey (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8701 (1985) ... Father Tracey (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8697 (1985) ... Father Tracey
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
Speaker #1
 1981 Ragtime
Vice President Fairbanks
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Man with Flat Tire
 1980 Caddyshack
Sandy McFiddish (as Thomas Carlin)
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- Do Not Mutilate or Spindle (1966) ... Doctor (as Tom Carlin)
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Eugene Bloch / Al Herzog
- Yankee Come Home (1964) ... Eugene Bloch (as Thomas Carlin)
- The Man with the Concrete Thumb (1961) ... Al Herzog (as Thomas Carlin)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mr. Whitney
- And Make Thunder His Tribute (1963) ... Mr. Whitney
 1962-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Smash Up (1962)
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Carroll
- The Lady Made of Stone (1962) ... Dr. Carroll (as Thomas Carlin)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Father Meyler / Willard Banes / Willard Manson Jr.
- Take Off Your Hat When a Funeral Passes (1961) ... Father Meyler (as Thomas Carlin)
- A Memory of Crying (1961) ... Willard Banes / Willard Manson Jr.
 1960 John Brown's Raid (TV Movie)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
- The American (1960) ... Nicholson
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
John Osler
- Reasonable Doubt (1958) ... John Osler (as Tom Carlin)
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
Johnny Clancy
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Eddie / Bob Ford
- Stardust II (1956) ... Eddie
- Missouri Legend (1956) ... Bob Ford
- Proud Passage (1956)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Will Steinbach
- Even the Weariest River (1956) ... Will Steinbach (as Thomas Carlin)
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
- The Small of Death ... Vincent

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Other Works:

Total Abandon (1983). Written by Larry Atlas. Incidental music by Michael Dansicker. Directed by Jack Hofsiss. Booth Theatre: 28 Apr 1983 (1 performance + 7 previews). Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (as "Lenny Keller"), John Heard (as "Henry Hirsch"), Clifton James (as "Ben Hammerstein"), George N. Martin. Standbys: Thomas A. Carlin (... See more »

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Thomas Carlin | Tom Carlin

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