Tom Helmore (1904–1995)

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Helmore served as an apprentice in his father's accounting firm while working as an extra in movies. He subsequently pursued acting as a career, working predominantly on the stage. The 1945 Broadway musical "The Day Before Spring" led to Helmore's Hollywood career. In British and American films, Helmore was employed as a dapper, comedic actor. See full bio »

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Vertigo Gavin Elster
The Time Machine Anthony Bridewell
The Shadow Lamont Cranston


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 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
John Warwick (segment "The Caterpillar")
- The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost (1972) ... John Warwick (segment "The Caterpillar")
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Reddington
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Alan Redding
- This Is Max (1971) ... Alan Redding
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Mr. McBane
- Crisis (1969) ... Mr. McBane
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Foster Bailey
- The Elusive Dik-Dik (1964) ... Dr. Foster Bailey
 1964 Flipper's New Adventure
Sir Halsey Hopewell
 1962 Advise & Consent
British Ambassador
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- Trick or Treason (1961) ... Osborne
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Eric Beaumont
- What Beckoning Ghost? (1961) ... Eric Beaumont
 1960 The Time Machine
Anthony Bridewell
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Richard Stanton
- The Last Bullet (1959) ... Richard Stanton
 1959 The Man in the Net
Gordon Moreland
 1959 Count Your Blessings
Hugh Palgrave
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George Manson
- And One Was Loyal (1959) ... George Manson
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Miles Farnham / Adam Longsworth
- Murder Me Twice (1958) ... Miles Farnham
- Little White Frock (1958) ... Adam Longsworth
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dean Lowell / Detective Superintendent Tom Reid / George Knox
- Last Edition (1958) ... Dean Lowell
- Secrets of the Old Bailey (1958) ... Detective Superintendent Tom Reid (as Tom Hellmore)
- No Second Helping (1957) ... George Knox
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Commanding Officer
- Strange Occurrence at Rokesay (1958) ... Commanding Officer
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Maurier
- On Approval (1958)
- Emma (1957)
- The Gioconda Smile (1957) ... Henry Maurier
 1958 Vertigo
Gavin Elster
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dr. Dale Sargent
- To Open a Door (1958) ... Dr. Dale Sargent
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Ralph Emory
- How to Catch a Man (1958) ... Ralph Emory
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
James Brunswick
- The Englishman (1957) ... James Brunswick
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Jack Howard / Wild Jack Howard
- Line Chief (1957) ... Jack Howard
- Diamond Peer (1957) ... Wild Jack Howard
 1957 Designing Woman
Zachary Wilde
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Stowe Devlin
 1956 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Jonathan Melton
- Boy Friend (1956) ... Jonathan Melton
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1955 The Tender Trap
Mr. Loughran
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Jim Wardman
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- The Silver Box (1955)
- Albert (1954) ... Jeff
- Home at Seven (1954)
 1950-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Fatal Trap (1955)
- Green Eyes (1950)
 1954 The Shadow (TV Movie)
Lamont Cranston
 1952-1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Right You Are! (1953)
- The Skin Game (1952)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Oberstrasse 49 (1954) ... Max
 1952-1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Arthur Dilling / Bill Tremaine
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1953) ... Lord Arthur Dilling
- For Love or Money (1952) ... Bill Tremaine
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Cakes and Ale (1953)
 1953 Let's Do It Again
Courtney Craig
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Harold McCormick
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Wings on My Feet (1953)
 1952 Studio One (TV Series)
 1952 The Web (TV Series)
- Death Mask (1952)
 1951-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Dermot West
- The Red Signal (1952) ... Dermot West
 1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV Series)
Robert Browning
- Love Story (1952) ... Robert Browning
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Of Human Bondage (1951)
- The Treasure (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Carlton Fitzgerald
- Light Up the Sky (1951) ... Carlton Fitzgerald
 1950 Shadow on the Wall
Crane Weymouth
 1949 Malaya
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Norrie Lorfield
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Michael Pemberton
 1940 Shadowed Eyes
 1938 Paid in Error
Jimmy Randle
 1938 Easy Riches
Harry Miller
 1937 Merry Comes to Town
Peter Bell
 1937 The House of Silence (Short)
Jack Ramsden
 1936 Treachery on the High Seas
Edward Brailstone
 1936 Luck of the Turf
Lord Broadwater
 1936 Secret Agent
Col. Anderson (uncredited)
 1935 The Right Age to Marry
 1935 The Riverside Murder
Alfred Jerome
 1934 The Feathered Serpent
Peter Dewin
 1934 The Scoop
Scoop Moreton
 1934 Virginia's Husband
Barney Hammond
 1934 Song at Eventide
Michael Law
 1933 Up for the Derby
Ronnie Gordon
 1933 The King's Cup
Ronnie Helmore
 1932 The Barton Mystery
Harry Maitland
 1932 Above Rubies (Short)
 1932 The House Opposite
Minor role (uncredited)
 1931 The Wife's Family
Willie Nagg
 1931 The House of Unrest
 1930 Leave It to Me (Short)
 1929 White Cargo
 1927/I The Ring
Spectator (uncredited)
 1927 The Traitor: Psalm 25 (Short)
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(February 29, 1960) He acted in Paul Osborn's play, "The World of Suzie Wong," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Jeri Miyazaki, Robert Elston, John Mamo, Alan Young, Douglas Gordon, Moira Wylie, Bernard Wu, Parke Perine, Linda Ho, Dolores Dicen, Flavia Hsu Kingman, Mary Mon Toy, Irene Tsu, Wayne Wilson, Chase Crosley... See more »

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Tom Hellmore


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