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Always a country music fan, Tommy Sands' mother gave him a guitar for Christmas when he was seven. He taught himself to play and, at age eight, got a job at radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, performing twice a week. Later, he and his mother moved to Houston where, in 1951, he cut his first record for Freedom Records. By 1952, Tom Parker,... See full bio »

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Known For

The Longest Day
The Longest Day U.S. Army Ranger
(1962)
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water Soundtrack
(2017)
Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland Tom Piper
(1961)
Sing Boy Sing
Sing Boy Sing Virgil Walker
(1958)

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 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Kanner
- Mystery on the Avalanche Express (1978) ... Kanner
 1968-1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Edward Ross / Joey / Joey Rand
- A Sentence to Steal (1976) ... Edward Ross
- Hit Gun for Sale (1975) ... Joey
- No Blue Skies (1968) ... Joey Rand
 1967 The Violent Ones
Mike Marain
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Wiley Kane
- The Debt (1965) ... Wiley Kane
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Richard Bain
- That the Brave Endure (1965) ... Richard Bain
 1964-1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Gary Lewin / Ray Wilson
- And Then I Wrote... (1965) ... Gary Lewin
- Let's Dig a Little Grammar (1964) ... Ray Wilson
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Wally
- For Me and My Sal (1965) ... Wally
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Carey
- More Than a Soldier (1965) ... Carey
 1965 None But the Brave
2nd Lt. Blair
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie Riccio
- A Lion Amongst Men (1964) ... Eddie Riccio
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Jed Haskell
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Keith Lance / Ethan Morgan / Davey Baxter / ...
- The Bob Stuart Story (1964) ... Keith Lance
- The Gus Morgan Story (1963) ... Ethan Morgan
- The Davey Baxter Story (1963) ... Davey Baxter
- The Larry Hanify Story (1960) ... Larry Hanify
 1964 Ensign Pulver
Bruno
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Tad Henderson
- Trapped (1963) ... Tad Henderson
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Harlan Tracy
- Blow High, Blow Clear (1963) ... Harlan Tracy
 1962 The Longest Day
U.S. Army Ranger
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lenny
- The Inner Panic (1962) ... Lenny
 1961 Babes in Toyland
Tom Piper
 1961 Love in a Goldfish Bowl
Gordon Slide
 1958 Mardi Gras
Barry Denton
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Buck Slater
- The Left-Handed Welcome (1958) ... Buck Slater
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1958)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
Virgil Walker
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jace Rawlins
- The Promise (1957) ... Jace Rawlins
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Vito Sorrano
- Flesh and Blood (1957) ... Vito Sorrano
- The Singin' Idol (1957)
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Stage: Appeared in Bob Merrill's musical, "Take Me Along," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Tom Bosley, Lanny Ross and Louise Kirkland in the cast. Robert Ennis Turoff was director. See more »

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Trivia:

When he divorced Frank Sinatra's daughter, Nancy Sinatra, Sinatra allegedly saw to it that Tommy's blooming career went permanently on the rocks. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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