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Ernest Thompson was born on November 6, 1949 in Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for On Golden Pond (1981), 1969 (1988) and Sierra (1974). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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1969 Writer
Sierra Ranger Matt Harper
Out of Time Writer


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 2014 Heavenly Angle
Linus Van Scooter
 2013 Time and Charges
Jeremiah Ward
 2010 Friction
Terry Plant
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
 1995 The West Side Waltz (TV Movie)
Manville Truple
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
 1983 Star 80
Phil Wass
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Dr. Philip Parker
- Sticks and Stones (1977) ... Dr. Philip Parker
- Tears for a Two Dollar Wine (1977) ... Dr. Philip Parker
- Pressure Cook (1977) ... Dr. Philip Parker
- My Physician, My Friend: Part 2 (1977) ... Dr. Philip Parker
- My Physician, My Friend: Part 1 (1977) ... Dr. Philip Parker
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Ranger Matt Harper
- The Fawn (1974) ... Ranger Matt Harper
- The Giant (1974) ... Ranger Matt Harper
- Time Off (1974) ... Ranger Matt Harper
- The Trek (1974) ... Ranger Matt Harper
- Tails, You Lose (1974) ... Ranger Matt Harper
 1972 Somerset (TV Series)
Tony Cooper
- Episode dated 7 November 1972 (1972) ... Tony Cooper (uncredited)
 1972 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Rimers of Eldritch (1972) ... Walter
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(April 2 to May 11, 1974) He acted in Arthur Laurents' play, "The Time of the Cuckoo," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jean Stapleton, Cesare Danova, Tamara Tourmanova and Patty McCormack in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. H.R. Poindexter was lighting designer. See more »

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Owned a Theater in Kittery, Maine which he sold in 1998.

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