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David Thursby (I) (1889–1977)

David Thursby was born on February 28, 1889 in Cumbria, England as David Johnston Thursby. He was an actor, known for Zero Hour! (1957), The Heiress (1949) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on April 20, 1977 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Zero Hour! Whitmond
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 1965 Starr of The Yankees (TV Short)
Eddie Ryan
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- The Trouble with Templeton (1960) ... Eddie
 1960 Twelve Hours to Kill
Cab Dispatcher
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Capt. Larkin
- To the Manner Born (1959) ... Capt. Larkin
 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Gillespie
- Betty Makes a Choice (1959) ... Mr. Gillespie
 1959 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Scotch Show (1959) ... Scotsman (uncredited)
 1958 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series)
 1957 Zero Hour!
 1957 Until They Sail
Trainman (uncredited)
 1956 The Swan
Head Gardener (uncredited)
 1955 It's a Dog's Life
Old Irishman (uncredited)
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1955 The Virgin Queen
Landlord (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Sandy MacDonald
- The Eagle's Nest (1955) ... Sandy MacDonald (as Dave Thursby)
 1953 Titanic
Seaman (uncredited)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Man on the Train (1953) ... Bobby
 1951 Sealed Cargo
Ambrose (uncredited)
 1951 Royal Wedding
Singing Bobby (uncredited)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Constable (uncredited)
 1949 The Heiress
 1949 Rope of Sand
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1948 Hills of Home
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Fitzgibbon (uncredited)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
English Sailor (uncredited)
 1948 My Own True Love
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1948 A Woman's Vengeance
Workman (uncredited)
 1947 Forever Amber
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Second Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
Samuel Thornton (uncredited)
 1947 Ivy
Groves (uncredited)
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Mr. Scroggins (uncredited)
 1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Tommy Meredith
 1947 The Beginning or the End
English Bobby (uncredited)
 1946 The Locket
Myron Dexter (uncredited)
 1946 The Verdict
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 Sister Kenny
Angus Frazier (uncredited)
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Constable Herbert (uncredited)
 1946 Devotion
Farmer (uncredited)
 1945 Kitty
Gingerbread Hawker (uncredited)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler
Fireman (uncredited)
 1945 The House of Fear
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem
Cornet Player (uncredited)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Police Officer Patrick Throckmorton Clancy (uncredited)
 1944 Frenchman's Creek
Ostler (uncredited)
 1944 The Pearl of Death
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Carpenter (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Fogarty (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Process Server (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Newsman (uncredited)
 1943 Thumbs Up
Andrew Tuppitt (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Commando Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Bren Carrier Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Air-Raid Warden #1 (uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan
Sea Captain (uncredited)
 1942 The Undying Monster
Craig's Assistant (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Farmer (uncredited)
 1942 This Above All
Man Assigned Bed #10 (uncredited)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Wardman (uncredited)
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Workman (uncredited)
 1941 Burma Convoy
Constable (uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Instructor (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Sergeant on Sidewalk (uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman
Frank, Mine Foreman (uncredited)
 1941 Scotland Yard
Laundry Man (uncredited)
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Steelworker #4 (uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Streetcleaner (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 South of Suez
Miner in Tavern (uncredited)
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuters
Telegrapher at Reuters (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Irish Fisherman (uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Head Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Groom (uncredited)
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
First Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
First English Sailor (uncredited)
 1940 British Intelligence
Agent Reporting Strengler's Identity (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Bob (uncredited)
 1939 The Light That Failed
Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Mr. Richardson (uncredited)
 1939 Tower of London
Beggar (uncredited)
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Murdock (uncredited)
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
British Tommy (uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite
Basil - Bath Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Irishman (uncredited)
 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Passage Workman (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Open Carriage Driver (uncredited)
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Truckdriver (uncredited)
 1939 The Little Princess
Orderly Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 The Three Musketeers
Mate (uncredited)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff
Milk Cart Driver (as Dave Thursby)
 1938 Speed to Burn
Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1938 Kidnapped
Clansman (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Archer at Tournament (uncredited)
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Second Expressman (uncredited)
 1938 Sergeant Murphy
Ainstree Track Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Lancer Spy
Sentry (uncredited)
 1937 London by Night
Cockney Man (uncredited)
 1937 Captains Courageous
Tom (uncredited)
 1936 The House of Secrets
Gregory, the Kenmore Butler (uncredited)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Orderly (uncredited)
 1936 Dimples
Theater Box Office Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Down the Stretch
British Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track
Steward (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
John - Second Golfer
 1935 Captain Blood
Lookout on English Ship (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
McIntosh (uncredited)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Tontan - Curtain Operator (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 No More Ladies
Cascade Club First Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Werewolf of London
Photographer (uncredited)
 1935 Reckless
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Joe (uncredited)
 1935 Times Square Lady
Taxi Driver Driving Gangsters (uncredited)
 1935 After Office Hours
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
British Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 The Little Minister
Villager in Church (uncredited)
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Juror (uncredited)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Best Man (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Burke - Ex-Ballplayer (uncredited)
 1934 The Key
Second Regular (uncredited)
 1934 A Modern Hero
Caddy Master (uncredited)
 1929 Smiling Irish Eyes
Scotch Barker

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Thursby began acting at the dawn of the talkies. Spending much of his career at 20th Century Fox playing unbilled cameos, he remained active in films up to his retirement in 1957. See more »

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