Tom Tryon (1926–1991)

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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom Tryon -- son of clothier Arthur Lane Tryon and not, as was commonly believed -- actor Glenn Tryon -- grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and spent three years as a radio specialist in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he joined the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, ... See full bio »

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The Cardinal Stephen Fermoyle
The Longest Day Lt. Wilson


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 1971 The Horsemen (uncredited)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (uncredited)
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Tolliver / Andrew Hiller / Cliff Darrow / ...
- The Price of the Hanging (1970) ... Sheriff Sam Tolliver
- Star Crossed (1967) ... Andrew Hiller / Cliff Darrow
- Girl on the Glass Mountain (1966) ... Howie Sheppard
- The Man from the Sea (1962) ... Kevin Doyle
 1969 Color Me Dead
Frank Bigelow
 1965-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie Simpson / Terry Williams
- Wipeout (1967) ... Eddie Simpson
- Mr. Governess (1965) ... Terry Williams
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Sheriff Platt
- Charade of Justice (1967) ... Sheriff Platt
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie)
Lin McAdam
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Scott Breckenridge
- The Midas Man (1966) ... Scott Breckenridge
 1965 The Glory Guys
Capt. Demas Harrod
 1965 In Harm's Way
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Banning
- Nobody Will Ever Know (1965) ... Tom Banning
 1963 The Cardinal
Stephen Fermoyle
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. William Ellis
- The Mosaic (1963) ... Dr. William Ellis
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short)
Stephen Burkett
 1962 The Longest Day
Lt. Wilson
 1962 Moon Pilot
Capt. Richmond Talbot
 1961 Marines, Let's Go
Pfc. Skip Roth
 1958-1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Texas John Slaughter
- Texas John Slaughter: Frank Clell's in Town (1961) ... Texas John Slaughter
- Texas John Slaughter: A Trip to Tucson (1961) ... Texas John Slaughter
- Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law (1961) ... Texas John Slaughter
- Texas John Slaughter: End of the Trail (1961) ... Texas John Slaughter
- Texas John Slaughter: Geronimo's Revenge (1960) ... Texas John Slaughter
 1961 Gundown at Sandoval
Texas John Slaughter
 1960 The Story of Ruth
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Strange Witness (1959) ... David
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Tony Drummond
- The Tony Drummond Story (1958) ... Tony Drummond
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Strange Witness (1958) ... David
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Sheriff Bill Riddle
- Sheriff Billy (1958) ... Sheriff Bill Riddle
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mark Hanford
- The Mark Hanford Story (1958) ... Mark Hanford
 1955-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
John / Abraham / Heathcliff / ...
- Dark of the Moon (1957) ... John
- Elementals (1957)
- The Story of Sarah (1957) ... Abraham
- Wuthering Heights (1957) ... Heathcliff
- Frankenstein (1957)
 1957 The Unholy Wife
San Sanders
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Design for November (1957) ... Sam
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jeff Anderson
- Black Is for Grief (1957) ... Jeff Anderson
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Charley Wyckham
- Where's Charley? (1957) ... Charley Wyckham
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Abe Lincoln
- Springfield Incident (1957) ... Abe Lincoln
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Hurd / Ben / Kevin Cavanaugh
- Birthright (1957) ... Dr. Tom Hurd
- The Mirror (1956) ... Ben
- Not What She Pretended (1956) ... Kevin Cavanaugh
 1956 Three Violent People
Beauregard 'Cinch' Saunders
 1956 Screaming Eagles
Pvt. Mason
 1956 The Scarlet Hour
E.V. 'Marsh' Marshall
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Antoine De More
- King of the Dakotas: Part 2 (1955) ... Antoine De More
- King of the Dakotas: Part 1 (1955) ... Antoine De More
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Novel: "Harvest Home" (filmed as The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)) See more »

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Thomas Tryon


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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When I began writing all that I had going for me was that I could type 80 words per minute, I could spell and I liked words. But in doing it, I found that the real reward was the writing itself, working at it day by day and finally accomplishing something--that was it. To have a book published is one of the most exciting things that can happen to you. Infinitely more rewarding than acting


Tryon was involved at one time with Clive Clerk, one of the original cast members of the Broadway musical "A Chorus Line", as well as an interior designer, who decorated Tryon's Central Park West apartment (which was later featured in "Architectural Digest"). Tryon later had a relationship, albeit short-lived, with Casey Donovan, a gay adult film actor. Donovan helped Tryon complete his novel, "... See more »


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