Tom Kennedy

Birthday:
07/15/1885
Place of birth:
New York City, New York, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tom Kennedy (July 15, 1885 – October 6, 1965) was an American actor known for his roles in Hollywood comedies from the silent days, with such producers as Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, mainly supporting lead comedians such as the Marx Brothers, W. C. Fields, Mabel Normand, Shemp Howard, Laurel and Hardy, and the Three Stooges. Kennedy also played dramatic roles as a supporting actor. For over 50 years, from 1915 to 1965, he appeared in over 320 films and television series, often uncredited. His first film was a short black and white comedy, His Luckless Love. Kennedy was in all nine Torchy Blane films as Gahagan, the poetry-spouting cop whose running line was, "What a day! What a day!" He is often erroneously listed in film sources as the brother of slow-burning comedian Edgar Kennedy. Though the two men were not related, they were apparently good friends, with Tom appearing in many of Edgar's domestic two-reel comedy shorts. Tom Kennedy was also paired with Stooge Shemp Howard for several shorts for Columbia Pictures such as Society Mugs, as well as appearing with the Three Stooges in the films Loose Loot and Spooks!. He was also paired with El Brendel for four shorts, such as Phoney Cronies in 1942. His television appearances included episodes of Perry Mason, Maverick, My Favorite Martian, and Gunsmoke. Tom Kennedy continued making films right up until his death, his last film being the western The Bounty Killer.

Credits

Some Like It Hot (1959)
as Bouncer (uncredited)
Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)
Hook a Crook (1955)
as I. Katchum (archive footage) (uncredited)
Spooks! (1953)
as Mr. Hyde
Loose Loot (1953)
as Joe
Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)
as Tim, Bartender
Gold Fever (1952)
as Big Tom
Fraidy Cat (1951)
as I. Katchum (uncredited)
Havana Rose (1951)
as House Detective
The Scarf (1951)
as Asylum Inmate
M (1951)
as Hood (uncredited)
Riding High (1950)
as Racetrack Mug (uncredited)
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
as Bartender Tom
The Mutineers (1949)
as Butch
The Paleface (1948)
as Bartender
Thunder in the Pines (1948)
as Josh, the Station Master
Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948)
as Lefty
Jinx Money (1948)
as Officer Rooney
Devil's Cargo (1948)
as Naga, Mug Who Tails Delgado
The Judge Steps Out (1947)
as Court Information Clerk
Dangerous Years (1947)
as Mr. Adamson
Magic Town (1947)
as Moving Man (uncredited)
The Burning Cross (1947)
as Police Station Sergeant (bit)
The Pretender (1947)
as Fingers Murdock
The Case Of The Baby-Sitter (1947)
as Officer Murphy
The Mighty McGurk (1947)
as Bruiser
Society Mugs (1946)
as Tom
Motor Maniacs (1946)
as Mother's Suitor
Jiggers, My Wife (1946)
as Joe
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
as Referee #1 (uncredited)
Blonde Alibi (1946)
as Policeman Clancy (Uncredited)
Man Alive (1945)
as Bartender
Voice of the Whistler (1945)
as Ferdinand / Hammerlock
Where the Pest Begins (1945)
as Jonathan Batts
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1945)
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945)
as Officer #1
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
as Alonzo
Moonlight and Cactus (1944)
as Lucky
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1944)
as Police Detective Lt. Kerrigan
And the Angels Sing (1944)
as Potatoes
Radio Rampage (1944)
as Mr. Thompson
Wedtime Stories (1943)
as House Detective
True to Life (1943)
as Customer (uncredited)
Campus Rhythm (1943)
as Police Sergeant
So's Your Uncle (1943)
as Cop
Petticoat Larceny (1943)
as Pinky
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
as Tom Kennedy
Dixie (1943)
as Barkeeper (uncredited)
Taxi, Mister (1943)
as Kennedy
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
as Westinghouse
Dixie Dugan (1943)
as Sergeant (uncredited)
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942)
as Joe the Villa Luigi Bartender
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)
as Cop
Pardon My Stripes (1942)
as Casino
Sweet Spirits of the Nighter (1941)
as Tom
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941)
as Sheriff Judson
Sailors on Leave (1941)
as Dugan
Angels with Broken Wings (1941)
as Gus
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
as Cabbie
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)
as Cabbie
Flowing Gold (1940)
as Petunia
Sporting Blood (1940)
as Grantly
Pop Always Pays (1940)
as Murphy
An Angel from Texas (1940)
as Chopper
Curtain Call (1940)
as Masseur
Millionaire Playboy (1940)
as Tom Murphy
Remember the Night (1940)
as 'Fat' Mike
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)
as Pinky Brophy
These Glamour Girls (1939)
as Joy Lane Manager (uncredited)
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite (1939)
as Gahagan
Quiet, Please (1939)
as Gorilla Stand-In Max Imhof
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
as Gahagan
Society Lawyer (1939)
as Alf
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
as Det. Sgt. Gahagan
The Long Shot (1939)
as Mike Claurens
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
as Gahagan
Crime Ring (1938)
as Dummy
Halfway to Hollywood (1938)
as Tom
Danger on the Air (1938)
as Hotel Doorman
Torchy Blane in Panama (1938)
as Detective Gahagan
Go Chase Yourself (1938)
as Icebox
Making the Headlines (1938)
as Police Sergeant Handley
He Couldn't Say No (1938)
as Dimples
Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)
as Himself
Blondes at Work (1938)
as Gahagan
Swing It, Sailor! (1938)
as Policeman
Fiddling Around (1938)
as Tom Kennedy
Crashing Hollywood (1938)
as Al
Wise Girl (1937)
as Detective
The Adventurous Blonde (1937)
as Detective Gahagan
Living on Love (1937)
as Pete Ryan
Calling All Curtains (1937)
Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
as Detective Casey
Varsity Show (1937)
as Policeman (uncredited)
Bury the Hatchet (1937)
as Tom
The Big Shot (1937)
as Bugs
Marry the Girl (1937)
as Jasper
She Had to Eat (1937)
as Pete
Fly Away Baby (1937)
as Gahagan
Married Before Breakfast (1937)
as Mr. Baglipp
Slave Ship (1937)
as Bartender
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
as Jim Magooney
Armored Car (1937)
as Tiny
Behind The Headlines (1937)
as Tiny
New News (1937)
as Tom Kennedy
Smart Blonde (1937)
as Gahagan
Free Rent (1936)
Grandma's Buoys (1936)
as Tom
Midnight Blunders (1936)
as Tom
The Big Game (1936)
as Fan in Stands
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
as Bouncer at Pago Pago
Poppy (1936)
as Hot Dog Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
The Country Doctor (1936)
as Logger (uncredited)
Just Speeding (1936)
The Bride Comes Home (1935)
as Husky Thug at Party (uncredited)
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
as Slugs
Old Man Rhythm (1935)
as Campus Guard
Gobs of Trouble (1935)
Alibi Bye Bye (1935)
as Snoops, the house dick
Stage Frights (1935)
Gum Shoes (1935)
The Dancing Millionaire (1934)
as Crusher McGee
Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)
as Joe 'Uncle Ed' Schultz (uncredited)
Hollywood Party (1934)
as Beavers (uncredited)
Strictly Dynamite (1934)
as Junior
Day of Reckoning (1933)
as Furniture Mover
Penthouse (1933)
as Joe (uncredited)
Man of the Forest (1933)
as Sheriff Blake
Cross Fire (1933)
as French Bouncer (uncredited)
42nd Street (1933)
as Slim Murphy (uncredited)
Blondie Johnson (1933)
as Hype (uncredited)
Lawyer Man (1932)
as Jake - the Ice Man (uncredited)
Fish Feathers (1932)
If I Had a Million (1932)
as Joe (uncredited)
Night After Night (1932)
as Tom
The Crooked Circle (1932)
as Mike, the policeman
Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
as Recruiting Sergeant
Huddle (1932)
as Moving Man
The Promoter (1932)
as Burke
Lighthouse Love (1932)
as The Marine Sergeant
Flying High (1931)
as Jokester with Firecrackers
Monkey Business (1931)
as Gibson
Caught (1931)
as Jard Harmon
Young as You Feel (1931)
as Colorado Detective
Iron Man (1931)
as Bartender (uncredited)
The Gang Buster (1931)
as 'Gopher' Brant
The Fall Guy (1930)
as Detective Burke
Happy Days (1929)
as Doorman (uncredited)
Big News (1929)
as Officer Ryan
Glad Rag Doll (1929)
as Manager
Marked Money (1928)
as Bill Clemons
None But the Brave (1928)
as Noah
Hold 'Em Yale (1928)
as Detective
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
as Property Man
Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927)
Senorita (1927)
as Oliveros Gaucho (uncredited)
We're in the Navy Now (1926)
as Sailor Percival Scruggs
The Better 'Ole (1926)
as The Blacksmith (uncredited)
Mantrap (1926)
as Curly Evans
Behind the Front (1926)
as Sergeant
The Yankee Señor (1926)
as Luke Martin
The Best Bad Man (1925)
as Dan Ellis
The Egg (1922)
as The Boss
Sunless Sunday (1921)
Kismet (1920)
as Kutayt
Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919)
as American General (uncredited)
Mickey (1918)
as Tom Rawlings
Thirst (1917)
as Man in Employment Agency (uncredited)
Her Torpedoed Love (1917)
as Roy Mulligan the Hobo / The False Minister
His Bitter Pill (1916)
as Dan's Henchman
Double Trouble (1915)
as Judge Blodgett

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