Kenneth Thomson

Place of birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Kenneth Thomson (January 7, 1899 – January 26, 1967) was an American character actor active during the silent and early sound film eras. Born in Pittsburgh, Thomson along with his wife Alden Gay were founding members of the Screen Actors Guild. The group was founded after meetings held at the Thomsons' home during 1933. During his brief twelve-year career in front of the camera, he appeared in over 60 films. After appearing in several Broadway plays during the early and mid-1920s, Thomson would make his film debut with a starring role in 1926's Risky Business. Over the next four years, he would appear in over a dozen films, in either starring or featured roles. In 1930 alone he would appear in ten films, half of which were in starring roles, such as Lawful Larceny, which also starred Bebe Daniels and Lowell Sherman (who also directed), and Reno, whose other stars were Ruth Roland and Montagu Love; the other half would see him in featured roles as in A Notorious Affair, starring Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, and Kay Francis. During the rest of the 1930s, he would appear in numerous films, mostly in either supporting or featured roles, such as The Little Giant (1933), starring Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor, and Hop-Along Cassidy (1935), starring William Boyd; although he occasionally would have a starring role, as in opposite Harold Lloyd in 1932's Movie Crazy.


Rivals of the Dragon (1980)
Show-Business at War (1943)
as Himself
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)
as W. B. Elwood
Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935)
as Jack Anthony
Whispering Smith Speaks (1935)
as J. Wesley Hunt
Behind the Green Lights (1935)
as Charles T. 'Ritzy' Conrad
Behold My Wife! (1934)
as Jim Curson
In Old Santa Fe (1934)
as Matt Korber - alias Mr. Chandler
The Hollywood Gad-About (1934)
as Himself (uncredited)
Cross Streets (1934)
as Mort Talbot
Many Happy Returns (1934)
as Motion Picture Director
Change of Heart (1934)
as Howard Jackson
Son of a Sailor (1933)
as Williams
Female (1933)
as Red
From Headquarters (1933)
as Gordon Bates
The Little Giant (1933)
as John Stanley
Daring Daughters (1933)
as Alan Preston
Jungle Bride (1933)
as John Franklin
Lawyer Man (1932)
as Dr. Frank Gresham
Fast Life (1932)
as Mr. Williams
Her Mad Night (1932)
as Schuyler Durkin
Movie Crazy (1932)
as Vance
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
as Dr. Collins
By Whose Hand? (1932)
as Chambers
Man Wanted (1932)
as Fred Ames
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
as Bob Parks
Woman Hungry (1931)
as Leonard Temple
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
as Captain of Academy
Reno (1930)
as Richard Belden
Sweethearts on Parade (1930)
as Hendricks
Lawful Larceny (1930)
as Andrew Dorsey
Sweet Mama (1930)
as Joe Palmer
Wild Company (1930)
as Joe Hardy
A Notorious Affair (1930)
as Dr. Alan Pomeroy
Children of Pleasure (1930)
as Rod Peck (as Kenneth Thompson)
The Other Tomorrow (1930)
as Nort Larrison (as Kenneth Thompson)
The Girl from Havana (1929)
as William Dane
The Careless Age (1929)
as Owen
Say It with Songs (1929)
as Arthur Phillips
The Broadway Melody (1929)
as Jock Warriner (uncredited)
The Bellamy Trial (1929)
as Stephen Bellamy
The Secret Hour (1928)
as Joe
Almost Human (1927)
as John Livingston
The King of Kings (1927)
as Lazarus
White Gold (1927)
as Alec Carson
Man Bait (1927)
as Gerald Sanford
Corporal Kate (1926)
as Jack
Risky Business (1926)
as Ted Pyncheon © 2021

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