Person Details

Birthday: 1925-11-27 04:01:20

Death: 1992-05-18 04:01:20

Aliases: James Marshall Thompson , J. Marsh Thomson

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Peoria, Illinois, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 44

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Marshall Thompson (November 27, 1925 – May 18, 1992) was an American film and television actor. He was born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. In 1943 Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal Pictures. He played quiet, thoughtful teens in Universal's feature films, including a lead opposite singing star Gloria Jean in Reckless Age, earning $350 weekly. During 1946 Universal discharged most of its contract players; that same year Thompson moved to MGM and his film roles steadily increased and improved. Thompson became a freelance actor in the 1950s and worked for various studios on a variety of pictures, including a number of horror and science-fiction features; this included the role of Carruthers in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), one of the two feature films that would later inspire the plot for director Ridley Scott's 1979 big budget feature film Alien. Thompson also starred as Mel Hunter in the syndicated science fiction TV series World of Giants, about a man who has been miniaturized and must live in a dollhouse. By the 1960s, Thompson's boyish looks had matured and his screen persona became more authoritative. He co-starred with Annie Fargé in the 33-episode CBS sitcom Angel (1960–1961) about an American architect with a charming but scatterbrained French wife, who often got into zany, Lucy Ricardo-esque situations, caused in part by her lack of English; the show was canceled after 33 episodes due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim for French-born newcomer Annie Fargé. In the mid-1960s Thompson starred in CBS's Daktari, a television series about a veterinarian in Africa; the series was based on Thompson's 1965 feature film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion. Later in his career, he appeared in many television episodes and in feature films such as The Turning Point (1977) and The Formula(1980). Thompson was a brother-in-law of actor Richard Long, best known for his role as Jarrod Barkley in ABC's The Big Valley. Thompson's wife, Barbara, was Long's sister. Marshall Thompson died from congestive heart failure at the age of sixty-six in Royal Oak, Michigan. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Marshall Thompson , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

White Dog
Average
7

White Dog

(1982) Director
They Were Expendable
Average
6

They Were Expendable

(1945) Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
Cult of the Cobra
Average
6

Cult of the Cobra

(1955) Tom Markel
Daktari
Average
7

Daktari

(1966) Dr. Marsh Tracy
Battleground
Average
7

Battleground

(1949) Jim Layton
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Average
6
The Clock
Average
7

The Clock

(1945) Bill
McBain
Average
4

McBain

(1991) Mr. Rich

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1991 Mr. Rich
1986 Dr. Ted Johnson
1982 Director
1980 Geologist #1
1979 N/A
Dr. Brad Wednesday
1978 N/A
Bennett
1977 Carter
1976 N/A
N/A
(archive footage)
1974 Jim Hunter
1972 Jim
N/A
1970 N/A
1967 N/A
1966 Dr. Orin Hillyard
Maj. Greg Donahue
Dr. Marsh Tracy
1965 Dr. Marsh Tracy
Shaving Man
1964 N/A
N/A
Maj. Benson
1962 Jonn Sonnenberg
Marsh Connors
1961 Dr.Joseph Farady
1960 N/A
1959 N/A
N/A
Cmdr. Charles Ernest Prescott
1958 Dr. Cliff Mitchell
N/A
Carruthers
Major Cummings
1957 N/A
Simon Lewt
N/A
1956 N/A
1955 N/A
N/A
Johnson
N/A
Tom Markel
Billy Lang
N/A
2nd Lt. Tim Vernon
1954 Marsh Walker
N/A
N/A
N/A
1953 N/A
Bruce Reeber
1952 Steve Davis
Blivens Scott
1951 N/A
N/A
Lance Beaufort
Johnny Long
1950 Gunther Wyckoff
Rod MacDougall
Henry Shanway
Narrator (adult John Kenyon) (voice)
N/A
1949 Jim Layton
Tolbert McCoy
1948 Herbert Fields
N/A
Staff Sgt. 'Mac' McKeen
The Sailor
1947 Ben Mac Bean
1946 Brandon Reynolds
Tex Barton
Joe Fisher
Jim Griggs
Jimmy Holden
1945 Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
Ted Scott
Jimmy
Bill
1944 Freddie Bilson
Roy Connors
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1972 Writer
1965 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1964 Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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