Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy

  • Born on
    • July 15th, 1885
  • Died on
    • October 6th, 1965
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.

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Acting (24 Credits)

1959Some Like It Hot as Bouncer (uncredited)
1952Invasion, U.S.A. as Tim, Bartender
1951M as Hood (uncredited)
1950Riding High as Racetrack Mug (uncredited)
1948The Paleface as Bartender
1947Magic Town as Moving Man (uncredited)
1946The Kid from Brooklyn as Referee #1 (uncredited)
1944The Princess and the Pirate as Alonzo
1943Stage Door Canteen as Tom Kennedy
1940Remember the Night as 'Fat' Mike
1937Smart Blonde as Gahagan
1937Wise Girl as Detective
1936Poppy as Hot Dog Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
1934Hollywood Party as Beavers (uncredited)
1933Blondie Johnson as Hype (uncredited)
193342nd Street as Slim Murphy (uncredited)
1933Penthouse as Joe (uncredited)
1932Pack Up Your Troubles as Recruiting Sergeant
1932Night After Night as Tom
1932Lawyer Man as Jake - the Ice Man (uncredited)
1932If I Had a Million as Joe (uncredited)
1931Monkey Business as Gibson
1919Yankee Doodle in Berlin as American General (uncredited)
1918Mickey as Tom Rawlings

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