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Al Thompson



A true Hollywood professional, comic bit part player and stunt performer Al Thompson seems to have worked with every purveyor of physical humor, from Larry Semon in the silent era to the Three Stooges in the 1950s. The versatile Thompson stood in for Semon in some of that slapstick comic's more impossible stunts and was later one of The Sons of the Desert (1933) opposite Laurel & Hardy. Thompson signed with the Columbia Pictures short subject department in the mid-'30s as a stunt double for veteran comedian Andy Clyde. He was soon doubling for and playing bit parts opposite all the department's funnymen and -women, all for the reported sum of 55 dollars a day. Thompson made himself look enough like Clyde to be convincing as the hayseed comedian's twin brother in Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (1939) and with a bit of makeup, could pass for either Larry Fine or Moe Howard in long shots. He continued to appear opposite Clyde and the Stooges well into the 1950s, if not always in new scenes then via stock footage, a Columbia cost-cutting specialty. Thompson's final credited appearance came in the last Andy Clyde two-reeler Pardon My Nightshirt (1956).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
10% All Relative
  • Jared
2014
No Score Yet Youngster
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness
  • Shep Rigby
1952
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Pines
  • Townsman at Hearing
1949
No Score Yet The Street with No Name
  • Hotel Clerk
1948
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint
  • Mugg
1946
No Score Yet In Society
  • Minor Role (uncredited)
1944
No Score Yet Lucky Night
  • Bum
1939
No Score Yet False Pretenses
  • Avery - Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet Sons of Steel
  • Carson
1935
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Spectator on Street
1934
100% Sons of the Desert
  • Sons of the Desert Coterie
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice

Quotes from Al Thompson's Characters