Kenneth Tobey

Kenneth Tobey

Highest Rated: 95% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Lowest Rated: 35% Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Birthday: Mar 23, 1917

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

Solid character actor who also played a few action leads in 1950s films and TV. Tobey began playing bit parts shortly after WWII (a police photographer in Robert Siodmak's noir, "The File on Thelma Jordan," and a sentry in Henry King's war drama, "Twelve O'Clock High," both 1949). His first of a handful of leading roles in features came in one of his best-remembered films, the suspenseful science-fiction classic, "The Thing" (1951). As would be common for much of the rest of his career, Tobey played a dependable, unspectacular, heroic sort, in this case, the captain of a remote frozen outpost whose crew is being killed off by a thawed, murderous monster.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% The Naked Monster Unknown (Character) - 2005
40% 24% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Smitty (Character) $58.7M 1992
No Score Yet 40% Ghost Writer Cop 2 (Character) - 1989
35% 30% Big Top Pee-wee Sheriff (Character) $14.9M 1988
No Score Yet 22% Freeway Monsignor Kavanaugh (Character) $106K 1988
82% 65% Innerspace Man in Restroom (Character) $25.9M 1987
No Score Yet 26% The Lost Empire Capt. Hendry (Character) - 1984
63% 33% Strange Invaders Arthur Newman (Character) - 1983
69% 58% The Howling Older cop (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 54% Hero at Large Firechief (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Mohr (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready Oliver (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 58% W.C. Fields and Me Parker (uncredited) (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Buick Driver (Character) - 1976
47% 68% Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Carl Donahue (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 71% Homebodies Construction Boss (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Squad Hartman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee, Tea or Me Captain (Character) - 1973
75% 71% Walking Tall Augie McCullah (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alpha Caper Police Captain (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Gen. Dawson (Character) - 1972
87% 74% The Candidate Floyd J. Starkey (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Hearts Fisherman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 37% Rage Col. Alan A. Nickerson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Sky Capt. Wilson (Character) - 1971
63% 63% Billy Jack Deputy Mike (Character) - 1971
71% 50% Marlowe Sgt. Fred Beifus (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 33% 40 Guns to Apache Pass Cpl. Bodine (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stark Fear Kane (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 50% X-15 Col. Craig Brewster (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% Seven Ways From Sundown Texas Ranger Lieutenant Herly (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six-Gun Law Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 18% Cry Terror Agent Frank Cole (Character) - 1958
60% 39% Jet Pilot Sergeant (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Vampire Sheriff Buck Donnelly (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 26% The Vampire Sheriff Buck Donnelly (Character) - 1957
82% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Bat Masterson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 53% The Great Locomotive Chase Anthony Murphy (Character) - 1956
75% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Lt. Hank Mahoney (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steel Jungle Dr. Lewy (Character) - 1956
56% 39% It Came From Beneath the Sea Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn Monk Claxton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 46% Down Three Dark Streets FBI Agent Zack Stewart (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 40% Ring of Fear Shreveport (Character) - 1954
88% 49% The Bigamist Tom Morgan (Character) - 1953
95% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Col. Jack Evans (Character) - 1953
82% 78% Angel Face Bill Crompton (Character) - 1952
89% 73% The Thing Captain Patrick Hendry (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Missile Crewman Pete McEvoy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% Rawhide Lt. Wingate (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 73% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Det. Fowler (Character) - 1950
76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Red, Seaman (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Task Force Capt. Ken Willliamson (uncredited) (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rurigan (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Father Cusack (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files University Police Chief Max Kilmore (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Sheriff Kenney (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sheriff Wells (Guest Star) 1972-1973 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story McWalters (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ed Terrall (Guest Star) 1972 1969 1964 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sgt. Fred Macklin (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Luke Moran (Guest Star) 1969 1967 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Asst. District Attorney Alvin (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Col. Madison Lake (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Coach Jarech (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Reed Amherst (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Cash Harcourt (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954

QUOTES FROM Kenneth Tobey CHARACTERS

Pete Mathews says: The next time I cruise in these waters I'm going to have torpedoes with warheads on them.

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: Some day I hope to have a co-pilot and navigator who aren't wet behind the ears

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: Some day I hope to have a co-pilot and navigator who aren't wet behind the ears.

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: I'm through giving orders

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: I'm through giving orders.

Nikki Nicholson says: if I thought that were true I'd marry you

Nikki Nicholson says: If I thought that were true I'd marry you.

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: [after a quick encounter with the Thing] Did you get your picture?

Ned "Scotty" Scott says: No, you were in the way and the door wasn't open long enough.

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: You want us to open it again?

Ned "Scotty" Scott says: NO!

Nikki Nicholson says: Anybody want some coffee?

Capt. Patrick Hendry says: No, but you can come in.