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Larry Thor

Highest Rated: 100% The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1916

Birthplace: Not Available

Larry Thor was a sometime movie and television actor who started his professional entertainment career doing voice work, as an announcer on radio. Born in 1916, he grew up in Lundar, Manitoba, Canada, in what was basically an Icelandic village. He broke into radio in 1937, working at various stations for a decade after, until he arrived in Los Angeles in 1946. His rich, resonant voice gave him a career as an announcer, with occasional bits of acting. In the early '50s, he crossed over into film work when he played a sports announcer in the 20th Century Fox baseball biopic The Pride of St. Louis, telling of the life of pitcher Dizzy Dean (Dan Dailey).Although he occasionally played announcers in subsequent movies, including The Kid From Left Field (1953) and Zero Hour! (1957), Thor also moved into straight acting roles, usually smaller or supporting parts where he could play authority figures -- he was in two key early productions of Roger Corman, Five Guns West and The Fast and the Furious. Once in a while, Thor also got to play a major role, such as that of Major Coulter, the military physician in Bert I. Gordon's The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), whose death scene is one of the highlights of the movie's low-budget thrills.Much of Thor's career from the mid-'50s onward, especially after the decline of radio, was spent on television, in every kind of series from M Squad to My Three Sons. He also made recordings, especially of children's records, and was still doing announcing work in documentaries and industrial films right into the 1970s. Typical of the odd arc of his career, a result of his specialized talent, in 1970, the same year in which he appeared in Fox's Tora! Tora! Tora!, he also was the voice of Kakafonous A. Dischord in The Phantom Tollbooth. He passed away in 1976.

Highest Rated Movies



100% The Phantom Tollbooth Kakofonous A. Dischord 1970
69% Let's Make Love Wilson 1960
No Score Yet Battle of the Coral Sea Army Major 1959
No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Police Captain 1958
No Score Yet Machine Gun Kelly Drummond 1958
No Score Yet The Hunters Capt. Owynby 1958
No Score Yet Zero Hour! Vancouver Radio Dispatcher 1957
No Score Yet Portland Expose Capt. Vincent 1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man Dr. Eric Coulter 1957
No Score Yet Five Guns West Confederate Captain 1955
No Score Yet The Fast and the Furious Police Sergeant 1954
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Captain 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Announcer 1953
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis Announcer 1952


90% Gilligan's Island
Newscaster 1965
83% The Munsters
Man #2 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Bronson 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Commentator Police Surgeon 1963
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
Mr. Watson 1960


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