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Larry Thor

Highest Rated:   100% The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Kakofonous A. Dischord
1970
67% Let's Make Love
  • Wilson
1960
No Score Yet Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Army Major
1959
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

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