Russell Thorson

Russell Thorson

Highest Rated: 80% 36 Hours (1964)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Stalking Moon (1968)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1906

Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Actor Russell Thorson appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Thorson's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Frank Sinatra comedy "Double Dynamite" (1951), the crime feature "Dangerous Mission" (1954) with Victor Mature and the Lori Nelson action movie "Hot-Rod Girl" (1956). He also appeared in the horror movie "Half Human" (1957) with Akira Takarada, "Zero Hour!" (1957) with Dana Andrews and "Good Day For a Hanging" (1958) with Fred MacMurray. He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in "Tarawa Beachead" (1958) with Kerwin Mathews, "I Want to Live!" (1958) and the spy thriller "36 Hours" (1964) with James Garner. He also appeared in "Two on a Guillotine" (1965). He also was featured in the TV movies "Hawaii Five-O" (1968-69), "Night Slaves" (ABC, 1970-71) and "Incident in San Francisco" (ABC, 1970-71). Thorson more recently appeared in "Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case" (NBC, 1975-76). Thorson passed away in July 1982 at the age of 76.

Highest rated movies

36 Hours
The Learning Tree
The Stalking Moon

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Salesman (Character) - 1974
69% 88% The Learning Tree Judge Cavanaugh (Character) - 1969
40% 63% The Stalking Moon Ned (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Covenant With Death Dr. Shilling (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 0% My Blood Runs Cold Sheriff R. Seaton (Character) - 1965
80% 77% 36 Hours General Allison (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfighters of Abilene Wilkinson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 0% Gun Fever Thomas Ram (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 46% Good Day for a Hanging Harry Landers (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 17% Half Human Prof. Philip Osborne (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 35% Please Murder Me The Judge (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 32% Double Dynamite IRS Tailman (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Freddie Olburn (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Jeep Driver (Guest Star) 1974 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Mr. Coswell (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1968 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Veterinarian Doc Anderson (Guest Star) 1970-1971 1967 1962-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Bishop MacAlister (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
90% 74% Gilligan's Island Gen. Bryan (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Rev. Dan Davidson (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Glenn Falkner (Guest Star) 1964 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Brady (Guest Star) 1963 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Leopold Dent (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Chief Donley (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Sheriff Macausland (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Otto Lindstrom (Character) 1959-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Major Graves (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Townsman (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Jesse Jackson (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Richardson (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Col. Gleason (Character) 1957

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