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Tom Fadden

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Tall Men (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Empire of the Ants (1977)
  • Birthday: Jan 6, 1895
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Lanky character actor Tom Fadden first trod the boards when he joined an Omaha stock company in 1915. Fadden went on to tour in top vaudeville with his actress wife Genevieve. From 1932 to 1939, he was seen on Broadway in such productions as Nocturne and Our Town. He made his first film in 1939. Fadden's better-known screen roles include the tollhouse keeper in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)--which led to choice appearances in subsequent Frank Capra productions--and "possessed" townman Ira in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In 1958, he was seen on a weekly basis as Silas Perry on TV's Cimarron City. Tom Fadden's cinematic swan song was 1977's Empire of the Ants.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

0% Empire of the Ants Sam Russell 1977
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Trooper 1970
No Score Yet Flareup Mr. Willows 1969
No Score Yet The Second Time Around Feed Store Owner 1961
63% Pocketful of Miracles Herbie 1961
No Score Yet Toby Tyler Uncle Daniel 1960
No Score Yet Edge of Eternity Eli 1959
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Postman Harkins 1957
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Uncle Ira 1956
100% The Tall Men Stable Owner 1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players Trenchard 1955
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific Gustavson 1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed Chick Noonan 1953
100% Vengeance Valley Obie Rune 1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South Purdy 1951
No Score Yet Dallas Mountaineer 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Whitehall's trainor 1950
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West J.J. Jines 1948
80% State of the Union Waiter 1948
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Deputy Sheriff 1948
100% Moonrise Homer Blackstone 1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid Charlie 1947
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Village Loafer 1947
93% Dark Passage Waiter in Cafe 1947
100% Pursued The Minister 1947
No Score Yet California Actor 1946
97% The Big Sleep Sidney 1946
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Taxi Driver 1946
No Score Yet A Stolen Life Fisherman 1946
No Score Yet Dragonwyck Farmer 1946
83% State Fair Eph 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Train Passenger 1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Wounded Gambler 1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Eddie Krinch 1945
No Score Yet The Royal Mounted Rides Again Lode MacKensie 1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says Sheriff Murdock 1945
No Score Yet Tomorrow the World! Mailman 1944
No Score Yet In Society Fire Chief 1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape Long 1944
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance Mullen 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Hobby 1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Hammer 1943
88% The Glass Key Waiter 1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Sven 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Tom Douglas 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Jake Pearl 1942
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills Jim Lane 1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me Hired Hand 1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West Tex Houston 1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Pucey Kintner 1940
No Score Yet Congo Maisie Nelson 1940
95% Destry Rides Again Lem Claggett 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Lem Hubley Harley
  • 1970
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Cowboy
  • 1967
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Ben Miller Ben
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Beller Gus Nickels Judge Cooper
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Silvan
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Eben Kent
  • 1952

QUOTES FROM Tom Fadden CHARACTERS

Dr. Martin Stensgard
Why must everything in the world be black or white?
Kaspar Torgersen
I'm a man that deals in facts.
Dr. Martin Stensgard
Shut your fat evil mouth.
Hammer
They slaughtered us in the streets and you call it murder (defending the town).
Hammer
They slaughtered us in the streets and you call it murder. [defending the town]
Sixtus Andresen
In all the books I have read, they never gave me an answer.