Tom London

Highest Rated: 100% Northwest Passage (1940)
Birthday: Aug 24, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
A fixture in B-Westerns from the late 1910s, first as a star, then as one of the genre's better boss villains and eventually as a grizzled comedy sidekick à la George "Gabby" Hayes, Tom London claimed to have been a train engineer, a draftsman, and a builder prior to making his acting debut at Universal in 1920. Billed under his real name of Leonard Clapham during most of the silent era, London became a star in his own right in the 1920 Red Rider series, a handful of Western two-reelers co-starring newcomer Virginia Browne Faire. There would be several additional starring vehicles, including an obscure 1923 States' Rights release entitled With Naked Fists, but Clapham/London soon found a more lasting occupation playing Boss Heavies. He began using the name Tom London as a member of Leo Maloney's stock company in the late '20s, his scowling, lantern-jawed features becoming instantly recognizable in scores of Westerns and at least 50 serials and series, silent and sound. Increasingly gaunt and with the ability of changing his appearance by removing a set of false teeth, London added comic sidekick to his resumé in the mid-'40s when, under term contract to Republic Pictures, he supported Sunset Carson in that also-ran cowboy's final series. London was married to silent screen actress Edythe Stayart (1890-1970), whom he had met on the set of Nan of the North (1922).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Underworld, U.S.A. Drunk 1961
No Score Yet Good Day for a Hanging Farmer 1959
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger Worker 1957
No Score Yet The Storm Rider Todd 1957
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man Cowboy 1956
94% Tarantula Miner 1955
No Score Yet Pack Train Dan Coleman 1953
No Score Yet The Marshal's Daughter Sheriff Flynn 1953
96% High Noon Sam 1952
No Score Yet Apache Country Patches 1952
No Score Yet Trail Guide Old Timer 1952
No Score Yet The Old West Chadwick 1952
No Score Yet Hills of Utah Mayor Donovan 1951
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake Jerry 1951
No Score Yet Homesteaders of Paradise Valley Rider Summoning Posse 1950
No Score Yet The Blazing Sun Tom Ellis 1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Old Man Roberts 1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier Rancher Anderson (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Dad Gardner 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma Cop in Squad Car 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Tom - U.S. Customs Agent 1947
No Score Yet Marshal of Cripple Creek Baker 1947
No Score Yet Under Colorado Skies Blanchard 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Jennings 1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver rancher 1946
No Score Yet Out California Way Johnny Archer 1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising Actor 1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Bert 1946
No Score Yet Alias Billy the Kid Dakota 1946
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Ryan 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Sheriff Gridley 1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In The Sheriff 1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Sheriff Allen 1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster Husky Man 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Cowboy 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Loomis 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Tom 1943
No Score Yet False Colors Townsman 1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs Henchman 1943
90% The Ox-Bow Incident Deputy 1943
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede Henchman Lefty 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Henchman 1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier Snap 1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas Race Official (uncredited) 1943
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Henchman Joe #1 1942
No Score Yet Down Texas Way Pete 1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law Ace 1942
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Parker 1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage MacGowan 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Sheriff Del Auston 1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet Underground Rustlers Tom 1941
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns Waffles 1941
No Score Yet Fugitive Valley Warren 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance 1st Cop 1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow Rancher Harris 1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail Gregg 1941
No Score Yet Across the Sierras Hopkins 1941
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Frank 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Messenger 1940
100% Northwest Passage Ranger 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Lyncher 1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade Sheriff Tom Olson 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Henchman Joe #2 1940
No Score Yet Trailing Double Trouble Henchman Kirk 1940
No Score Yet Let Us Live Police Sergeant 1939
No Score Yet Mountain Rhythm Deputy 1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Slim 1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho! Hadley 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Ranger 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Soldier 1939
No Score Yet Flaming Lead Daggett 1939
No Score Yet Lure of the Wasteland Ranch Foreman 1939
No Score Yet Phantom Rancher Sheriff Parker 1939
No Score Yet Mexicali Rose The Alcade's Aide 1939
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede Marshal Wood 1938
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saddle Red Malone 1938
No Score Yet Prairie Moon Steve 1938
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Red 1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger Reynolds 1938
No Score Yet Outlaws of Sonora Sheriff Trask 1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail Patrol Captain 1938
No Score Yet Fangs of the Wild Larry Dean 1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff Furman 1938
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies Tracy 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Alec's Pal 1937
No Score Yet The Silver Trail Looney 1937
No Score Yet Bar Z Bad Men Sig Bostell 1937
No Score Yet Western Gold Clem 1937
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Ward 1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars Connor 1936
No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted Lefty 1936
92% Barbary Coast Ringsider 1935
No Score Yet Rio Rattler Ranger Bob Adams 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Guard 1935
No Score Yet The Last of the Clintons Elkins 1935
No Score Yet Hong Kong Nights Blake 1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour Sheriff (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet Red Salute Navy Officer 1935
No Score Yet Rin-Tin-Tin: Skull and Crown Jennings 1935
No Score Yet Timber Terrors Burke 1935
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds Sykes 1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider Actor 1935
No Score Yet Toll of the Desert Sheriff Jackson 1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Buck's Gang 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain Morgan 1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw Murph, Cop 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Paul Revere, in Flashback 1934
No Score Yet Fighting Hero Sheriff 1934
No Score Yet The Cactus Kid Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid Henchman Slim (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Actor 1934
91% I'm No Angel Spectator 1933
No Score Yet One Year Later Taxicab Driver 1933
No Score Yet The Fugitive Actor 1933
No Score Yet Hidden Valley Actor 1932
No Score Yet Beyond the Rockies Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest Detective Carter 1932
No Score Yet Trailing the Killer Sheriff 1932
No Score Yet Without Honors "Sholt" Fletcher 1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point Pete 1932
100% Platinum Blonde Reporter 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Six Hood 1931
No Score Yet Two Gun Man Actor 1931
No Score Yet Air Police Spike 1931
No Score Yet Range Law Cleve 1931
No Score Yet Borrowed Wives Mac - the Cop 1930
No Score Yet West Of The Rainbow's End Actor 1926
No Score Yet Dangerous Traffic Marc Brandon 1926

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