Tom Tryon

Tom Tryon

Highest Rated: 86% I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

Lowest Rated: 36% In Harm's Way (1965)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1926

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Tall, ruggedly handsome leading man of the 1950s and 60s who after a 16-year career gave up acting in 1971 to write the best-selling novels "Crowned Heads" and "Harvest Home." After beginning in a stock theatre company as a set painter and assistant manager, and later becoming a production assistant with NBC-TV, the Yale-educated Tryon entered film in 1955 with "Scarlet Hour." He appeared in mostly forgettable fare including "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" (1958) (as a stone-faced alien), and as the title character in the 1958 Walt Disney TV series "Texas John Slaughter." The height of his acting career was the starring role in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963). In 1971, Tryon wrote the highly popular, supernatural thriller "The Other," which he adapted to the screen the following year, and then switched full time to his eventually more successful writing career. His novel "Harvest Home" was made into a 1978 TV movie "The Dark Secret of Harvest Home," and his "Crowned Heads" was adapted in part for the 1978 Billy Wilder film, "Fedora."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 65% The Other Writer - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Color Me Dead Frank Bigelow (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winchester '73 Lin McAdam (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Narco Men The Narco Men (Character) - 1967
36% 81% In Harm's Way Mac McConnell (Character) - 1965
60% 31% The Glory Guys Capt. Demas Harrod (Character) - 1965
50% 67% The Cardinal Stephen Fermoyle (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 55% Moon Pilot Capt. Richmond Talbot (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marines, Let's Go Pfc. Skip Roth (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% The Story of Ruth Mahlon (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Geronimo's Revenge Texas John Slaughter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval Texas John Slaughter (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall of the House of Usher Roderick (Character) - 1958
86% 57% I Married a Monster From Outer Space Bill Farrell (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife San Sanders (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 62% Three Violent People Beauregard "Cinch" Saunders (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Hour E.V. "Marsh" Marshall (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screaming Eagles Pvt. Mason (Character) - 1956

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Bill Riddle (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957

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