Tom Smothers

Tommy Smothers

Highest Rated: 100% The Kids Are Alright (1979)

Lowest Rated: 60% Roseanne for President! (2015)

Birthday: Feb 02, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Although best known as his on-stage persona of "Tommy," the gentle but easily irked half of the folk singing duo The Smothers Brothers, actor, writer and musician Tom Smothers was also one of the most socially conscious talents in Hollywood during the 1960s. With younger brother Dick, he formed a musical act that combined easy-going humor with traditional folk songs; their popularity on the nightclub circuit led to their own series, "The Smothers Brothers Show" (CBS, 1965-66). Smothers hit his true stride as an entertainer and social commentator with "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1967-69), which began life as a typical variety program based around the duo's act. But Smothers moved the focus of the show to satiric jabs at the social and political ills of the day, including the war in Vietnam and civil rights. The show came under heavy fire from the network, which censored performances by politically-charged performers and even whole episodes before pulling the plug on the program in 1969. Smothers continued to return to television over the next three decades, both as a solo act and with his brother, though none of his subsequent efforts met the same level of quality as their 1960s variety show. Their contributions to television were largely overshadowed by their enduring popularity as a comedy act, but the 2002 documentary "Smothered" and a special Emmy Award in 2008 served as excellent reminders that Tom Smothers' contributions to the level of political discourse on American television were immeasurable.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 32% Roseanne for President! Himself (Character) $3.7K 2015
79% 44% The Informant! Dwayne Andreas (Character) $33.3M 2009
No Score Yet 55% Once Upon a Mattress King Sextimus (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Cooper (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror at Alcatraz Bones Howard (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 75% Serial Reverend Spike (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Goes the Bride Timothy Westerby (Character) - 1980
100% 88% The Kids Are Alright Himself (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% Silver Bears Donald Luckman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Nice Mess Producer - 1972
No Score Yet 44% Get to Know Your Rabbit Donald Beeman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 50% Alice Through the Looking Glass Tweedledum (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
85% 76% The Simpsons imself (Guest Voice) 2009
75% No Score Yet Life With Bonnie Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van Dyke & Company Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style The Kidnapper (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Steinberg Show Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Unknown (Character) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Himself (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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