Tommy Cook (actor)

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Tommy Cook
Tommy-Cook-actor-in-2015.jpg
Cook in 2015.
Born (1930-07-05) July 5, 1930 (age 88)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1937–1983
Children Mikhael Cook

Tommy Cook (born July 5, 1930) is an American producer, screenwriter and actor (as well as former child actor) of films, television and radio.[1] He also came up with the story for the 1977 disaster film Rollercoaster, starring George Segal. Cook also voiced "Augie" Anderson and Biff on Hanna-Barbera's animated series The Funky Phantom and Jabberjaw.

Film[edit]

Cook played a villainous tribesboy opposite Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, a "nice native lad" in Jungle Girl (a serial), and Little Beaver in the serial version of Adventures of Red Ryder.[2]

He would later help write and produce Rollercoaster, as well as Players, starring Ali McGraw.

Radio and television[edit]

Cook played Little Beaver on the radio series Red Ryder.[3] He also played Alexander on Blondie and Junior on The Life of Riley.[4]

On television, Cook had voice-over roles on animated series such as Kid Flash on The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, Augie on The Funky Phantom and Biff on Jabberjaw.

Military service[edit]

In the 1950s, Cook was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
1940 Adventures of Red Ryder Little Beaver
1941 Mr. District Attorney Newspaper boy
Jungle Girl Kimbu
1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti Riki
1943 Hi, Buddy Spud Winslow
Good Luck, Mr. Yates Johnny Zaloris
1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War Barry
The Suspect Child violinist
1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland Chito, as a boy
A Thousand and One Nights Salim
The Gay Senorita Paco
Strange Holiday Tommy, the newsboy
1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Kimba
Song of Arizona Chip Blaine
Gallant Journey Cutty
Humoresque Phil Boray, as a child
1947 The Homestretch Pablo Artigo
1948 Michael O'Halloran Joey
Cry of the City[6] Tony Rome
1949 Daughter of the West Ponca
Bad Boy[7] Floyd
The Kid from Cleveland Dan Hudson
1950 The Vicious Years Mario
Panic in the Streets Vince Poldi
American Guerrilla in the Philippines Miguel
1952 Rose of Cimarron Willie, as a boy
The Battle at Apache Pass Little Elk
1953 Stalag 17 Prisoner of war
Clipped Wings Recruit
1954 Thunder Pass Rogers
1955 Battle Cry Cpl. Zilch
Canyon Crossroads Mickey Rivers
Teen-Age Crime Wave Mike Denton
1956 Mohawk Keoga
1957 Night Passage Howdy Sladen
1958 High School Hellcats Freddie
Missile to the Moon Gary Fennell
1959 Alaska Passage Hubie
1962 When the Girls Take Over Razmo
1964 Send Me No Flowers Paul Pendergrass
1971 The Gatling Gun Pvt. Elwood
1972 The Thing with Two Heads Priest

Radio[edit]

Animation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Mosely "Tommy" Cook". Zenith City Online. 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim (2001). The Great Radio Heroes, rev. ed. McFarland. p. 218. ISBN 9780786408504. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Clark, Ethel (September 13, 1942). "Ethel Clark's Radio Flashes". Utah, Ogden. Ogden Standard-Examiner. p. 10. Retrieved February 5, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Nachman, Gerald (2000). Raised on Radio. University of California Press. p. 483. ISBN 9780520223035. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Fidler, Jimmy (April 18, 1954). "In Hollywood". Louisiana, Monroe. Monroe Morning World. p. 29. Retrieved February 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "'Cry of the City' Rates Deserved Superlatives". Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. The Evening News. October 15, 1948. p. 22. Retrieved February 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Capitol". Pennsylvania, Shamokin. Shamokin News-Dispatch. January 6, 1950. p. 9. Retrieved February 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

Bibliography[edit]

  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 169.

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