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Tom Tryon ACTOR


Tom Tryon was born on January 14th, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut to Arthur Lane Tryon.  After high school, he joined the United States navy and served until 1946.  Upon completing his military service he decided to embark on a career in acting.
His career began as a stage actor joining the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.  He worked as an actor as well as designing the sets and behind the scenes work.  After gaining some experience he began to appear in such Broadway productions as, "Wish You Were Here" (1952).
Soon Tryon made the move west to Hollywood to try and break into the film industry.  His film debut was in 1956 in, "The Scarlet Hour" followed by roles in, "Screaming Eagles" and "Three Violent People" (both 1956).
He became most well known for his role on the Disney television series, "Texas John Slaughter" (1958).  Other credits he added to his resume over the course of his career were roles in the films, "Three Violent People" (1956) starring Charlton Heston and Anne Baxter, "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" (1958), "Something's Got to Give" (1962), "Moon Pilot" (1962), "The Longest Day" (1962) and "In Harm's Way" (1965) both starring a host of great actors including John Wayne and Henry Fonda, "The Glory Guys" (1965) and "Winchester '73" (1967) starring James Stewart and Stephen McNally.  In 1963, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film, "The Cardinal" portraying a Catholic Priest. 
Along with film roles he has appeared on numerous television series such as, "Frontier", "The Restless Gun", "Wagon Train", "The Big Valley", "Matinee Theater", "Dr. Kildare" and "The Virginian".
In addition to acting, he decided in 1971 to write his own horror novel titled, "The Other" which was later made into a film, which he wrote and produced.  After this experience, his last acting role was in 1971 in, "The Horseman" and then he decided to switch careers and focus on writing horror and mystery novels.  Some of his novels include, "Crowned Heads", "Lady", "The Night of the Moonbow" and "Night magic.  
Tom Tryon passed away at the age of sixty five on September 4th, 1991 from stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California.  He married only one time to Ann Noyes in 1955 and they remained together for only three years.  He did not re-marry, although he had various relationships and at one point was involved with Calvin Culver, known as Casey Donovan who worked as a gay pornography actor.   


1971   The Horsemen 

1971   Johnny Got His Gun

1970   PersecuciĆ³n hasta Valencia 

1962-1970  The Virginian

1969   Color Me Dead

1965-1967  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1967   The Road West 

1967   Winchester '73

1966   The Big Valley 

1965   The Glory Guys

1965   In Harm's Way

1965   Kraft Suspense Theatre

1963   The Cardinal

1963   Dr. Kildare

1962   The Longest Day 

1962   Moon Pilot 

1962   Something's Got to Give

1961   Marines, Let's Go 

1958-1961  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1960   The Story of Ruth

1958   I Married a Monster from Outer Space 

1958   The Millionaire

1958   G.E. True Theater 

1958   The Restless Gun 

1958   Wagon Train 

1955-1957  Matinee Theatre 

1957   The Unholy Wife 

1957   Lux Video Theatre

1957   Zane Grey Theater 

1957   Playhouse 90 

1957   The 20th Century-Fox Hour 

1956-1957  Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre

1956   Three Violent People 

1956   Screaming Eagles 

1956   The Scarlet Hour 

1955   Frontier 

1955   The Way of the World

Matinee Classics - In Harm's Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor and Larry Hagman
Matinee Classics - Something's Got to Give starring Marilyn Monroe, Cyd Charisse, Tom Tryon, Alexandra Heilweil, Robert Christopher Morley, Wally Cox, Phil Silvers, John McGiver, Grady Sutton and Eloise Hardt
Matinee Classics - Texas John Slaughter starring Tom Tryon, Harry Carey Jr., Robert Middleton, Norma Moore and Judson Pratt
Matinee Classics - Texas John Slaughter starring Tom Tryon, Harry Carey Jr., Robert Middleton, Norma Moore and Judson Pratt

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