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      Kenneth Tobey

      Kenneth Tobey

      Highest Rated: 91% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 38% Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

      Birthday: Mar 23, 1917

      Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

      Solid character actor who also played a few action leads in 1950s films and TV. Tobey began playing bit parts shortly after WWII (a police photographer in Robert Siodmak's noir, "The File on Thelma Jordan," and a sentry in Henry King's war drama, "Twelve O'Clock High," both 1949). His first of a handful of leading roles in features came in one of his best-remembered films, the suspenseful science-fiction classic, "The Thing" (1951). As would be common for much of the rest of his career, Tobey played a dependable, unspectacular, heroic sort, in this case, the captain of a remote frozen outpost whose crew is being killed off by a thawed, murderous monster.

      Highest rated movies

      The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
      The Candidate
      Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
      The Thing
      Innerspace
      Walking Tall
      Angel Face
      I Was a Male War Bride

      Photos

      THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Dewey Martin, William Self, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 THE SEARCH FOR BRIDEY MURPHY, Kenneth Tobey, Teresa Wright, 1956 THE THING, Dewey Martin, William Self, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 STRANGE INVADERS, Diana Scarwid (pointing), Kenneth Tobey, 1983, © Orion THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Robert Cornthwaite, Dewey Martin, James Young, Kenneth Tobey, John Dierkes, Paul Frees, 1951 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, John Dierkes, Edmund Breon, James Young, 1951 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, James Young, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer, William Self, Paul Frees, Robert Cornthwaite, William Neff, John Dierkes, 1951 THE THING, Dewey Martin, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Nichols, Douglas Spencer, James Young, 1951 THE THING, Dewey Martin, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer, William Self, 1951 THE THING, Dewey Martin, Douglas Spencer, Robert Cornthwaite, John Dierkes, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 THE THING, Dewey Martin, John Dierkes, Robert Nichols, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, James Young, Douglas Spencer, 1951 THE THING, Robert Nichols, Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Dewey Martin, Douglas Spencer, James Young, 1951 MARLOWE, from left: James Garner, Carroll O'Connor, Kenneth Tobey, Jackie Coogan (lying down), 1969 THE THING, James Young, Margaret Sheridan, Douglas Spencer, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, William Self, Kenneth Tobey, 1951 IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, 1955 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer, James Young, Dewey Martin, 1951 A TIME FOR KILLING, Kenneth Tobey, Glenn Ford, 1967. THE THING, Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, 1951

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 22% The Naked Monster Col. Patrick Hendry (Character) - 2005
      40% 24% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Smitty (Character) $58.7M 1992
      No Score Yet 33% Ghost Writer Cop 2 (Character) - 1989
      38% 30% Big Top Pee-wee Sheriff (Character) $14.9M 1988
      No Score Yet 18% Freeway Monsignor Kavanaugh (Character) $106.0K 1988
      82% 65% Innerspace Man in Restroom (Character) $25.9M 1987
      No Score Yet 30% The Lost Empire Capt. Hendry (Character) - 1984
      67% 33% Strange Invaders Arthur Newman (Character) - 1983
      74% 60% The Howling Older cop (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 67% Hero at Large Firechief (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Mohr (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready Oliver (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Buick Driver (Character) - 1976
      67% 62% W.C. Fields and Me Parker (uncredited) (Character) - 1976
      47% 68% Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Carl Donahue (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 71% Homebodies Construction Boss (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Squad Hartman (Character) - 1974
      77% 71% Walking Tall Augie McCullah (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee, Tea or Me Captain (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alpha Caper Police Captain (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 45% Rage Col. Alan A. Nickerson (Character) - 1972
      89% 74% The Candidate Floyd J. Starkey (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Gen. Dawson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Hearts Fisherman (Character) - 1972
      63% 63% Billy Jack Deputy Mike (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Sky Capt. Wilson (Character) - 1971
      63% 53% Marlowe Sgt. Fred Beifus (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 37% 40 Guns to Apache Pass Cpl. Bodine (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 60% Stark Fear Kane (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 46% X-15 Col. Craig Brewster (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 60% Seven Ways From Sundown Texas Ranger Lieutenant Herly (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Six-Gun Law Unknown (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 35% Cry Terror Agent Frank Cole (Character) - 1958
      67% 40% Jet Pilot Sergeant (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 29% The Vampire Sheriff Buck Donnelly (Character) - 1957
      87% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Bat Masterson (Character) - 1957
      40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Capt. Herbert Allen Hazard (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Vampire Sheriff Buck Donnelly (Character) - 1957
      71% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Lt. Hank Mahoney (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 55% The Great Locomotive Chase Anthony Murphy (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steel Jungle Dr. Lewy (Character) - 1956
      60% 39% It Came From Beneath the Sea Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn Monk Claxton (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 47% Down Three Dark Streets FBI Agent Zack Stewart (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Ring of Fear Shreveport (Character) - 1954
      73% 50% The Bigamist Tom Morgan (Character) - 1953
      91% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Col. Jack Evans (Character) - 1953
      77% 77% Angel Face Bill Crompton (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 60% Rawhide Lt. Wingate (Character) - 1951
      87% 73% The Thing Captain Patrick Hendry (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Missile Crewman Pete McEvoy (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 72% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Det. Fowler (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 60% Task Force Capt. Ken Willliamson (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
      76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Red, Seaman (uncredited) (Character) - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rurigan (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Father Cusack (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files University Police Chief Max Kilmore (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Barrett (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Sheriff Kenney (Guest Star) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sheriff Wells (Guest Star) 1970 1972-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story McWalters (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ed Terrall (Guest Star) 1960 1964 1969 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sgt. Fred Macklin (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Luke Moran (Guest Star) 1960 1962 1967 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Asst. District Attorney Alvin (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Coach Jarech (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Reed Amherst (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Jeff (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Cash Harcourt (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954