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Tom Tryon

Tom Tryon

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

Lowest Rated: 37% 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."

Highest rated movies

86% I Married a Monster From Outer Space
60% The Glory Guys
47% The Cardinal
37% In Harm's Way

Photos

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, 1957 I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Gloria Talbott, Tom Tryon, 1958 I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, 1958 THE CARDINAL, Tom Tryon, 1963 THE CARDINAL, Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, 1963 THE GLORY GUYS, from left: Senta Berger, Tom Tryon, 1965 I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, 1958 MOON PILOT, Tom Tryon, Charlie the Chimp, 1962. ©Walt Disney. THE STORY OF RUTH, Tom Tryon, Elana Eden, 1960, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE STORY OF RUTH, Tom Tryon, 1960, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THREE VIOLENT PEOPLE, Tom Tryon, 1956 THE UNHOLY WIFE, Diana Dors, Tom Tryon, 1957 THE UNHOLY WIFE, Tom Tryon, 1957 THE UNHOLY WIFE, from left, Tom Tryon, Diana Dors, 1957 THE UNHOLY WIFE, Tom Tryon, 1957 THE STORY OF RUTH, Tom Tryon, Elana Eden, 1960, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, from left: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, 1958 MARINES, LET'S GO!, Tom Tryon (bottom), 1961. TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE UNHOLY WIFE, Diana Dors, Tom Tryon, 1957 MARINES, LET'S GO!, Tom Tryon (center of frame), 1961. TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 66% The Other Writer - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Color Me Dead Frank Bigelow (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 83% Winchester '73 Lin McAdam (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Narco Men The Narco Men (Character) - 1967
60% 33% The Glory Guys Capt. Demas Harrod (Character) - 1965
37% 79% In Harm's Way Mac McConnell (Character) - 1965
47% 66% 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 72% 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
86% 57% I Married a Monster From Outer Space Bill Farrell (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall of the House of Usher Roderick (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife San Sanders (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 59% 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

Credit
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 Virginian Kevin Doyle (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Bill Riddle (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Mark Hanford (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957