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Also Known As: Died: October 12, 1991
Born: August 13, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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Veteran character actor in over 200 films. During his decades-long career, Toomey played mainly men-of-action character roles, second-rank good guys or cops variously in the gangster movie "G-Men" (1935), the war drama "Dive Bomber" (1941) and the Western "They Died With Their Boots On" (1942). During the 1950s and 60s, Toomey appeared as a regular on the TV series "Dante's Inferno," "Hey Mulligan," "Richard Diamond," "Burke's Law" (as Gene Barry's sidekick) and "Petticoat Junction."

Veteran character actor in over 200 films. During his decades-long career, Toomey played mainly men-of-action character roles, second-rank good guys or cops variously in the gangster movie "G-Men" (1935), the war drama "Dive Bomber" (1941) and the Western "They Died With Their Boots On" (1942). During the 1950s and 60s, Toomey appeared as a regular on the TV series "Dante's Inferno," "Hey Mulligan," "Richard Diamond," "Burke's Law" (as Gene Barry's sidekick) and "Petticoat Junction."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Evil Town (1987)
2.
 C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) Chief Patterson
3.
4.
 The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) Joe--The Watchman
5.
 The Carey Treatment (1972) Sanderson
6.
 Cover Me Babe (1970) Michael
7.
 Change of Habit (1969) Father Gibbons
8.
 Gunn (1967) "The Bishop"
9.
 The Night of the Grizzly (1966) Cotton Benson
10.
 Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) Bagley
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Milestones close milestones

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Appeared on NY and London stage for five years; toured England in George M Cohan's "Little Nelly Kelly" where severe laryngitis forced the end of his singing career
:
Signed to long-term contract with Paramount-Famous Players-Lasky
1929:
Film debut, "Alibi"
1951:
TV debut on "T.K.O" episode of "Bigelow-Sanford Theatre"
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Education

Peabody High School: -
Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -
University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania - 1921

Notes

"Toomey died so frequently in movies that he once joked that he should be voted 'the mortician's man of the year' and began refusing roles in which he would be killed off." --From People magazine, October 28, 1991.

Served as president to the Motion Picture Permanent Charities Committee.

Toomey was a member of the governing body of the Los Angeles Community Chest.

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wife:
J Kathryn Scott. Married in 1925.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Francis X Toomey.
mother:
Marie Ellen Toomey.
sister:
Othelia Toomey.
sister:
Sarah Toomey.
brother:
Ord Toomey.
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