Tommy Cook


Actor

About

Born
July 05, 1930

Biography

At the age of 11, Tommy Cook kickstarted his acting career. Cook started his acting career landing roles in such films as the Frances Gifford adventure "Jungle Girl" (1941), the James Warren western "Wanderer of the Wasteland" (1945) and the Johnny Weissmuller adventure "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman" (1946). He also appeared in the Glenn Ford drama "Gallant Journey" (1946), "The Home...

Biography

At the age of 11, Tommy Cook kickstarted his acting career. Cook started his acting career landing roles in such films as the Frances Gifford adventure "Jungle Girl" (1941), the James Warren western "Wanderer of the Wasteland" (1945) and the Johnny Weissmuller adventure "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman" (1946). He also appeared in the Glenn Ford drama "Gallant Journey" (1946), "The Homestretch" (1947) with Cornel Wilde and "Cry of the City" (1948) with Victor Mature. He kept working in film throughout the forties and the fifties, starring in "Bad Boy" (1949), the dramatic sports film "The Kid From Cleveland" (1949) with George Brent and the war "An American Guerrilla in the Philippines" (1950) with Tyrone Power. He also appeared in the drama "Panic in the Streets" (1950) with Richard Widmark. Cook continued to exercise his talent in the fifties through the seventies, taking on a mix of projects like "Missile to the Moon" with Richard Travis (1959), "Send Me No Flowers" with Rock Hudson (1964) and "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" (NBC, 1968-1970). His credits also expanded to "Rollercoaster" (1977) starring George Segal. Cook more recently worked on "Players" (1979).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Priest
The Gatling Gun (1972)
Soldier
When the Girls Take Over (1962)
Razmo
Missile to the Moon (1959)
Gary
Alaska Passage (1959)
Hubie
Missle to the Moon (1958)
Gary
Night Passage (1957)
Howdy Sloden
Mohawk (1956)
Keoga
Battle Cry (1955)
Ziltch, Huxley's orderly
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)
Mike Denton
Canyon Crossroads (1955)
Mickey Rivers
Thunder Pass (1954)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Prisoner of war
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
Little Elk
Rose of Cimarron (1952)
Young Willie
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
Miguel
The Vicious Years (1950)
Mario
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Vince
The Kid from Cleveland (1949)
Dan Hudson [also known as "The Kid"]
Daughter of the West (1949)
Ponca
Bad Boy (1949)
Floyd
Michael O'Halloran (1948)
Joey
Cry of the City (1948)
Tony Rome
Humoresque (1947)
Phil Boray, as a child
The Homestretch (1947)
Pablo Artigo
Gallant Journey (1946)
Cutty
Song of Arizona (1946)
Chip Blaine
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
Kimba
The Girl of the Limberlost (1945)
Leon
Strange Holiday (1945)
Newsboy [Tommy]
Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945)
Chito, as a boy
The Gay Senorita (1945)
Paco
The Suspect (1945)
Child violinist
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Salim
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
Boy
Hi, Buddy (1943)
Spud Winslow
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)
Johnny Zaloris
The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)
Riki [Tuttle]
Jungle Girl (1941)
Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Producer (Feature Film)

Players (1979)
Associate Producer
Rollercoaster (1977)
Associate Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Rollercoaster (1977)
Other

Life Events

1939

First radio performance

Family

Fern Jane Cook
Mother
Died April 6, 2001 at age 100.

Bibliography