Kenneth Tobey

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1917 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

Bob 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Body Shot 1993 (Movie)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Desire & Hell at Sunset Motel 1992 (Movie)

Captain Holiday (Actor)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

Ghost Writer 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Projectionist (Actor)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

Man in Restroom (Actor)

The Lost Empire 1984 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

Arthur Newman (Actor)

The Howling 1981 (Movie)

Older Cop (Actor)

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Neubauer--Air Controller (Actor)

Hero at Large 1980 (Movie)

Fire Chief (Actor)

The Murder That Wouldn't Die 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Nowhere to Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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MacArthur 1977 (Movie)

Admiral Halsey (Actor)

Baby Blue Marine 1976 (Movie)

Buick Driver (Actor)

W.C. Fields and Me 1976 (Movie)

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Clinic on 18th Street 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Homebodies 1974 (Movie)

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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1973 (Movie)

Donohue (Actor)

Walking Tall 1973 (Movie)

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Ben 1972 (Movie)

Engineer (Actor)

Rage 1972 (Movie)

Colonel Nickerson (Actor)

The Candidate 1972 (Movie)

Starkey (Actor)

Billy Jack 1971 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

Breakout 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Long Ride Home 1966 (Movie)

Sergeant Cleehan (Actor)

X - 15 1961 (Movie)

Colonel Craig Brewster (Actor)

Seven Ways From Sundown 1960 (Movie)

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Cry Terror! 1958 (Movie)

Frank Cole (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Bat Masterson (Actor)

Jet Pilot 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

The Wings of Eagles 1957 (Movie)

Herbert Allen Hazard (Actor)

Frontier 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 (Movie)

Anthony Murphy (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Sergeant Mahoney (Actor)

The Search For Bridey Murphy 1956 (Movie)

Rex Simmons (Actor)

The Vampire 1956 (Movie)

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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 1955 (Movie)

Jocko (Actor)

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier 1955 (Movie)

Colonel Jim Bowie (Actor)

It Came From Beneath the Sea 1955 (Movie)

Pete Matthews (Actor)

Rage at Dawn 1955 (Movie)

Monk Claxton (Actor)

Down Three Dark Streets 1954 (Movie)

Zack Stewart (Actor)

Angel Face 1953 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

The Bigamist 1953 (Movie)

Tom Morgan (Actor)

The Thing 1951 (Movie)

Captain Patrick Hendrey (Actor)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 (Movie)

Det. Fowler (Actor)

I Was a Male War Bride 1949 (Movie)

Seaman (Actor)

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

Sentry (Actor)

Coffee, Tea or Me? (TV Show)

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Davy Crockett (TV Show)

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Fireball Forward (TV Show)

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Marlowe (Movie)

Sgt. Fred Beifus (Actor)

Terror in the Sky (TV Show)

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The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (Movie)

Col. Jack Evans (Actor)

The Crooked Hearts (TV Show)

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The Death Squad (TV Show)

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The Gunfighter (Movie)

Swede (Actor)

The Stratton Story (Movie)

Detroit Player (Actor)

This Time for Keeps (Movie)

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When Willie Comes Marching Home (Movie)

Lt. K. Geiger (Actor)

Wild and Wooly (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Milestones

1969

First TV-movie, "Breakout"

1967

Returned to features in the Westerns, "The Long Ride Home" and "Forty Guns to Apache Pass"

1965

Played Dick on the short-lived CBS serial drama, "Our Private World", a primetime version of the network's daytime drama, "As the World Turns"

1962

Last feature film for several years, "Stark Fear"

1954

Played Jim Bowie in the five-part ABC adventure series, "Davy Crockett", starring Fess Parker in the title role

1951

Played first leading role in features in one of his best-remembered films, the science-fiction classic, "The Thing/The Thing from Another World"

1947

Feature film debut, "Dangerous Venture"

Starred as Chuck Martin in the syndicated TV adventure series, "The Whirlybirds"

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