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Tom Kennedy appeared in The Rifleman thirteen times ― 'Death Never
Rides Alone' as one of the townsmen at the saloon -
as one of the townsmen - 'Gun Shy' as a the townsman/man getting off
of the stage - 'The Decision' as one of the townsmen -
Executioner' as the man reading the newspaper -
'Day of Reckoning'
as a churchgoer - 'Guilty Conscience' as one of the townsmen -
'Which Way'd They Go?' as a barfly -
'Outlaw's Shoes' as one of
the townsmen - 'The Challenge' as one of the townsmen -
Blind' as one of the townsmen - 'A Young Man's Fancy' as one of
the townsmen - 'End of the Hunt' as one of the townsmen.
You can see Tom in
Rifleman many times, probably more times then listed. He
always went unaccredited, but not here at the ranch.
Tom is the father of Don Kennedy,
another character actor you can see here at the ranch.
Tom Kennedy was born July 15, 1885, New York City, New York
He died October 6, 1965, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California of
Once a boxer, this brawny character actor began his film career early
in the silent movie era. Although Tom never
became a star, Tom's face is almost as familiar to movie goers as
their own. He frequently played big, dumb, likable,
working-class types as in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop
(1937). He almost became a policeman,
but turned to professional boxing. He came to Hollywood in
1915 from his native New York after a career as a heavyweight boxer.
He made his film debut in 1915 in One Round Hogan.
a one time Keystone Kop who career as a movie actor spanned nearly
fifty years. He also worked with W. C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy in
a career that lasted until his death at the age of 80.
Tom Kennedy in.....
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this
character his credit due!
Character Actors Index Page
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch