Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tom Kennedy (July 15, 1885 – October 6, 1965) was an American actor known for his roles in Hollywood comedies from the silent days, with such producers as Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, mainly supporting lead comedians such as the Marx Brothers, W. C. Fields, Mabel Normand, Shemp Howard, Laurel and Hardy, and the Three Stooges. Kennedy also played dramatic roles as a supporting actor. For over 50 years, from 1915 to 1965, he appeared in over 320 films and television series, often uncredited. His first film was a short black and white comedy His Luckless Love. He was in all nine Torchy Blane films as Gahagan, the poetry-spouting cop whose running line was, "What a day! What a day!" He continued making films right up until his death, his last film being a western The Bounty Killer. Tom Kennedy is often erroneously listed in film sources as the brother of slow-burning comedian Edgar Kennedy. Though the two men were not related, they were apparently good friends, with Tom appearing in many of Edgar's domestic two-reel comedy shorts. Kennedy was also paired with Stooge Shemp Howard for several shorts for Columbia Pictures such as Society Mugs, as well as appearing with the Three Stooges in the films Loose Loot and Spooks!. He was also paired with El Brendel for four shorts, such as Phoney Cronies in 1942. His television appearances included episodes of Perry Mason, Maverick, My Favorite Martian and Gunsmoke.
Name Tom Kennedy
Also Known As
Birthday 1885-07-15
Deathday 1965-10-06
Gender Male
IMDB Tom Kennedy profile on IMDB
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
As: Slim Murphy
1933-03-11
42nd Street...
As: Cop
1942-04-09
Blondie's Blessed Ev...
As: Hype (uncredited)
1933-02-25
Blondie Johnson...
As: Fingers Murdock
1947-08-11
The Pretender...
As: Alonzo
1944-11-17
The Princess and the...
As: Ferdinand / Hammerlo
1945-10-30
Voice of the Whistle...
As: 'Fat' Mike
1940-01-01
Remember the Night...
As: Tim, Bartender
1952-12-10
Invasion, U.S.A....
As: Naga, Mug Who Tails
1948-04-01
Devil's Cargo...
As: Curly Evans
1926-07-24
Mantrap...
As: Tom Rawlings
1918-08-01
Mickey...
As: Gahagan
1937-01-02
Smart Blonde...
As: Police Sergeant
1943-11-19
Campus Rhythm...
As: Referee #1 (uncredit
1946-03-21
The Kid from Brookly...
As: Racetrack Mug (uncre
1950-04-12
Riding High...
As: Gorilla Stand-In Max
1939-07-01
Quiet, Please...
As: Joe
1953-04-02
Loose Loot...
As: Mr. Hyde
1953-06-15
Spooks!...
As: Detective
1937-12-31
Wise Girl...
As: Gahagan
1938-02-05
Blondes at Work...
As: Policeman (uncredite
1937-09-04
Varsity Show...
As: Snoops, the house di
1935-06-14
Alibi Bye Bye...
As: Gahagan
1939-08-12
Torchy Blane.. Playi...
As: Detective Gahagan
1937-11-13
The Adventurous Blon...
As: Detective Gahagan
1938-05-07
Torchy Blane in Pana...
As: Gahagan
1938-11-12
Torchy Gets Her Man...
As: Det. Sgt. Gahagan
1939-02-04
Torchy Blane in Chin...
As: Gahagan
1939-05-13
Torchy Runs for Mayo...
As: Dimples
1938-03-19
He Couldn't Say No...
As: Burke
1932-05-13
The Promoter...
As: Alf
1939-03-21
Society Lawyer...
As: Jasper
1937-07-13
Marry the Girl...
As: Tiny
1937-05-14
Behind The Headlines...
As: Tom Kennedy
1937-04-01
New News...
As: Policeman
1938-02-04
Swing It, Sailor!...
As: Icebox
1938-04-22
Go Chase Yourself...
As: Pinky Brophy
1939-09-15
The Day the Bookies ...
As: Moving Man (uncredit
1947-10-07
Magic Town...
As: Jake - the Ice Man (
1933-01-07
Lawyer Man...
As: Mike, the policeman
1932-09-25
The Crooked Circle...
As: Husky Thug at Party
1935-12-25
The Bride Comes Home...
As: Detective Burke
1930-06-15
The Fall Guy...
As: Potatoes
1944-04-25
And the Angels Sing...
As: Hotel Doorman
1938-06-30
Danger on the Air...
As: Judge Blodgett
1915-12-06
Double Trouble...
As: Detective Casey
1937-09-24
Forty Naughty Girls...
As: Al
1938-01-07
Crashing Hollywood...
As: Pinky
1943-07-17
Petticoat Larceny...
As: Unknown
1935-07-12
Gobs of Trouble...
As: American General (un
1919-03-02
Yankee Doodle in Ber...
As: Detective
1928-05-14
Hold 'Em Yale...
As: Roy Mulligan the Hob
1917-05-13
Her Torpedoed Love...
As: Officer Ryan
1929-09-06
Big News...
As: Noah
1928-08-05
None But the Brave...
As: Pete Ryan
1937-11-12
Living on Love...
As: Sailor Percival Scru
1926-11-06
We're in the Navy No...
As: Sergeant
1926-02-22
Behind the Front...
As: Mr. Adamson
1947-12-07
Dangerous Years...
As: Bugs
1937-07-23
The Big Shot...
As: Jokester with Firecr
1931-11-14
Flying High...
As: Barkeeper (uncredite
1943-06-23
Dixie...
As: Campus Guard
1935-08-02
Old Man Rhythm...
As: Property Man
1928-03-03
Tillie's Punctured R...
As: Jim Magooney
1937-06-08
The Case of the Stut...
As: Unknown
1935-03-01
Gum Shoes...
As: Tom Murphy
1940-03-14
Millionaire Playboy...
As: Dan's Henchman
1916-04-30
His Bitter Pill...
As: Recruiting Sergeant
1932-09-17
Pack Up Your Trouble...
As: Mike Claurens
1939-01-06
The Long Shot...
As: Joy Lane Manager (un
1939-08-18
These Glamour Girls...
As: Grantly
1940-07-11
Sporting Blood...
As: Tom
1941-12-25
Sweet Spirits of the...
As: I. Katchum (uncredit
1951-12-13
Fraidy Cat...
As: I. Katchum (archive
1955-11-24
Hook a Crook...
As: Joe
1946-04-11
Jiggers, My Wife...
As: Tom
1946-09-19
Society Mugs...
As: Jonathan Batts
1945-10-04
Where the Pest Begin...
As: Dugan
1941-09-30
Sailors on Leave...
As: Westinghouse
1943-03-26
Hit Parade of 1943...
As: Logger
1936-03-12
The Country Doctor...
As: Bouncer at Pago Pago
1936-08-20
Hollywood Boulevard...
As: Gahagan
1937-06-19
Fly Away Baby...
As: Sergeant (uncredited
1943-03-12
Dixie Dugan...
As: Dan Ellis
1925-11-29
The Best Bad Man...
As: Bouncer (uncredited)
1959-03-18
Some Like It Hot...
As: Kennedy
1943-04-16
Taxi, Mister...
As: Tom Kennedy
1943-06-24
Stage Door Canteen...
As: Crusher McGee
1934-12-14
The Dancing Milliona...
As: Bartender
1945-11-16
Man Alive...
As: Chopper
1940-04-27
An Angel from Texas...
As: The Blacksmith (uncr
1926-10-23
The Better 'Ole...
As: Jard Harmon
1931-08-08
Caught...
As: Kutayt
1920-11-14
Kismet...
As: Beavers (uncredited)
1934-06-01
Hollywood Party...
As: Lucky
1944-09-08
Moonlight and Cactus...
As: Moving Man
1932-05-14
Huddle...
As: Bill Clemons
1928-11-11
Marked Money...
As: Hood (uncredited)
1951-03-01
M...
As: Petunia
1940-08-24
Flowing Gold...
As: Tom
1932-10-30
Night After Night...
As: Police Sergeant Hand
1938-03-31
Making the Headlines...
As: Doorman (uncredited)
1929-09-16
Happy Days...
As: Tom
1936-12-18
Grandma's Buoys...
As: Bartender (uncredite
1931-04-29
Iron Man...
As: Hot Dog Stand Propri
1936-06-17
Poppy...
As: Murphy
1940-06-21
Pop Always Pays...
As: Customer (uncredited
1943-12-24
True to Life...
As: Josh, the Station Ma
1948-11-11
Thunder in the Pines...
As: Big Tom
1952-06-15
Gold Fever...
As: Joe 'Uncle Ed' Schul
1934-08-31
Down to Their Last Y...
As: Tom
1936-12-13
Midnight Blunders...
As: Masseur
1940-04-18
Curtain Call...
As: Bartender Tom
1949-11-11
Square Dance Jubilee...
As: Slugs (uncredited)
1935-10-08
She Couldn't Take It...
As: Court Information Cl
1949-06-11
The Judge Steps Out...
As: Officer Murphy
1947-07-26
The Case Of The Baby...
As: Manager
1929-05-03
Glad Rag Doll...
As: Gazotti's Butler Joe
1933-09-08
Penthouse...
As: Unknown
1935-06-01
Stage Frights...
As: Unknown
1936-01-23
Just Speeding...
As: Unknown
1936-12-20
Free Rent...
As: Tom
1937-08-06
Bury the Hatchet...
As: Unknown
1937-09-30
Calling All Curtains...
As: Tom Kennedy
1938-01-21
Fiddling Around...
As: Tom
1938-07-01
Halfway to Hollywood...
As: Police Station Serge
1947-09-01
The Burning Cross...
As: Cabbie
1940-10-29
Mexican Spitfire Out...
As: Colorado Detective
1931-08-06
Young as You Feel...
As: Bartender
1937-06-16
Slave Ship...
As: Himself
1938-02-07
Breakdowns of 1938...
As: Bruiser
1947-01-02
The Mighty McGurk...
As: Gus
1941-05-27
Angels with Broken W...
As: Sheriff Judson
1941-11-28
The Mexican Spitfire...
As: Joe the Villa Luigi
1942-09-17
Mexican Spitfire's E...
As: French Bouncer (uncr
1933-06-30
Cross Fire...
As: Oliveros Gaucho (unc
1927-04-01
Senorita...
As: Butch
1949-04-22
The Mutineers...
As: Cop
1943-09-01
So's Your Uncle...
As: Sheriff Blake
1933-08-24
Man of the Forest...
As: Bartender
1948-12-24
The Paleface...
As: Unknown
1932-12-16
Fish Feathers...