Thomas “Tom” Tryon was an American film and television actor as well as a novelist. He is best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal, featured roles in the war films The Longest Day and In Harm’s Way with John Wayne, and especially the Walt Disney television character Texas John Slaughter. He later turned to the writing of prose fiction and screenplays, and wrote several science fiction, horror and mystery novels.
|Born:||Thomas Tryon, January 14, 1926, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Died:||September 4, 1991, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Ann Noyes (1955–1958, divorced)|
|IMDb:||Tom Tryon’s IMDb|
About Tom Tryon
Played the role of Texas
He joined the Cape Playhouse in Massachusetts in the late 1940s after five years in the Navy.
He was cast in the 1962 Marilyn Monroe film, Something’s Got to Give, but it was re-cast after her death.
He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Arthur Lane Tryon, a clothier.
Alfred Hitchcock considered him for the role of Sam Loomis in the film, Psycho, which ultimately went to another actor.
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