Cameron Thor

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Cameron Thor
Born (1960-03-17) March 17, 1960 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film director, acting coach
Years active 1984–2014
Website Carter Thor Studio

Cameron Thor (born March 17, 1960)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and acting coach. He is best known for his appearance in the film Jurassic Park as Lewis Dodgson and Hook.

Career[edit]

Thor appeared in the 1991 films Hook and Curly Sue. He is best known for playing Lewis Dodgson in the 1993 film Jurassic Park. Thor had originally auditioned for the role of Ian Malcolm. While his character was a major part of the sequel novel, The Lost World, the character was left out of the film adaptation.[2] He then worked as an acting coach in Los Angeles. He and his wife Alice Carter co-own Carter Thor Studio.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Summer Seaweed Television film
1986 Modern Girls DJ #1
1988 War Party Lindquist
1988 Punchline Audience Participant
1991 Curly Sue Maitre d'
1991 Hook Ron
1992 A Few Good Men Commander Lawrence
1993 Jurassic Park Lewis Dodgson
1994 Clear and Present Danger DEA Surveillance Agent
2001 Comforters, Miserable Father Ken
2002 Windtalkers Mertens
2002 Heroes Detective Crawford
2005 Undiscovered Cameron
2013 Ring of Fire Doctor Renner Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tanner '88 Secret Serviceman Episode: "Child's Play"
1988 Freddy's Nightmares Gary Episode: "Freddy's Tricks and Treats"
1988 China Beach Chaplain Episode: "X-Mas Chn. Bch. VN, '67"
1990 Matlock Paul Knight Episode: "The Student"
1992 Mann & Machine Phillipp Kurvers Episode: "Torch Song"
1992 Cheers Marketing Analyst Episode: "The King of Beers"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Narik 2 episodes
1995 SeaQuest DSV Dumont Episode: "Destination Terminal"
1999 The Net Randall Weathers Episode: "Eye-see-you.com"

Personal life[edit]

Thor is married to Alice Carter and has a son.[4]

Child sexual assault allegations[edit]

On June 4, 2014, he was charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office. He was bailed for $2.6 million, later reduced to $1 million.[5] The Los Angeles District Attorney's office filed 14 counts against Thor, including kidnapping and sexual assault against a minor, specifically a 13-year-old girl who sought acting lessons. The District Attorney alleges that Thor gave the girl "a controlled substance ... marijuana" and sexually assaulted her. Thor pleaded not guilty to all 14 counts.[6]

The alleged victim, Jordyn Ladell, named herself in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter shortly before the start of Thor's trial.[7] Thor's trial began on August 17, 2015.[8] At that time, 13 of the charges against him had been dropped in recent weeks. The only remaining charge was performing a lewd act on a child.[3] The jury began deliberations after the trial ended on August 25.[8] The next day, he was found guilty.[4] In October, Thor's sentencing was postponed until November 20. That same month, Thor hired defense attorney Mark Geragos, to replace his previous lawyer.[9] On November 20, Thor's sentencing was postponed again until January 8, 2016.[10] On January 8, Thor's sentencing was delayed until February 29, after Geragos filed a motion for a new trial based on insufficient evidence and "ineffective assistance of counsel".[9] In March 2016, the judge denied Geragos' requests and reaffirmed the guilty verdict.[11] On April 27, 2016, Thor was sentenced to six years in state prison.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Thor, born 03/17/1960". California Birth Index. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ de Semlyen, Nick (September 2013). "Jurassic Park 20th Anniversary: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" (PDF). Empire. p. 3. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Scott (August 19, 2015). "Cameron Thor Trial: Testimony Begins in Acting Coach's Sexual Assault Case". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Top acting coach and Jurassic Park actor found GUILTY of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student". Daily Mail. August 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "'Jurassic Park' Actor Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Teen". The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Busch, Anita (July 14, 2014). "Update: LA Acting Coach Pleads Not Guilty In Kidnapping & Sexual Assault Case". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Scott (April 20, 2015). "A Beloved Acting Coach, a Teen Girl and Sexual Assault Charges: Cameron Thor's Accuser Breaks Silence". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Robb, David (August 25, 2015). "Cameron Thor Child Molestation Trial Goes To Jury". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Robb, David (October 9, 2015). "Cameron Thor Sentencing Postponed As Acting Coach Hires Mark Geragos". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Robb, David (November 20, 2015). "As Acting Coach Cameron Thor Faces 13 Years In Prison, Questions Arise About His Sex Assault Case & Conviction". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Johnson, Scott (April 25, 2016). "Cameron Thor Sexual Assault Sentencing Set For This Week". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ Johnson, Scott (April 27, 2016). "Acting Coach Cameron Thor Sentenced to 6 Years Over Sexual Misconduct With 13-Year-Old". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 

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