R. H. Thomson

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R.H. Thomson
Born Robert Holmes Thomson
(1947-09-24) September 24, 1947 (age 68)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Laurie Matheson [1]
Children Two sons, Macintosh and Andrew
Website RHThomson.ca

Robert Holmes "R. H." Thomson, CM (born September 24, 1947) is a Canadian television, film and stage actor.

Thomson was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, and the National Theatre School. His own play The Lost Boys was staged at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in March 2000 and at Canadian Stage in February 2002. Thomson has also hosted programming for CBC Radio and CBC Television. In 2010, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.[2] In May 2015 Thomson received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Eric Peterson performed in his honour at the gala celebrating the laureates at the National Arts Centre.[3]

Thomson has portrayed a number of historical figures including Charlie Grant, Samuel Lount, Edsel Ford, Dr. Frederick Banting, Duncan Campbell Scott, Mitchell Sharp, and James Cross.


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Tyler
1979 L'Homme en colère Borke
1981 Surfacing David
1981 Ticket to Heaven Linc Strunc
1981 Happy Memories Rick
1982 If You Could See What I Hear Will Sly
1983 Snow Jim Short film
1985 Legs of the Lame, TheThe Legs of the Lame Short film
1985 Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem Short film
1985 Vision Quest Kevin
1985 Martin's Day Paul Mennen
1985 Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
1985 Samuel Lount Samuel Lount
1987 And Then You Die Det. Sgt. James McGrath
1987 Wednesday's Children: David Jim Short film
1988 King Chronicle, Part 3: Mackenzie King and the Zombie Army, TheThe King Chronicle, Part 3: Mackenzie King and the Zombie Army
1988 First Season, TheThe First Season Eric Anderson
1990 Defy Gravity Bill Fiddich
1991 Quarrel, TheThe Quarrel Chaim
1993 Inner Mountains, Inner Valleys Short film
1993 Lotus Eaters, TheThe Lotus Eaters Hal Kingswood
1994 Max Andy Blake
1995 Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians Duncan Campbell Scott
1997 Home Game Short film
1997 Silent Cradle David Greg
1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Dr. Issac Solti
1998 Bone Daddy Stone
2000 Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace Knobloch
2006 Find Man Short film
2006 Who Loves the Sun Arthur Bloom
2008 Well Kept Secrets - Athanassia Manuel
2009 Chloe Frank
2010 Whirligig Andre
2011 New Year Terry Cook
2012 Jesus Henry Christ Billy Herman
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Newcomers, TheThe Newcomers Segment: "1911"
1979 An American Christmas Carol Thatcher TV movie
1981 Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper Lee Schatz TV movie
1983 Terry Fox Story, TheThe Terry Fox Story Dr. Simon TV movie
1983 Cornet at Night The Stranger TV movie
1984 Charlie Grant's War Charlie Grant TV movie
1985 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Morgan Episode: "The Crowd"
1986 Marriage Bed, TheThe Marriage Bed Dr. Jeff Reilly TV movie
1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Frank Barsley Episode: "Red Wind"
1987 Stranger in My Bed Dr. Davidson TV movie
1987 Screen Two Episode: "Heaven on Earth"
1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine Edsel Ford TV movie
1987 Moonlighting Dr. Steven 'Steve' Hill Episode: "Tale in Two Cities"
Episode: "Father Knows Last"
1988 Glory Enough for All Dr. Frederick Banting TV movie
1988 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Andrew Jordan Episode: "Last Time Around"
1988 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Dr. Burrell Episode: "Our Selena Is Dying"
1989 Champagne Charlie Robert Morgan TV series
1990 Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher Gerry Allbright TV movie
1990–1996 Road to Avonlea Jasper Dale 17 episodes
1991 Mark Twain and Me Albert Paine TV movie
1992 By Way of the Stars Priest TV miniseries
1993 Bonds of Love Jake Hobart TV movie
1994 Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story, TheThe Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Bill Castellano TV movie
1994 My Breast Luke TV movie
1994 Bizet's Dream Delaborde / Escamillo TV movie
1995 Net Worth Milton Mound TV movie
1996 Murder at My Door Ed McNair TV movie
1999 Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly Ray Marcassi TV movie
1999 Foolish Hearts Other Judge Episode: "The Correct Decision"
1999 P.T. Barnum James Anthony Bailey TV movie
1999 Made in Canada Episode: "It's a Science"
2000 Dinosaur Hunter, TheThe Dinosaur Hunter Rev. Smythe TV movie
2000 Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, TheThe Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Count Nicolai Kugarin Episode: "Rocket to the Moon"
2001 University Harry Copeland TV series
2001 Associates, TheThe Associates Angus MacGregor Episode: "Headfirst Into Hell"
2001 Royal Scandal, TheThe Royal Scandal Mycroft Holmes TV movie
2002 Stork Derby, TheThe Stork Derby Hugh McLean TV movie
2002 Trudeau Mitchell Sharp TV movie
2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Richard Rogers TV movie
2002 Tom Stone Peter Krieghoff Episode: "Deal"
2003 Bugs Reynolds TV movie
2003 Piano Man's Daughter, TheThe Piano Man's Daughter Frederick Wyatt TV movie
2003 Full-Court Miracle Rabbi Lewis TV movie
2004 Human Cargo Peter Fowler TV miniseries
2005 Ten Days to Victory Narrator TV movie
2006 Prairie Giant Dr. Moulds TV miniseries
2006 Population 436 Sheriff Colcutt Video
2006 October 1970 James Richard Cross 8 episodes
2008 Englishman's Boy, TheThe Englishman's Boy Tom Hardwick TV miniseries
2010 Republic of Doyle Francis Chafe Episode: "The Tell-Tale Safe"
2011 King Randall King Episode: "Freddy Boise"





  1. ^ At home with actor R.H. Thomson
  2. ^ Governor General announces 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada
  3. ^ "R. H. Thomson biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  • R. H. Thomson. Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Athabasca University. Access date: 2010-01-25.

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