Thomas Hunter (actor)
Thomas O'Driscoll Hunter|
December 19, 1932
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
December 27, 2017 (aged 85)|
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Thomas O'Driscoll Hunter (December 19, 1932 – December 27, 2017) was an American actor known for work in Spaghetti Westerns and as a Hollywood screenwriter. He was also the founder of the New England Repertory Company.
He entered film in a small role in Blake Edwards' What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966). After completing the film, a chance meeting with Dino De Laurentiis led him to be invited to star as the lead in The Hills Run Red leading him to a career in European cinema with guest appearances in American television series. His dissatisfaction with European cinema led him to found the New England Repertory Company.
Hunter has published two books: "Softly Walks the Beast", an end-of-the-world story that takes place in the not-too-distant future and centers on a dwindling community of smart and resourceful people on a college campus, struggling against the horrible and seemingly unstoppable after-effects of a nuclear war. "Softly Walks the Beast" was first published in 1982 and a second edition was published in 2014.
In 2015, Hunter published "Memoirs of a Spaghetti Cowboy: Tales of Oddball Luck and Derring-Do", which chronicles his life and details his adventures starring in numerous "spaghetti westerns" and other foreign productions while living in Rome.
- "Thomas O'Driscoll Hunter". The Sun Chronicle. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
- Grainger, Julian Thomas Hunter Interview Spaghetti Cinema