Thomas Hunter (actor)

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Thomas Hunter (actor)
Born (1932-12-19) December 19, 1932 (age 83)
Savannah, Georgia
Occupation Actor

Thomas Hunter born on December 19, 1932 in Savannah, Georgia 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.[1]


Hunter served in the United States Marine Corps[2] and graduated from the University of Virginia. He studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen.[3]

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 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 disassatifaction with European cinema led him to found the New England Repertory Company.

Selected filmography[edit]



Year Title Role Director
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? American GI #3 Blake Edwards
1966 The Hills Run Red Jerry Brewster / Jim Houston Carlo Lizzani
1966 Death Walks in Laredo Whitey Selby Enzo Peri (it)
1967 Liebesnächte in der Taiga (de) Frank Heller Harald Philipp
1968 Anzio Pvt Andy Edward Dmytryk
1968 The Magnificent Tony Carrera Tony Carrera José Antonio de la Loma (es)
1969 Battle of the Commandos Capt. Kevin Burke Umberto Lenzi
1969 Revenge (it) Richard Marlowe Pino Tosini (it)
1971 The Vampire Happening Jens Larsen Freddie Francis
1971 Madness - Gli occhi della luna (it) Cesare Rau
1971 X312 - Flight to Hell Tom Nilson Jesús Franco
1971 Il sorriso del ragno Massimo Castellani
1971 Carlos Pedro Hans W. Geißendörfer
1971 Equinozio Maurizio Ponzi
1974 Wer stirbt schon gerne unter Palmen (de) Werner Becker Alfred Vohrer
1975 The 'Human' Factor Taylor Edward Dmytryk
1976 The Cassandra Crossing Captain Scott George P. Cosmatos
1976 Cross Shot Turrini Stelvio Massi
1984 The Act The John Sig Shore


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