Tom Hennesy

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Tom Hennesy
Born August 4, 1923
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died May 23, 2011 (age 87)
Malibu, California, USA
Occupation Actor, Stuntman

Tom Hennesy, American actor and stuntman. Known for playing the Gill-man (on land and in water) in Revenge of the Creature, the second installment of the Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy.


[1] Tom Hennesy began his movie and TV career as a Stuntman and Actor, while he was in college and playing football at USC. Hennesy played the title role in the classic Universal horror film "Revenge Of The Creature" (the sequel to the Creature From The Black Lagoon). Hennesy served in the United States Navy in World War II. Hennesy acted and performed stunts in numerous John Wayne and John Ford films. Hennesy was the stunt double for many stars, including Rock Hudson, Randolph Scott, Rod Cameron, Jeff Chandler, and more.

Hennesy also worked as a General Secondary, as well as Elementary School Teacher in many Hollywood studios. His celebrity students included, among others, Natalie Wood, Annette Funicello, Paul Anka, Sal Mineo, Tim Considine, Molly Bee, Tommy Rettig, and Lauren Chapin.

Early life[edit]

Hennesy was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.



  • The Mickey Rooney Show - episode - Tiger Mulligan (1954) - Jack Corey
  • The Mickey Rooney Show - episode - The Basketball Star (1955) - Tom
  • Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (1956) - North Fork Counselor
  • 26 Men- episode - Cattle Embargo (1958) - Jeff Conley
  • Colt .45 - episode - Amnesty (1959) - Harry
  • Tales of Wells Fargo - episode - The Barefoot Bandit (1961) - Miller Sledge
  • Thriller - episode - The Return of Andrew Bentley (1961) - The Familiar
  • Gunsmoke - episode - Cody's Code (1962) - Art (uncredited)
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - Taylor's Woman (1962) - Clyde Moss
  • Temple Houston - episode - The Law and Big Annie (1964)
  • Hondo - episode - Hondo and the Comancheros (1967) - Poker Player (uncredited)

Stunt Man (Filmography) (All uncredited)[edit]


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