Tommy Norden

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Tommy Norden
Flipper Tommy Norden 1965.jpg
Tommy Norden, circa 1965.
Born (1952-09-25) September 25, 1952 (age 63)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961-75

Tommy Norden (born September 25, 1952, New York City) is a former American actor.


Tommy Norden is best known for his years playing Bud Ricks, the red-haired, younger brother of Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin) on the television series Flipper. Other performances include a minor role in the film Five Miles to Midnight (1962), as well as roles on the TV series Naked City (1961), Search for Tomorrow (1971–1973), where he played Dr. Gary Walton, and The Secrets of Isis. Norden left acting in order to pursue the family business.

Tommy Norden also appeared in a Stove Top Stuffing commercial sometime in the 1970s or 1980s. It was the commercial with the young man working under a car (possibly a Ford Mustang). The tagline on the commercial was, "Stove Top Stuffing, I'm staying!".

Norden presently owns an executive recruiting company in New York City, and appeared at Miami Seaquarium's 40th anniversary celebration of Flipper.[1]

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