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Tom Drake

Biography

Actor most widely known for his co-starring function alongside Judy Garland in Match Me personally in St. Louis. He also made an appearance in The Light Cliffs of Dover and Mr. Belvedere Would go to University. He produced his film debut inside our City in 1940 and got jobs in two even more movies that same season in The Mortal Surprise as well as the Howards of Virginia. He previously roles in various other notable films such as for example Mrs. Parkington (1944), The Green Years (1946), and Warlock (1959). He was wedded to Isabelle Dunn from 1945. They divorced significantly less than a season later. He previously a minor function in the Debbie Reynolds automobile The Performing Nun.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth August 5, 1918
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Movie Actor
Education Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Walden University, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Arizona
Nationality American, American
Spouse Isabelle Dunn, Isabelle Dunn
Siblings Claire Alderdice
Awards Sam Adams Award, Sam Adams Award
Movies Meet Me in St. Louis, Words and Music, Warlock, Raintree County, Courage of Lassie, The Green Years, The Sandpiper, The Great Rupert, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, Hills of Home, Red Tomahawk, The Beginning or the End, Johnny Reno, The Howards of Virginia, Cass Timberlane, I'll Be Yours, Maisie Goes to Reno, The Singing Nun, The Bramble Bush, The White Cliffs of Dover, Money, Women and Guns, Two Girls and a Sailor, Faithful in My Fashion, Marriage Is a Private Affair, Sudden Danger, Sangaree, Warkill, FBI Girl, This Man's Navy, Date with Disaster, Alias a Gentleman, Cycle Psycho, Never Trust a Gambler, Scene of the Crime, The Cyclops, Disc Jockey, A Matter of Wife... And Death, Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, Deadly Inheritance, Crackle of Death, The Return of Joe Forrester, The Mad Trapper, House of the Black Death, The Green Hornet, Echo of a Nightmare, Silenced
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Sidelined in his later years as a second hand car salesman.
2Rejected for military service due to a heart murmur.
3Half Scottish, half Norwegian.
4Known as Buddy to family and friends.
5Under contract to MGM during the war years, he will always be remembered as the wholesome "boy next door" that Judy Garland sings about in the musical classic Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of Diamonds1961TV SeriesChris Donohue
Cheyenne1961TV SeriesRandall
Death Valley Days1961TV Series
Assignment: Underwater1961TV SeriesCass Thomas
The Rebel1960-1961TV SeriesTrace Dawes / Sheriff Matt Dunsen
Las Vegas Beat1961TV MovieLeopold
Stagecoach West1960TV SeriesSelby Moss
Lawman1959-1960TV SeriesDr. Sam Burbage / Lou Evans / Frank Judson
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958-1960TV SeriesJohnny Haywood / Victor Kincaid
Zane Grey Theater1960TV SeriesMarshall Dave Harmon
Perry Mason1959-1960TV SeriesRichard Harkens / Cleve Niles
Adventures in Paradise1960TV SeriesJock Underhill
Wichita Town1960TV SeriesRare McCloud
Philip Marlowe1960TV SeriesBill Revere
Rawhide1960TV SeriesHenry Fisher
The Bramble Bush1960Larry McFie
Laramie1960TV SeriesTom Mannering
The Alaskans1960TV SeriesDan Weber
Wagon Train1960TV SeriesDr. John Cannon
U.S. Marshal1960TV SeriesCraig
Riverboat1959TV SeriesHomer Atkins
Bourbon Street Beat1959TV SeriesPaul Adamson
Whirlybirds1958-1959TV SeriesDr. Clark Evans
Warlock1959Abe McQuown
Cimarron City1959TV SeriesSteve Purcell
Mackenzie's Raiders1959TV SeriesTrooper Robert Williams
Money, Women and Guns1958Jess Ryerson
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV SeriesClark Sherrell
Raintree County1957Bobby Drake
The Cyclops1957Lee Brand
Date with Disaster1957Miles Harrington
Lux Video Theatre1953-1957TV SeriesPaul / Leonard Vole / Gary Morgan
The Millionaire1957TV SeriesDr. Alan March
Playhouse 901956TV SeriesJohnny Mark
Studio 571956TV SeriesAlfred Johnson / Joe Madden
Sudden Danger1955Wallace Curtis
Betrayed Women1955Jeff Darrell
Climax!1954-1955TV SeriesAlan / Terry Lennox
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1955TV SeriesJohn Black
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesDr. James Everett
Fireside Theatre1955TV SeriesRobbie
The Ford Television Theatre1954TV SeriesGaston Clairmont
Schlitz Playhouse1952-1954TV SeriesFletcher Craig
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV SeriesBen Adams
Sangaree1953Dr. Roy Darby
The Unexpected1952TV Series
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV Series
FBI Girl1951Carl Chercourt
Disc Jockey1951Johnny
Never Trust a Gambler1951Police Sgt. Ed Donovan
Lights Out1950-1951TV Series
Suspense1950TV SeriesDan Bedell
The Ford Theatre Hour1950TV SeriesGavin Dishart
The Clock1950TV Series
The Great Rupert1950Peter 'Pete' Dingle
Scene of the Crime1949Det. 'C.C.' Gordon
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949Bill Chase
Words and Music1948Richard Rodgers
Hills of Home1948Tammas Milton
Alias a Gentleman1948Johnny Lorgen
Cass Timberlane1947Jamie Wargate
The Beginning or the End1947Matt Cochran
I'll Be Yours1947George Prescott
Faithful in My Fashion1946Jeff Compton
Courage of Lassie1946Sergeant Smitty
The Green Years1946Robert Shannon as a Young Man
Main Street After Dark1945Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
This Man's Navy1945Jess Weaver
Meet Me in St. Louis1944John Truett
Mrs. Parkington1944Ned Talbot
Marriage Is a Private Affair1944Bill Rice
Maisie Goes to Reno1944Bill Fullerton
The White Cliffs of Dover1944Dying American Soldier (uncredited)
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Frank Miller
Northern Pursuit1943Heinzmann (uncredited)
The Howards of Virginia1940James Howard at 16 (as Richard Alden)
The Mortal Storm1940Student in Second Classroom Scene (uncredited)
Our Town1940Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Series
Project U.F.O.1978TV Series
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesHank Desmond
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!1976TV MovieHarry Jensen
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969-1976TV SeriesDave Tillerman / George Appleton / John Kalscheur / ...
Matt Helm1975TV SeriesFred Wells
Medical Story1975TV SeriesRalph Willis
Cop on the Beat1975TV MovieThe golfer
A Matter of Wife... and Death1975TV MoviePaulie Baker
Adam-121972-1975TV SeriesDouglas Hanley / Mr. Wilkinson
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesDon Kibbey
Police Story1974TV SeriesKirk Jackson
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe1974Dr. Adam Forrest
Hec Ramsey1974TV SeriesWill Bannister
Banacek1974TV SeriesRoger Fanshion
Ironside1973TV SeriesLarry Yates
The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander1973Dick Ridelander
Cannon1972TV SeriesBill Penski
Mannix1971TV SeriesPaul Glydor
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1971TV SeriesJohn Kalscheur
The Young Lawyers1971TV SeriesMarkham
City Beneath the Sea1971TV MovieGeneral Putnam
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1970TV SeriesDr. Thompson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1970TV SeriesMr. Corbert
The Boy Who Stole the Elephant1970TV MovieMr. Corbert
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesHarrison Brill
Land of the Giants1970TV SeriesSID Sergeant
Gunsmoke1969TV SeriesBen Hurley
Warkill1968Phil Sutton
Omicidio per vocazione1968Inspector Gerard Greville
Red Tomahawk1967Bill Kane
The Road West1966TV SeriesOliver
The Green Hornet1966TV SeriesDuke Slate
The Wild Wild West1966TV SeriesVincent Reed
The Singing Nun1966Fitzpatrick
Johnny Reno1966Joe Conners
House of the Black Death1965Paul Desard
Combat!1965TV SeriesPvt. Todd
Bonanza1965TV SeriesKirt
Branded1965TV SeriesMajor Tom Rock / Jordan Payne
The Sandpiper1965Walter Robinson
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1965TV SeriesSheriff Dade
Mr. Novak1965TV SeriesPowell
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesMonte
Lassie1965TV SeriesWade Banning
The Lieutenant1964TV SeriesSgt. Lester Curtis
The Dakotas1963TV SeriesCpl. Stephen Agard
77 Sunset Strip1959-1963TV SeriesMike Keene / Owen Harris / Clifford Towne
The Untouchables1962TV SeriesJoe Bomer
Surfside 61962TV SeriesAl Dickens
Hawaiian Eye1961-1962TV SeriesWalter Allen / Radford Taylor
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesHarry

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy1997Video short performer: "The Trolley Song"
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "Manhattan" 1925 - uncredited
Words and Music1948performer: "Manhattan", "With a Song In My Heart"
Two Girls and a Sailor1944"My Mother Told Me" 1944, uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Shower of Stars1955TV SeriesHimself - Actor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryLee Brand
A Life in Words and Music2007Video shortHimself
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Words and Music'
Crackle of Death1974TV MovieDon Kibbey
The Green Hornet1974Duke Slate
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership1949Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

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