Tom Tryon

Born Jan 14, 1926

Tom Tryon was an American film and television actor, best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal (1963) and the Walt Disney television character Texas John Slaughter (1958–1961). He later became a writer and authored several science fiction, horror and mystery novels.… Read More

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1926 Birth Thomas Tryon was born on January 14, 1926, in Hartford, Connecticut, as the son of Arthur Lane Tryon, a clothier and owner of Stackpole, Moore & Tryon. (He is often erroneously identified as the son of silent screen actor Glenn Tryon.)


1943 17 Years Old He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific from 1943 - 1946 during and after World War II. … Read More


1952 26 Years Old Tryon then studied acting at NYC's Neighborhood Playhouse under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner. He appeared in the 1952 original Broadway production of Wish You Were Here, a long-running musical that starred Jack Cassidy, Patricia Marand and Sheila Bond.
1955 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He guest starred in 1955 as Antoine De More in the two-part episode "King of the Dakotas" of NBC's western anthology series Frontier. … Read More


1958 32 Years Old The Tryons divorced in 1958, and Ann Tryon resumed her previous married name, dying as Ann L. Noyes in 1966. … Read More
1965 39 Years Old He also co-wrote a song, "I Wish I Was," which appeared on an obscure record by Dick Kallman, star of the short-lived and now largely forgotten 1965 television sitcom, Hank.


1967 41 Years Old He appeared in the 1967 episode "Charade of Justice" of NBC's western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. … Read More
1969 43 Years Old Disillusioned with acting, Tryon retired from the profession in 1969 and began writing horror and mystery novels. … Read More


1991 66 Years Old Tryon died of stomach cancer on September 4, 1991, at the age of 65, in Los Angeles, California.
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