Tom Wilson (actor)

Tom Wilson (August 27, 1880 February 19, 1965) was an American film actor.[1]

Tom Wilson
Wilson as the cop in The Kid, 1921
Born(1880-08-27)August 27, 1880
DiedFebruary 19, 1965(1965-02-19) (aged 84)
Years active1915-1963


Wilson was born in Helena, Montana, in 1880. Appearing in 254 films between 1915 and 1963, Wilson had notable supporting roles in the silent film era, like "The Kindly Officer" in D. W. Griffith's epic Intolerance (1916), the angry policeman in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921), and a boxing coach in Buster Keaton's comedy Battling Butler (1926). After the rise of sound film, he was reduced to small roles for the rest of his long film career. Wilson died in 1965 in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography


  1. "Tom Wilson". British Film Institute. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
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