Sid Tomack

Sid Tomack (September 8, 1907 – November 12, 1962) was an American actor.

Sid Tomack
Sid Tomack in Perry Mason 1958.jpg
Sid Tomack in Perry Mason 1958
Born(1907-09-08)September 8, 1907
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 12, 1962(1962-11-12) (aged 55)
Resting placeDesert Memorial Park
Years active1940–1962


Sid Tomack appeared in numerous films.

They included: A Wave, a WAC and a Marine, The Thrill of Brazil, Blind Spot, Blondie's Holiday, For the Love of Rusty, A Double Life, I Love Trouble, My Girl Tisa, Hollow Triumph, Homicide for Three, Force of Evil, Knock on Any Door, Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture, The Crime Doctor's Diary, Make Believe Ballroom, The Doctor and the Girl, Abandoned, Side Street, Love That Brute, The Fuller Brush Girl, Never Trust a Gambler, Joe Palooka in Triple Cross, Reunion in Reno, Hoodlum Empire, Somebody Loves Me, Living It Up, The Girl Rush, The Kettles in the Ozarks, These Wilder Years, Too Much, Too Soon, The Space Children, Wake Me When It's Over, The Wackiest Ship in the Army and Sail a Crooked Ship, among others.[1]


Tomack played Chester A. Riley's friend and neighbor Jim Gillis in the first version of The Life of Riley (starring Jackie Gleason).[2] He played Al, Irma Peterson's deadbeat boyfriend, in My Friend Irma.[2] He also played Knobby Walsh, the fight manager of Joe Palooka, in the syndicated series, The Joe Palooka Story.[3]


Living in the Desert Park Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs, California,[4] Tomack died on November 12, 1962, in Palm Springs at age 55.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Sid Tomack". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  2. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). "The Life Of Riley". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows – 1946–Present (Ninth ed.). pp. 790, 940. ISBN 978-0345497734. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2012). "The Joe Palooka Story". Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979: A Complete Guide. p. 96. ISBN 978-0786468126. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  4. ^ Meeks, Eric G. (2014) [2012]. The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes. Horatio Limburger Oglethorpe. pp. 41–43. ISBN 978-1479328598.
  5. ^ "Sid Tomack, Actor In Films And On Tv". The New York Times. 1962-11-14. Retrieved 2018-06-07.

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