Thomas Jefferson (actor)

Thomas Lockyer Jefferson (September 10, 1856 – April 2, 1932) was an American film and stage actor in mostly silent films.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, stage actor (SAYRE 4744) (cropped).jpg
Jefferson in 1902
Thomas Lockyer Jefferson

(1856-09-10)September 10, 1856
DiedApril 2, 1932(1932-04-02) (aged 75)

He was born to Margaret Clements Lockyer (died 1861) and actor Joseph Jefferson.[1] The Burns Mantle Yearbook reported that he was sixth in a line of famous Jeffersons.[2] He had leading roles in several films including The Grim Game (1919) with Harry Houdini. He also starred in two film adaptations of Rip Van Winkle as the title character, a role his father had performed on stage.

He toured the U.S. performing a starring role in the play Lightnin'.[1] He married actress Daisy Jefferson and had three daughters from an earlier marriage.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Lobby poster for Rip Van Winkle (1921)


  1. ^ a b c d e "HOLLYWOOD HEYDAY: April 3, 1932". July 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Mantle, Burns; Chapman, John Arthur; Sherwood, Garrison P.; Kronenberger, Louis (13 April 2019). "Burns Mantle Yearbook". Dodd, Mead. Retrieved 13 April 2019 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Where Was Thomas Jefferson Born? Thomas Jefferson Hometown, Birthplace". Archived from the original on 2019-04-13. Retrieved 2019-04-13.

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