Tom Kneebone, CM OOnt (12 May 1932 – 15 November 2003) was a New Zealand-Canadian cabaret performer and actor.
|Died||15 November 2003 (aged 71)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation(s)||cabaret performer and actor|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Order of Ontario
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Kneebone went to England to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He moved to Canada in 1963 and performed in various revues in Toronto, Ontario and across Canada for decades, often with onstage partner Dinah Christie. He performed at the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival of Canada. He became artistic director of the Smile Theatre Company in 1987, writing and directing performances at health care facilities and senior citizens' homes.
In early-2003, he was named a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Kneebone's Order of Canada honour was in recognition of being a "multi-talented performer who has had a long and eclectic career" while his Order of Ontario honour was for having "brought joy to the lives of thousands of seniors confined to nursing homes and long-term care facilities through live theatre".
Kneebone died on 15 November 2003, aged 71 in Toronto.
|1964||The Luck of Ginger Coffey||Kenny|
|1986||A Judgment in Stone||Norman Smith|
|1954||Give Them a Ring||Charlie||Television film|
|1958||On Camera||Steve / Brenden McCoy||2 episodes|
|1958||The Adventures of Chich||Host||24 episodes|
|1958–1959||Folio||Njegus / Variety / Diggory||4 episodes|
|1958–1960||General Motors Theatre||Tom Burton / Drinker / Newsvendor|
|1960||R.C.M.P.||Newman||Episode: "The Extortionist"|
|1963||Playdate||Stage Manager||Episode: "The Critic"|
|1963, 1964||Festival||Stephen Undershaft / Dubois||2 episodes|
|1963–1966||Mister Rogers' Neighborhood||Thomas Farmer||15 episodes|
|1964||The Forest Rangers||Bobo the Clown||Episode: "Let There Be Rain"|
|1979||King of Kensington||Charlie||Episode: "Dear Aunt Martha"|
|1987||Adderly||Heywood||Episode: "Tiers of Internment"|
|1990||Road to Avonlea||Rev. Brinsmead||Episode: "Conversions"|
|1990||Back to the Beanstalk||The Butler||Television film|
|1991–1992||The Adventures of Tintin||Additional voices||26 episodes|
|1993||Beyond Reality||Carmichael Williams||Episode: "The Loving Cup"|
|1994||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Murray McCormack||Episode: "Magic Trick"|
|1994–1995||Side Effects||Mr. Hamburg||4 episodes|
|1995||Spenser: A Savage Place||Henri||Television film|
- ^ Order of Canada citation
- ^ Profile Archived 2007-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, citizenship.gov.on.ca; accessed February 5, 2018.
- ^ "Tom Kneebone, Canadian Actor Who Worked at Shaw and Stratford Fests, Dead at 71 - Playbill". Playbill.