Tom O'Brien (actor, born 1890)

Tom O'Brien (July 25, 1890 – June 8, 1947) was an American silent and sound character actor known for his burly serio-comic roles.[1]

Tom O'Brien
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Thomas Everett O'Brien

(1890-07-25)July 25, 1890
DiedJune 8, 1947(1947-06-08) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California
Burial placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

He worked in the comedy film The Gentleman from America (1923) as Johnny Day,[2] which is about the humorous tale of two American buddies (O'Brien and Hoot Gibson) and they have numerous adventures in Spain.[3] Tom O'Brien appeared in over 80 films in a 22 years of career.[2] He was primarily cast as stocky "Irish types" in comic supporting roles.[2][4] He also worked in The Big Parade (1925) as Corporal Bull O'Hara.[2]

He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.[5]


Feature filmsEdit

Short filmsEdit

  • Fun in the Clouds (1928, short) as The Director
  • Pardon My Glove (1922, short) as The Champ
  • Bucking Broadway (1922, short) as The Stage Manager
  • A Hickory Hick (1922, short) as The Crooked Crook
  • Plumb Crazy (1923, short) as Olie Margerine
  • Spooks and Spasms (1917, short) as The Big V Riot Squad
  • The Runaway Freight (1914, short) as Slim, a Yeggman
  • McCarn Plays Fate (1914, short) as Bull Klein


  1. ^ Wilson, Scott (26 September 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons. McFarland Publishing. p. 557. ISBN 9781476625997.
  2. ^ a b c d Neste 2017, p. 219.
  3. ^ Neste 2017, p. 17.
  4. ^ Rollins, Peter C.; O'Connor, John E. (25 July 2008). Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History. University Press of Kentucky. p. 143. ISBN 9780813138749.
  5. ^ Resting Places


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