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Torin Thatcher (Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher)

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Biography

Bombay, British India
Associated with gritty, flashy film villainy, veteran character actor Torin Thatcher was born in Bombay, India to British parents on January 15, 1905, and was educated in England at the Bedford School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A former schoolteacher, he appeared on the London stage in 1927 before entering British films in 1934. During World War II he served with the Royal Artillery and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was an extremely imposing, powerfully built specimen and it offered him a number of tough, commanding, often sinister roles over the years primarily in larger-than-life action sequences. Read more...

Actor

Character: Yunct - Conspirator

Sabotage 1936

30
Character: Nobby's Lodging House Caretaker

Young and Innocent 1937

3
Character: British Passport Official

Knight Without Armour 1937

1
Character: Jim Castle

Climbing High 1938

7
21
Character: Jim Tilling, the Groundsman

The Case of the Frightened Lady 1940

1
Character: U-Boat commander

Let George Do It! 1940

4
Character: Mr. Garrod

Saloon Bar 1940

7
Character: Todger Fairmile

Major Barbara 1941

4
1
Character: Man

Saboteur 1942

3
Character: Repatriation Official

The Captive Heart 1946

17
Character: Otto

Houdini 1953

8
Character: Col. Barney White

The Desert Rats 1953

3
Character: Godfrey Langston

Knock on Wood 1954

4
Character: Humphrey Palmer-Jones

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955

1
Character: Capt. Canavan

Band of Angels 1957

18
Character: The Duke of Wellington

The Miracle 1959

2
Character: Jack Cuortemayn

Drums of Africa 1963

1
Character: Rev. Dr. Thorn

Hawaii 1966

1
1
0
Character: George Baldwin

Petrocelli 1974

0
Character: Sen. Gallio

The Robe 1953

0
Character: Ed 'The Duke' Monte

The Untouchables 1959

0
Character: Nicholas Carter

The United States Steel Hour 1953

0
2
Character: Gregory Spain

Peter Gunn 1958

38
0
Character: Captain McCrea

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

0
Character: Fred Beresford

Climax! 1954

0
Character: Admiral Lucas Kiley

The Defenders 1961

0
Character: Captain of the Lusitania

Night Gallery 1969

0
Character: Sewall

Profiles in Courage 1964

0
Character: Dr. Braam

Get Smart 1965

0
Character: Sir Fergus McCoy

The Real McCoys 1957

0
Character: Archbishop Djelvas

Mission: Impossible 1966

0
0
Character: Capt. Robert Norrich

Telephone Time 1956

0
0
Character: Jeremy Teal

Thriller 1960

0
Character: The Space Trader

Lost in Space 1965

0
Character: Walter Cameron

Slattery's People 1964

0
Character: Alva Hardwicke

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

0
0
1
Character: Human King

Shirley Temple's Storybook 1958

0
Character: Dr. Everett Holland

The Time Tunnel 1966

0