Tom Wilson (1880 - 1965) an American Actor, Second Unit Director and Assistant Director.


Thomas H. Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Shoulder Arms (1918), Battling Butler (1926) and The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Alternate Names: J.E. Wilson

Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

He specialized in portraying African-American characters, for which roles he would use makeup made out of burnt cork and sometimes hairpieces that made him look as if he had a fringe of white hair. His appearance in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid was off-type and without any of his usual makeup.

Solidly-built ex-vaudevillian and stage actor, with additional background as a pugilist. Also formerly in military service.

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