Tom Hennesy

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Tom Hennesy
Born(1923-08-04)August 4, 1923
DiedMay 23, 2011(2011-05-23) (aged 87)
Occupation(s)Actor, stuntman

Tom Hennesy (August 4, 1923 – May 23, 2011) was an American actor and stuntman. He is known for playing the Gill-man (on land) in Revenge of the Creature , the second installment of the Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy.


Early life

Hennesy was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.


Hennesy began his movie and television career as a stuntman and actor, while he was in college and playing football at USC. Hennesy played the title role in the classic Universal horror film "Revenge Of The Creature" (the sequel to the Creature From The Black Lagoon). Hennesy served in the United States Navy in World War II. Hennesy acted and performed stunts in numerous John Wayne and John Ford films. Hennesy was the stunt double for many stars, including Rock Hudson, Randolph Scott, Rod Cameron, Jeff Chandler, and more.

Hennesy also worked as a general secondary, as well as elementary school, teacher in many Hollywood studios. His celebrity students included, among others, Natalie Wood, Annette Funicello, Paul Anka, Sal Mineo, Tim Considine, Molly Bee, Tommy Rettig, and Lauren Chapin.



Stunt man (Filmography) (All uncredited)

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