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Tom Santschi
American actor

Tom Santschi

Tom Santschi
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Film director Stage actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1880, Crystal City, Lucerne
Death 9 April 1931, Los Angeles (aged 50 years)
Tom Santschi
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Paul William "Tom" Santschi (October 24, 1880, Crystal City, Missouri – April 9, 1931, Los Angeles, California) was an American leading man and character actor of the silent film era.


Santschi acted in over 245 films during the period 1907–1931, and directed 28 films during 1914–1916. He wrote one screenplay in 1914. A 1915 two-reeler, In the King's Service, in which he starred with Marion Warner, surfaced at a yard sale in Maine, and was shown along with The Spoilers (1914) at a Northeast Historic Film Festival at Bucksport, Maine in 2002.

Partial filmography


Flier for The Night Herder (1911)
Flier for Euchered (1912)
Flier for The Early Bird (1912)
Poster for The Still Alarm (1918)
Lobby card for 3 Bad Men (1926), with Santschi second from left
Year Title Role Notes
1909 Fighting Bob :81
1909 Country Girl's Peril, AA Country Girl's Peril :81
1909 Heart of a Race Tout, TheThe Heart of a Race Tout :82
1909 In the Sultan's Power
1909 Mephisto and the Maiden
1909 Ben's Kid
1909 On the Border
1909 Up San Juan Hill
1909 Faust
1910 Across the Plains
1910 Davy Crockett
1910 Mazeppa
1910 The Sergeant
1910 Pride of the Range
1911 Kit Carson's Wooing
1911 Heart of John Barlow, TheThe Heart of John Barlow
1912 Count of Monte Cristo, TheThe Count of Monte Cristo Danglars as William T. Santschi
1912 Broken Spur, AA Broken Spur Ed Harvey
1912 Crucial Test, AA Crucial Test Bill Wildern
1912 Euchered Tom Saunders
1913 Adventures of Kathlyn, TheThe Adventures of Kathlyn Bruce
1913 Alas! Poor Yorick Hamlet McGinnis
1913 Wamba, a Child of the Jungle Portuguese Pete
1914 Spoilers, TheThe Spoilers Alex McNamara
1915 Lion's Mate, TheThe Lion's Mate Hamad
1916 Crisis, TheThe Crisis Stephen Brice
1916 Country That God Forgot, TheThe Country That God Forgot Steve Brant
1917 Beware of Strangers John Mentor
1917 Who Shall Take My Life? "Big Bill" O'Shaughnessy
1918 Hell Cat, TheThe Hell Cat Jim Dyke
1918 City of Purple Dreams, TheThe City of Purple Dreams Daniel Fitzhugh, the derelict
1918 Still Alarm, TheThe Still Alarm Jack Manley
1918 Little Orphant Annie Dave
1919 Stronger Vow, TheThe Stronger Vow Pedro Toral
1919 Shadows Jack McGoff
1919 Eve in Exile John Sheen
1922 Two Kinds of Women Bud Lee
1923 Is Divorce a Failure? Smith
1923 Thundering Dawn Gordon Van Brock
1924 Plunderer, TheThe Plunderer Bill Presbey
1924 Little Robinson Crusoe Captain Dynes
1925 Beyond the Border Nick Perdue
1925 Paths to Paradise Callahan
1926 My Own Pal August Deering
1926 Her Honor, the Governor Richard Palmer
1926 3 Bad Men "Bull" Stanley
1926 Jim the Conqueror Sam Black
1926 Desert's Toll, TheThe Desert's Toll Jasper
1926 Third Degree, TheThe Third Degree Daredevil Daly
1926 No Man's Gold
1927 When a Man Loves Captain of the convict boat
1927 Tracked by the Police Sandy Sturgeon
1927 Eyes of the Totem Philip La Rue
1927 Old San Francisco Captain Stoner
1927 Hills of Kentucky Ben Harley
1928 Land of the Silver Fox Butch Nelson
1928 Vultures of the Sea
1929 In Old Arizona Cowpuncher
1929 Wagon Master, TheThe Wagon Master Jake Lynch
1930 River's End Shotwell
1930 Utah Kid, TheThe Utah Kid Butch
1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom Simon Slady
1931 Phantom of the West, TheThe Phantom of the West Bud Landers
1931 King of the Wild Harris


Year Title Notes
1914 Caryl of the Mountains
1915 Heart of Paro, TheThe Heart of Paro
1915 Octopus, TheThe Octopus Also screenwriter
1915 His Fighting Blood
1915 Blood Seedling, TheThe Blood Seedling
1915 Sultana of the Desert, AA Sultana of the Desert
1915 Lion's Mate, TheThe Lion's Mate

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