Hennesy, Tom

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Hennesy, Tom Gender: M
Thomas Daniel Hennesy
born on 4 August 1923 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°19' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°41 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°49'

Tom Hennesy (poster depiction of The Creature he played)


American screen actor and stuntman known for playing the title role of the Gill-man (on land) in the classic Universal horror film Revenge of the Creature (1955), the second installment of the Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy.

Hennesy served in the United States Navy in World War II. He 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.

Tom Hennesy died on 23 May 2011 at age 87 in Malibu, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Anka, Paul (born 30 July 1941)
  • (has as) student relationship with Mineo, Sal (born 10 January 1939)
  • (has as) student relationship with Wood, Natalie (born 20 July 1938)
  • compare to chart of Megowan, Don (born 24 May 1922). Notes: Both played the Gill-man


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Stunt work
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Navy, WWII)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Celebrity actor stunt double)