Danny Thomas

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
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Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, producer, and philanthropist whose career spanned five decades. He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television, the eponymous Danny Thomas Show. In addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk,... read more

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, producer, and philanthropist whose career spanned five decades. He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television, the eponymous Danny Thomas Show. In addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk, and musical variety programs of his time, his legacy includes a lifelong dedication to fundraising for charity.

Birth Name

Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob

Born

Saturday, 06 January 1912

Died

Wednesday, 06 February 1991

Actor Filmography

Pioneers of Television Danny Williams - Make Room for Daddy (archive footage), Danny Williams (archive footage) / Danny Williams 2008
Jack Taylor Of Beverly Hills Himself (archive footage) 2007
Walk the Line Prison Guard 2005
TV Land Moguls Himself 2004
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song 2001
Survivor Himself - Sierra's Father (as Danny) 2000
Bob Hope: Laughing With the Presidents Himself (archive footage) 1996
Empty Nest Dr. Leo Brewster 1988
American Experience Himself (archive footage) 1988
Side by Side Charlie Warren 1988
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Pioneers of Television Danny Williams - Make Room for Daddy (archive footage), Danny Williams (archive footage) / Danny Williams 2008
Jack Taylor Of Beverly Hills Himself (archive footage) 2007
Walk the Line Prison Guard 2005
TV Land Moguls Himself 2004
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song 2001
Survivor Himself - Sierra's Father (as Danny) 2000
Bob Hope: Laughing With the Presidents Himself (archive footage) 1996
Empty Nest Dr. Leo Brewster 1988
American Experience Himself (archive footage) 1988
Side by Side Charlie Warren 1988
The Spike Jones Story Himself 1988
One Big Family Jake Hatton 1986
American Masters (archive footage) 1986
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Himself 1980
I'm a Big Girl Now Dr. Benjamin Douglass 1980
It's a Living Dr. Jacobs, Mr. Dee 1980
Benson Albert Breyer, Charlie Rosano 1979
CBS: On the Air 1978
The Practice Dr. Jules Bedford 1976
Donny and Marie Himself 1975
Dinah! Himself 1974
Tony Orlando and Dawn Himself 1974
Happy Days Sean Cunningham 1974
Kojak Asst. Chief Howard Brokaw 1973
Journey Back to Oz The Tin Man (voice) 1973
Jack Paar Tonite Himself 1973
The ABC Comedy Hour Himself - Host 1972
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Himself / Various Characters, Himself 1971
The Pearl Bailey Show Himself 1971
Make Room for Granddaddy Danny Williams 1970
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour Himself 1970
McCloud Marcus Rubin 1970
Can You Top This Himself 1970
The Andy Williams Show Himself 1969
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Himself 1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Himself 1969
The Don Rickles Show Himself 1968
Mod Squad The Good Friend 1968
Here's Lucy Danny Gallupi 1968
Cricket on the Hearth Caleb (voice) 1967
The Danny Thomas Hour Himself - Host, Alex Danopolous, Danny Williams, Danny, Prince Wolfgang 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Cameo 1967
The Jackie Gleason Show Himself 1966
That Girl Himself, Priest 1966
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title Diner Customer 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Himself - Cameo 1965
Looking For Love Danny Thomas 1964
The Hollywood Palace Himself - Comedian 1964
The Bill Dana Show Himself 1963
General Foods Opening Night Himself 1963
The Lucy Show Himself 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Tonight Show Himself - Actor / Comedian, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host, Himself, Himself - Actor, Himself - Entertainer 1961
The Dick Van Dyke Show Kolak 1961
Password Himself 1961
The Joey Bishop Show Himself, Danny Williams 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Himself 1961
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
Celebrity Golf Himself 1960
The Big Party Himself 1959
Sunday Showcase Himself 1959
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Himself 1958
Frontier Justice Gina Pelleti 1958
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Danny Williams 1957
Club Oasis Himself - Surprise Guest 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Zane Grey Theater Ed Dubro, Gino Pelletti 1956
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Himself 1956
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
The Jimmy Durante Show Himself 1954
Shower of Stars Himself 1954
Person to Person Himself 1953
The Danny Thomas Show Danny Williams 1953
The Jazz Singer Jerry Golding 1953
This Is Your Life Himself 1952
I'll See You In My Dreams Gus Kahn 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Danny Thomas 1951
Call Me Mister Stanley 1951
The Jack Benny Program Danny Thomas 1950
All Star Revue Himself - Host, Host, Himself - Cameo, Himself - Host / Performer 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Host, Himself, Himself - Comedian 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Guest 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Himself - Comedian / Singer 1948
The Milton Berle Show Himself - Singer 1948
Big City Cantor David Irwin Feldman 1948
The Unfinished Dance Mr. Paneros 1947

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1991 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1971 Golden Globe Best TV Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Dramatic Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Nominated
1956 Emmy Best Actor - Continuing Performance Nominated
1955 Emmy Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series Won
1955 Emmy Best Written Comedy Material Nominated
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