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Tom Harvey


B: May 14, 1924 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland

D: January 14, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario

Tom Hardy was born in Scotland and moved with his parents to Toronto shortly after. A veteran of WWII, Hardy set out to join the Navy to entertain the troops and brought laughter and relief to his fellow compatriots in troubled times. Known as a character actor, and comedy foil, he had studied broadcasting at Lorne Greene’s Academy of Radio Arts in the early ‘40s. In addition to his work in film and television it is thought that heb added his voice to more than 2000 radio dramas beginning in 1948. Tom Hardy is usually remembered by those of a certain age for his work in The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Wayne and Shuster, Bizarre/Super Dave, Strange Brew, and his last role in Sarah Polley’s Away from Her.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

A Cool Sound from Hell (1959)

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
My Side of the Mountain (1969)

The Lawyer (1970)
The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (TV-1970)
Homer (1970)
Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971)
Dealing: Or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost Bag Blues (1972)
A Star is Lost (1974)
Second Wind (1976)
Torn Between Two Lovers (TV-1979)

Silence of the North (1981)
Mazes and Monsters (TV-1982)
Strange Brew (1983)
Hot Money (1983)
A Case of Libel (TV-1983)
A Matter of Sex (TV-1984)
The Guardian (TV-1984)
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Heartsounds (TV-1984)
Terminal Choice (1985)
The Park is Mine (TV-1986)
Mafia Princess (TV-1986)
Act of Vengeance (TV-1986)
And Then You Die (1986)
Courage (TV-1986)
Bluffing It (TV-1987)
Bay Coven (TV-1987)
Glory Enough for All (TV-1988)
The Christmas Wife (TV-1988
Once Upon a Giant (TV-1988)
Babycakes (TV-1989)

Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
Treacherous Beauties (TV-1994)
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Moving Target (1996)
The Real Blonde (1997)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (TV-1997)

The Spreading Ground (2000)
Harlan County War (TV-2000)
You Belong to Me (TV-2002)
Open House (TV-2003)
Away From Her (2006)

TV Series – Cast:
The Wayne and Shuster Show (1957)
The Forest Rangers (1963-1964)
Reluctant Nation (1966, mini-series)
Communicate (1966)
Spider-Man (1967)

Strange Brew, movie poster
This poster for Strange Brew was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.