FredDalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama. He was elected as a U.S. Senator from Tenessee from 1994 to 2003. Thompson was also a bonified lawyer in the Watergate proceedings and can be seen in Oliver Stone's JFK in 1991.
Sometimes FredDalton Thompson is credited as Fred Thompson, Or Ed Dalton or Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson.
FredDalton Thompsons best known role is D.A. Arthur Branch this role originated on the hit TV series LAW & ORDER starting in 2002, his character has also been on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, LAW & ORDER: TRAIL BY JURY LAW & ORDER:CRIMINAL INTENT, and in the pilot CONVICTION. Not surprising, in light of his real life experience as an attorney and politician.
In 1987 as CIA director Marshall, FredDalton Thompson made his big screen debut in NO WAY OUT starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman and Sean Young.
In the political comedy LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD FredDalton
Thompson played himself as Sen. FredDalton Thompson.
He also appeared in the Crime drama CAPE FEAR in 1991, a big hit for director Martin Scorsese. Bringing to life Sir Trenton in the horse/zebra racing movie FredDalton Thompson was the voice of the horse of course in RACING STRIPES.
FredDalton Thompson's other notable credits include...
THE GENESIS CODE (2010)
LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD (2005)
BABY'S DAY OUT (1994)
IN THE LINE OF FIRE (1993)
CAPE FEAR (1991)
CURLY SUE (1991)
DIE HARD 2 (1990)