73 (passed away Nov. 1st, 2015)
Aug. 19th, 1942
Sheffield, Alabama, USA
Fred Dalton Thompson's Main TV Roles
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Fred Dalton Thompson was an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing Tennessee from 1994 to 2003.
- Also has two sons and five grandchildren.
- Along with 'Jerry Orbach' (qv), 'Chris Noth' (qv) and 'Dann Florek' (qv), he is one of four _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv)_ cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch on _"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)_ (qv) from March to May 2005.
- Senator Thompson went to Memphis State University in 1964 and Vanderbilt University in 1967.
- He and wife Jeri welcomed a daughter, Hayden Victoria, in October 2003.
- After failing to win a single primary, Thompson ended his presidential campaign in January 2008 and later endorsed Senator 'John McCain (I)' (qv).
- Although he maintained his membership in the Screen Actors Guild when he was a senator, Thompson generally took the opposite side of the unions in legislation.
- Is the only actor to be a regular on two different "Law & Order" series at the same time. From March to May 2005, he played District Attorney Arthur Branch on both _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) and _"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)_ (qv). He also plays the same character as a recurring guest star in _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv). 'Richard Anderson (I)' (qv), 'Marla Gibbs' (qv) and 'David Hasselhoff' (qv) are among the few other actors to have played the same regular character on two different series simultaneously.
- Brother of 'Ken Dale Thompson' (qv).