Tom Santschi
(10/24/1880 - 04/09/1931)

Paul William "Tom" Santschi (October 24, 1880, Crystal City, Missouri - April 9, 1931, Los Angeles, California) was an American leading man and character actor of the silent film era.

Santschi acted in over 245 films during the period 1907-1931, and directed 28 during 1914-1916. He wrote one screenplay in 1914. A 1915 two-reeler In the King's Service, in which he starred with Marion Warner, surfaced at a yard sale in Maine, and was shown along with The Spoilers (1914) at a Northeast Historic Film Festival at Bucksport, Maine in 2002.

Santschi died in his sleep from a heart attack at the age of 52.[1] He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.[2] His gravestone gives his year of birth as 1880.


Available Films

Thor, Lord of the Jungles (1913)

Little Orphant Annie (1918)

The Cradle of Courage (1920)

Paths to Paradise (1925)

Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1931)