Russell Thorson

Show Count: 126
Series Count: 5
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: October 14, 1906, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July 6, 1982 , Van Nuys, California, USA

Russell Thorson (October 14, 1906 – July 6, 1982, born in Wisconsin), was an American actor, perhaps best known for his co-starring role as Det. Lt. Otto Lindstrom in ABC's 1959-62 hit crime drama, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor.


Thorson began his acting career in small roles for film and television in Double Dynamite (1953), with Jane Russell and Frank Sinatra, Dangerous Mission (1954). He has also appeared in several classic movies, including Johnny Concho (1956), 36 Hours (1965), The Stalking Moon (1968), and Walking Tall (1973).

Most of his career was spent on television. He is best remembered for playing the role of Det.Lt. Otto Lindstrom in The Detectives from 1959 to 1961. He made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, including three episodes during the first two seasons from 1958 to 1959.

He appeared in guest-starring roles in such television series as Tales of Wells Fargo, Trackdown, Wagon Train, Lassie, Peyton Place, and The Virginian, and is also known for his role as a ship captain in "Cocoon", the pilot episode of CBS's original Hawaii Five-O, starring Jack Lord.

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Adventures By MorseAdventures By Morse
Show Count: 54
Broadcast History: 1944 to 1945
Cast: Elliott Lewis, David Ellis, Russell Thorson, Jack Edwards
Producer: Carlton E. Morse
Dr PaulDr Paul
Show Count: 24
Broadcast History:
Cast: Russell Thorson, Peggy Webber
I Love a MysteryI Love a Mystery
Show Count: 113
Broadcast History: 16 January 1939 to 26 December 1952
Cast: Elliott Lewis, Luis Van Rooten, Russell Thorson, Michael Raffetto, Tony Randall, Robert Dryden, Jack Edwards, John McIntire, Cathy Lewis, Barton Yarborough, Jay Novello, Ben Alexander, Gloria Blondell, Cliff Arquette, Naomi Stevens, Edgar Norton, Barbara Jean Wong, Richard Legrand, Walter Paterson, Lal Chand Mehra, Jim Boles, Mercedes McCambridge
Director: Carlton E Morse
Producer: Al Span, Carlton E Morse, Buddy Twiss, Ralph Amati, George Cooney, Barney Beck
I Love A Mystery weaves a spell over its fans. It is a tale of three partners, Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie Yorke who formed the A-1 detective agency. They are adventurers who travel the world in search of action, thrills and mystery, battling the evils of natural and supernatural and rescuing women in distress.
Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters, TheTom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters, The
Show Count: 27
Broadcast History: Sept 25th, 1933 - December 16th, 1951
Cast: Russell Thorson, Curley Bradley
In early 1933, a survey of local school children determined their top western hero was Tom Mix, and from there, Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters was created as a new juvenile western radio adventure series.
Broadcast: 7th March 1957
Starring: Russell Thorson
Added: Aug 15 2004
Broadcast: 20th July 1958
Added: Aug 20 2011
Broadcast: 13th December 1959
Added: Dec 13 2009