- Category : 1923-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (11)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 2
American screen actor and stuntman known for playing the title role of the Gill-man (on land) in the classic Universal horror film Revenge of the Creature (1955), the second installment of the Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy.
Hennesy served in the United States Navy in World War II. He acted and performed stunts in numerous John Wayne and John Ford films. Hennesy was the stunt double for many stars, including Rock Hudson, Randolph Scott, Rod Cameron, Jeff Chandler, and more.
Hennesy also worked as a general secondary, as well as elementary school, teacher in many Hollywood studios. His celebrity students included, among others, Natalie Wood, Annette Funicello, Paul Anka, Sal Mineo, Tim Considine, Molly Bee, Tommy Rettig, and Lauren Chapin.
Tom Hennesy died on 23 May 2011 at age 87 in Malibu, California.