Charles P. Thompson

Charles P. Thompson
Born January 2, 1891
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 26, 1979(1979-10-26) (aged 88)
Other names Charles Thompson
Occupation Actor
Years active 1925–1972

Charles P. Thompson (January 2, 1891 – October 26, 1979) was an American stage, film, and television actor.


Born in Pennsylvania, Thompson began his career on Broadway in the 1920s. At age 57, he made his feature film debut as a ticket taker in The Naked City (1948).

During his television career, Thompson played an old man on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. in the episode "Love Letter to the Sarge" (1965). He also appeared in two episodes of Gunsmoke, seven episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, and four episodes of Bonanza, one of which (1972) was his last appearance on screen. He played Asa Bascom on the Andy Griffith Show.


Thompson died in 1979 at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California.

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