Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Freddie Dalton Thompson. He worked as a shoe salesman, truck driver, and even a factory worker prior to becoming an attorney. He was one of the active lawyers on the Watergate committee during the Nixon presidential administration, and can be seen in archival footage of the Watergate hearings.

He then became an actor, best known for Sinister, Law & Order and Die Hard 2.

He won a special election to the United States Senate in 1994 and was reelected for a full term in 1996. He did not run for reelection in 2002. A Republican, he represented his home state of Tennessee from 2 December 1994 - 3 January 2003. He ran for President of the United States beginning in September 2007, dropping out of the race in January 2008.

He has been married to Jeri Kehn Thompson since June 29, 2002. They have two children. He was previously married to Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey.

Known For


Cast Credits

Allegiance (2015)
Guest starring as FBI Director (2 episodes)
The Good Wife (2009)
Guest starring as Frank Michael Thomas (2 episodes)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Starring as District Attorney Arthur Branch (13 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as District Attorney Arthur Branch (11 episodes)
  • Episode 7x16: Gone (Feb 28, 2006) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 7x09: Rockabye (Nov 22, 2005)
  • Episode 7x08: Starved (Nov 15, 2005) [Special Guest Star]
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