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Fred Dalton Thompson was born on the 19th August 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama USA, and died on the 1st November, 2015 in Nashville, USA. He was a lawyer, actor, lobbyist and politician, who from 1994 to 2003 he served as the Republican senator for the state of Tennessee. Thompson was known for his unusual, yet very rich and diverse career. Firstly he gained fame as a lawyer, then an actor. Thompson was also known as district attorney Arthur Branch in the TV series “Law & Order” aired on NBC. He abandoned acting during a term in the Senate, to return afterwards.

How rich was this actor, lawyer and politician? At the time of his death, the net worth of Fred Thompson was estimated as equal to $8 million, accumulated from his various careers.

Fred Thompson Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, Fred was the son of car dealer Fletcher Session and housewife Ruth Bradley. He attended Lawrence County High School, and worked in the local post office in the daytime and in a mounting bicycle facility at night. Then Thompson went to Florence State College (now the University of North Alabama), before moving to the University of Memphis, from where he graduated with a double degree in philosophy and political science in 1964, as well as a scholarship from the law schools of Tulane University and Vanderbilt University law Schools, and at the latter obtained his doctorate in law in 1967.

From 1969 to 1972 he was an assistant to the Federal Public Ministry. Devoting himself to politics, he then became Special Advisor of the USA Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs and the US Senate Committee for the Secret Service. He also led his own practice as a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1977 defending Marie Ragghianti, who had been expelled for refusing to release some criminals, winning the case from which she benefitted with adequate compensation. The story was published in 1983 by the journalist Peter Maas, from which was made into the film “Marie”, directed by Roger Donaldson, who asked Thompson participate personally in the film, representing himself.

Since then, Thompson starred in several films and participated as an actor in episodes of television series such as “Law & Order – Special Victims Unit”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Conviction” and others. In 1994, he was elected senator for Tennessee, being re-elected to the Senate in 1996. In 2006, no longer a senator, he signed a contract with the radio network ABC News Radio as a commentator and political analyst. Then he also signed a contract with Salem Communications’s Townhall. In March 2007 he began a brief campaign for his candidacy for the USA presidency in 2008, but in January 2008, after the limited success of the primary campaign, announced his retirement.

He died of cancer in Nashville on 1st November, 2015 at the age of 73. He is buried in the cemetery of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. In the personal life of Fred Thompson, at the age of 17 he married Sara Elizabeth Lindsey, from whom he divorced in 1985; they had three children. In 2002, after six years of engagement, he married Jeri Kehn, a journalist and political commentator, with whom he had two children. His daughter Elizabeth died in 2002 (at age 38) from an overdose of prescribed drugs.

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God's Not Dead 2 2016 Senior Pastor (as Fred Thompson)
90 Minutes in Heaven 2015 Jay B. Perkins
A Larger Life 2015 Robert Parker
Allegiance 2015 TV Series FBI Director
Unlimited 2015 Harold Finch
23 Blast 2014 Coach Powers
Persecuted 2014/I Dr. Charles Luther
The Good Wife 2011-2012 TV Series Frank Michael Thomas
Sinister 2012/I Sheriff
The Last Ride 2011 O'Keefe
Alleged 2010 William Jennings Bryan (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
Secretariat 2010 Bull Hancock
The Genesis Code 2010 Judge Hardin
Ironmen 2010 Governor Neeley
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series Chief Harry Woolf
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007 TV Movie President Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Thompson)
Law & Order 2002-2007 TV Series Arthur Branch
Conviction 2006 TV Series Arthur Branch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003-2006 TV Series Arthur Branch
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005-2006 TV Series Arthur Branch
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2005 Fred Dalton Thompson
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 TV Series Arthur Branch
Last Best Chance 2005 Video President Charles Ross
Racing Stripes 2005 Sir Trenton (voice)
Evel Knievel 2004 TV Movie Jay Sarno
Rachel and Andrew Jackson: A Love Story 2001 TV Movie Andrew Jackson (voice)
Sex and the City 2000 TV Series Politician on TV
Baby's Day Out 1994 FBI Agent Dale Grissom
In the Line of Fire 1993 Harry Sargent
Born Yesterday 1993 Sen. Hedges
Barbarians at the Gate 1993 TV Movie Jim Robinson
Matlock 1989-1993 TV Series Gordon Lewis / Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal
Keep the Change 1992 TV Movie Otis
Day-O 1992 TV Movie Frank DeGeorgio
Stay the Night 1992 TV Movie Det. Malone
White Sands 1992 Arms Dealer (uncredited)
Thunderheart 1992 William Dawes
Bed of Lies 1992 TV Movie Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 Stockman
Cape Fear 1991 Tom Broadbent
Curly Sue 1991 Bernard Oxbar
Necessary Roughness 1991 Carver Purcell
Class Action 1991 Dr. Getchell
Flight of the Intruder 1991 Court-Martial Captain (uncredited)
Die Hard 2 1990 Trudeau
Days of Thunder 1990 Big John
The Hunt for Red October 1990 Admiral Painter
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 Melrose Hayden Barry
Roseanne 1989 TV Series Keith Faber
China Beach 1989 TV Series Lt. Col. Reinhardt
Wiseguy 1988 TV Series Knox Pooley
Feds 1988 Bill Bilecki
Unholy Matrimony 1988 TV Movie Frank Sweeny (as Fred Thompson)
No Way Out 1987 Marshall
Marie 1985 Fred Thompson (as Fred Thompson)



God's Not Dead 2 2016 in loving memory of - as Fred Thompson



Huckabee 2014 TV Series Himself - Actor
Outnumbered 2014 TV Series Himself
Marcus & Joni 2014 TV Series Himself
Contrarian 2013 Documentary voice
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hannity 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999-2010 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2010 TV Series Himself
Vote Jesus: The Chronicles of Ken Stevenson 2009 Documentary Himself (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
Glenn Beck 2009 TV Series Himself - Former Tennessee Senator
IFC News: 2008 Uncut 2008 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2008 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-2007 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself
CNN/YouTube Republican Debate 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
This Week 2006 TV Series Himself
Hannity & Colmes 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Jerry Orbach Tribute 2005 Video short Himself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die 2004 Documentary Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Fred Thompson)
Download This 2002 Himself
The Campaign Trail to the Road to the White House 2000 TV Special Himself (as Fred Thompson)
Dennis Miller Live 2000 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Senator, Tennessee (segment "Grigori Loutchansky")

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Minority Counsel, Watergate Committee
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
This Revolution 2005 Himself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Sam Waterston

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1 Said to be considering a presidential bid for 2008. [March 2007]
2 Has filed papers to form an exploratory committee, and will announce whether or not he will run on July 4, 2007. [June 2007]
3 Has announced that he will not be seeking re-election for his seat in the U.S. Senate. [2002]
4 Withdraws from Presidential race. "Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people." January 22, 2008 [January 2008]
5 Over the course of two days in May 2005, he played the same character (D.A. Arthur Branch) on three different series: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Night (2005) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Day (2005) on 3 May and Law & Order: Sport of Kings (2005) on 4 May.
6 Brother of Ken Dale Thompson.
7 After failing to win a single primary, Thompson ended his presidential campaign in January 2008 and later endorsed Senator John McCain.
8 Declared that he was a candidate for President of the United States on Law & Order: C.O.D. (2004), 5 September 2007.
9 For 17 years (1975 to 1992) Thompson worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. representing such clients as Westinghouse, General Electric (which owns NBC Universal-NBC television network), and the Tennessee Savings and Loan League.
10 Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma two 1/2 years ago but the cancer is now in remission [April 11, 2007].
11 He has played the same character, District Attorney Arthur Branch, in five different series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) and Conviction (2006).
12 Along with Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth and Dann Florek, he is one of four Law & Order (1990)_ cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch on Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) from March to May 2005.
13 Along with Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Carolyn McCormick and Leslie Hendrix, he is one of only five actors to play the same character (DA Arthur Branch) on all four New York City-based "Law & Order" series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
14 Is one of four cast members from Law & Order (1990) whose character became a regular on a "Law & Order" spin-off. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch in both Law & Order (1990) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
15 Is the only actor to be a regular on two different "Law & Order" series at the same time. From March to May 2005, he played District Attorney Arthur Branch on both Law & Order (1990) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005). He also plays the same character as a recurring guest star in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). Richard Anderson, Marla Gibbs and David Hasselhoff are among the few other actors to have played the same regular character on two different series simultaneously.
16 Also has two sons and five grandchildren.
17 Helped introduce President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (2004) in New York.
18 When he joined the cast of Law & Order (1990) in the fall of 2002, Thompson (District Attorney Arthur Branch) became the first serving U.S. Senator to take a regular TV acting job. His term did not end until January 2003.
19 He and wife Jeri welcomed a daughter, Hayden Victoria, in October 2003.
20 Although he maintained his membership in the Screen Actors Guild when he was a senator, Thompson generally took the opposite side of the unions in legislation.
21 2nd wife Jeri, 41, is a political media consultant at Verner Liipfert law firm in Washington, who once worked for Senate Republican Conference and Republican National Committee.
22 Worked as a shoe salesman, truck driver, and even a factory worker prior to becoming a lawyer.
23 Senator Thompson went to Memphis State University in 1964 and Vanderbilt University in 1967.
24 Was a lawyer/attorney before becoming an actor.
25 Won a special election to the United States Senate in 1994 to fill the unexpired term of senator Al Gore, who had been elected vice president of the U.S. (Gore resigned from the Senate 2 January 1993); 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.
26 Thompson can be seen in the archival footage of the Watergate hearings in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995). He was one of the active lawyers on the Watergate committee during the hearings.

1 [from a speech given before the Commonwealth Club of California] After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

1 Often plays figures of authority.
2 Towering height
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