Jim Tyson

Biography: Jim Tyson made his living as a drummer and actor (comedian). Before World War II he plied the Atlantic on such boats as the "Empress of Canada" During the War he served in the army, in the Middle East playing with "ENSA", as a comedian ["Wagon-Wheels Tyson"], and as a drummer. After World War II he married Sallie Humphreys whom he met while he was playing in the band on RMS "Queen Elizabeth," plying to and from New York. There were no children of the marriage. He played in several bands, including Tommy Kinsman's. He also appeared as a silent "extra" in numerous films: including "The Quiet Man" (1952); "Ivanhoe" (1953)--a film in which he "doubled for Sebastian Cabot;" he was a soldier --a chain-mail sentry-- in "The Mouse that Roared" (1958), and a German bartender serving drinks to Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in a gasthaus in "Where Eagles Dare." (1968). He also featured on television, in a "Dr. Who" episode entitled The Chase that had a scene in the Empire StateJim Tyson made his living as a drummer and actor (comedian). Before World War II he plied the Atlantic on such boats as the "Empress of Canada" During the War he served in the army, in the Middle East playing with "ENSA", as a comedian ["Wagon-Wheels Tyson"], and as a drummer. After World War II he married Sallie Humphreys whom he met while he was playing in the band on RMS "Queen Elizabeth," plying to and from New York. There were no children of the marriage. He played in several bands, including Tommy Kinsman's. He also appeared as a silent "extra" in numerous films: including "The Quiet Man" (1952); "Ivanhoe" (1953)--a film in which he "doubled for Sebastian Cabot;" he was a soldier --a chain-mail sentry-- in "The Mouse that Roared" (1958), and a German bartender serving drinks to Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in a gasthaus in "Where Eagles Dare." (1968). He also featured on television, in a "Dr. Who" episode entitled The Chase that had a scene in the Empire State Building with William Hartnell, and was a fat "bit-player" on The Benny Hill Show in the 1973 and 1974's. At the time of his death he was playing drums in a Trio. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Benny Hill Show: Season 5 Dec 5, 1973 Recurring Role tbd
tbd The Benny Hill Show: Season 4 Oct 25, 1972 Recurring Role tbd
tbd The Benny Hill Show: Season 3 Nov 24, 1971 Recurring Role tbd