Tommy Norden Actor

Tommy Norden (born September 25, 1952, in New York City) is a former American actor. Tommy Norden is best known for his years playing Bud Ricks, the red-haired, younger brother of Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin), on the television series Flipper, starring Brian Kelly and Andy Devine. Other performances include a minor role in the film Five Miles to Midnight (1962), as well as roles on the TV series Naked City (1961), Search for Tomorrow (1971–1973), where he played Dr. Gary Walton and The Secrets of Isis. Norden left acting in order to pursue the family business. Tommy Norden also appeared in a Stove Top Stuffing commercial sometime in the 1970s or 1980s - it was the commercial with the young man working under a car (possibly a Ford Mustang). The tagline on the commercial was, "Stove Top Stuffing, I'm staying!". Norden presently owns an executive recruiting company in New York City, and appeared at Miami Seaquarium's 40th anniversary celebration of Flipper.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 25th, 1952
United States of America
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Movie performances

1. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)

Crime, Drama
played Johnny
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
3 Show list

Five Miles to Midnight is a 1962 French-Italian-American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. It was produced through Filmsonor S.A., Dear Film Produzione and Mercury, and distributed by United Artists.


Top cast

Robert Macklin
Lisa Macklin
Alan Stewart
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
France, Italy

Starring TV roles

1. Flipper

Adventure, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 19th, 1964 April 15th, 1967 3
Andy Devine

2. Search for Tomorrow

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 3rd, 1951 December 26th, 1986 3
Al Fann
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Leslie Ray
Maeve McGuire
Robert Bannard
John Driver
John Cunningham
John Glover
George Gaynes
Sharon Spelman

Guest TV appearances

Naked City

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

Naked City is a police drama series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture of the same name, and mimics its dramatic “semi-documentary” format.nIn 1997, the episode “Sweet Prince of Delancey Street” was ranked #93 on TV Guide’s “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time”.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 November 21st, 1962
S03-E01 September 27th, 1961
Jules Munshin

Route 66

Program genre


External resources

Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. It ran weekly on Fridays on CBS from October 7, 1960, to March 20, 1964. It was shot on location, and though it derived its title from a famous American highway, very few episodes involved that highway.nThe program starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for the first two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, leading to his eventual departure from the series. During his absence, Tod was shown traveling on his own, though references were made to Buz. Late in the third season, with Maharis gone from the show, a new character, Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, was introduced. He and Tod traveled together until the end of the fourth and final season, parting ways in a then-unusual wrap-up episode. The series currently airs on Me-TV, My Family TV and RTV.nAmong the series' more notable aspects were the featured Corvette convertible, and the program's instrumental theme song, which became a major pop hit.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E31 May 24th, 1963
John McGreevey


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