Danny Thomas

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Danny Thomas
Birth name Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob
Born January 6, 1912 in Deerfield, Michigan, USA
Died February 6, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA from heart failure
Notable Roles Danny Williams in Make Room for Daddy
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Danny Thomas was an American actor and television producer.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Make Room for Daddy Danny Williams 1953–1964 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
The Danny Thomas Hour Host / various characters 1967–1968 1
Make Room for Granddaddy Danny Williams 1970–1971 1
The Practice Jules Bedford 1976–1977 1 2
I'm a Big Girl Now Benjamin Douglass 1980–1981 1
One Big Family Jake Hatton 1986–1987 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Jack Benny Program Himself 4x04 - Johnny Ray Show November 15, 1953
The Jack Benny Program Himself 9x11 - Jack Goes to a Nightclub February 8, 1959
The DuPont Show of the Week Himself 1x04 - USO — Wherever They Go! October 8, 1961
The Lucy Show Himself 4x07 - Lucy Helps Danny Thomas November 1, 1965
That Girl Himself 5x15 - Those Friars January 8, 1971
The Mod Squad The Good Friend 3x15 - Kicks Incorporated January 12, 1971
Here's Lucy Himself 6x01 - Lucy and Danny Thomas September 10, 1973
Happy Days Sean Cunningham 5x14 - Grandpa's Visit January 3, 1978
Kojak Howard Brocore 5x22 - In Full Command March 18, 1978
Benson Charlie Rosano 4x05 - Quest for Retire November 12, 1982
Benson Albert Breyer 5x22 - Let's Play Doctor May 4, 1984
Empty Nest Dr. Leo Brewster 3x16 - The Mentor February 2, 1991

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque Himself March 14, 1965
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition Himself December 8, 1965

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares January 31-February 4, 1977


Series Episode Airdate Credit
The Bill Dana Show 2x02 - Danny Thomas, I Love You September 27, 1964
Make Room for Granddaddy 1x09 - A Hamburger for Frank November 18, 1970


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Rango 1967 Executive Producer
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 –1969 Executive Producer
The Mod Squad 1968 –1973 Executive Producer
The New People 1969 –1970 Executive Producer
Make Room for Granddaddy 1970 –1971 Executive Producer

Made-for-TV Movies Produced

Title Credit Airdate Series/Banner
Return of the Mod Squad Executive Producer May 18, 1979 The Mod Squad

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series (1955)
Make Room for Daddy