Tom Santschi (Paul William Santschi) (24 October, 1880, Lucerne, Switzerland - 9 April, 1931, Los Angeles, California) was an American leading man and character actor of the silent film era.
Santschi acted in over 245 films during the period 1907-1931, and directed 28 during 1914-1916. He wrote one screen play in 1914. A 1915 two-reeler In the King's Service,
in which he starred with Marion Warner
, surfaced at a yard sale in Maine, and was shown along with The Spoilers
(1914) at a Northeast Historic Film Festival
at Bucksport, Maine
Santschi died in his sleep from a heart attack at the age of 52. He was Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
His gravestone gives date of birth as 1880.