From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas Meighan (April 9, 1879 - July 8, 1936) was an American actor of silent films and early talkies. He played several leading man roles opposite popular actresses of the day including Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. At one point he commanded $10,000 a week. Description above from the Wikipedia article Thomas Meighan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.