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Thomas Ian Griffith


Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (majoring in ... See full bio »

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 2007 The Kidnapping (TV Movie)
Cash
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Mitch
- The Red and the Blue (2006) ... Mitch
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates
- The Butler Did It (2005) ... Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates
 2005 The Pirate's Curse
Jeffery Thorpe
 2003 Timecop: The Berlin Decision (Video)
Brandon Miller
 2002 Black Point
Gus Travis
 2000 For the Cause
Evans
 2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV Movie)
Doug Brister
 1999 Secret of Giving (TV Movie)
Harry Withers
 1999 Avalanche
Neal Meekin
 1997 The Guardian (TV Movie)
The Guardian
 1997 Behind Enemy Lines
Mike Weston
 1995 Blood of the Innocent
Frank Wusharsky
 1994 Crackerjack
Jack Wild
 1993 Excessive Force
Terry McCain
 1993 Ulterior Motives
Jack Blaylock
 1992 Kill Fee
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie)
Rock Hudson
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Luke Potter
- Don't Look Back: Part 2 (1988) ... Luke Potter
- Don't Look Back: Part 1 (1988) ... Luke Potter
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Catlin Ewing (1984-1987)
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6' 5" (1.96 m)
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I like to keep it mixed up. After The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), I didn't want to do another movie like this. So I got the lead role in the film Rock Hudson (1990), just to break it up. I love doing the action, and I love doing the karate stuff but, at the same time, I like doing the drama as well, and I try to keep it in balance. I enjoy doing martial arts films, but I like the straight stuff,... See more »

Trivia:

Despite appearing much older and noticeably larger, Griffith is actually younger than Ralph Macchio, whom he co-starred with in The Karate Kid, Part III (1989). See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair and cold blue eyes See more »

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