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Tom Alter, the son and grandson of American Presbyterian missionaries who first came to India in 1916, grew up in north India in the towns of Rajpur and Mussoorie, and studied at Woodstock School. It was while teaching at a school in Jagadhri, Haryana in the early 1970s that Alter picked honed his Hindi and fell in love with the movies, in specific... See full bio »
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 2014/I Out of Time (post-production)
Dr. A.L. Maxwell
 2013 The Corner Table (Short) (completed)
George Miller
 2012 Cheekha (post-production)
 2012 The Colors of Pride (Short) (completed)
Rana Sa Gopal Ji Ghasolia
 2015 Redrum
Eric Fernandez
 2015 Honour Killing
Mr. Smith
 2014 Bhaangarh
 2014 M Cream
Arun Bhardwaj
 2014 Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India (TV Mini-Series)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
 2012 Son of Flower
Major James Edwards
 2012 Kevi Rite Jaish
Uncle Sam / Derek Thomas
 2010 Muigwithania
Major David
 2010 Wilson Periera (Short) (voice)
 2008 Ocean of an Old Man
Thomas - Teacher
 2007 Kailashey Kelenkari
Sol Silverstein
 2007 Bheja Fry
Dr. Shepherd
 2006 Hot Money
 2006 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
Lord Eastcliff
 2005 The Hangman
Father Mathew
 2005 Viruddh... Family Comes First
Anderson (British Consultate)
 2005 Subhash Chandra Bose
Governor Jackson
 2004 Ghar Grihasti
Drug smuggler
 2004 Veer-Zaara
 2004 Asambhav
 2004 Aetbaar
Dr. Freddie
 2004 Silence Please... The Dressing Room
Cricket coach Ivan Rodrigues
 2003 Madre Teresa (TV Movie)
Forster (as Thomas Beach Alter)
 2003 Hawayein
 2003 A.O.D.
Sanjeev Sarkar
 2003 Dhund: The Fog
Uncle Tom
 2002 Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Mohammed Jalaudin Ghaznavi
 2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
Special Appearance
 2002 What Happened Then... !!!
Allen McGirvan
 2001 Veer Savarkar
 2001 Ssshhh... Koi Hain (TV Series)
 2000 Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad
Brig. Gen. Edward Harry Dwyer
 2000 Champion
 1998 Hanuman
Tom's Father
 1998 Adajya
Mark Sahib
 1998 Captain Vyom (TV Series)
 1998 Mohre (Video)
 1997 Divine Lovers
Dr. Taubman
 1997 Betaal Pachisi (TV Series)
 1997 Junoon (TV Series) (1997)
 1993-1997 Zabaan Sambhal Ke (TV Series)
Mr. Charles / Charles' Uncle
- The Mystery of the Frog (1997) ... Mr. Charles
- Exam Time (1997) ... Mr. Charles
- The International Begger (1997) ... Mr. Charles
- The Gurukul Experience (1997) ... Mr. Charles
- The Beauty Contest (1997) ... Mr. Charles
 1996 Aatank
Khan's Man (uncredited)
 1996 Kala Pani
 1995 Milan
Father Demello
 1995 Oh Darling Yeh Hai India
 1995 Jai Vikraanta
 1995 Sandhya Chhaya (TV Movie)
Elder Son's Friend
 1994 Ekka Raja Rani
Mr. Rai (uncredited)
 1994 Insaniyat
British Intelligence
 1993 Sardar
Lord Mountbatten 'Dickey'
 1993 Gumrah
Insp. Phillip
 1993 Kala Coat
Alexander (as Tom Altor)
 1992 Junoon
 1992 Angaar
Public prosecutor (uncredited)
 1992 Tahalka
Dong's army captain
 1992 Suryavanshi
 1991 Deshwasi
 1991 Farishtay (Guest Appearance)
 1990 Atishbaz
 1990 Zimmedaaar
 1990 Doodh Ka Karz
 1990 Aashiqui
Arnie Campbell
 1989 Aakhri Badla
Juan Carlos
 1989 Parinda
 1989 Bye Bye Blues
Gilbert Wilson
 1989 Tridev
 1989 Daata
 1989 Vardi
 1989 Shagun
 1988 Bharat Ek Khoj (TV Series)
 1988 Khoon Bhari Maang
Plastic Surgeon
 1988 Sone Pe Suhaaga
Dr. Rex
 1988 Janam Janam
 1988 Rukhsat
New York Police Capt. Morri
 1988 Commando
 1988 Etwa
 1987 Woh Din Aayega
 1987 Jazira (Video)
 1987 Mr. X
 1986 Car Thief
 1986 Avinash
 1986 Shahadat (Video)
 1986/I Karma
 1986 Sultanat
 1986 Shart
 1986 Palay Khan
 1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Karam Singh
 1985 Bond 303
 1983 Romance
 1983 Jaani Dost
Cobra's Goon
 1983 Arpan
 1983 Nastik
Mr. John
 1983 Jaanwar
 1982 Swami Dada
Bob Simpson
 1982 Vidhaata
 1982 Gandhi
Doctor at Aga Khan Palace
 1982 Brij Bhoomi
 1982 Meri Kahani
 1981 La nouvelle malle des Indes (TV Mini-Series)
Le gouverneur
 1981 Kudrat
Major Thomas Walters
 1981 Kranti
English General
 1979 Salaam Memsaab
 1979 Hum Tere Ashiq Hain
British Police Commissioner
 1979 Laila Majnu
 1979 Junoon
 1978 Kaala Aadmi (as Tom Altar)
 1978 Des Pardes
Inspector Martin
 1978 Naukri
Mr. Anderson
 1977 Kanneshwara Rama (Short)
 1977 Ram Bharose
 1977 Parvarish
Mr. Jackson
 1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
Jack (as Tom Alters)
 1977 The Chess Players
Capt. Weston (Outram's aide de camp)
 1976 Charas
Chief Custom Officer
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Alternate Names:

Tom Altar | Thomas Beach Alter | Tom Alters | Tom Altor

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Wife Carrol Evan acted along side Tom in Chamelee Memsaab in 1979. His son Jamie debuted as an actor in 2008 with the film Ocean Of A Old Man. See more »

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