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Tom Alter


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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Known For

Veer-Zaara
Veer-Zaara Actor
(2004)
Zabaan Sambhal Ke
Zabaan Sambhal Ke Mr. Charles / Charles' Uncle
(1993-1997)
Bheja Fry
Bheja Fry Dr. Shepherd
(2007)
Gandhi
Gandhi Doctor at Aga Khan Palace
(1982)

Filmography

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 2018 American Soldier (pre-production)
Rita's uncle
 2018 Baaghi 2 (announced)
 2017 Simon Go Back (Short) (completed)
 2016 Kalpvriksha (Short) (completed)
Kedar (voice)
 2014 The Path of Zarathustra (completed)
Grandfather
 2012 The Colors of Pride (Short) (completed)
Rana Sa Gopal Ji Ghasolia
  Aryans (post-production)
Herbert Hope Risley
  Out of Time (post-production)
Dr. A.L. Maxwell
 2017 Redrum
Eric Fernandez
 2017 The Black Cat (Short)
Mr. Bond
 2017 Rishton ka chakravyuh (TV Series)
Guruji
- Episode #1.14 (2017) ... Guruji
- Episode #1.13 (2017) ... Guruji
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... Guruji
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Guruji
- Pilot (2017) ... Guruji
 2017 Sargoshiyan
Allan Alter
 2017 Farzeen: A Conspiracy Theory (Video)
The Professor
 2016 Life Flows On
Tom
 2016 San' 75 (Pachattar)
Irish
 2016 Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Abhi's Boss
 2015 The Path of Zarathustra
Mamwaji
 2015 Bangistan
The Imam
 2015 Promise Dad
Raul
 2015 Honour Killing
Mr. Smith
 2014 Bhaangarh
 2014 M Cream
Arun Bhardwaj
 2013 The Corner Table (Short)
George Miller
 2013 Divana-e-Ishq
 2012 Son of Flower
Major James Edwards
 2012 Kevi Rite Jaish
Uncle Sam / Derek Thomas
 2010 Muigwithania
Major David
 2010 Wilson Periera (Short) (voice)
 2010 The Lost Paradise (Short)
Preist
 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
 2005 Siddhant (TV Series)
Mr. Arekar
 2004 Ghar Grihasti
Drug smuggler
 2004 Veer-Zaara
 2004 Asambhav
Brian
 2004 Hatim (TV Series)
King of Paristan
- Hatim (2004) ... King of Paristan
 2004 Aetbaar
Dr. Freddie
 2004 Silence Please... The Dressing Room
Cricket coach Ivan Rodrigues
 2003 Mother Teresa (TV Movie)
Forster (as Thomas Beach Alter)
 2003 Hawayein
Stephen
 2003 A.O.D.
Sanjeev Sarkar
 2003 Dhund: The Fog
Uncle Tom
 2003 Love at Times Square
Mr. Gery
 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
Doctor
 2000 Driving Miss Palmen
George Basilitz
 1998 Hanuman
Tom's Father
 1998 Captain Vyom (TV Series)
Vishwapramukh
 1998 Mohre (Video)
Kamoski
 1997 Divine Lovers
Dr. Taubman
 1997 Adajya
Mark Sahib
 1997 Betaal Pachisi (TV Series)
 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
 1996 Agwaah (TV Series)
 1996 Barood (TV Series)
 1996 Upanayas (TV Series)
 1995 Milan
Father Demello
 1995 Oh Darling Yeh Hai India
Bidder
 1995 Jai Vikraanta
 1995 Sandhya Chhaya (TV Movie)
Elder Son's Friend
 1995 Aahat (TV Series)
 1994 Ekka Raja Rani
Mr. Rai (uncredited)
 1994 Insaniyat
British Intelligence
 1994 Daraar (TV Series)
 1994 Junoon (TV Series) (1997)
 1994 Sheila (TV Series)
 1993 Sardar
Lord Mountbatten 'Dickey'
 1993 Gumrah
Insp. Phillip
 1993 Kala Coat
Alexander (as Tom Altor)
 1992 Junoon
Harry
 1992 Angaar
Public prosecutor (uncredited)
 1992 Tahalka
Dong's army captain
 1992 Suryavanshi
Tom
 1991 Deshwasi
 1991 Farishtay (Guest Appearance)
 1990 Atishbaz
 1990 Zimmedaaar
Mercus
 1990 Doodh Ka Karz
Frank
 1990 Aashiqui
Arnie Campbell
 1989 Aakhri Badla
Juan Carlos
 1989 Parinda
Musa
 1989 Bye Bye Blues
Gilbert Wilson
 1989 Tridev
Dunhill
 1989 Daata
Pat
 1989 Vardi
Tom
 1989 Shagun
 1988 Bharat Ek Khoj (TV Series)
 1988 Khoon Bhari Maang
Plastic Surgeon
 1988 Sone Pe Suhaaga
Dr. Rex
 1988 Janam Janam
DFO
 1988 Rukhsat
New York Police Capt. Morri
 1988 Commando
Hatcher
 1988 Etwa
 1988 Param Veer Chakra (TV Series)
 1987 Woh Din Aayega
Somnath
 1987 Jazira (Video)
 1987 Mr. X
 1986 Car Thief
John
 1986 Avinash
Tom
 1986 Shahadat (Video)
 1986/I Karma
Rexson
 1986 Sultanat
Shah
 1986 Shart
Alter
 1986 Palay Khan
 1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Karam Singh
 1985 Bond 303
 1984 Bad Aur Badnaam
President of ringania (uncredited)
 1983 Romance
Priest
 1983 Jaani Dost
Cobra's Goon
 1983 Arpan
Tom
 1983 Nastik
Mr. John
 1982 Jaanwar
 1982 Swami Dada
Bob Simpson
 1982 Vidhaata
David
 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
John
 1979 Hum Tere Ashiq Hain
British Police Commissioner
 1979 Laila Majnu
 1979 Junoon
Priest
 1978 Kaala Aadmi (as Tom Altar)
 1978 Des Pardes
Inspector Martin
 1978 Naukri
Mr. Anderson
 1978 Atyachaar
 1977 Kanneshwara Rama (Short)
 1977 Ram Bharose
Tom
 1977 Parvarish
Mr. Jackson
 1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
Jack (as Tom Alters)
 1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari
Capt. Weston (Outram's aide de camp)
 1976 Charas
Chief Custom Officer
 1975 Mrig Trishna
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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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