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Tom Braidwood

Tom Braidwood was born on September 27, 1948 in British Columbia, Canada. He is an assistant director and actor, known for The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008). See full bio »
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The X-Files
The X-Files Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
The X Files
The X Files Frohike
The X Files: I Want to Believe
The X Files: I Want to Believe Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tilt Sam Penzer


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 2008 Reverse (Short) (first assistant director)
 2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe (first assistant director: second unit)
 2004 Packing Up (Short) (first assistant director)
 2003/II Exchange (Short) (first assistant director)
 1999-2000 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- All Tricked Up (2000) ... (first assistant director)
- The Capture (1999) ... (first assistant director)
 1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (first assistant director: second unit - as Tom E. Braidwood)
 1999 Millennium (TV Series) (insert unit director - 7 episodes)
- Goodbye to All That (1999) ... (insert unit director)
- Via Dolorosa (1999) ... (insert unit director)
- Nostalgia (1999) ... (insert unit director)
- Seven and One (1999) ... (insert unit director)
- Bardo Thodol (1999) ... (insert unit director)
 1993-1998 The X-Files (TV Series) (first assistant director - 57 episodes)
- The End (1998) ... (first assistant director)
- The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) ... (first assistant director)
- Mind's Eye (1998) ... (first assistant director)
- The Red and the Black (1998) ... (first assistant director)
- Bad Blood (1998) ... (first assistant director)
 1993 Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1992-1993 The Odyssey (TV Series) (first assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Welcome to the Tower (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- The Brad Exchange (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Galileo & the Gypsies (1992) ... (first assistant director)
- A Place Called Nowhere (1992) ... (first assistant director)
- By the Book (1992) ... (first assistant director)
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (first assistant director)
 1991 Eyes of an Angel (first assistant director: Canada)
 1987-1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series) (first assistant director - 12 episodes)
- Back to School (1990) ... (first assistant director)
- Blackout (1990) ... (first assistant director)
- Everyday Is Christmas (1990) ... (first assistant director)
- Rounding Third (1990) ... (first assistant director)
- How I Saved the Senator (1990) ... (first assistant director)
 1986-1987 Danger Bay (TV Series) (first assistant director - 5 episodes)
- The Smiling Dolphin (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- Protege (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- The Dying Swan (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- Melissa's Gift (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- The Leopard's Spots (1986) ... (first assistant director)
 1986 Differences (Short) (assistant director)
 1977 Skip Tracer (assistant director)
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Thomas Braidwood | Tom E. Braidwood


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I've had a chance to direct some children's shows over the years, and it's one of my favorite things to do because they bring so much energy to set.


Though it is often said that he was perfect for the role of Frohike in The X-Files (1993) and later The Lone Gunmen (2001), his being cast in it was completely accidental. The producers had already seen several actors for the part but found casting it difficult. They were discussing the matter outside of a bathroom when Braidwood, who was already working as first assistant director on The X-Files... See more »



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