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Tom O'Rourke (I) (1944–2009)


Thomas O'Rourke was a war baby, born in New York City in Greenwich Village. He was raised in Indiana,until his parents divorced and he returned to New York City's Upper Westside to live with his grandparents. He was ambitious and hardworking even at this young age. To help out with expenses, he bought a bike and delivered newspapers and laundry to... See full bio »

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Known For

United 93
United 93 Donald Peterson
(2006)
Maid in Manhattan
(2002)
American Gangster
(2007)
Simon & Simon
Simon & Simon Hanrahan / Tom Hanrahan / Alan Hawthorne / Big John Yelovich / Bouncer / Jeffers
(1986-1989)

Filmography

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 2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams
Medical Examiner
 2009 Against the Current
Dock Man #1
 2008 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Mayor Stan Lowell
- Episode #1.10152 (2008) ... Mayor Stan Lowell
- Episode #1.10150 (2008) ... Mayor Stan Lowell
 2007 American Gangster
Banker
 1999-2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Mark Seligman / Campus Security Officer Anthony Schlasser
- Influence (2006) ... Judge Mark Seligman
- Design (2005) ... Judge Mark Seligman
- Game (2005) ... Judge Mark Seligman
- Debt (2004) ... Judge Mark Seligman
- Bound (2004) ... Judge Mark Seligman
 2006 United 93
Donald Peterson
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Peter Behrens
- The Abominable Showman (2005) ... Peter Behrens
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Peter Behrens
- Suite Sorrow (2003) ... Peter Behrens
 2002 Maid in Manhattan
Maddox
 1996-2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Peter Behrens
- Who Let the Dogs Out? (2001) ... Peter Behrens
- Swept Away - A Very Special Episode (2001) ... Peter Behrens
- Merger (1999) ... Peter Behrens
- Divorce (1998) ... Peter Behrens
- Double Blind (1996) ... Peter Behrens
 2000 Now and Again (TV Series)
Dwight
- Film at Eleven (2000) ... Dwight
 1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Warren
- Springtime for Tupper (1996) ... Warren
 1995 The Commish (TV Series)
Terry Malloy
- The Golden Years (1995) ... Terry Malloy
 1994 Melrose Place (TV Series)
John Taylor
- Dr. Jekyll Saves His Hide (1994) ... John Taylor
 1994 A Friend to Die For (TV Movie)
Mr. Lockwood
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Steve Humphreys
- Darkness Falls (1994) ... Steve Humphreys
 1993 Ground Zero Texas (Video Game)
General
 1993 Wings (TV Series)
Luggage Man
- Joe Blows: Part 1 (1993) ... Luggage Man
 1993 Shaky Ground (TV Series)
Policeman
- Misery (1993) ... Policeman
- The Tree House (1993) ... Policeman
 1992 Step by Step (TV Series)
John Patterson
- Country Club (1992) ... John Patterson
 1991-1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Weaver
- The Shadow of Death (1992) ... Weaver
 1991 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Ron
- Lighter Than Air (1991) ... Ron
 1991 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Marshal Pike
- The Valley of Death (1991) ... Marshal Pike
- The Bounty (1991) ... Marshal Pike
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Jameson Whitworth
- The Lucky Charm (1991) ... Jameson Whitworth
 1990 Working Girl (TV Series)
A.J. Trask
- We Can Work It Out (1990) ... A.J. Trask
- Two's a Crowd (1990) ... A.J. Trask
- Oh, Brother (1990) ... A.J. Trask
- Get Back (1990) ... A.J. Trask
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1990) ... A.J. Trask
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mr. Stevens
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... Mr. Stevens
 1986-1989 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Hanrahan / Tom Hanrahan / Bouncer / ...
- Simon Says 'Good-Bye' (1989) ... Hanrahan
- Photo Finished (1989) ... Hanrahan
- First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (1988) ... Hanrahan
- Play It Again, Simon (1988) ... Bouncer
- Cloak of Danger (1988) ... Tom Hanrahan
 1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Jason Jacobson
- Episode #1.1021 (1988) ... Jason Jacobson
- Episode #1.905 (1988) ... Jason Jacobson
- Episode #1.896 (1988) ... Jason Jacobson
- Episode #1.895 (1988) ... Jason Jacobson
- Episode #1.891 (1988) ... Jason Jacobson
 1988 A Father's Homecoming (TV Movie)
Paul Miller
 1988 Patty Hearst
Jim Browning
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Captain Clarence Nelson
- Blindsided (1987) ... Captain Clarence Nelson
 1986 Eagle Island
Eddie Foster
 1986 Gung Ho (TV Series)
- Talk of the Town (1986)
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Joe
- Johnny Appleseed (1986) ... Joe (as Thomas O'Rourke)
 1985 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Fred Mathis
- Jealousy (1985) ... Fred Mathis (as Thomas O'Rourke)
 1982 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Justin Marler
- Episode dated 22 December 1982 (1982) ... Justin Marler

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Appeared on stage at the IRT Theatre in NYC in Suicide in B Flat (as Niles) and as Det. Slovich in The Invesigation. Also appeared on stage in the National tour of Promises, Proimises (as Karl Kubelik) and at the Goodman Theatre (Chicago) in The Hostage (as Pat) and The Bacchae (as Dinoysius).

Alternate Names:

Thomas O'Rourke

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Is the only actor to have ever played the same defense attorney on three series in the Law & Order franchise. He has played well-heeled defense attorney Peter Behrens on episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. He also has a recurring role as Judge Mark Seligman on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, making him one of only a handful of actors to have ... See more »

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