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Tom Towles (1950–2015)


A character player, often playing scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s, often in lower-budget fare. Tom Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. Although he made an isolated appearance in a bit role in Dog Day ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Pinellas, Florida, USA

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Known For

Night of the Living Dead
(1990)
Halloween
Halloween Larry Redgrave
(2007)
Miami Vice
Miami Vice Coleman
(2006)
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects George Wydell
(2005)

Filmography

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 2008 Blood on the Highway
Louis Debois
 2007 Grindhouse
Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Ethan
- Christmas Trees (2003) ... Ethan
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Zeke
- Homebodies (2003) ... Zeke (uncredited)
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Bull Williamson
- Wild Card (2003) ... Bull Williamson
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Kevin Molas
- Wild Ride (2002) ... Kevin Molas
 2002 Push, Nevada (TV Series)
BRB
- ···---··· (2002)
- Storybook Hero (2002)
- The Color of... (2002)
- The Black Box (2002)
- The Amount (2002) ... BRB
 2002 Groom Lake
Dietz
 2002 Firefly (TV Series)
Lund
- The Train Job (2002) ... Lund
 2002 New Legends (Video Game)
Bradley (voice)
 2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Ray Palmeri
- The Interrogation (2001) ... Ray Palmeri
 2000 More Dogs Than Bones
Detective Smith
 1999 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Detective Streible
- Drew Tries to Kill Mimi (1999) ... Detective Streible
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie)
Henchman at NYC Apartment
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Jack Brevins
- Parole (1998) ... Jack Brevins
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series)
Ike Worth
- Once Bitten... (1998) ... Ike Worth
 1998 Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (TV Movie)
Colonel Chamaro
 1998 The Prophecy II (Video)
Detective Waltrip
 1997 Night of the Lawyers
Alien, Moriarty
 1997 Warriors of Virtue
Grillo
 1997 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Dr. Vatm
- Rise (1997) ... Dr. Vatm
 1997 Profiler (TV Series)
Steve Calagian
- Learning from the Masters (1997) ... Steve Calagian
 1997 Gridlock'd
D-Reper's Henchman
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Dale
- Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick (1996) ... Dale
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Teenage Boy's Father
- No Brain, No Gain (1996) ... Teenage Boy's Father
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Mr. Baron
- Rapscallions (1996) ... Mr. Baron
 1996 The Rock
Alcatraz Park Rangers
 1996 Normal Life
Frank Anderson
 1996 God's Lonely Man
Steven
 1996 Night Stand (TV Series)
Mad Cow
- Uniting Loved Ones (1996) ... Mad Cow
 1995 Trinity (Short)
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
Shepard
- Dr. Strangechild (1995) ... Shepard
 1994 Girls in Prison (TV Movie)
Norman Stoneface
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Norman Stoneface
- Girls in Prison (1994) ... Norman Stoneface
 1993-1994 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Fireman Riley / Riley
- Unsolved Mysteries of Love (1993) ... Riley
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Prison Warden
- Three on a Patch (1994) ... Prison Warden
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Tough Guy
- The Glasses (1993) ... Tough Guy
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Hon'Tihl
- Dramatis Personae (1993) ... Hon'Tihl
 1993 Mad Dog and Glory
Andrew the Beater
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Red Ryder
 1992 Fortress
Stiggs
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Lomax
- Mann's Fate (1992) ... Lomax
 1991 The Borrower
Bob Laney
 1991 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
- Greed (1991)
 1991 The Pit and the Pendulum
Don Carlos
 1990 Men Don't Leave
Evan Taylor
 1988 Sable (TV Series)
Eddie
- Mob (1988) ... Eddie
 1987 High Mountain Rangers (TV Series)
T.J. Cousins
- Pilot (1987) ... T.J. Cousins
 1987 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
Maxie
- Charity Ball (1987) ... Maxie
 1985 Pink Nights
Ralph the Lounge Lizard
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Jander
- Save the Last Dance for Me (1984) ... Mr. Jander
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
Cop (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Was one of the authors of the play "E/R (Emergency Room)" that became the basis for the Norman Lear sitcom of that title starring Elliott Gould, Mary McDonnell, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune and Bruce A. Young along with George Clooney and Jason Alexander. The other authors were Ron Berman, M.D., Zaid Farid, ... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

My goal is to make each one of my characters so distinct that people are amazed it's the same actor. See more »

Trivia:

Served in the Marine Corps. See more »

Trademark:

Has been in every movie directed by Rob Zombie, where he always portrays authority figures.

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