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Tom Ligon

Handsome, chameleon character actor and sometimes lead, best known for his performances in Paint Your Wagon (1969), the TV series The Young and the Restless (1973), and Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) in which he also sang the title song. Ligon created the role of Orson in the prize-winning Off-Broadway musical 'Your Own Thing', and starred on ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless Lucas Lorenzo Prentiss (1978-1982)
Bang the Drum Slowly
Bang the Drum Slowly Piney Woods
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon Horton Fenty
Jump Chester Jump


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 2017 Little Hope (TV Series short)
- Pilot ... Fitz
 2015 Front Cover
Gus LaMar
 2011-2013 The Heart, She Holler (TV Series)
- Proper Dental Care Is Murder (2013) ... Bartender
- Dare to Holler (2011) ... Bartender
- Death Begins at Conception (2011) ... Bartender
- Fear Is Dog Spelled Bassackwards (2011) ... Bartender
- And So It Begends (2011) ... Bartender
 2011 Lost Revolution
 2007 Serial
Chief Joseph Spataford
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Deputy Police Commissioner Freehill
- Amends (2007) ... Deputy Police Commissioner Freehill
 2007 I Believe in America
 1995-2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Phil Brucker / Malcolm Sanford / Gillespie / ...
- B*tch (2003) ... Phil Brucker
- Panic (2000) ... Malcolm Sanford
- True North (1998) ... Gillespie
- Switch (1995) ... Scott Hampton
 2001-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Alvin Yood / #01Y208 Alvin Yood
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... Alvin Yood
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... Alvin Yood
- 4giveness (2003) ... #01Y208 Alvin Yood
- Sonata da Oz (2003) ... Alvin Yood
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Bluebell Agency Executive
- Care (2001) ... Bluebell Agency Executive
 1993 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
T. Justin Moore
- Simple Justice (1993) ... T. Justin Moore
 1989 Cutting Class
Mr. Ingalls
 1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
William Addison
- Episode #1.711 (1987) ... William Addison
- Episode #1.710 (1987) ... William Addison
- Episode #1.709 (1987) ... William Addison
- Episode #1.707 (1987) ... William Addison
- Episode #1.706 (1987) ... William Addison
 1987 Dallas (TV Series)
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Billy Bristow
- Pilot (1983) ... Billy Bristow
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Phillip Russo
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Soap Cameos
 1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Lt. R. Calder
- Operation Stand-Down (1978) ... Lt. R. Calder
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- Lyman P. Dokker, Fed (1977) ... Phelps
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
- The Ten-Second Client (1977) ... Wills
 1977 Joyride
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Ted Miller
- The Blue Angels (1977) ... Ted Miller
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Young Man
- The Set-Up: Part 2 (1977) ... Young Man
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
Lester Carter
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
John Hay
- Chapter XII: Henry Adams, Historian (1976) ... John Hay
 1975 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Alan Campbell
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie)
 1973 Bang the Drum Slowly
Piney Woods
 1973 The Last American Hero
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Lucas Lorenzo Prentiss (1978-1982)
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
- The Loser (1971) ... David
 1971 Jump
Chester Jump
 1970 A World Apart (TV Series)
T.D. Drinkard (1970-1971)
 1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Clifford - Alice's Nephew
- The Honeymooners: Operation Protest (1970) ... Clifford - Alice's Nephew
 1969 Paint Your Wagon
Horton Fenty
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- The 39th Witness (1968) ... Goldman
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- How Close Can You Get? (1966) ... Laertes
 1964 Nothing But a Man
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Ted (1990) / Bailey Thompson (1995)
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Appeared on the religious program "Southern Baptist Hour" in the episode "The Legacy" as Steven, also appearing Hal Burdick as Dr. Morgan and Jenny Egan as Sarah. Written by Ted Perry it is the story about an elderly minister who is having trouble getting is family to understand his spiritual values that make life worth living.... See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[responding to news that a career burglar he once chased away was in jail] Well, he's not having much of a career right now. You have your ups and downs. It's like acting.


Playing the Tiger in Rajiv Joseph's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," directed by Giovanna Sardelli, at the Lark Theatre, New York City. See more »

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