Tom Ligon

A star athlete in high school, Tom Ligon set his sights on a career in sports. However, an injury to his leg cut his professional football aspirations short, and Ligon soon turned his focus to acting. After enrolling at ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1945

Filmography

Actor (21)

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Serial 2014 (Movie)

Chief Joseph Spataford (Actor)

Law & Order 1994 - 1995, 1998, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Cutting Class 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Soap Cameo (Actor)

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Joyride 1977 (Movie)

Sanders (Actor)

Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 (Movie)

Piney Woods (Actor)

The Last American Hero 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Jump 1970 (Movie)

Chester Jump (Actor)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

Horton Fenty (Actor)

Nothing But a Man 1964 (Movie)

Teenager (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Baa Baa Black Sheep (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

The Demon Murder Case (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A star athlete in high school, Tom Ligon set his sights on a career in sports. However, an injury to his leg cut his professional football aspirations short, and Ligon soon turned his focus to acting. After enrolling at Yale, Ligon was discovered by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, who was impressed by Ligon's performance as Kilroy in Williams's "Camino Real". Soon after, Ligon became a much sought-after actor in Hollywood, with notable performances as a back-up catcher in the baseball drama "Bang the Drum Slowly" and a recurring role as Lucas Lorenzo Prentiss on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless". In 2001, Ligon earned critical acclaim for portraying Alvin Yood, a small-town sheriff convicted of aggravated assault, on the HBO prison series "Oz". When he's not acting on television or the movies, Ligon is heavily involved in the New York theater scene, where he continues to act in off-Broadway plays.

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