Tom Towles

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Blood on the Highway 2014 (Movie)

Louis Debois (Actor)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Larry Redgrave (Actor)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

Coleman (Actor)

The Devil's Rejects 2005 (Movie)

George Wydell (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2003 (Tv Show)

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House of 1,000 Corpses 2003 (Movie)

George Wydell (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 2003 (Tv Show)

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Firefly 2002 (Tv Show)

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Push, Nevada 2002 (Tv Show)

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Robbery Homicide Division 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Henchman at NYC Apartment (Actor)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

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Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Follow Me Home 1997 (Movie)

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Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

D-Reper's Henchman (Actor)

Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin 1997 (Movie)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Warriors of Virtue 1997 (Movie)

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ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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Night of the Lawyers 1996 (Movie)

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Normal Life 1996 (Movie)

Frank Anderson (Actor)

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Alcatraz Park Ranger (Actor)

God's Lonely Man 1995 (Movie)

Steven Mitchell (Actor)

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bound By Honor 1993 (Movie)

Red Ryder (Actor)

Fortress 1993 (Movie)

Stiggs (Actor)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Seinfeld 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Borrower 1991 (Movie)

Bob Laney (Actor)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1991 (Movie)

Don Carlos (Actor)

Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer 1990 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Miss Missouri 1990 (Movie)

Janitor (Actor)

Night of the Living Dead 1990 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

High Mountain Rangers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Pink Nights 1985 (Movie)

Ralph the Lounge Lizard (Actor)

Girls in Prison (TV Show)

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Biography

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 Afternoon" with Al Pacino in 1975, he returned to Chicago and became a member of the Organic Theatre Company appearing in numerous productions and often collaborating on the writing as well. Towles also acted with the prestigious Goodman Theatre there. It was 1985 before Towles was again in front of the cameras, this time as a lounge lizard in "Pink Nights." The next year, he was the despicable, loathsome Otis in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." In 1990, Towles played Harry Cooper, the guy everyone else trapped in the farmhouse would most like to sacrifice to the zombies in the remake of "Night of the Living Dead." Towles' TV work has been ongoing since he appeared as J.J., the hunted killer in "High Mountain Rangers," the two-hour pilot for a Robert Conrad series. He was Norman Stoneface, true to his name, in the 1994 Showtime movie "Girls in Prison," and also appeared in numerous TV episodes.

Milestones

1990

Co-starred as obnoxious Harry Cooper in "Night of the Living Dead"

1987

Guest-starred as the killer in "High Mountain Rangers" two-hour pilot

1985

Returned to films in "Pink Nights"

1975

Made film debut, bit, in "Dog Day Afternoon"

Member of the Organic Theatre Company in Chicago; also performed at the Goodman Theatre

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