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Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World (1951) made an especially strong impression on him as a kid. Tom attended Duquesne ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fog Nick Castle
Night of the Creeps Ray Cameron
Maniac Cop Frank McCrae


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 2020 Polybius (Short)
Sheriff Atkins
 2019/II Trick
 2018/II Encounter
Professor Westlake
 2014 Judy's Dead
 2014 Apocalypse Kiss
Captain John Vogle
 2011 Arriving at Night (Short)
Phil Redman
 2011 Drive Angry
 2010 The Chief (Video)
Art Rooney Sr.
 2009/II Trapped
Detective Abbott
 2009 Shannon's Rainbow
Captain Martin
 2009 My Bloody Valentine
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Boyd Kingman
- Mail Order Mystery (2004) ... Boyd Kingman
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Monahan
- Cold Comfort (2003) ... Mr. Monahan
 2003 Oz (TV Series)
Mayor Wilson Lowen
- Sonata da Oz (2003) ... Mayor Wilson Lowen
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (2003) ... Mayor Wilson Lowen
 2002 Turn of Faith
Charlie Ryan
 2001 Out of the Black
Eugene Carter
 2000 Bruiser
Detective McCleary
 1999 The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Alex Diehl
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Grenville Rawlins
- The Twenty Percent Solution (1998) ... Grenville Rawlins
 1996 Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story (TV Movie)
Henry Hart
 1996 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
- Ties That Bind (1996) ... Atrius
 1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Alex Diehl
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series)
Richard Bennett
- Target: Millenium ... Richard Bennett
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
- Night of the Gladiator (1993) ... Wade
 1993 Striking Distance
Uncle Fred
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
Ed Barry
 1992 Bob Roberts
Dr. Caleb Menck
 1992 What She Doesn't Know (TV Movie)
 1991 Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (TV Movie)
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Walter Littlefield
- Pilot (1990) ... Walter Littlefield
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
Det. Grogan (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
 1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty (TV Movie)
Lt. Ian Conner
 1989 The Heist (TV Movie)
Det. Leland
 1989 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Pike Buchanan
- Episode dated 19 April 1989 (1989) ... Pike Buchanan
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
 1988 Maniac Cop
Frank McCrae
 1988 Lemon Sky
 1986-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Detective Frank Standish / Demonstrator
- Blood & Wine: Part 2 (1987) ... Detective Frank Standish
- Blood & Wine: Part 1 (1987) ... Detective Frank Standish
- Pretenders (1986) ... Demonstrator (uncredited)
 1987 A Stranger Waits (TV Movie)
Sheriff Collier
 1987 Lethal Weapon
Michael Hunsaker
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- White Knight (1986) ... Hatch
 1986 Night of the Creeps
Ray Cameron
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Donald Dixon
- Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues (1986) ... Donald Dixon
 1986/I Blind Justice (TV Movie)
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- Beast in View (1986) ... Police Lieutenant
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
George Spiros
- The Skip Family Robinson (1985) ... George Spiros
 1985 The New Kids
'Mac' MacWilliams
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Phil Parker / Tommy D'Amico
- Hooker's Run (1984) ... Phil Parker / Tommy D'Amico
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
Agent John
- Pilot (1983) ... Agent John
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
- Town Without Pity (1983) ... Kenyon
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie)
Jack Vance
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Bob Lonnicker
- Dog Day Hospital (1983) ... Bob Lonnicker
 1982 Skeezer (TV Movie)
Dr. Chanless
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Daniel Challis
 1982 Creepshow
Stan (segments "Prologue" / "Epilogue") (uncredited)
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Cmdr. Gene Butler / John Todd
- The Last of Leadbottom (1982) ... Cmdr. Gene Butler
- Guns Don't Die (1982) ... John Todd
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
John Cameron
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Major Lawrence Weems
- The Tooth Shall Set You Free (1982) ... Major Lawrence Weems
 1979-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Dr. Sorenson / Jim Bronsky / Frank Durning
- Drifters (1981) ... Dr. Sorenson
- Strike (1981) ... Jim Bronsky
- Fire (1979) ... Frank Durning
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series)
- Sherlock Holmes (1981) ... Craigin
 1981 Escape from New York
 1980 The Ninth Configuration
Sgt. Krebs
 1980 The Fog
Nick Castle
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Buck Buchanan
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Dr. Moscone
- Pilot (1980) ... Dr. Moscone
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
Lt. Bragdon
 1977 Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (TV Movie)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- It Goes with the Job (1977) ... Vic
 1974-1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Alex Diel / Lt. Thomas Diehl
- Requiem for a Funny Box (1977) ... Alex Diel
- The Battle of Canoga Park (1977) ... Lt. Thomas Diehl
- Where's Houston? (1976) ... Alex Diel
- A Portrait of Elizabeth (1976) ... Alex Diel
- The Real Easy Red Dog (1975) ... Alex Diel
 1976-1977 Serpico (TV Series)
Lt. Tom Sullivan
- One Long Tomorrow (1977) ... Lt. Tom Sullivan
- The Party of Your Choice (1977) ... Lt. Tom Sullivan
- Sanctuary (1977) ... Lt. Tom Sullivan
- Danger Zone (1976) ... Lt. Tom Sullivan
- The Serbian Connection (1976) ... Lt. Tom Sullivan
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Robert Dayka
- Pennsylvania Lynch (1976) ... Robert Dayka
 1976 Special Delivery
Cop on Beat
 1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Koko Apelika
- Sing a Song of Suspense (1975) ... Koko Apelika (as Tommy Atkins)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Brad Gifford
- Lamb to the Slaughter (1975) ... Brad Gifford
 1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Movie)
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Sgt. Frank Cole
- Accounts Balanced (1974) ... Sgt. Frank Cole
- Material Witness (1974) ... Sgt. Frank Cole (credit only)
- Second Sight (1974) ... Sgt. Frank Cole
- Ballinger's Choice (1974) ... Sgt. Frank Cole
- Shadows at Noon (1974) ... Sgt. Frank Cole
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Vic Rhodes
- Pop Goes the Question (1974) ... Vic Rhodes
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
- Market for Murder (1974) ... Peterson
 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat
Kid in Car (uncredited)
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Policeman in Apartment
 1968 The Detective
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dylan Levein
- Episode dated 9 December 1963 (1963) ... Dylan Levein
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(December 10 to 26, 2004) He played Art Rooney Sr. in Rob Zellers and Gene Collier's play, "The Chief," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See more »

Alternate Names:

Tommy Atkins


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I made a few other films in New York in the late 60's, early 70's. But I think The Fog (1980) was my first film in Los Angeles. I could be wrong. And it was a "horror" film. And then I made a bunch of horror films for a while. And I loved them. I had always admired Vincent Price, and though I never worked with him, it was one of the treats of my life to meet him in Los Angeles, and we were mutual... See more »


Alumnus of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1967. See more »


Often plays police officers

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