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Tom Towles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tom Towles (March 20, 1950 – April 2, 2015) was an American actor. Towles was born and raised in Chicago. He became an actor after a stint in the U.S. Marines, beginning with an uncredited performance in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He has appeared in film and television extensively since the 1980s. He is probably best known for his turn in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as a character modeled after Ottis Toole, Henry Lee Lucas' reputed accomplice in several murders. He has also appeared in Night of the Living Dead, The Rock, Blood in Blood Out, House of 1000 Corpses, and its sequel, The Devil's Rejects. Recently Tom also portrayed a vicious drug trafficking Aryan gang leader in the big screen adaptation of Miami Vice (he played a similar role as Aryan prison gang leader Red Rider in Blood In Blood Out) and had a cameo in one of the faux trailers Werewolf Women of the SS in Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse. His television credits include appearances in NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, ER, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Dramatis Personae"), Star Trek Voyager, and Firefly. Towles died on April 2, 2015, at the age of 65, in a hospital in Pinellas, Florida of complications following a stroke. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Towles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

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Mar 20, 1950 In Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dog Day Afternoon 1975-08-01
Latest Project:
Movie Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' 2008-10-07
Known For
Poster of Halloween
Poster of Night of the Lawyers
Poster of Bound by Honor
Poster of Night of the Living Dead
Movie Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' Self 2008-10-07
Movie Blood on the Highway Louis Debois 2008-01-01
Movie Grindhouse Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") 2007-04-06
Movie Werewolf Women of the S.S. Lt. Boorman 2007-04-06
Movie Home Sick Uncle Johnny 2007-06-14
Movie Halloween Larry Redgrave 2007-08-31
Movie Miami Vice Coleman 2006-07-27
Movie The Devil's Rejects Lieutenant George Wydell 2005-07-22
Movie House of 1000 Corpses George Wydell 2003-04-11
Series Firefly Lund 2002-09-20
Movie Groom Lake Dietz 2002-09-21
Series Crossing Jordan Bull Williamson 2001-09-24
Series Malcolm in the Middle Ethan 2000-01-09
Movie The Prophecy II Detective Waltrip 1998-01-20
Movie Doctor Dolittle German Shepherd (voice) 1998-06-26
Movie Night of the Lawyers Alien 1997-01-01
Movie Gridlock'd D-Reper's Henchman 1997-01-29
Movie Warriors of Virtue Grillo 1997-05-02
Movie Normal Life Frank Anderson 1996-01-26
Series Star Trek: Voyager Dr. Vatm 1995-01-16
Series ER Teenage Boy's Father 1994-09-19
Movie Girls in Prison Norman Stoneface 1994-08-19
Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Hon'Tihl 1993-01-03
Movie Bound by Honor Red Ryder 1993-02-05
Movie Mad Dog and Glory Andrew the Beater 1993-03-05
Series Bakersfield P.D. Riley 1993-09-14
Movie Fortress Stiggs 1992-09-30
Movie The Pit and the Pendulum Don Carlos 1991-06-27
Movie The Borrower Bob Laney 1991-08-16
Movie Night of the Living Dead Harry Cooper 1990-10-19
Series Seinfeld Tough Guy 1989-07-05
Movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Otis 1986-04-10
Movie Dog Day Afternoon Cop (uncredited) 1975-08-01