Towles, Tom 1950–

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TOWLES, Tom 1950–


Born December 10, 1950, in Chicago, IL.

Addresses: Agent—Craig Dorfman & Associates, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Blueprint, 1438 N. Gower St., Bldg. 15, 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Career: Actor and writer. Organic Theater Company, Chicago, IL, member. Military service: Served in U.S. Marine Corps.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting male, 1991, for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Dog Day Afternoon, 1975.

Ralph the Lounge Lizard, Pink Nights, 1985.

Otis, Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer, Greycat Films, 1986.

Janitor, Miss Missouri, 1990.

Evan Taylor, Men Don't Leave, Geffen Film Company, 1990.

Harry Cooper, Night of the Living Dead, Twenty–first Century Film Corp., 1990.

Don Carlos, The Pit and the Pendulum (also known as The Inquisitor), Full Moon Entertainment, 1990.

Bob Laney, The Borrower, Cannon Films, 1991.

Andrew, Mad Dog and Glory, MCA/Universal, 1993.

Stiggs (Maddox's buddy), Fortress, Dimension Films, 1993.

Red Ryder, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Out and Blood In, Blood Out ... Bound by Honor), Buena Vista, 1993.

Follow Me Home, 1996.

Steven, God's Lonely Man, Vanguard Cinema, 1996.

Alcatraz park ranger, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Frank Anderson, Normal Life, Fine Line, 1996.

D–Reper's henchman, Gridlock'd, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

General Grillo, Warriors of Virtue, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1997.

Alien, Moriatry, Night of the Lawyers, 1997.

Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin, 1998.

Detective Waltrip, The Prophecy II (also known as God's Army II), Dimension Films, 1998.

Voice of German Shepherd, Doctor Doolittle, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Detective Smith, More Dogs than Bones, Dream Entertainment, 2000.

Dietz, Groom Lake (also known as The Visitor), Full Moon Entertainment, 2002.

Lieutenant George Wydell, House of 1000 Corpses, The Shooting Gallery, 2003.

Uncle Johnny, Home Sick, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Inspector Anthony Lastarza, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993–1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Norman Stoneface, Girls in Prison, Showtime, 1994.

Henchman at NYC apartment, Lansky, HBO, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

T. J. Cousins, High Mountain Rangers, CBS, 1987.

Inspector Anthony Lastarza, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

George Chressanthis, The Tomorrow Man, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Greed," Shannon's Deal, 1991.

Lomax, "Mann's Fate," Mann & Machine, NBC, 1992.

Hon'Tihl, "Dramatis Personae," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993.

Riley, "Unsolved Mysteries of Love," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1993.

Tough guy, "The Glasses," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Warden, "Three on a Patch," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

Fireman Riley, "Last One into the Water," Bakersfield, P.D., Fox, 1994.

Shepherd, "Dr. Strangechild," VR.5, 1995.

Mendoza, The Marshall, ABC, 1995.

Mr. Baron, "Rapscallions," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.

Teenage boy's father, "No Brain, No Gain," ER, NBC, 1996.

Dale, "Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1996.

"Learning from the Masters," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Dr. Vatm, "Rise," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1997.

Ike Worth, "Once Bitten...," Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Jack Brevins, "Parole," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Detective Streible, "Drew Tries to Kill Mimi," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999.

Lund, "The Train Job," Firefly, Fox, 2002.

Kevin Molas, "Wild Ride" (also known as "Zero Disrespect"), Robbery Homicide Division, CBS, 2002.

"Storybook Hero," Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

BRB, "The Color of ... ," Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

BRB, "The Black Box," Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

BRB, "The Amount," Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

Bull Williamson, "Wild Card," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2003.

Zeke, "Homebodies," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2003.

Ethan, "Christmas Trees," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2003.

Also appeared as Mad Cow, "Uniting Loved Ones," Night Stand.

Stage Appearances:

Janitor and Prince Chaos, "My Battlefield, My Body," Warp, Organic Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, then Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1973.


Video Games:

Voice of Bradley, New Legends, 2002.


Television Episodes:

(With Eric Newman and Leonard Gardner) "You Bet Your Life," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.