Wilson, Thomas F. 1959–

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Wilson, Thomas F. 1959–

(Tom Wilson, Tom F. Wilson)


Full name, Thomas Francis Wilson, Jr.; born April 15, 1959, in Philadelphia, PA; married Caroline Thomas, July, 1985; children: Anna May, Emily, Gracie, Tommy. Education: Studied international politics at Arizona State University; studied fine photography at the University of California, Los Angeles; studied drawing and painting at the Art Academy of Los Angeles and the California Art Institute; studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Philadelphia Company. Religion: Christian. Avocational Interests: Painting, photography.


Agent—Sutton, Barth, and Vennari, 145 South Fairfax Ave., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90036; The Artists Group, Ltd., 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Mosaic Media Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069; MacDonald–Murray Management, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Contact—c/o Dusty Tuba Entertainment, P.O. Box 18106, Encino, CA 91416.


Actor and voice artist. Performed as a comedian and appeared at various venues, including the Comedy Store, Los Angeles, CA; performer at various venues, including work as an opening act for other performers; worked as a writer and producer for literary magazines, Universal Studios, Disney, Fox, and Film Roman studios. Played the uncredited role of Biff Tannen in Back to the Future … The Ride, Universal Studios, beginning 1991. Appeared in advertisements. Created "Big Pop Fun," a line of paintings based on pop culture toys and objects, 2004; created original works of art for the California Featured Artist series, Disneyland's fiftieth anniversary celebration, 2006. Affiliated with Dusty Tuba Entertainment, Encino, CA. Held other jobs, including work at a warehouse. Involved in a music ministry. Also known as Tom F. Wilson.

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1991, for Back to the Future, Part III.


Film Appearances:

Biff Tannen, Back to the Future, Universal, 1985.

Member of Spikes gang, Los Angeles Streetfighter (also known as Chinatown, L.A. Streetfighter, and Ninja Turf), Ascot Entertainment Group, 1985.

Arch Cummings, April Fool's Day, Paramount, 1986.

Bob Pachowski, Let's Get Harry (also known as The Rescue), TriStar, 1986.

Lieutenant Stevenson, Smart Alex (also known as Levitation Blues), 1987.

Officer Kornblau, Action Jackson, Lorimar Film Entertainment, 1988.

Biff Tannen and Griff Tannen, Back to the Future, Part II (also known as Paradox), Universal, 1989.

Buck Johnson III, The Last Ride (short film), 1989.

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen and Biff Tannen, Back to the Future, Part III (also known as Three), Universal, 1990.

(As Tom Wilson) Al Dalby, High Strung (also known as Pissed Off), Film Brigade, 1991.

(As Tom Wilson) Rollie, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Out and Blood In, Blood Out … Bound by Honor), Buena Vista, 1993.

(As Tom Wilson) Billy, Mr. Write (also known as Don't Stop Now), Shapiro–Glickenhaus Video, 1994.

(As Tom Wilson) Lieutenant Eliot Hendricks, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

Officer Keaton, Caroline at Midnight (also known as Someone's Watching), 1994.

(As Tom Wilson) Detective Lou Greenberg, Born to Be Wild (also known as Katie), Warner Bros., 1995.

(As Tom Wilson) Office Melvin, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997.

(As Tom Wilson) Ticket seller, Girl, Kushner–Locke Company, 1998.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Matt Bluestone, Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed (animated short film; consists of the Gargoyles episodes "Brother's Keeper" and "Reawakening"), 1998.

Tom, Team Boy (short film; also known as Teen Boy), 2000.

Terry Peterson, Trial and Error: The Making of Sequestered (also known as Behind the Screams), 2003.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Carnaby, Atlantis: Milo's Return (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

(As Tom Wilson) Voices of third fish, tough fish, and Victor, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (animated; also known as SpongeBob SquarePants), Paramount, 2004.

(As Tom Wilson) Bart Tatlock, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Dylan's teacher, Zoom (also known as The Return of Zoom and Zoom's Academy), Columbia, 2006.

Film Work:

Performer of songs "Goofy Goober Song" and "Now That We're Men," The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (animated; also known as SpongeBob SquarePants), Paramount, 2004.

Performer of songs appearing in other films.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voices of Biff H. Tannen and various Tannen ancestors, Back to the Future (animated; also known as Back to the Future: The Animated Series), CBS, 1991–93.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Lieutenant Matt Bluestone, Gargoyles (animated), ABC and syndicated, c. 1994–96.

Voice of Todd "Maniac" Marshall, Wing Commander Academy (animated; also known as WCA–TV), USA Network, 1996.

Voices of Lieutenant Matt Bluestone and others, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (animated), ABC, c. 1996–97.

(As Tom Wilson) Steve Summer, Fired Up (also known as Fired), NBC, 1997–98.

Voice of Starbuck, 101 Dalmatians: The Series (animated; also known as 101 Dalmatians), The Disney Channel, c. 1997–98.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Ben Fredericks, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999–2000.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Pete Costas, Max Steel (animated), The WB, c. 2000–2002.

(As Tom Wilson) Various voices, SpongeBob SquarePants (animated; also known as SpongeBob and Spongeboy Squarepants), Nickelodeon, c. 2001–2005.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Dorsey, Do Over, The WB, c. 2002.

(As Tom Wilson) Sean Nowell, Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2003.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice, Stripperella (animated; also known as Stan Lee's "Stripperella"), Spike TV, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Get Serious: Seven Deadly Sins, CanWest Global Television, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Tom Wilson) Thomas Sweet, Andersonville, TNT, 1996.

(As Tom Wilson) Ed Klingbottom, Men in White (also known as National Lampoon's "Men in White"), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen, and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, syndicated, 1990.

Himself, Mountain Madness, CanWest Global Television, 1993.

(As Tom Wilson) Morning Man at 88.0, CanWest Global Television, 1993.

Costumer and talk show host, steve.oedekerk.com, NBC, 1997.

Voice, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Appeared in other specials, including a Prince's Trust special on British television.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Chip, "A Knight in Shining Armor," Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Moose, "All or Nothing," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1984.

(As Tom Wilson) Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as Best of Carson), NBC, 1989, 1990, 1991.

(As Tom Wilson) Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1990.

Himself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1991, 1995.

Voice of Anthony "Tony" Zucco, "Robin's Reckoning: Parts 1 & 2," Batman (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1993.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of first fish, "Fish–N–Chumps/Camera Shy," Rocko's Modern Life (animated), Nickelodeon, 1995.

(As Tom Wilson) Simon, "Dream Date," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1996.

Voice of Joey, "A Little Piece of Home," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), The WB, 1996.

(As Tom Wilson) Carter Landry, "Lethal Weapon," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1997.

Voice of park ranger Smith, "Short, Plush, and Deadly," Duckman (animated; also known as Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man), USA Network, 1997.

Voice of Marty, "Clockwise/Gromble Soup," AAAHH! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, c. 1997.

Hank, "Black and White," Maggie, Lifetime, 1998.

Hank, "Every Little Star," Maggie, Lifetime, 1998.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Howlin' Jake, "Torch Song," The New Batman Adventures (animated; also known as Batman Gotham Knights), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Larry Bruhn, "Dangerous Brains," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voices of bowling patron and Otis Otto, "If You Insisters/Alley Oops!," The Angry Beavers (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

(As Tom Wilson) Stan, "Why Can't We Be Friends?," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999.

Voice of Coach Bronson, "One of the Guys," Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's "Pepper Ann"), ABC, 1999.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Buster, "Root of Evil," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

(As Tom Wilson) Jack Noon, "Bear Trap," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2001.

Joe, "Amy's Birthday," Titus, Fox, 2001.

Roger "Rush "Gibson, "Fondles," She Spies (also known as B.A.I.T.), syndicated, 2002.

(As Tom Wilson) Paul Stanton, "Chapter Sixty–Six," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Himself, American Idol (also known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, American Idol 2, American Idol 3, and American Idol 4), Fox, 2003.

(As Tom Wilson) Buffalo Buck, "Go Otis! It's Your Birthday!," Rock Me Baby, UPN, 2004.

(As Tom Wilson) Lyle Turner, "Losin' It," The Mullets, UPN, 2004.

Himself, Mega64, 2004.

(As Tom Wilson) Bill, "Sorry Charlie," Rodney (also known as That's Just Rodney and That's My Rodney), ABC, 2005.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Phelps, "Disc Golf," Zoey 101, Nickelodeon, 2005.

(As Tom Wilson) Sonny, "George Drives the Batmobile," George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, 2005.

(As Tom Wilson) Ted, "Reba and the One," Reba (also known as Deep in the Heart, Family Planning, and Sally), The WB, 2005.

(As Tom Wilson) Arnold Brown (1973), "Superstar," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Kirk Stone, "Still Flunking," Still Standing, CBS, 2006.

Kenny, "Sasha's Birthday BBQ," Help Me Help You, ABC, 2006.

Tim Flaherty, "The Woman of His Dreams," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006.

Himself, "Biff Is Back," Inside Edition, syndicated, 2006.

Voice of truck driver, "Kip's Dad Gets a Strike/A Really Hot Day," Higglytown Heroes (animated), Disney Channel, 2006.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including CBS This Morning, CBS; Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC; Thicke of the Night, syndicated; Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC; and shows in other countries. While billed as Tom Wilson, appeared as a guard in "Ticket to Riot," an unaired episode of The Pitts, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Scott Turner, "Turner & Hooch," Disneyland, NBC, 1990.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Ben Fredericks, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

(As Tom Wilson) Coach Dorsey, Do Over, The WB, 2002.

(As Tom Wilson) Mike, Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

(As Tom Wilson) Life on Parole, Fox, 2003.

Kenny, Help Me Help You, ABC, 2006.

Television Additional Voices; Series:

The Pink Panther (animated), syndicated, beginning c. 1993.

(English version; as Tom Wilson) Virus Buster Serge (anime; also known as Virus), originally broadcast in Japan by TV Tokyo, c. 1997.

(As Tom Wilson) Oh Yeah! Cartoons (animated), Nickelodeon, c. 1998–2001.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Producer, Get Serious: Seven Deadly Sins, CanWest Global Television, 1995.

Television Work; Movies:

(Uncredited) Additional voices, Boris and Natasha, Showtime, 1992.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in the solo show Cowboy Tommy's All–American Roundup (also known as Cowboy Tommy). Appeared in other stage productions.



Tom Wilson Live!, Dusty Tuba Entertainment, 1998.

In the Name of the Father, Dusty Tuba Entertainment, 2000.

Tom Wilson Is Funny!, Big Pop Fun, Inc., 2005.


"Biff's Question Song," broadcast on YouTube, 2006.

Music Videos:

"Biff's Question Song," broadcast on YouTube, 2006.

Video Games and Other Games:

Back to the Future … The Pinball (pinball game; also known as Back to the Future Pinball), Data East, 1990.

Voice of Major Todd "Maniac" Marshall, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, 1994.

Voice of Major Todd "Maniac" Marshall, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom, Electronic Arts, 1995.

Voice of Major Todd "Maniac" Marshall, Wing Commander: Prophecy (also known as Wing Commander V), 1997.

Flight Unlimited III, Electronic Arts, 1999.

Voice of Crewman Rick Biessman, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Activision, 2000.

(As Tom Wilson) Voice of Rok–ko the Earth Elemental, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (also known as Crash Bandicoot 4), 2001.

Voice of Craig O'Feargal, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH and Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted), 2002.

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Electronic Arts, 2005.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Electronic Arts, 2005.

Biff Tannen, Back to the Future Video Slots (slot machines), International Game Technology, c. 2006.

The Godfather: The Game, Electronic Arts, 2006.



The Last Ride (short film), 1989.

Film Music; with Others; Songs:

(As Tom Wilson) The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (animated; also known as SpongeBob SquarePants), Paramount, 2004.

Writings for the Stage:

Author of the solo show Cowboy Tommy's All–American Roundup (also known as Cowboy Tommy).


Tom Wilson Live!, Dusty Tuba Entertainment, 1998.

(With others) In the Name of the Father, Dusty Tuba Entertainment, 2000.

Tom Wilson Is Funny!, Big Pop Fun, Inc., 2005.


"Biff's Question Song," broadcast on YouTube, 2006.


(With others) Sacred Passages: Bringing the Sacraments to Life, edited by Bert Ghezzi, Doubleday, 2003.

Contributed nonfiction and editorial pieces to various periodicals, including the Envoy, New Yorker, P.C. Games, and US Weekly; also contributed to online sources.


Wilson's fiction has been published in various periodicals, including Amelia, West Word, and Ipsissima verba.



Decision Today, August 14, 2002.

Starlog, August, 1990.

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