We don't have a biography for James Tolkan.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1931-06-20

Place of Birth Calumet, Michigan, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • James Tolkin
  • Jim Tolkan
  • James S. Tolkan
  • James B. Tolkan
  • James Stewart Tolkan
  • Джеймс Толкан

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Bone Tomahawk as Pianist
2015 Back in Time as Himself
2013 Phil Spector as Judge Fidler
2010 Tales from the Future
2008 Leverage (1 episode) as Dean Chesny
2006 Heavens Fall as Thomas Knight, Sr.
2004 Seven Times Lucky as Dutch
2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (1 episode) as Special Agent In Charge Richard Wragg
1996 Early Edition (1 episode)
1996 The Pretender (2 episodes)
1996 Underworld as Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan
1996 Robo Warriors as Quon
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See as Tonelli
1993 Cobra (22 episodes) as Dallas Cassel
1993 Boiling Point as Levitt
1992 Bloodfist IV: Die Trying as Agent Sterling
1992 The Hat Squad (13 episodes) as Mike Ragland
1991 Problem Child 2 as Mr. Thron
1991 Driving Me Crazy as Vince
1991 Hangfire
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Dr. Oates
1990 Back to the Future Part III as Marshal James Strickland
1990 Dick Tracy as Numbers
1990 Opportunity Knocks as Sal
1989 Family Business as Judge
1989 Back to the Future Part II as Mr. Strickland
1989 Ministry of Vengeance as Colonel Freeman
1989 Second Sight as Coolidge
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1989 True Blood as Det. Joseph Hanley
1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers as Lt. Ed Henderson
1988 Split Decisions as Benny Pistone
1988 Weekend War as Dr. Alex Thompson
1988 The Wonder Years (1 episode)
1988 Viper as Colonel William Tansey
1987 Masters of the Universe as Detective Lubic
1986 Armed and Dangerous as Lou Brackman
1986 Top Gun as Stinger
1985 Mary (13 episodes)
1985 Flanagan as Turner
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 Back to the Future as Mr. Strickland
1985 Turk 182! as Hanley
1984 The River as Howard Simpson
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1984 Iceman as Maynard
1983 WarGames as Nigan
1982 Remington Steele (4 episodes)
1982 Hanky Panky as Conferee
1981 Prince of the City as Assistant U.S. Atty. George Polito
1981 Wolfen as Baldy
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1979 The Amityville Horror as Coroner
1975 Love and Death as Napoleon
1973 Serpico as Steiger
1971 They Might Be Giants as Mr. Brown
1966 The Three Sisters
1958 Naked City (1 episode)


2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (27 episodes)Producer


2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (27 episodes)Director

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page