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Tom Bower (born January 1938) is an American actor who has appeared in a wide variety of television and film roles from 1973 to present. He played physician-husband Curt on The Waltons. He has held a number of prominent supporting roles including Dan Miller in the 2000 film Pollock and the gas station attendant in the 2006 film The Hills Have Eyes. He also plays the barkeep in the Battlestar Galactica episode, "Taking a Break from All Your Worries". He has also had many notable roles in films such as River's Edge, Beverly Hills Cop II, Die Hard 2, Clear and Present Danger, Nixon, and The Negotiator. His 2008-09 roles include Appaloosa, with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, Gospel Hill, with Danny Glover and Angela Bassett, as well as playing Pat McDonough, the father of Nicolas Cage's character, in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Sheriff Bob Maples in The Killer Inside Me, with Casey Affleck, and Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges. Bower is also an award-winning stage actor.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tom Bower (born January 1938) is an American actor who has appeared in a wide variety of television and film roles from 1973 to present. He played physician-husband Curt on The Waltons. He has held a number of prominent supporting roles including Dan Miller in the 2000 film Pollock and the gas station attendant in the 2006 film The Hills Have Eyes. He also plays the barkeep in the Battlestar Galactica episode, "Taking a Break from All Your Worries". He has also had many notable roles in films such as River's Edge, Beverly Hills Cop II, Die Hard 2, Clear and Present Danger, Nixon, and The Negotiator. His 2008-09 roles include Appaloosa, with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, Gospel Hill, with Danny Glover and Angela Bassett, as well as playing Pat McDonough, the father of Nicolas Cage's character, in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Sheriff Bob Maples in The Killer Inside Me, with Casey Affleck, and Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges. Bower is also an award-winning stage actor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Bower (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1938-01-05

Place of Birth Denver - Colorado - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • RalphThomas Bower

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Light of My Life as Tom
2017 As You Like It as Jaques
2016 Lamb as Foster
2015 Digging for Fire as Tom the Neighbor
2015 Runoff as Scratch
2015 The Ever After as Father O'Meara
2014 13 Sins as Father
2013 Out of the Furnace as Dan Dugan
2013 Dark Around the Stars as Silky
2013 Ray Donovan (1 episode) as Judge Roger Wettick
2011 I Melt with You as Captain Bob
2011 Session as Dr. Albert Solomon
2010 Rizzoli & Isles (1 episode) as Redmond Jones
2010 The Killer Inside Me as Sheriff Bob Maples
2009 Crazy Heart as Bill Wilson
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Pat McDonagh
2008 Appaloosa as Abner Raines
2008 Gospel Hill as Jack Herrod
2008 Familiar Strangers
2007 Undoing as Don
2006 Feel as Buck
2006 The Hills Have Eyes as Gas Station Attendant
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 episode) as Pop-Pop
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story as Tom Fender
2002 The Badge as Bull Hardwick
2002 High Crimes as FBI Agent Mullins
2001 Hearts in Atlantis as Len Files
2000 Pollock as Dan Miller
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel as Hector
1999 A Slipping Down Life as Mr. Decker
1998 The Negotiator as Omar (uncredited)
1998 Poodle Springs as Arnie Burns
1997 Buffalo Soldiers as Gen. Pike
1997 The Killing Jar
1996 Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal as Marshall
1995 Nixon as Frank Nixon
1995 White Man's Burden as Stanley
1995 Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog as John Gale
1995 The Avenging Angel as Bill Hickman
1994 Against the Wall as Ed
1993 Shimmer as Mr. Speck
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde as Peter Baker
1993 The Ballad of Little Jo as Lyle Hogg
1993 Relentless 3 as Captain Phelan
1992 Revenge on the Highway as Officer Russell Yates
1992 Raising Cain as Sgt, Cully
1991 Talent for the Game as Rev. Bodeen
1991 Love, Lies and Murder (2 episodes) as Leverette
1991 Dillinger as Captain Matt Leach
1990 Die Hard 2 as Marvin
1989 The Road to Terror as Himself - Reporter
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars as Billy Dobbs
1989 Wired as Detective
1989 True Believer as Cecil Skell
1988 Promised a Miracle as Michael Elliot
1988 Lady in White as Sheriff Saunders
1988 What Price Victory as Eldon Ray
1987 Family Sins as Sheriff
1986 River's Edge as Bennett
1984 Massive Retaliation as Kirk Fredericks
1984 Wildrose as Rick
1983 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez as Boone Chate
1982 Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice as Tom
1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk as William Tate
1978 The Dain Curse (3 episodes) as Sgt. O'Gar
1975 A Woman for All Men as Construction Worker
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Jeff Cooperman

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