Biography

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.  

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.  

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1950-03-20

Day of Death 2015-04-02

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Night of the Lawyers as Alien
2008 Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' as Himself
2008 Blood on the Highway as Louis Debois
2007 Halloween as Larry Redgrave
2007 Home Sick as Uncle Johnny
2007 Grindhouse as Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
2005 The Devil's Rejects as Lieutenant George Wydell
2003 House of 1000 Corpses as George Wydell as Lieutenant George Wydell
2002 Groom Lake as Dietz
2002 Firefly (1 episode) as Lund
1997 Warriors of Virtue as Grillo
1996 Normal Life as Frank Anderson
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (1 episode)
1994 Girls in Prison as Norman Stoneface
1993 Bakersfield P.D. (2 episodes)
1993 Mad Dog and Glory as Andrew the Beater
1993 Bound by Honor as Red Ryder
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1 episode) as Hon'Tihl
1992 Fortress as Stiggs
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum as Don Carlos
1990 Night of the Living Dead as Harry Cooper
1989 The Borrower as Bob Laney
1986 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as Otis
1975 Dog Day Afternoon as Cop (uncredited)

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