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Tom Villard Biography (1953-)
Full name, Thomas Louis Villard; born November 19, 1953, in Waipahu Ewa, HI;son of Ronald Louis (a photochemical engineer) and Diane Ruth (a teacher of the emotionally handicapped; maiden name, MacNaughton) Villard. Addresses: AGENT--Harris and Goldberg Talent Agency, 2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite950, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Full name, Thomas Louis Villard; born November 19, 1953, in Waipahu Ewa, HI;died of AIDS-related pneumonia, November 14, 1994, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor.Tom Villard is best remembered by television audiences for his starring roleas Jay Bostwick in the 1983-84 NBC series We Got It Made, which went into syndication in 1987. Villard played a bachelor who, with his roommate, hired anattractive maid and fended off the suspicions of their girlfriends. He alsoappeared in guest roles on Hunter, Golden Girls, Taxi, Frasier, Sisters, andStar Trek: Deep Space 9. He made his stage debut in a Los Angeles productionof Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, and first appeared on film in Parasite (1981). He later appeared in Heartbreak Ridge (1986), My Girl (1991), and The Trouble with Dick, which was awarded a grand prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Villard went public with his illness in 1994, several months before he died, and continued to work in movies and television.
- Birth Details
- November 19, 1953
- Waipahu Ewa, Hawaii, United States
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Prince Florizel, The Winter's Tale, Modern Artists Company, Los Angeles,CA.
- Jerry, The Zoo Story, Ogden Summer Theatre, NY.
- Bernard, Feiffer's People, Rochester Theatre, Rochester, NY.
- title role, Butterfingers Angel, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY.
- ensemble, Henry V, Delacorte Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, NewYork City.
- Harlequin, Inconstant Lovers, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.
- Also appeared in Vampire Tales, with John Fleck & Company, Anti- Club, Los Angeles, CA; Pagan Holiday, with John Fleck & Company, Lhasha Club,Los Angeles, CA; The Happiest Girl in the Whole Wide World, Modern Artists Company, Los Angeles, CA.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Parasite, Embassy, 1981.
- Johnny Ray, Grease II, Paramount, 1982.
- Surf II, Arista, 1983.
- Weekend Warriors, Convy-Frimberg Productions, 1985.
- One Crazy Summer, Warner Brothers, 1985.
- Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Brothers, 1986.
- Also title role, The Trouble with Dick, 1986.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Rags to Riches, NBC.
- The Golden Girls, NBC.
- Macgruder and Loud, ABC.
- Taxi, ABC.
- Jay Bostwick, We Got It Made, NBC, 1983-84, then syndicated, 1987.
- Eric, Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend, NBC, 1981.
- Crazy Leo Bandini, High School, U.S.A., NBC, 1983.
- Keith, Attack of Fear, CBS, 1984.
- at the time, 1977.
- inside outside, 1983.
- Chicago Tribune, November 16, 1994, sec. 1, p. 13.
- Los Angeles Times, November 22, 1994, p. A24.
- Washington Post, November 17, 1994, p. C7.
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