Tom Atkins Biography (1935-)

Born November 13, 1935 (some sources cite 1938), in Pittsburgh, PA; son of George C. and Dorothy E. (maiden name, Williams) Atkins; married Garn Stephens(divorced); married Janis Lee Rodgers, March 15, 1986; children: Taylor. Addresses: Contact: 9301 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5424.

Birth Details
November 13, 1935
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Harmon, The Detective, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Policeman in apartment, Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape!), United Artists, 1970
  • Gang member in car (uncredited), The Owl and the Pussycat, Columbia, 1970
  • Zabelski, Special Delivery (also known as Dangerous Break),Ameri International, 1976
  • Nick Castle, The Fog (also known as John Carpenter's The Fog), RCA/Columbia, 1980
  • Sgt. Krebs, The Ninth Configuration (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Rehme, Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from New York), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981
  • Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis, Halloween III: Season of the Witch (alsoknown as Season of the Witch), 1982
  • Billy's father (uncredited), "They're Creeping Up on You," Creepshow, Warner Bros., 1982
  • "Mac" MacWilliams, The New Kids (also known as Striking Back), Columbia, 1985
  • Detective Ray Cameron, Night of the Creeps, TriStar, 1986
  • Michael Hunsaker, Lethal Weapon, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Lt. Frank McCrae, Maniac Cop, RCA/Columbia, 1988
  • Detective Grogan, "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar," Due occhi diabolici (also known as Two Evil Eyes), Taurus, 1990
  • Dr. Caleb Menck, Bob Roberts, Paramount, 1992
  • Sgt. Fred Hardy, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1993
  • Detective McCleary, Bruiser (also known as Devil's Mask), Trimark, 2000
  • Eugene Carter, Out of the Black, All Channel, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sgt. Frank Cole, a recurring role, Harry O, ABC, 1974
  • Lt. Alex Diehl, The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford,Private Investigator), NBC, 1974-1976
  • Lt. Tom Sullivan, Serpico, NBC, 1976
  • Prisoner, Oz, HBO, 2003
  • Movies
  • O'Dell, Miles to Go before I Sleep, CBS, 1975
  • Stoker Frye, Shell Game, CBS, 1975
  • Buddy, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, NBC, 1977
  • Lt. Bragdon, A Death in Canaan, CBS, 1978
  • Craigin, Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Alice Faulkner, 1981
  • John Cameron, Desperate Lives, CBS, 1982
  • Dr. Chanless, Skeezer, NBC, 1982
  • Jack Vance, Murder Me, Murder You (also known as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You), CBS, 1983
  • Kramer, Blind Justice, CBS, 1986
  • Sheriff Collier, A Stranger Waits, CBS, 1987
  • Erger, Dead Man Out (also known as Dead Man Walking), HBO,1989
  • Detective Leland, The Heist, HBO, 1989
  • Lt. Connor, Flowers for Matty, ABC, 1990
  • Jamieson, Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann, NBC, 1991
  • What She Doesn't Know (also known as Shades of Gray), NBC,1992
  • Ed Barry, Sworn to Vengeance, CBS, 1993
  • Commander Alex Diehl, The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits..., CBS, 1996
  • Henry Hart, Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story, ABC, 1996
  • Commander Alex Diehl, The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds ... It Leads, CBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972
  • "Market for Murder," Get Christie Love, ABC, 1974
  • Vic Rhodes, "Pop Goes the Question," Rhoda, CBS, 1974
  • "Lamb to the Slaughter," The Rookies, ABC, 1975
  • Robert Dayka, "Pennsylvania Lynch," Visions, PBS, 1976
  • "It Goes with the Job," Baretta, ABC, 1977
  • Frank Durning, "Fire," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979
  • Jim Bronsky, "Strike," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981
  • Dr. Sorenson, "Drifters," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981
  • Major Weems, "The Tooth Shall Set You Free," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1982
  • "Dog Day Hospital," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Phil Parker/Tommy D'Amico, "Hooker's Run," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1984
  • George Spiros, "The Skip Family Robinson," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985
  • "Beast in View," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986
  • "Pretenders," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Donald Dixon, "Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues," Stingray, NBC,1986
  • Hatch, "White Knight," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986
  • Detective Frank Standish, "Blood & Wine: Parts 1 & 2," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987
  • Wade Cantrell, "Night of the Gladiator," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1993
  • Atrius, "Ties That Bind," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1996
  • Atrius, "The Furies," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1997
  • Grenville Rawlins, "The Twenty Percent Solution," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Lt. Tom Sullivan, Serpico: The Deadly Game (also known as The Deadly Game), NBC, 1976
  • Dr. Moscone, Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Ben Moore, Gang of Four, ABC, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • Buck Buchanan, Power, NBC, 1980
  • Specials
  • Douglas, Lemon Sky, PBS, 1988
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Falstaff in a production combining Henry IV and Henry V, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL; and in The Changing Room, Broadway production.

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