James Tolkan

Highest Rated:
100% Love and Death (1975)
Lowest Rated:
0% Second Sight (1989)
Birthday:
Jun 20
Birthplace:
Calumet, Michigan, USA
Bio:
Upon leaving the Midwest where he was born, raised, and educated (University of Iowa), James Tolkan headed for New York, where he studied acting with Stella Adler. In movies since 1969, Tolkan has been seen in gritty urban character roles in such films as The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Author!…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
78% They Might Be Giants
  • Mr. Brown
-- 2006
Heavens Fall
  • Thomas Knight Sr.
-- 2006
Seven Times Lucky
  • Dutch
-- 2004
Robo Warriors
  • Quon
-- 1996
Underworld
  • Actor
-- 1996
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (A Feel for Murder)
  • Actor
-- 1995
Beyond Betrayal
  • Joe Maloney
-- 1994
20% Boiling Point
  • Levitt
-- 1993
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying
  • Actor
-- 1992
Sketch Artist
  • Tonelli
-- 1992
7% Problem Child 2
  • Mr. Thorn
-- 1991
Driving Me Crazy
  • Vince
-- 1991
Hangfire
  • Patch
-- 1991
13% Opportunity Knocks
  • Sal Nichols
-- 1990
64% Dick Tracy
  • Numbers
-- 1990
73% Back to the Future Part III
  • Marshal Strickland
-- 1990
38% Family Business
  • Judge
-- 1989
True Blood
  • Lt. Joe Hanley
-- 1989
64% Back to the Future Part II
  • Strickland
-- 1989
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers
  • Actor
-- 1989
0% Second Sight
  • Coolidge
-- 1989
Ministry Of Vengeance
  • Col. Freeman
-- 1989
Split Decisions
  • Benny Pistone
-- 1988
Viper
  • Col. William Tansey
-- 1988
Question of Faith
  • Doctor Siegel
-- 1988
Weekend War
  • Col. Thompson
-- 1988
40% Made in Heaven
  • Mr. Bjornstead
-- 1987
17% Masters of the Universe
  • Detective Lubic
-- 1987
Little Spies
  • Actor
-- 1986
Off Beat
  • Harry
-- 1986
14% Armed and Dangerous
  • Brackman
-- 1986
54% Top Gun
  • Stinger
$3.0M 1986
96% Back to the Future
  • Mr. Strickland
-- 1985
20% Turk 182!
  • Hanley
-- 1985
Walls Of Glass
  • Turner
-- 1985
The River
  • Howard Simpson
-- 1984
Iceman
  • Maynard
-- 1984
17% Nightmares
  • Bishop [Bishop Of Battle]
-- 1983
92% WarGames (War Games)
  • Nigan
-- 1983
Author! Author!
  • Lt. Glass
-- 1982
38% Hanky Panky
  • Conferee
-- 1982
94% Prince of the City
  • District Attorney Polito
-- 1981
73% Wolfen
  • Baldy
-- 1981
24% The Amityville Horror
  • Coroner
-- 1979
Independence
  • Tom Paine
-- 1976
100% Love and Death
  • Napoleon
-- 1975
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • The Man's Contact Man
-- 1973
90% Serpico
  • Steiger
-- 1973
Stiletto
  • Edwards
-- 1969


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Dr. B. Langford Oates
  • Dr. B. Langford Oates
1990

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Quotes from James Tolkan's Characters

    1. Stinger: Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash.
    From Top Gun. Submitted by Emilie D (22 months ago)
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