Tom Kindle spent most of his career playing character roles on-stage and on television, but he also made a few feature films, beginning with Super Van (1977). Kindle turned to acting following military service in Vietnam and graduation from the University of North Carolina. He launched his career in New York landing in such mid-'70s off-Broadway plays as The Soldier. Kindle started showing up on television in the early '70s beginning with a guest appearance on M*A*S*H in 1972. Other shows on which he has appeared include Highway to Heaven, Simon and Simon, Designing Women, and Mork and Mindy. Other film credits include a few made-for-television efforts such as Badge of an Assassin (1985). Kindle made his final film appearance in The Rocketeer (1991).