Tom Hulce

Highest Rated: 93% Parenthood (1989)
Lowest Rated: 15% Jumper (2008)
Birthday: Dec 6, 1953
Birthplace: Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
American stage actor Tom Hulce made his film debut in September 30, 1955 (1977) -- the title referred to the day James Dean died -- and attained his first starring role as Larry Kroger in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). The sincerity of his portrayal was somewhat lost in the enthusiasm over co-star John Belushi, but Hulce was impressive enough to be cast in Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980), a heartfelt tribute to summer theater actors. Four years later, Hulce was selected over several possible candidates to play Mozart in Amadeus (1984), earning an Oscar nomination for his virtuoso portrayal of the outrageous, immature musical genius. Again, however, the honors went to a co-star, in this case F. Murray Abraham, who won an Oscar for his performance as Mozart's vindictive nemesis Salieri. Few of Hulce's subsequent roles took as full advantage of his gifts as did Amadeus, though the actor had some good moments as a family "black sheep" in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989) and a sleazy, ambulance-chasing lawyer in Peter Weir's Fearless (1993). Hulce has also occasionally shown up on television, notably in Murder in Mississippi, a 1990 TV movie about three martyred civil rights workers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
15% Jumper Mr. Bowker $80.1M 2008
72% Stranger Than Fiction Dr. Cayly $40.2M 2006
50% A Home at the End of the World Producer $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not-Lane Actor 2003
30% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Quasimodo 2001
No Score Yet Black Rainbow Gary Wallace 2000
60% Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End Himself 1996
72% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo 1996
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles Peter Petrone 1995
No Score Yet Wings of Courage Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1995
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Henry Clerval 1994
87% Fearless Brillstein 1993
56% The Inner Circle Ivan Sanshin 1992
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi Mickey Schwerner 1990
93% Parenthood Larry 1989
No Score Yet Shadowman Shadowman 1988
80% Dominick and Eugene Dominick 'Nicky' Luciano 1988
20% Slam Dance C.C. Drood 1987
86% Echo Park Jonathan 1986
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket Daniel Rocket 1986
93% Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1984
No Score Yet Amadeus: Directors Cut Actor 1984
No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes Artie Shoemaker 1980
91% National Lampoon's Animal House Pinto 1978
No Score Yet September 30, 1955 Hanley 1977

TV

CREDIT
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1986
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
John Doe
  • 1983

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