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      Thomas Ian Griffith

      Thomas Ian Griffith

      Highest Rated: 42% John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 15% The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

      Birthday: Mar 18, 1962

      Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

      The cliched description of tall, dark and handsome can apply to many actors, but in the case of Thomas Ian Griffith it is an appropriate one. With his shoulder-length tresses, sparkling blue eyes and lean, 6'5" muscular physique, the actor cuts an imposing figure. Trained as a musician and a dancer, Griffith spent part of his youth traveling throughout Great Britain and Ireland performing tradition Irish step dancing. He dropped out of college to pursue a stage career, landing his first gig as a dancing football player in the Broadway hit "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1979. Several years of chorus work and small roles followed before the handsome player got his first break and his first taste of stardom playing Caitlin Ewing on the NBC daytime drama "Another World." After three years (1983-86) of playing a romantic lead on the soap (cast opposite real-life significant other Mary Page Keller), Griffith headed to the West Coast. He landed his first film role partly because his background fit the character. Griffith holds a black belt in karate so he was more than comfortable cast as a martial arts expert with a sadistic streak who takes on Ralph Macchio in "The Karate Kid III" (1989). In order to prove his versatility, the actor undertook the demanding title role in the NBC biopic "Rock Hudson" (1990), earning generally positive notices for his portrayal of the screen legend.

      Highest rated movies

      John Carpenter's Vampires poster John Carpenter's Vampires Kull the Conqueror poster
      Kull the Conqueror
      Excessive Force poster
      Excessive Force
      The Karate Kid Part III poster The Karate Kid Part III

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Mr. Troop Mom Screenwriter - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Friday Cash (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 26% Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Brandon Miller (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Prairie II: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Continues Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 50% The Sea Wolf Jeffery Thorpe (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 25% Black Point Gus Travis (Character),
      Writer
      - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Adventure Chris Quartermain (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 20% Final Encounter Evans (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle Doug Brister (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 7% Avalanche Neal Meekin (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 70% Secret of Giving Harry Withers (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Jack Farrell (Character) - 1999
      42% 47% John Carpenter's Vampires Jan Valek (Character) $20.2M 1998
      25% 24% Kull the Conqueror General Taligaro (Character) $6.1M 1997
      No Score Yet 29% Behind Enemy Lines Mike Weston (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 57% Hollow Point Max Parrish (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 30% Crackerjack Jack Wild (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood of the Innocent Frank Wusharsky (Character) - 1994
      20% 36% Excessive Force Terry McCain (Character) $1.1M 1993
      No Score Yet 38% Ulterior Motives Jack Blaylock (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 67% Night of the Warrior Producer - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock Hudson Rock Hudson (Character) - 1990
      15% 35% The Karate Kid Part III Terry Silver (Character) $36.8M 1989

      TV

      Credit
      94% 92% Cobra Kai Terry Silver (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      83% 84% The Closer Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Roger Totland (Guest Star) 1989