Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins

Highest Rated: 86% Escape From New York (1981)

Lowest Rated: 33% Trick (2019)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1935

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tom Atkins was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Atkins's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "The Detective" (1968), "Where's Poppa?" (1970) with George Segal and "The Owl and the Pussycat" (1970) with Barbra Streisand. He also appeared in the comedy "Special Delivery" (1976) with Bo Svenson, "The Fog" (1980) and "Escape From New York" (1981). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (1982), "The Ninth Configuration" (1985) featuring Stacy Keach and the Jason Lively comedy "Night of the Creeps" (1986). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the action film "Striking Distance" (1993) with Bruce Willis, the Jason Flemyng fantasy "Bruiser" (2000) and the drama "Out of the Black" (2002) with Tyler Christopher. He also appeared in the Charles Durning crime feature "Turn of Faith" (2003). Most recently, Atkins acted in the action flick "Drive Angry" (2011) with Nicolas Cage.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 33% Trick Talbott (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 50% Encounter Professor Westlake (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judy's Dead Roy (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 33% Apocalypse Kiss Cpt. John Vogle (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 53% Amazing Racer Capt. Martin (Character) - 2013
47% 37% Drive Angry Cap (Character) $10.7M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chief Art Rooney Sr. (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped Detective Abbott (Character) - 2009
63% 44% My Bloody Valentine Burke (Character) $51.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buried Lies Eugene Carter (Character) - 2001
67% 30% Bruiser Detective McCleary (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads Cmdr. Alex Diehl (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story Henry Hart (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits Cmdr. Diehl (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Ed Barry (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 57% Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann Jamieson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 29% Dead Man Out Berger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 49% The Heist Det. Leland (Character) - 1989
50% 39% Maniac Cop Frank McCrae (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 52% Lemon Sky Douglas (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger Waits Sheriff Collier (Character) - 1987
81% 86% Lethal Weapon Michael Hunsaker (Character) $61M 1987
75% 70% Night of the Creeps Ray Cameron (Character) $562.8K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Me, Murder You Jack Vance (Character) - 1983
41% 27% Halloween III: Season of the Witch Daniel Challis (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skeezer Dr. Chanless (Character) - 1982
86% 77% Escape From New York Rehme (Character) - 1981
77% 76% The Ninth Configuration Sgt. Krebs (Character) - 1980
74% 64% The Fog Nick Castle (Character) $69.5K 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death in Canaan Lt. Bragdon (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Buddy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 27% Special Delivery Cop on Beat (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpico: The Deadly Game Lt. Tom Sullivan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles to Go Before I Sleep O'Dell (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
89% 95% Oz Mayor Wilson Lowen (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Major Lawrence Weems (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Lt. Alex Diehl (Character) 1974-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974

QUOTES FROM Tom Atkins CHARACTERS

Dr. Daniel Challis says: You haven't know...is there a vacancy here in this motel? My wife and I need a place to stay.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: You haven't know, is there a vacancy here in this motel? My wife and I need a place to stay.

Rafferty says: You've come to the right place. It's cozy, it's quiet, and the price is right.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: (on the phone) - The third channel, it's still on. Please, take off the third channel. The third channel, it's still running. Stop it, please, for God's sake, please stop it. There's no more time! Please stop it. Stop it now. Turn it off! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! STOP IT!

Dr. Daniel Challis says: (on the phone) The third channel, it's still on. Please, take off the third channel. The third channel, it's still running. Stop it, please, for God's sake, please stop it. There's no more time! Please stop it. Stop it now. Turn it off! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! STOP IT!

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Where's Ellie?

Conal Cochran says: Mrs. "Smith"? I'm sure she's resting just now.

Conal Cochran says: Mrs. 'Smith'? I'm sure she's resting just now.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: I've seen lots of people on drugs. The man was in complete control. He looked like a businessman!

Secretary says: Well, he had to be one strong businessman, I can tell you that. You don't just pull someone's skull apart without a little lower-arm strength, know what I mean?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Like what? What did you hear? - [Starker: This year I'm gonna get me a case and a half of Molotov cocktails and burn that son of a bitch right down...Last Halloween for him...Last Halloween.]

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Like what? What did you hear? [Starker: This year I'm gonna get me a case and a half of Molotov cocktails and burn that son of a bitch right down. Last Halloween for him. Last Halloween.]

Secretary says: Sierra Mesa still making you drink your ass off?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Oh yeah!

Conal Cochran says: Those who went before me, you know they-they never dreamed of anything like this.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: What is this place?

Conal Cochran says: Can't you tell? ...A vast...ancient technology. Ha-ha-ha, a good magician never explains. Come on, then, you've still got time to figure it out all by yourself.

Conal Cochran says: Can't you tell? A vast, ancient technology. Ha-ha-ha, a good magician never explains. Come on, then, you've still got time to figure it out all by yourself.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: (about the motel) - This place is a zoo!

Dr. Daniel Challis says: (about the motel) This place is a zoo!

Conal Cochran says: Enjoy the horror-thon, doctor... and don't forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards.

Conal Cochran says: Enjoy the horror-thon, doctor, and don't forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Why, Cochran, why?

Conal Cochran says: Do I need a reason? Mr. Kupfer was right, you know...I do love a good joke and this is the best ever, a joke on the children. But there's a better reason...you don't really know much about Halloween...you thought no further than the strange custom of having your children wear masks and go out begging for candy. It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we'd be waiting...in our houses of wattles and clay. The barriers would be down, you see, between the real and the unreal, and the dead might be looking in...to sit by our fires of turf. Halloween...the festival of Samhain! The last great one took place three thousand years ago, when the hills ran red...with the blood of animals and children.

Conal Cochran says: Do I need a reason? Mr. Kupfer was right, you know. I do love a good joke and this is the best ever, a joke on the children. But there's a better reason, you don't really know much about Halloween. You thought no further than the strange custom of having your children wear masks and go out begging for candy. It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we'd be waiting, in our houses of wattles and clay. The barriers would be down, you see, between the real and the unreal, and the dead might be looking in, to sit by our fires of turf. Halloween, the festival of Samhain! The last great one took place three thousand years ago, when the hills ran red...with the blood of animals and children.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Sacrifices.

Conal Cochran says: It was part of our world...our craft.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Witchcraft.

Conal Cochran says: To us, it was a way of controlling our environment. It's not so different now...it's time again. In the end...we don't decide these things, you know...the planets do. They're in alignment, and it's time again. The world's going to change tonight, doctor, I'm glad you'll be able to watch it. And...Happy Halloween!

Conal Cochran says: To us, it was a way of controlling our environment. It's not so different now, it's time again. In the end, we don't decide these things, you know, the planets do. They're in alignment, and it's time again. The world's going to change tonight, doctor, I'm glad you'll be able to watch it. And, happy Halloween!

Conal Cochran says: Your friend Ms. Guttman...

Dr. Daniel Challis says: You killed her!

Conal Cochran says: Oh no, no, no! Ms. Guttman was the victim of a misfire.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Wait...Wait a minute. How old are you?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Wait. Wait a minute. How old are you?

Ellie Grimbridge says: Relax. I'm older than I look.

Ellie Grimbridge says: Irish Halloween masks?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: In California, you never know.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Maybe I ought to get another room.

Ellie Grimbridge says: That would look sort of suspicious, wouldn't it?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: What I mean is...if it'd make you more comfortable...I can sleep in the car - be a lot better than this floor, anyway.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: What I mean is, if it'd make you more comfortable I can sleep in the car - be a lot better than this floor, anyway.

Ellie Grimbridge says: Where do you want to sleep, Dr. Challis?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: That's a dumb question, Miss Grimbridge.

Buddy Kupfer says: Conal Cochran, the all-time genius in the practical jokes. He invented sticky toilet paper.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Ah!

Buddy Kupfer says: Oh you must know. The dead dwarf gag, the soft chainsaw, all his.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Teddy, do me another favor, will you? Find out everything you can about Conal Cochran. He runs Silver Shamrock, the Halloween mask people.

Secretary says: Conal Cochran. Okay, but this is gonna cost you some serious dinners when you get back.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: I'm always ready for dinner with you.

Secretary says: Liar. Bye.

Buddy Kupfer says: Hey Mr. Cochran, just what is the final processing?

Conal Cochran says: Oh I assure you it's just a little bit of this and a little bit of that; quality inspection, the seal of approval. You know...the usual. And of course there's a lot of trade secrets.

Conal Cochran says: Oh I assure you it's just a little bit of this and a little bit of that; quality inspection, the seal of approval. You know, the usual. And of course there's a lot of trade secrets.

Buddy Kupfer says: Oh I'd sure like to take a look.

Conal Cochran says: Aw sorry.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Not even a peek for your best salesman?

Buddy Kupfer says: Just one little look?

Conal Cochran says: Well you see...part of the final processing involves volatile chemicals. They're very dangerous. I wouldn't want to put anybody in any danger.

Conal Cochran says: Well you see, part of the final processing involves volatile chemicals. They're very dangerous. I wouldn't want to put anybody in any danger.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: It's getting late. I could use a drink.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: I don't believe this commercial! It never stops!

Ellie Grimbridge says: Did my father say anything to you the night he died?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Yeah. He, uh...Yeah. He said, "Tell Ellie I love her."

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Yeah. He, uh, yeah. He said, 'Tell Ellie I love her.'

Ellie Grimbridge says: Well...you're a bad liar, but...thank you anyway.

Ellie Grimbridge says: Well you're a bad liar, but thank you anyway.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Wait a second...I saw something that night. I don't know. Your father came into the hospital. He...I thought he was crazy, out of his mind. He's hanging on to a Halloween mask. He wouldn't let it go. And what he said was..."They're gonna kill us all." And in a little while, he was dead. And I don't know what the hell is going on.

Dr. Daniel Challis says: Wait a second. I saw something that night. I don't know. Your father came into the hospital. He thought he was crazy, out of his mind. He's hanging on to a Halloween mask. He wouldn't let it go. And what he said was, 'They're gonna kill us all.' And in a little while, he was dead. And I don't know what the hell is going on.

Charlie says: What's the matter? Don't you have any Halloween spirit?

Dr. Daniel Challis says: No!

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Did you see that crap? All that horror crap? Things coming out of crates and eating people, dead people coming back to life, people turning into weeds?

Billy's Mother says: Yes, I did, but -

Billy's Mother says: Yes, I did, but...

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Do you want him reading that stuff?

Billy's Mother says: Well, no, but -

Billy's Mother says: Well, no, but...

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: All right, then. I took care of it. That's why God made fathers, babe...That's why God made fathers.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: All right, then. I took care of it. That's why God made fathers, babe. That's why God made fathers.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: I've told you before; I don't want you to read this crap! I never saw such rotten crap in my life! Where do you get this sh*t? Who sells it to you? I am talking to you, young man! Answer me when I talk to you! You remember who puts the bread on the damn table around here!

Billy's Mother says: Don't be too hard on him. All the kids read them.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: My boy isn't all the kids! Do you want to know where this is going? Right into the garbage! You got any smart mouth about that?

Billy says: I don't see how it's any worse than the books you keep in your dresser; the ones under your underwear. Those sex books! - (Gets smacked by Stan.)

Billy says: I don't see how it's any worse than the books you keep in your dresser; the ones under your underwear. Those sex books! (Gets smacked by Stan.)

Billy's Mother says: You didn't have to -

Billy's Mother says: You didn't have to.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Hit him? Not only do I find out he's reading this crap...but he's a little snoop as well!

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Hit him? Not only do I find out he's reading this crap, but he's a little snoop as well!

Billy says: It wasn't like that! You asked me to get your cufflinks! It was on Sunday!

Billy's Mother says: I'll go down and close the windows before the rain gets in.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: I'll do it. I got some garbage I want to throw away.

Billy says: Daddy, please, don't throw it away. I'm sorry.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Next time I find you with a worthless piece of shit like this again...you won't sit down for a week! You remember that! Tuck in.

Billy's Father (uncredited) says: Next time I find you with a worthless piece of shit like this again, you won't sit down for a week! You remember that! Tuck in.

Ray Cameron says: I've got good news and bad news, girls. The good news is your dates are here.

Sorority Girl with Hairbrush says: What's the bad news?

Ray Cameron says: They're dead.

Ray Cameron says: It's Miller time!

Ray Cameron says: The guy's body was in the woods 20 yards from the car. My partner found him. I found the girl. I found her in the car...and on the road...and in the woods.

Ray Cameron says: The guy's body was in the woods 20 yards from the car. My partner found him. I found the girl. I found her in the car, and on the road, and in the woods.

Ray Cameron says: Zombies, exploding heads...creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal - This is classic, Spanky.

Ray Cameron says: Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal. This is classic, Spanky.

Ray Cameron says: Sounds like a pledge prank to me...A sick, twisted, psychotic, demented, deranged pledge prank. But possibly, just possibly in the ball park...of what you might call your collegiate tomfoolery. You guys care to comment?

Ray Cameron says: Sounds like a pledge prank to me, A sick, twisted, psychotic, demented, deranged pledge prank. But possibly, just possibly in the ball park, of what you might call your collegiate tomfoolery. You guys care to comment?

J.C. Hooper says: Captain...Detective, I mean, we're not your fraternity types. I personally would rather have my brains...invaded by creatures from space than pledge a fraternity.

J.C. Hooper says: Captain, Detective, I mean, we're not your fraternity types. I personally would rather have my brains invaded by creatures from space than pledge a fraternity.

Ray Cameron says: Well, well, well...If it isn't Spanky and Alfalfa. Either of you guys recognize Mr. Miner here? Well, he recognizes you. It seems Mr. Miner here is the night janitor...at the University Med Center. He says he saw you guys running out of there last night. Forty miles an hour - screaming like banshees.

Ray Cameron says: Well, well, well, If it isn't Spanky and Alfalfa. Either of you guys recognize Mr. Miner here? Well, he recognizes you. It seems Mr. Miner here is the night janitor, at the University Med Center. He says he saw you guys running out of there last night. Forty miles an hour, screaming like banshees.

Cop in Morgue says: The other body isn't here, sir.

Ray Cameron says: What did he have a date? What do you mean it isn't here? The coroner - Jake, did you take it?

Ray Cameron says: What did he have a date? What do you mean it isn't here? The coroner, Jake, did you take it?

Cop in Morgue says: I just got here.

Ray Cameron says: I'm confused. I was told there were two bodies...Raimi...?

Ray Cameron says: I'm confused. I was told there were two bodies, Raimi?

Sgt. Raimi says: Yes sir?

Ray Cameron says: First, knock off the "yes, sir" sh*t. Second, since when does a desk sergeant show up on a call? Third, you told me there were two bodies. Now, I only see the one. You do know the difference?

Ray Cameron says: First, knock off the 'yes, sir' sh*t. Second, since when does a desk sergeant show up on a call? Third, you told me there were two bodies. Now, I only see the one. You do know the difference?

Cop in Morgue says: Detective Cameron?

Ray Cameron says: Bullwinkle Moose. Thrill me.

Cop in Morgue says: Hey, Ray. You're looking at your actual cryogenics lab. They've had some kid's body on ice here since 1959.

Ray Cameron says: What is this, a homicide or a bad B movie?

Ray Cameron says: Candy-assed, but fine. There's just one minor problem. Corpses that have been dead for 27 years...do not get up and go for a walk by themselves!

Ray Cameron says: Candy-assed, but fine. There's just one minor problem. Corpses that have been dead for 27 years do not get up and go for a walk by themselves!