Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins

  • Highest Rated: 100% In Search of Darkness (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% Striking Distance (1993)
  • Birthday: Nov 13, 1935
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Was an avid fan of horror films in his childhood days. Enlisted in the United States Navy before attending college. Was a member of the Gamma Phi Fraternity while attending Duquesne University. Got interested in acting when he was in his 20s. Primarily known for his work in horror and thriller films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

22% Trick Talbot 2019
100% In Search of Darkness Actor 2019
No Score Yet Encounter Professor Westlake 2018
No Score Yet Apocalypse Kiss Actor 2014
No Score Yet Fantasm Actor 2013
No Score Yet Shannon's Rainbow Capt. Martin 2009
60% My Bloody Valentine 3-D Burke $51.6M 2009
No Score Yet Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow Actor 2007
No Score Yet Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror Actor 2006
No Score Yet Out of the Black Actor 2002
67% Bruiser Det. McCleary 2000
17% Striking Distance Sgt. Fred Hardy 1993
No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Ed Barry 1993
97% Bob Roberts Dr. Caleb Menck 1992
No Score Yet What She Doesn't Know (Shades of Gray) Roy 1992
No Score Yet L'Enlèvement de Peggy Ann Bradnick Jamieson 1991
59% Two Evil Eyes Grogan 1990
No Score Yet The Heist Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dead Man Out Berger 1989
46% Maniac Cop McCrae 1988
No Score Yet Lemon Sky Douglas 1988
81% Lethal Weapon Michael Hunsaker 1987
76% Night of the Creeps Ray Cameron 1986
No Score Yet Blind Justice Officer Kramer 1986
No Score Yet The New Kids `Mac' MacWilliams 1985
73% Creepshow Billy's Father (uncredited) 1982
42% Halloween III: Season of the Witch Dr. Daniel Challis 1982
No Score Yet Desperate Lives John Cameron 1982
No Score Yet Skeezer Dr. Chanless 1982
85% Escape from New York Rehme 1981
75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) Sgt. Krebs 1980
76% The Fog Nick Castle 1980
No Score Yet Skag Actor 1979
No Score Yet Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Buddy 1977
No Score Yet Special Delivery Zabelski 1976
No Score Yet Shell Game Actor 1975
No Score Yet Miles to Go Before I Sleep Actor 1974
100% Where's Poppa? Policeman in Apartment 1970
80% The Owl and the Pussycat Car Gang Member 1970
100% The Detective Harmon 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Jury
2004
Boyd Kingman
  • 2004
89% Oz
1997-2003
Wilson Lowen Mayor Loewen
  • 2003
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Grenville Rollins
  • 1998
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Atrius
  • 1996
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Standish
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Bob Loniker
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Maj. Weems
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Commander Butler John Todd
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Lt. Alex Diehl Lt. Diehl Diehl Lt. Thomas Diehl
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974

QUOTES FROM Tom Atkins CHARACTERS

Dr. Daniel Challis
You haven't know...is there a vacancy here in this motel? My wife and I need a place to stay.
Dr. Daniel Challis
You haven't know, is there a vacancy here in this motel? My wife and I need a place to stay.
Rafferty
You've come to the right place. It's cozy, it's quiet, and the price is right.
Dr. Daniel Challis
(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
(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
Where's Ellie?
Conal Cochran
Mrs. "Smith"? I'm sure she's resting just now.
Conal Cochran
Mrs. 'Smith'? I'm sure she's resting just now.
Dr. Daniel Challis
I've seen lots of people on drugs. The man was in complete control. He looked like a businessman!
Secretary
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
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
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
Sierra Mesa still making you drink your ass off?
Dr. Daniel Challis
Oh yeah!
Conal Cochran
Those who went before me, you know they-they never dreamed of anything like this.
Dr. Daniel Challis
What is this place?
Conal Cochran
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
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
(about the motel) - This place is a zoo!
Dr. Daniel Challis
(about the motel) This place is a zoo!
Conal Cochran
Enjoy the horror-thon, doctor... and don't forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards.
Conal Cochran
Enjoy the horror-thon, doctor, and don't forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Why, Cochran, why?
Conal Cochran
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
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
Sacrifices.
Conal Cochran
It was part of our world...our craft.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Witchcraft.
Conal Cochran
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
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
Your friend Ms. Guttman...
Dr. Daniel Challis
You killed her!
Conal Cochran
Oh no, no, no! Ms. Guttman was the victim of a misfire.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Wait...Wait a minute. How old are you?
Dr. Daniel Challis
Wait. Wait a minute. How old are you?
Ellie Grimbridge
Relax. I'm older than I look.
Ellie Grimbridge
Irish Halloween masks?
Dr. Daniel Challis
In California, you never know.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Maybe I ought to get another room.
Ellie Grimbridge
That would look sort of suspicious, wouldn't it?
Dr. Daniel Challis
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
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
Where do you want to sleep, Dr. Challis?
Dr. Daniel Challis
That's a dumb question, Miss Grimbridge.
Buddy Kupfer
Conal Cochran, the all-time genius in the practical jokes. He invented sticky toilet paper.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Ah!
Buddy Kupfer
Oh you must know. The dead dwarf gag, the soft chainsaw, all his.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Teddy, do me another favor, will you? Find out everything you can about Conal Cochran. He runs Silver Shamrock, the Halloween mask people.
Secretary
Conal Cochran. Okay, but this is gonna cost you some serious dinners when you get back.
Dr. Daniel Challis
I'm always ready for dinner with you.
Secretary
Liar. Bye.
Buddy Kupfer
Hey Mr. Cochran, just what is the final processing?
Conal Cochran
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
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
Oh I'd sure like to take a look.
Conal Cochran
Aw sorry.
Dr. Daniel Challis
Not even a peek for your best salesman?
Buddy Kupfer
Just one little look?
Conal Cochran
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
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
It's getting late. I could use a drink.
Dr. Daniel Challis
I don't believe this commercial! It never stops!
Ellie Grimbridge
Did my father say anything to you the night he died?
Dr. Daniel Challis
Yeah. He, uh...Yeah. He said, "Tell Ellie I love her."
Dr. Daniel Challis
Yeah. He, uh, yeah. He said, 'Tell Ellie I love her.'
Ellie Grimbridge
Well...you're a bad liar, but...thank you anyway.
Ellie Grimbridge
Well you're a bad liar, but thank you anyway.
Dr. Daniel Challis
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
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
What's the matter? Don't you have any Halloween spirit?
Dr. Daniel Challis
No!
Billy's Father (uncredited)
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
Yes, I did, but -
Billy's Mother
Yes, I did, but...
Billy's Father (uncredited)
Do you want him reading that stuff?
Billy's Mother
Well, no, but -
Billy's Mother
Well, no, but...
Billy's Father (uncredited)
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)
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)
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
Don't be too hard on him. All the kids read them.
Billy's Father (uncredited)
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
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
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
You didn't have to -
Billy's Mother
You didn't have to.
Billy's Father (uncredited)
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)
Hit him? Not only do I find out he's reading this crap, but he's a little snoop as well!
Billy
It wasn't like that! You asked me to get your cufflinks! It was on Sunday!
Billy's Mother
I'll go down and close the windows before the rain gets in.
Billy's Father (uncredited)
I'll do it. I got some garbage I want to throw away.
Billy
Daddy, please, don't throw it away. I'm sorry.
Billy's Father (uncredited)
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)
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
I've got good news and bad news, girls. The good news is your dates are here.
Sorority Girl with Hairbrush
What's the bad news?
Ray Cameron
They're dead.
Ray Cameron
It's Miller time!
Ray Cameron
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
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
Zombies, exploding heads...creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal - This is classic, Spanky.
Ray Cameron
Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal. This is classic, Spanky.
Ray Cameron
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
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
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
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
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
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
The other body isn't here, sir.
Ray Cameron
What did he have a date? What do you mean it isn't here? The coroner - Jake, did you take it?
Ray Cameron
What did he have a date? What do you mean it isn't here? The coroner, Jake, did you take it?
Cop in Morgue
I just got here.
Ray Cameron
I'm confused. I was told there were two bodies...Raimi...?
Ray Cameron
I'm confused. I was told there were two bodies, Raimi?
Sgt. Raimi
Yes sir?
Ray Cameron
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
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
Detective Cameron?
Ray Cameron
Bullwinkle Moose. Thrill me.
Cop in Morgue
Hey, Ray. You're looking at your actual cryogenics lab. They've had some kid's body on ice here since 1959.
Ray Cameron
What is this, a homicide or a bad B movie?
Ray Cameron
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
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!