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Tom Ligon

Highest Rated: 96% Nothing But a Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 25% Cutting Class (1989)

Birthday: Sep 10, 1945

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A star athlete in high school, Tom Ligon set his sights on a career in sports. However, an injury to his leg cut his professional football aspirations short, and Ligon soon turned his focus to acting. After enrolling at Yale, Ligon was discovered by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, who was impressed by Ligon's performance as Kilroy in Williams's "Camino Real." Soon after, Ligon became a much sought-after actor in Hollywood, with notable performances as a back-up catcher in the baseball drama "Bang the Drum Slowly" and a recurring role as Lucas Lorenzo Prentiss on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless." In 2001, Ligon earned critical acclaim for portraying Alvin Yood, a small-town sheriff convicted of aggravated assault, on the HBO prison series "Oz." When he's not acting on television or the movies, Ligon is heavily involved in the New York theater scene, where he continues to act in off-Broadway plays.

Highest rated movies

Nothing But a Man
Bang the Drum Slowly
The Last American Hero
Paint Your Wagon
Cutting Class




25% 22% Cutting Class Mr. Ingalls (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 18% Joyride Sanders (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Lester Carter (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood Alan Campbell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 64% The Execution of Private Slovik Childs (Character) - 1974
92% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Piney Woods (Character) - 1973
67% 49% The Last American Hero Lamar (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Driver Lamar (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury on Wheels Chester Jump (Character) - 1971
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Horton Fenty (Character) - 1969
96% 88% Nothing But a Man Teenager (Character) $12.4K 1964


No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Deputy Police Commissioner Freehill (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977