Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

Highest Rated: 97% Lucky (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beer for My Horses (2008)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1933

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Tom Skerritt is probably the best-known actor whose name is never remembered. A rugged "outdoors" type, Skerritt briefly attended Wayne State University and UCLA before making his film bow in War Hunt (1962). His subsequent film and TV roles were sizeable, but so adept was Skerritt at immersing himself in his character that he seemed to have no tangible, recurrent personality of his own. Billed second as "Duke" in the original M*A*S*H* (1970), Skerritt did his usual finely-honed job, but audiences of the time preferred the demonstrative, mannered acting technique of Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall; significantly, Skerritt's character was not carried over into the even more unsubtle M*A*S*H TV series. Finally, in 1980, Skerritt began to attain a following with his authoritative performance in Alien. Since that time, there's been no stopping him. He posed in a popular series of "Guess?" Jeans ads, appeared as a 1987-88 regular on "Cheers," starred in 1992's A River Runs Through It (directed by his long-ago War Hunt costar Robert Redford), and won a 1994 Emmy for his work on the TV series "Picket Fences."Skerritt would continue to work at a remarkable pace, usually appearing in several projects a year. From 1999's family drama The Other Sister to 2003's war thriller Tears of the Sun, the actor could be spotted by fans of seemingly every area of film throughout the 90's and 2000's. In 2006, he took a recurring role in the hit primetime drama Brothers and Sisters, and in 2008 he signed on for the redneck comedy Beer for my Horses. He went on to appear in Whiteout, Multiple Sarcasms, and he made a cameo as himself in the R rated talking teddy bear movie Ted.


Highest Rated Movies



97% Lucky Fred $1M 2017
No Score Yet Day of Days Walter 2017
72% A Hologram for the King Ron 2016
No Score Yet Journey Back to Christmas Tobias 2014
40% Field of Lost Shoes Ulysses S. Grant 2014
80% Redwood Highway Pete $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Ot vinta 3D (Wings) Colonel 2014
61% At Middleton Dr. Roland Emerson $53.4K 2014
No Score Yet Wings: Sky Force Heroes Colonel 2014
No Score Yet Wings Colonel (English Version) 2013
68% Ted Himself $218.2M 2012
No Score Yet Soda Springs Walt Jackson 2012
57% Redemption Road Santa $26.3K 2011
No Score Yet Your Love Never Fails Jack Conners 2011
7% Whiteout Dr. John Fury $10.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club Actor 2009
86% The Velveteen Rabbit The Horse 2009
No Score Yet For Sale by Owner Actor 2009
0% Beer for My Horses Sheriff Landry $0.6M 2008
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Gabe Utterson 2008
No Score Yet The Trojan Horse President Stanfield 2008
40% Bonneville Emmett L. Johnson $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet Stephen King's 'Desperation' Johnny Marinville 2006
No Score Yet Fallen Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mammoth Simon Abernathy 2006
No Score Yet Killer Wave Victor Bannister 2006
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Mike Davis 2005
No Score Yet Vinegar Hill Actor 2005
42% Swing George Verdi 2004
No Score Yet Homeland Security Adm. Theodore McKee 2004
No Score Yet The Grid Acton Sandman 2004
33% Tears of the Sun Capt. Bill Rhodes $43.5M 2003
94% Alien: The Director's Cut Dallas 2003
No Score Yet Path to War Gen. William Westmoreland 2002
No Score Yet Changing Hearts Johnny Pinkley 2002
2% Texas Rangers Dukes 2001
No Score Yet Greenmail Tom Bradshaw 2001
50% High Noon Will Kane 2000
No Score Yet An American Daughter Walter Abrahmson 2000
No Score Yet Into the Wild Blue: The World's Best Flight Teams Actor 2000
No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Actor 2000
No Score Yet Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Actor 1999
29% The Other Sister Radley 1999
83% Smoke Signals Police Chief 1998
No Score Yet Two for Texas Sam Houston 1998
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard Norm Jenkins 1997
63% Contact David Drumlin 1997
No Score Yet Divided By Hate Director Steve Riordan 1997
No Score Yet Shadow Casting: The Making of "A River Runs Through It" Actor 1994
17% Knight Moves Frank Sedman 1993
80% A River Runs Through It Mr. Maclean 1992
79% Singles Mayor Weber 1992
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue Ham 1992
36% Poison Ivy Darryl 1992
No Score Yet In Sickness and in Health Jarrett Mattison 1992
No Score Yet Getting Up and Going Home Jack Montgomery 1992
No Score Yet Hearts on Fire Jarrett Mattison 1991
29% The Rookie Eugene Ackerman 1990
No Score Yet The China Lake Murders Sheriff Sam Brodie 1990
No Score Yet Child in the Night (Testimone oculare) Bass 1990
70% Steel Magnolias Drum Eatenton 1989
No Score Yet Red King, White Knight Stoner 1989
No Score Yet The Heist Ebbet Berens 1989
No Score Yet Big Man on Campus Dr. Webster 1989
No Score Yet Moving Target Kellogg 1988
18% Poltergeist III Bruce Gardner 1988
No Score Yet Bitter Creek Actor 1988
57% The Big Town Phil Carpenter 1987
42% Maid to Order Charles Montgomery 1987
No Score Yet Nightmare at Bittercreek Actor 1987
No Score Yet Poker Alice Jeremy Collins 1987
No Score Yet Opposing Force Logan 1986
No Score Yet Parent Trap II Bill 1986
45% SpaceCamp (Space Camp) Zach 1986
54% Top Gun Cdr. Mike `Viper' Metcalf 1986
No Score Yet Wisdom Lloyd Wisdom 1986
No Score Yet Calendar Girl Murders Dan Stoner 1984
No Score Yet Miles to Go Stuart 1984
91% The Dead Zone Sherriff George Bannerman 1983
20% Fighting Back (Death Vengeance) John D'Angelo 1982
No Score Yet Dangerous Summer Howard Anderson 1982
No Score Yet Silence of the North Walter Reamer 1981
97% Alien Dallas 1979
47% Up in Smoke Strawberry 1978
No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose Actor 1978
44% Ice Castles Marcus Winston 1978
61% The Turning Point Wayne Rodgers 1977
No Score Yet Origins of the Mafia Actor 1976
18% The Devil's Rain Tom Preston 1975
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Actor 1974
86% Thieves Like Us Dee Mobley 1974
71% Big Bad Mama Fred Diller 1974
No Score Yet Fuzz Detective Bert Kling 1972
84% Harold and Maude Motorcycle Cop 1971
No Score Yet The Birdmen Actor 1971
54% Wild Rovers John Buckman 1971
86% M*A*S*H Duke Forrest 1970
No Score Yet Those Calloways Whit Turner 1965
No Score Yet One Man's Way Leonard Peale Grown 1963
No Score Yet War Hunt Cpl. Showalter 1962


No Score Yet Madam Secretary
Patrick McCord 2015
94% The Good Wife
James Paisley 2014
96% White Collar
92% Leverage
84% The Closer
Det. Joe Olin 2010
79% Brothers & Sisters
William Walker 2009
No Score Yet The Dead Zone
Herb Smith 2007
67% Huff
Ben 2006
No Score Yet The Grid
Acton Sandman 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Judge Taft 2004
75% The West Wing
Senator Carrick 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Jay 2002
82% Picket Fences
Director Sheriff Jim Brock 1996
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Evan Drake 1988
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
Alex 1986
No Score Yet Bonanza
Corporal Bill Tanner Jerry 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Frye Ben Garth Edmund 1972
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Neely Pete 1966
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
Edgar 1964
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker


Ouiser Boudreaux says: I am just about at the end of my rope with you.

Drum Eatenton says: Well, then why don't you tie a noose and slip it 'round your head?

Dallas says: (from editited footage)! Ripelyyy

Dallas says: [from editited footage] Kill... me! Ripely.

Dallas says: [looking at alien skeleton] Alien life form. Looks like it's been dead a long time. Fossilized. Looks like it's growing out of the chair. [climbs up for a closer look]

Dallas says: Bones are bent outward, like he exploded from inside.

Reverend MacLean says: For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don't know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding.

Reverend MacLean says: Each one of here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don't know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding.

Dr. John Fury says: I never meant for anyone to get hurt, but Haden got greedy.