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Tom Skerritt

Highest Rated:   100% Lucky (2017)
Lowest Rated:   0% Beer for My Horses (2008)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Lucky
  • Fred
2017
No Score Yet Lucky
  • Fred
2017
No Score Yet Day of Days
  • Walter
2017
71% A Hologram for the King
  • Ron
2016
No Score Yet Journey Back to Christmas
  • Tobias
2016
40% Field of Lost Shoes
  • Ulysses S. Grant
2014
82% Redwood Highway
  • Pete
$0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Ot vinta 3D (Wings)
  • Colonel
2014
59% 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
67% 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
5% Multiple Sarcasms
  • Actor
2010
7% Whiteout
  • Dr. John Fury
$10.3M 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
No Score Yet The 'Alien' Saga
  • Actor
2002
2% Texas Rangers
  • Dukes
2001
No Score Yet Greenmail
  • Tom Bradshaw
2001
60% 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
86% 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
62% 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
20% Knight Moves
  • Frank Sedman
1993
83% A River Runs Through It
  • Mr. Maclean
1992
80% Singles
  • Mayor Weber
1992
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue
  • Ham
1992
37% 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
31% The Rookie
  • Eugene Ackerman
1990
No Score Yet The China Lake Murders
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Child in the Night (Testimone oculare)
  • Bass
1990
69% 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
36% Maid to Order
  • Charles Montgomery
1987
No Score Yet Poker Alice
  • Jeremy Collins
1987
No Score Yet Nightmare at Bittercreek
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Opposing Force
  • Logan
1986
No Score Yet Parent Trap II
  • Bill
1986
40% SpaceCamp (Space Camp)
  • Zach
1986
56% 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
90% 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
38% Up in Smoke
  • Strawberry
1978
No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose
  • Actor
1978
44% Ice Castles
  • Marcus Winston
1978
60% The Turning Point
  • Wayne Rodgers
1977
No Score Yet Origins of the Mafia
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Last Day
  • Bill Powers
1975
20% The Devil's Rain
  • Tom Preston
1975
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Actor
1974
89% Thieves Like Us
  • Dee Mobley
1974
71% Big Bad Mama
  • Fred Diller
1974
No Score Yet Fuzz
  • Detective Bert Kling
1972
86% Harold and Maude
  • Motorcycle Cop
1971
No Score Yet The Birdmen
  • Actor
1971
60% Wild Rovers
  • John Buckman
1971
87% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Patrick McCord
  • 2015
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • James Paisley
  • 2014
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Det. Joe Olin
  • 2010
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • William Walker
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge Taft
  • 2004
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Senator Carrick
  • 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Jay
  • 2002
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Evan Drake
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Alex
  • 1986

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