Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

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

Birthday: Aug 25, 1933

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Though he had an affinity for playing villains, actor Tom Skerritt was a familiar face to audiences as all-American authority figures - soldier, police officer, father - in prominent features and television series over several decades. After first gaining attention as the irreverent Southern doctor Duke Forrest in Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H" (1970), Skerritt went on to an accomplished career that was marked with intelligent, penetrating performances. Perhaps most identified with the thoughtful gentleness he brought to his role as Shirley MacLaine's husband in "The Turning Point" (1977), Skerritt went on to score memorable film roles in Ridley Scott's sci-fi film "Alien" (1979), the Tony Scott blockbuster "Top Gun" (1986), and old friend Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It" (1992). Switching gears to the small screen after years of big screen success, Skerritt starred as the perplexed town sheriff of an odd, fictional community on the hit series "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96), a role that earned him an Emmy Award. After the show was cancelled, Skerritt remained busy with roles on "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06) and "Brothers and Sisters" (ABC, 2006- ), solidifying his place as one of the most prolific character actors working in Hollywood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of Days Walter (Character) - 2017
97% 81% Lucky Fred (Character) $955.7K 2017
70% 55% A Hologram for the King Ron (Character) $4.2M 2016
No Score Yet 63% Journey Back to Christmas Tobias Cook (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings: Sky Force Heroes Colonel (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the River Grant Humes (Voice) - 2014
40% 50% Field of Lost Shoes Ulysses S. Grant (Character) - 2014
61% 45% At Middleton Dr. Roland Emerson (Character) $53.1K 2013
80% 52% Redwood Highway Pete (Character) $1.3M 2013
No Score Yet 29% Wings Colonel (Voice) - 2012
69% 73% Ted Self $218.6M 2012
No Score Yet 70% Soda Springs Walt Jackson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 54% A Valentine's Date Jack Conners (Character) - 2011
57% 59% Black, White and Blues Santa (Character) $27K 2010
86% 66% The Velveteen Rabbit Horse (Voice) - 2009
7% 21% Whiteout Dr. John Fury (Character) $10.3M 2009
0% 62% Beer for My Horses Sheriff Landry (Character) $666K 2008
No Score Yet 60% The Trojan Horse Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 26% Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Gabe Utterson (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% Fallen Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation John Edward Marinville (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen the Journey Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen III: The Destiny Zeke (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 15% Mammoth Simon Abernathy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 17% Killer Wave Unknown (Character) - 2006
41% 43% Bonneville Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 31% Vinegar Hill Fritz Grier (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 100% The Grid Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 18% Homeland Security Admiral Ted McKee (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
42% No Score Yet Swing George Verdi (Character) - 2003
33% 69% Tears of the Sun Captain Bill Rhodes (Character) $43.4M 2003
94% 95% Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
100% 73% Path to War Gen. William Westmoreland (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 64% Changing Hearts Johnny Pinkley (Character) - 2002
2% 29% Texas Rangers Richard Dukes (Character) $623.4K 2001
No Score Yet 0% Greenmail Tom Bradshaw (Character) - 2001
50% 63% High Noon Will Kane (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Daughter Walter (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Joseph P. "Joe" Kennedy (Character) - 2000
29% 71% The Other Sister Radley Tate (Character) $27.8M 1999
No Score Yet 60% Two for Texas Sam Houston (Character) - 1998
83% 82% Smoke Signals Police Chief (Character) $6.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divided by Hate Steve Riordan (Character),
Director
- 1997
66% 78% Contact David Drumlin (Character) $100.9M 1997
No Score Yet 88% What the Deaf Man Heard Norm Jenkins (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Sickness and in Health Jarrett Mattison (Character) - 1992
17% 40% Knight Moves Capt. Frank Sedman (Character) $493.1K 1992
34% 36% Poison Ivy Darryl Cooper (Character) $1.8M 1992
79% 72% Singles Mayor Weber (Character) $15.9M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Up and Going Home Jack Montgomery (Character) - 1992
80% 83% A River Runs Through It Rev. Maclean (Character) $43.4M 1992
No Score Yet 39% Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue Ham McDonald (Character) $534.8K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child in the Night Bass (Character) - 1990
29% 36% The Rookie Eugene Ackerman (Character) $20.3M 1990
No Score Yet 67% The China Lake Murders Sheriff Sam Brodie (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Take Romance Judge Warren Danvers (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red King, White Knight Stoner (Character) - 1989
68% 89% Steel Magnolias Drum Eatenton (Character) $79.4M 1989
No Score Yet 48% The Heist Ebbet Berens (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 86% Big Man on Campus Dr. Webster (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 21% Moving Target Joseph Kellogg (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Creek Ding (Character) - 1988
17% 22% Poltergeist III Bruce Gardner (Character) $13.1M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare at Bitter Creek Ding (Character) - 1988
42% 55% Maid to Order Charles Montgomery (Character) $8.2M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poker Alice Jeremy Collins (Character) - 1987
57% 36% The Big Town Phil Carpenter (Character) $776.7K 1987
No Score Yet 49% Wisdom Lloyd Wisdom (Character) $5.7M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles to Go Stuart Browning (Character) - 1986
54% 83% Top Gun Cmdr. Mike "Viper" Metcalf (Character) $179.8M 1986
No Score Yet 61% Parent Trap II Bill Grand (Character) - 1986
45% 50% SpaceCamp Cmdr. Zach Bergstrom (Character) $9.1M 1986
No Score Yet 31% Opposing Force Logan (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 18% The Calendar Girl Murders Lieutenant Dan Stoner (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of Scandal Father Dwelle (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ryan's Four Dr. Ryan (Character) - 1983
89% 76% The Dead Zone Sheriff Bannerman (Character) - 1983
20% 40% Fighting Back John D'Angelo (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Summer Howard Anderson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silence of the North Walter Reamer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Harvest Casey (Character) - 1980
98% 94% Alien Captain A.J. Dallas (Character) $81.1M 1979
44% 69% Ice Castles Marcus Winston (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose! John Gosford (Character) - 1978
47% 83% Up in Smoke Strawberry (Character) - 1978
65% 67% The Turning Point Wayne (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Day Bill Powers (Character) - 1975
18% 35% The Devil's Rain Tom Preston (Character) - 1975
82% 72% Thieves Like Us Dee Mobley (Character) - 1974
71% 41% Big Bad Mama Fred Diller (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 18% Fuzz Det. Bert Kling (Character) - 1972
57% 44% Wild Rovers John Buckman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape of the Birdmen Orville `'Fitz'` Fitzgerald (Character) - 1971
85% 83% M*A*S*H Duke Forrest (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Trapani (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Whit Turner (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 44% War Hunt Sgt. Stan Showalter (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Patrick McCord (Guest Star) 2015
93% 92% The Good Wife James Paisley (Guest Star) 2014
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 85% Leverage Jimmy Ford (Guest Star) 2012 2010
82% 81% The Closer Det. Joey "O" Olin (Guest Star) 2009
79% 84% Brothers & Sisters William Walker (Guest Star) 2006-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Wave Victor Bannister (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Colonel Mike Davis (Character) 2005
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Oliver Taft (Guest Star) 2004
75% 95% The West Wing Senator Chris Carrick (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Fred Maddux (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Sheriff Jimmy Brock (Character),
Director
1992-1996
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Evan Drake (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Bud (Guest Star) 1975 1971-1972
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Fred Garth (Guest Star) 1970 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Sam Clemens/Mark Twain (Character) 1968 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Tony Breer (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Morgan Carpenter (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Pete Edwards (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Price (Guest Star) 1963

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