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Tom Towles

Highest Rated: 89% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Lowest Rated: 18% Warriors of Virtue (1997)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1950

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Character player, often playing scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s, often in lower-budget fare. Tom Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. Although he made an isolated appearance in a bit role in "Dog Day Afternoon" with Al Pacino in 1975, he returned to Chicago and became a member of the Organic Theatre Company appearing in numerous productions and often collaborating on the writing as well. Towles also acted with the prestigious Goodman Theatre there. It was 1985 before Towles was again in front of the cameras, this time as a lounge lizard in "Pink Nights." The next year, he was the despicable, loathsome Otis in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." In 1990, Towles played Harry Cooper, the guy everyone else trapped in the farmhouse would most like to sacrifice to the zombies in the remake of "Night of the Living Dead." Towles' TV work has been ongoing since he appeared as J.J., the hunted killer in "High Mountain Rangers," the two-hour pilot for a Robert Conrad series. He was Norman Stoneface, true to his name, in the 1994 Showtime movie "Girls in Prison," and also appeared in numerous TV episodes.

Highest rated movies

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Mad Dog and Glory
Normal Life
Night of the Living Dead
Blood In, Blood Out
The Pit and the Pendulum
Miami Vice



No Score Yet 44% Blood on the Highway Louis Debois (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% Home Sick Unknown (Character) - 2007
47% 43% Miami Vice Coleman (Character) $63.4M 2006
20% 65% House of 1000 Corpses Lieutenant George Wydell (Character) $12.6M 2003
No Score Yet 17% Groom Lake Dietz (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% More Dogs Than Bones Detective Smith (Character) - 2000
33% 44% The Prophecy II Detective Waltrip (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Lawyers Alien/Moriarty (Character) - 1997
88% 79% Gridlock'd D-Reper's Henchman (Character) $5.5M 1997
18% 47% Warriors of Virtue Gen. Grillo (Character) $6.4M 1997
70% 48% Normal Life Frank Anderson (Character) $9.6K 1996
No Score Yet 69% God's Lonely Man Steven (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 13% Girls in Prison Norman Stoneface (Character) - 1994
77% 45% Mad Dog and Glory Andrew the Beater (Character) $10.7M 1993
62% 94% Blood In, Blood Out Red Ryder (Character) $4.0M 1993
38% 40% Fortress Stiggs (Character) $6.5M 1992
56% 40% The Pit and the Pendulum Don Carlos (Character) - 1991
30% 17% The Borrower Bob Laney (Character) - 1991
66% 68% Night of the Living Dead Harry Cooper (Character) $5.4M 1990
89% 71% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Otis (Character) - 1986


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Zeke (Guest Star) 2003
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
50% No Score Yet Push, Nevada Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
77% 97% Firefly Lund (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Dr. Vatm (Guest Star) 1997
83% 83% NYPD Blue Inspector Anthony Lastarza (Guest Star) 1993-1994
89% 92% Seinfeld Tough Guy (Character) 1993
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Hon'Tihl (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984