Thomas G. Waites

Thomas G. Waites

Highest Rated: 87% The Warriors (1979)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1955

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Distinguished actor and playwright Thomas G. Waites has appeared in more than 30 productions for television and the big screen throughout his career. His impressive list of film credits includes such cinematic triumphs as "The Clan of the Cave Bear," "The Warriors" and "The Thing." In addition to his motion picture history, Waites has also lent his acting talent to a number of television series including such critically acclaimed shows as HBO's "Oz" and "Law & Order." Waites also lent his voice to two video games: "The Warriors," in which he voiced the character he played in the film, and "Grand Theft Auto IV" in which he voiced the character of Priest. Despite his formidable acting resume, Waites is probably best known for his work as an acting teacher and the founder of the Thomas G. Waites Acting Studio in New York City. In addition to teaching students the art of acting, Waites has also been a member of The Actor's Studio in New York City since 1984. Waites describes his philosophy of acting as "confronting and resolving crisis" and is using his skills developed as an actor and a director to help shape the talents of the next generation of thespians.

Highest rated movies

The Warriors
...And Justice for All
Light of Day
The Clan of the Cave Bear



78% 66% 6:45 Larry (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 86% Broadway's Finest Caesar (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Fight Chief Bocchino (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grand Theft Randy Lemar (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 12% The Life Zone Roger Fields (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affirmative Act Samuel 'Dixie' Backus (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 68% Rites of Passage John Willio (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Affair Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% McBain Gill (Character) $294.5K 1991
67% 40% Shakedown Officer Kelly (Character) $9.3M 1988
53% 53% Light of Day Smittie (Character) $9.1M 1987
No Score Yet 0% Gangland Al Capone (Character) - 1987
10% 47% The Clan of the Cave Bear Broud (Character) $251.9K 1986
No Score Yet 67% On the Yard Chilly (Character) - 1979
81% 80% ...And Justice for All Jeff McCullaugh (Character) - 1979
87% 88% The Warriors Fox (uncredited) (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet 61% FBI Detective Dryden (Guest Star) 2019
85% 86% Homeland Clayton (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 2005 2008
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 2003
83% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Second Cop (Guest Star) 1998
83% 83% NYPD Blue William Weaver, Sr. (Guest Star) 1996 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer, Private Eye George Speaker (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1988
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985