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Tom Towles

1950-03-20 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tom Towles (March 20, 1950 – April 2, 2015) was an American actor. Towles was born and raised in Chicago. He became an actor after a stint in the U.S. Marines, beginning with an uncredited performance in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He has appeared in film and television extensively since the 1980s. He is probably best known for his turn in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as a character modeled after Ottis Toole, Henry Lee Lucas' reputed accomplice in several murders. He has also appeared in Night of the Living Dead, The Rock, Blood in Blood Out, House of 1000 Corpses, and its sequel, The Devil's Rejects. Recently Tom also portrayed a vicious drug trafficking Aryan gang leader in the big screen adaptation of Miami Vice (he played a similar role as Aryan prison gang leader Red Rider in Blood In Blood Out) and had a cameo in one of the faux trailers Werewolf Women of the SS in Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse. His television credits include appearances in NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, ER, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Dramatis Personae"), Star Trek Voyager, and Firefly. Towles died on April 2, 2015, at the age of 65, in a hospital in Pinellas, Florida of complications following a stroke. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Towles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  


Blood on the Highway Louis Debois 2008-01-01
Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween Self 2008-10-07
Home Sick Uncle Johnny 2007-06-14
Halloween Larry Redgrave 2007-08-31
Grindhouse Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") 2007-04-06
Werewolf Women of the S.S. Lt. Boorman 2007-04-06
Miami Vice Coleman 2006-07-27
The Devil's Rejects Lieutenant George Wydell 2005-07-22
House of 1000 Corpses Lieutenant George Wydell 2003-04-11
House of 1000 Corpses George Wydell 2003-04-11
Groom Lake Dietz 2002-09-21
The Prophecy II Detective Waltrip 1998-01-20
Doctor Dolittle German Shepherd (voice) 1998-06-26
Warriors of Virtue Grillo 1997-05-02
Night of the Lawyers Alien 1997-10-30
Gridlock'd D-Reper's Henchman 1997-01-29
Normal Life Frank Anderson 1996-01-26
The Rock Alcatraz Park Ranger 1996-06-07
Girls in Prison Norman Stoneface 1994-08-19
Bound by Honor Red Ryder 1993-02-05
Mad Dog and Glory Andrew the Beater 1993-03-05
Fortress Stiggs 1992-12-18
The Pit and the Pendulum Don Carlos 1991-06-27
The Borrower Bob Laney 1991-08-16
Men Don't Leave Evan Taylor 1990-02-02
Night of the Living Dead Harry Cooper 1990-10-19
High Mountain Rangers T.J. Cousins 1987-04-19
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Otis 1986-09-24
Dog Day Afternoon Cop (uncredited) 1975-09-21