Tom Skerritt


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  • Birth Name: Thomas Alderton Skerritt
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/25/1933, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Exclusive: White Collar Snags Tom Skerritt, Bailey Chase for Season 3

Tom Skerritt and Bailey Chase are set to guest-star on Season 3 of White Collar, has learned exclusively.

Skerritt, 77, will play Alan Mitchell, the discerning dad of more's In Focus: Timothy Hutton's Big Breakthroughs

For Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton, agreeing to star in TNT's Leverage wasn't a tough decision — at least not after he read the script.

"It was a real opportunity to play a person who had these awful things happen involving his son and the destruction of his marriage — someone who needed a real breakthrough in their life," Hutton says. "I wondered how this tragedy would manifest itself in him and the choices he would make."

Look back at Hutton's most memorable roles

Hutton plays Nate Ford, the leader of a crack team of cons who use their skills to take from the rich and powerful and give back to those they've wronged. But despite Nate's noble intentions, he hasn't always made the best choices. Case in point: When Season 3 begins (Sunday at 9/8c), Nate is in more

Exclusive: Look Who's Playing Nate's Dad on Leverage

Tom Skerritt will guest-star in a Season 3 episode of TNT's Leverage as Nate Ford's father, has learned exclusively.

Check out photos of the Leverage cast

During a recent visit to's video studio, series star Timothy Hutton said that the new season of Leverage is all more


Top Gun
Opposing Force
Divided By Hate

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Bonneville [HD]

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The One Percent
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Year Title Description
2010 The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club TV Show Series, Narrator
2008 Bonneville Movie, Actor - Emmett L. Johnson
2004 Swing Movie, Actor - George Verdi
2004 The Grid TV Show Series, Actor - Acton Sandman
2004 Homeland Security Movie, Actor - Admiral McKee

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The Closer Creator James Duff: "Elysian Fields"

Elysium is that section of Hades reserved for the eternal rest of ancient Greek heroes. In the City of Angels, however, Elysian Park, perched near Dodger Stadium and the LAPD Academy, turns out to be the unceremonious burial ground for a man dragged behind a pick-up truck and then shot in the head.

Enter former robbery/homicide Detective Olin, played by the always-intriguing Tom Skerritt. Asked to return from a lonely retirement because of his familiarity with the victim, Det. Olin — or Joey O., as he's known to his former co-workers in Major Crimes — seems more intent on wrapping up an old case of his own than helping Brenda close hers. Ghosts of Those Who Got Away haunt the hallways of Parker Center and, as Deputy Chief Johnson's obsession with the elusive rapist/murderer Phillip Stroh returns to cloud her judgment, she finds some uncomfortable and eerie parallels between herself and the annoying, (but dogged) Joey O.

Though the word "elysium" came to represent the halcyon rest for the honorable dead, its original meaning was ... read more

Mega Minute: Scoop on Idol's "MIA" Paula, The Closer and More

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• If American Idol's Season 9 auditions kicked off this weekend in Boston, what was judge Paula Abdul doing holed up at home in Los Angeles? Stop speculating and let us set the record straight.

The Closer has opened its squad room doors to a Brothers & Sisters alum. Get the exclusive scoop!

• Who's returning to Entourage — and for nearly all of Season 6?

Watch and discuss the brand-new MMM after the jump! read more

Walker On By: Brothers & Sisters Season 2 Preview

The Brothers & Sisters ensemble (sans the actors who play Nora, Robert, Kitty and Sarah) recently walked a red carpet outside the San Antonio Winery (where the show has filmed on occasion) in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the prime-time serial drama's Season 1 DVD release. was on the scene to get the scoop on that as well as Season 2, which debuts on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10 pm/ET, on ABC. Arguably, the biggest shock twist at the end of the show's freshman year was Uncle Saul possibly being gay. (Those longing looks with guest star Michael Nouri sure implied it, didn't they?) Does Ron Rifkin (Saul) know anyone who dealt with their sexual preferences later in life? "Are you kidding?" he responds rhetorically to "All of us [know someone like Saul]." That is, if Nora's brother read more

February 18, 2007: Love Is Difficult

It was a surprise to hear Noah’s name mentioned tonight. After briefly appearing in the opening episodes, he seemed to disappear. I thought we were going to go through the rest of the season without hearing about him again. But in attempting to address her feelings toward Joe’s friend Vanessa, Sarah was forced to confront her own confusing extramarital friendship and how it affected the way she feels about her husband. Coming clean to Joe didn’t seem to help much, at least for now. In fact, Sarah looked so inconsolable during her solo visit to the therapist that it was hard not to wonder if Sarah and Joe were ever going to be able to get back to the place they were before. And Sarah’s marriage wasn’t her only problem. Tommy continued to distance himself from her and the rest of the Walkers by officially going into business with Holly, although not until he did some checking to make sure Holly was being genuine in her offer. The flashback scenes with William ... read more

November 12, 2006: Mistakes Were Made

Sarah, Kitty, Kevin, Tommy, Justin... Rebecca. It looks like Sarah’s suspicions were right and Rebecca is in fact their father’s daughter. After all those combinations, the password, which was composed of William’s children’s initials, was actually relatively simple. Although, to be fair, no one knew about William’s sixth child. Including, it seems, William himself. Holly’s reason for hiding the truth from everyone, although apparently well-intentioned, seems to have made everything extremely complicated. And really hard on Holly. Did William suspect that Rebecca was his child? The extent of his relationship with Rebecca isn't quite clear, but he obviously thought enough of her to keep a photo of her at the ranch and to make her part of the password. The past played a big role in tonight’s episode, as we saw in the flashbacks of September 11, the family’s reactions (including those of guest star Tom Skerritt) and Justin’s decision to enl... read more


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