Tom Skerritt

  • Birth Name: Thomas Alderton Skerritt
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Discovered while performing in a UCLA production of The Rainmaker.
  • Made his feature film debut in the 1962 film, War Hunt, alongside fellow newcomer Robert Redford. Skerritt later appeared in the Robert Redford-directed film A River Runs Through It (1992).
  • Made a cameo appearance in Harold and Maude (1971) as a police officer, although he is credited as "M. Borman."
  • Appeared in a successful ad campaign for Guess Jeans in the wake of his popularity in Top Gun (1986).
  • Is one of the featured voices in the Xbox/Xbox 360 game GUN.
  • Helped start The Film School in Seattle, where he regularly teaches courses.
  • Although not known for his work on the stage, played the title role in Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of Don Quixote in 2012.

Awards

  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1982, Genie Awards — Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Erin — Daughter
  • Julie Tokashiki — Wife
  • Matt Skerritt — Son
  • Richard Skerritt — Brother
  • Charlotte Shanks — Ex-wife
  • Sue Aran — Ex-wife
  • Colin Skerritt — Son
  • Andy Skerritt — Son

College

  • Attended Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States; attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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