Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

actor, director, producer

Tom Skerritt was born on Aug 25, 1933 in USA. Tom Skerritt's big-screen debut came with 12 O'Clock High - Season 1 directed by Robert Douglas in 1964, strarring Tech. Sgt. Nick Neely / Lt. Paddy Gialella / Sgt. Ben Rodale / .... Tom Skerritt is known for The Phantom 52 directed by Geoff Marslett, Tom Skerritt stars as The Phantom and Trieste Kelly Dunn as Disembodied Voice in the CB Radio. Tom Skerritt has got 7 awards and 12 nominations so far. The most recent award Tom Skerritt achieved is Satellite Awards. The upcoming new movie Tom Skerritt plays is East of the Mountains which will be released on Sep 24, 2021.

Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA. He was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in Le Mal de tuer (1962). However, he spent most of the next decade in television, regularly appearing in Combat! (1962), Le Virginien (1962), Gunsmoke (1955) and 12 O'Clock High (1964). Skerritt's next big break was appearing alongside Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in Robert Altman's biting satire M*A*S*H (1970). Several other film roles quickly followed, before he landed the plum role of Capt. Dallas of the ill-fated commercial towing vehicle Nostromo in the creepy sci-fi epic Alien - Le 8ème passager (1979).Skerritt turned up again in another thriller playing a cop hunting a serial killer in the eerie Dead Zone (1983), as a Navy Officer Flight instructor in Top Gun (1986) , in the six-chick flick Potins de femmes (1989), and then as the poster boy for a "Guess" Jeans ad campaign utilizing his mature, weather-beaten features. Skerritt didn't neglect his TV background and reappeared on the small screen in Cheers (1982), Sale journée pour un flic (1990) and picked up an Emmy in 1994 for his performance as Sheriff Brock in the superb series Un drôle de shérif (1992).Skerritt has remained continually busy for the past decade, contributing natural, entertaining and reliable performances in TV series, made-for-TV movies and major theatrical releases. He recreated the role of Will Kane in the TV production of High Noon (2000), and appeared alongside Bruce Willis in the mercenary war drama Les larmes du soleil (2003).

  • Birthday

    Aug 25, 1933
  • Place of Birth

    Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also known

    Tom Skerrit, Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt, Thomas Roy Skerritt, Τομ Σκέριτ, Том Скеррітт, 汤姆·斯凯里特, 톰 스커릿

Known For


7 wins & 12 nominations

Satellite Awards
Winner - Mary Pickford Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Winner - Mary Pickford Award
Key West Film Festival
Career Achievement
Winner - Golden Key
AlienThe Phantom 52 (0)
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows