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  • Real name : Thomas Roy Skerritt
  • Place of birth : Detroit
  • Date of birth : 25/08/1933



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Tom Skerritt (1933)

Thomas Roy Skerritt

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Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt is an American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962.


 early life
Skerritt was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Helen, a homemaker, and Roy Skerritt, a businessman. A 1951 graduate of Detroit's Mackenzie High School, Skerritt attended Wayne State University and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Skerritt made his film debut in War Hunt, produced by Terry Sanders and released in 1962. Skerritt's notable film appearances include M*A*S*H , Harold and Maude credited as "M. Borman" , Big Bad Mama, Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke , Ice Castles , as Captain A.J. Dallas of the commercial towing vessel 'Nostromo' in Alien , as a would-be astronaut in Contact and SpaceCamp , and in Top Gun as Commander Mike "Viper" Metcalf. In 1988, he starred with Nancy Allen and Lara Flynn Boyle in Poltergeist III.

Skerrit starred in the television series Bonanza ,Gunsmoke Episode: Jubilee , as well as Evan Drake on Cheers. He then appeared in Picket Fences (1992–1996), in the role of Sheriff Jimmy Brock, for which he won an Emmy. More recently, he has starred in Homeland Securityand The Grid.

He also portrays the deceased William Walker on Brothers & Sisters, having appeared in the pilot as well as in several flashbacks since. This is his second time playing the husband of Sally Field, the first being his role in the film Steel Magnolias.
He played the role of Ezekiel on ABC Family's Fallen miniseries. He also appeared as the guide on the showcase website for Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. He lent his voice in the 2005 video game Gun , where he voices as Clay Allison.

He guest starred in season 3 of Leverage as Nate Ford's father.

 personal life
Since 1988, he has divided his domestic life between his Lake Washington home in suburban Seattle, Washington and a home on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands. Skerritt has four grown children and an adopted daughter with his current wife.

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