Tom Towles



Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.:


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.  

Film Credits

Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' (2008)
as Himself
Blood on the Highway (2008)
as Louis Debois
Halloween (2007)
as Larry Redgrave
Home Sick (2007)
as Uncle Johnny
Grindhouse (2007)
as Lt. Boorman (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Miami Vice (2006)
as Coleman
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005)
as Himself
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
as Lieutenant George Wydell
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
as George Wydell
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
as Lieutenant George Wydell
The Visitor (2002)
as Dietz
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
as German Shepherd (voice)
Warriors of Virtue (1997)
as Grillo
Normal Life (1996)
as Frank Anderson
Girls in Prison (1994)
as Norman Stoneface
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
as Andrew the Beater
Bound by Honor (1993)
as Red Ryder
Fortress (1992)
as Stiggs
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
as Don Carlos
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
as Harry Cooper
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
as Otis
The Borrower (1989)
as Bob Laney
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
as Cop (uncredited)
Night of the Lawyers ()
as Alien