Tom Skerritt Biography
Tom Skerritt is an American actor born in Detroit Michigan. Skerritt has featured in 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962. He is known for his roles in the films M*A*S*H, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It and Up in Smoke. He graduated in 1951 from Detroit’s Mackenzie high school and later attended Wayne state university and the university of California, Los Angels. Skerritt has also served in the United States Air Force.
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Skerritt is 85 years as of 2018. He was born on August 25th, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Tom Skerritt Family
Skerritt is the youngest of three children in his family. His father was called Roy Skerritt, a businessman and Helen (mother), a homemaker.
Tom Skerritt Wife
Skerritt has been married three times with his first wife having been Charlotte Shanks from 1957 to 1972. Their marriage resulted to the birth of his three older children. In 1977, he married his second wife, Sue Oran. With Sue, Skerritt has one child by the name Colin. Their marriage ended in 1992.
Since 1998, Skerritt is married to Julie Tokashiki. They have one daughter by the name Emi.
Tom Skerritt and his wife
Tom Skerritt Children
Skerritt has five children: three of them with his first wife, one with the second wife, and one daughter with the third wife. They are: Andy Skerritt, Matt Skerritt, Erin Skerritt, Colin Skerritt and Emi Skerritt.
In 1964, he was cast in Bonanza and on Death Valley Days in 1965, as a young gambler, Patrick Hogan, meets a tragic fate after winning a small fortune in a saloon. In another Death Valley Days episode, “A Sense of Justice” (1966), he played a young Roy Bean with his older brother, Joshua Bean, played by Tris Coffin. In a later Death Valley Days role, Skerritt played Mark Twain in the 1968 episode “Ten Day Millionaires”, with Dabney Coleman as Twain’s mining partner, Calvin H. Higby. The two lose a fortune in gold, but Twain learns his future is in writing.
Tom Skerritt Alien
Alien is a 1979 horror film that follows the crew of Nostromo, a commercial space tug, who have an encounter with the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set loose on the ship. Skerritt appears on the movie on a starring role as Captain Dallas of the Nostromo.
Tom Skerritt Net Worth
The American actor has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Tom Skerritt Career
Skerritt made his his fist debut in film industry in 1962 in a movie called war haunt. He then continued being on screen in M*A*S*H, Harold and Maude, The Turning Point, Up in Smoke, and Alien. In the 1980s, he appeared in Space Camp, Poltergeist III, Steel Magnolias, and most notably, Top Gun. Skerritt played a guest part in Ray Walston’s show My Favorite Martian(1963). In the 1963, he did episodes of ‘Mrs. Jekyll and Hyde’.Later in Skerritt’s show, Picket Fences(1992)). Also, guest-starred in the television series The Real McCoys (1963), as a letter carrier in the episode “Aunt Win Steps In”.
Skerritt appeared in ABC series Twelve O’Clock High (1964-1967), five episodes; Gunsmoke (1965-1972), also five episodes), and as Evan Drake on Cheers. He then appeared in CBS’s Picket Fences (1992-1996), in the role of Sheriff Jimmy Brock, for which he won an Emmy Award. More recently, he has starred in Homeland Security and The Grid.
In February 2012, Skerritt played the title role in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of Don Quixote. In 2014, Skerritt was reunited with ex-Picket Fences co-star, Lauren Holly, to star with her in Field of Lost Shoes. Skerritt is founder and chairman of Heyou Media, a Seattle-based digital media company.
Tom Skerritt Movies and TV Shows
- 2017 – Lucky
- 2017 – Day of Days
- 2016 – A Hologram for the King
- 2014 – Field of Lost Shoes
- 2013 – Redwood Highway
- 2012 – Ted
- 2011 – Your Love Never Fails
- 2010 – Redemption Road
- 2009 – Whiteout
- 2009 – For Sale by Owner
- 2009 – Rivers of a Lost Coast
- 2008 – Beer for My Horses
- 2007 – The Velveteen Rabbit
- 2006 – Bonneville
- 2003 – Tears of the Sun
- 2003 – Swing
- 2002 – Tuscaloosa
- 2002 – Changing Hearts
- 2002 – Greenmail
- 2001 – Texas Rangers
- 1999 – The Other Sister
- 1998 – Smoke Signals
- 1997 – Contact
Skerritt TV Shows
- 2016 – Journey Back to Christmas
- 2015 – Madam Secretary
- 2014 – The Good Wife
- 2012 – Leverage
- 2012 – White Collar
- 2010 – Leverage
- 2010 – The Closer
- 2008 – Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
- 2008 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- 2008 – The Trojan Horse
- 2007 – Killer Wave
- 2007 – The Dead Zone
- 2006–2008 Brothers & Sisters
- 2006 – Mammoth
- 2006 – Huff
- 2006 – Desperation
- 2006 – Fallen
- 2005 – Vinegar Hill
- 2005 – Category 7: The End of the World
- 2004 – Homeland Security
- 2004 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2004 – The Grid
- 2003 – Biography
- 2003 – The West Wing
- 2002 – Path to War
- 2002 – Will & Grace
- 2001 – Chestnut Hill
- 2001 – The Voyage to Atlantis: The Lost Empire
- 2000 – An American Daughter
- 2000 – High Noon
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‘Alien’ Franchise Celebrates 40 Years of Xenomorphs with 6 Terrifying Shorts
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the very best science fiction movies ever made — “Alien” — and fans have lots of reasons to celebrate.
Only a few days ago, we reported that a New Jersey high school production of “Alien” went viral over the weekend. “Alien” director Ridley Scott wrote the theater group a letter, and even Sigourney Weaver, star of the original movie, passed praised the production on social media.
Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and Ian Holm starred alongside Weaver in the movie, which spawned a sequel seven years later, after which the floodgates opened and an entire franchise was born.
And beginning today (March 29), 20th Century Fox is launching the “Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts Series,” starting with “Alien: Containment,” the first of six terrifying new tales set in the “Alien” universe.
The shorts were developed by emerging filmmakers selected from 550 submissions to the online platform Tongal, and the anniversary initiative focused on finding the biggest fans of the sci-fi franchise to create new, thrilling stories for the “Alien” fan base and expand the terrifying world imagined by Scott, artist H.R. Giger and writer Dan O’Bannon, according to the trailer description.
The shorts will roll out weekly at 12 p.m. EDT (1936 GMT) exclusively on IGN at first. Then, beginning May 3, they will be available on the official @AlienAnthology social channels and AlienUniverse.com, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes content. You can keep up to date on social media with #Alien40th.
The official synopses for the shorts are below, as reported in Collider:
March 29: “Alien: Containment” — Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected. Written and directed by Chris Reading.
April 5: “Alien: Specimen” — It’s the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host. Directed by Kelsey Taylor.
April 12: “Alien: Night Shift” — When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands. Written and directed by Aidan Brezonick.
April 19: “Alien: Ore” — As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters.
April 26: “Alien: Harvest” — The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along. Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell.
April 26: “Alien: Alone” — Hope, an abandoned crewmember aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life. Written and directed by Noah Miller.