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      Tom Bower

      Tom Bower

      Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)

      Lowest Rated: 0% Below the Belt (2004)

      Birthday: Jan 3, 1938

      Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

      Actor Tom Bower got his start performing in the theater, and would go on to work in more than 80 theatrical productions in his career. Bower is also a founding member of the Loretta Theater in Santa Monica. In 1973, he made his television debut in the made-for-TV movie "Incident at Vichy." He worked steadily through the '70s, appearing in show like "The Bionic Woman," "Kojak," "The Rockford Files," and "The Waltons," on which he played Dr. Curtis Willard and Rex Barker. In 1981, Bower was invited to become a resource actor at the Sundance Institute for film and television by Sundance's founder, Robert Redford. Three years later, Bower starred in the independent drama "Wildrose." His portrayal of Rick Ogaard earned him much praise in the independent film community as well as a nomination for an Indie Spirit Award. He has remained an active member of the Sundance Institute and has served as a member of its nominating committee. Bower has built a respected reputation and has performed in a number of notable features, like "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Die Hard 2," "Clear and Present Danger," "Nixon," "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans," "Crazy Heart," and "The Killer Inside Me." In a career that's already spanned more than 35 years, Bower has appeared in more than 130 projects. His career longevity and prowess have earned him a spot on the Screen Actors Guild board of directors. Tom Bower died on May 30, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 86.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Senior Love Triangle
      100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
      96% True Believer
      92% The Laramie Project
      90% Crazy Heart
      88% River's Edge
      86% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
      83% Fully Realized Humans

      Photos

      MISCONCEPTIONS, Tom Bower, 2008. Ph: Tom Kramer/©Regent Releasing THE KILLER INSIDE ME, from left: Tom Bower, Casey Affleck, 2010. ©IFC Films UNDOING, Tom Bower, director Chris Chan Lee, on set, 2006. ©Indican Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      42% 61% We Have a Ghost Scheller (Character) - 2023
      78% 95% Double Down South Unknown (Character) - 2022
      48% 55% Raymond & Ray Harris (Character) - 2022
      83% 78% Fully Realized Humans Richard (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 99% Two Ways Home Walter (Character) - 2019
      100% No Score Yet Senior Love Triangle William Selig (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Big Save Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Making a Deal with the Devil Unknown (Character) - 2019
      82% 72% Light of My Life Tom (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet As You Like It Jaques (Character) - 2018
      82% 55% Lamb Foster (Character) $3.1K 2015
      79% 79% Runoff Scratch (Character) $29.2K 2014
      66% 45% 13 Sins Father (Character) $9.1K 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Around the Stars Silky (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 62% Low Fidelity Ralph (Character) - 2013
      16% 43% I Melt With You Captain Bob (Character) $6.0K 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Good Thing Ben (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 33% Black Limousine Mr. Esteridge (Character) - 2010
      56% 40% The Killer Inside Me Sheriff Bob Maples (Character) $215.0K 2010
      90% 76% Crazy Heart Bill Wilson (Character) $39.5M 2009
      86% 57% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Pat McDonaugh (Character) $1.7M 2009
      No Score Yet 38% Misconceptions Judge Transome (Character) $6.1K 2008
      33% 36% Gospel Hill Jack Herrod (Character) - 2008
      40% 48% Familiar Strangers Frank Worthington (Character) $30.3K 2008
      76% 55% Appaloosa Abner Raines (Character) $20.2M 2008
      5% 51% Thr3e Uncle Eugene (Character) $978.9K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight Sheriff Ackle (Character) - 2006
      31% 25% Undoing Don (Character) $45.0K 2006
      No Score Yet 70% Feel Buck (Character) - 2006
      51% 39% Flannel Pajamas Bill (Character) $123.3K 2006
      52% 58% The Hills Have Eyes Gas Station Attendant (Character) $41.8M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Land of Milk and Money Lenny Cochran (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moguls Floyd (Character) $15.1K 2005
      70% 66% Brothers of the Head Eddie Pasqua (Character) $45.0K 2005
      0% No Score Yet Below the Belt Merkin (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 80% The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 1: The Moab Story Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 60% The Pennsylvania Miners' Story John Unger (Character) - 2002
      92% 80% The Laramie Project Father Roger Schmit (Character) - 2002
      33% 39% The Badge Bull Hardwick (Character) - 2002
      30% 50% High Crimes Mullins (Character) $41.5M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bill's Gun Shop Tom (Character) - 2001
      49% 64% Hearts in Atlantis Len Files (Character) $24.2M 2001
      24% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Hector (Character) $52.5K 2000
      27% 44% A Slipping-Down Life Mr. Decker (Character) $95.4K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaughnesy Marshall (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 18% Poodle Springs Lt. Arnie Burns (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monday After the Miracle Uncle Ed (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 60% The Killing Jar Det. Jake Pestone (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 58% Buffalo Soldiers Gen. Pike (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 43% The Last Time I Committed Suicide Captain (uncredited) (Character) $12.8K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malevolence Jim Bradley (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Me Home Larry (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Bill Hickman (Character) - 1995
      75% 74% Nixon Frank Nixon (Character) $13.7M 1995
      63% 54% Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog John Gale (Character) $10.4M 1995
      24% 36% White Man's Burden Stanley (Character) $3.6M 1995
      No Score Yet 63% Against the Wall Ed (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 66% Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde Peter Baker (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 0% Relentless 3 Captain Phelan (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 70% Murder in the Heartland Marion Bartlett (Character) - 1993
      73% 90% American Me Dornan (uncredited) (Character) $11.3M 1992
      62% 40% Raising Cain Sgt. Cully (Character) $20.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge on the Highway Officer Russell Yates (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 35% Talent for the Game Rev. Bodeen (Character) $112.5K 1991
      69% 70% Die Hard 2 Marvin (Character) $115.3M 1990
      96% 63% True Believer Cecil Skell (Character) $8.7M 1989
      43% 44% Distant Thunder Louis (Character) $146.0K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised a Miracle Michael Elliot (Character) - 1988
      88% 75% River's Edge Bennett (Character) $1.2M 1987
      No Score Yet 53% The Lightship Coop (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 0% Massive Retaliation Kirk Fredericks (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildrose Rick Ogaard (Character) - 1984
      100% 71% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Boone Choate (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winds of Kitty Hawk William Tate (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 3,000 Mile Chase Richette (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commitment Unknown (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      93% 66% Lucky Hank Unknown (Guest Star) 2023
      72% 85% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      81% 89% The Office Heinrich (Guest Star) 2013
      94% 92% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pop-Pop (Guest Star) 2005 2012
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Dennis Hoffman (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 88% Rizzoli and Isles Redmond Jones (Guest Star) 2010
      89% 89% Monk Bennie Wentworth (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Sheriff Miller Thompson (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 83% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      30% 75% The Beast Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      81% 95% The West Wing General Barrie (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 86% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      74% 85% The X-Files Sheriff Harden (Guest Star) 1999
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Victor Ugo (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues De Petrus (Guest Star) 1986
      71% 85% Miami Vice C.I.A. Agent Carter (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dain Curse Sgt. O'Gar (Character) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Jeff Cooperman (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Ted Ryan (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Brenner (Guest Star) 1974