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James Tolkan (James S. Tolkan)

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Biography

Calumet, Michigan, USA
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father, Ralph M. Tolkan, was a cattle dealer. James attended the University of Iowa, Coe College and Eastern Arizona College. After serving a year-long stint in the United States Navy, Tolkan went to New York and studied acting with both Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler at the Actors Studio. Read more...

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Character: Baldy

Wolfen 1981

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Character: Assistant U.S. Atty. George Polito

Prince of the City 1981

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Character: Judge Fidler

Phil Spector 2013

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Character: Thomas Knight, Sr.

Heavens Fall 2006

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Character: Marshal James Strickland

Back to the Future Part III 1990

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Character: Det. Joseph Hanley

True Blood 1989

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Character: Benny Pistone

Split Decisions 1988

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Character: Col. William Tansey

Viper 1988

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Character: Detective Lubic

Masters of the Universe 1987

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Character: Mr. Bjornstead

Made in Heaven 1987

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Character: Lou Brackman

Armed and Dangerous 1986

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Character: Wigan

WarGames 1983

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Character: Voice of The Bishop

Nightmares 1983

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Character: Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan

Underworld 1996

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Character: Sgt. McClaine

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Coach Silva

The Wonder Years 1988

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Character: Evan Humbolt - Mail Clerk

Naked City 1958

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Character: The Kennel Master

Little Spies 1986

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Character: Stefan Malwitz

Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950

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Character: Dean Chesny

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