Tom Allard (Thomas LeRoy Allard II)
BiographyAda, Oklahoma, USA
Very tall Shawnee actor. Born while traveling, in Ada, Oklahoma, he was an Air Force "brat," who grew up on various air bases in the U.S. and Germany, though his "home" was always given as Big Cabin, Oklahoma. His father was an accomplished Air Force pilot with the Strategic Air Command. Allard attended Central Oklahoma State University, where he became interested in theatre and both performed and worked on technical aspects in many plays. Noted stage actor and director, particularly at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum near Los Angeles and at Theatre West in Hollywood. Read more... of the Lost" (1991)_ TV series as the evil Shung, and also appeared in very different makeup in same series as the friendly Namaki in several episodes. Very active in political matters, he co-founded a liberal comedy program for radio called "Avant Radio." He unofficially retired from acting in the early 2000s, taking on a job teaching film and theatre technique at a thoroughbred private school. He was for ten years, until her death in 1993, the romantic partner of actress Joy Garrett.