Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F. Wilson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1959-04-15 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

34 Movies · 51 TV shows

Also Known As: Tom Wilson · Thomas Wilson

Biography

Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, artist, musician and podcaster. He is best known for portraying Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990), and as Coach Ben Fredricks in the TV Series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000).

Personal Life

Wilson has been married to his wife Caroline Thomas since July 6, 1985. Together they have four children.Wilson is also a painter. Many of his paintings focus on classic children's toys. In 2006, he was selected to join the California Featured Artist Series at Disneyland.Wilson is a devout Catholic, and released a Contemporary Christian album in 2000 called In the Name of the Father.With the rise in popularity of the Back to the Future series, many people began to ask him questions about his experiences making the films. Wilson found the repetitive nature of the questions to be both hilarious and frustrating; he wrote a song about them titled "Biff's Question Song", which he includes in his stand-up routine.

Early Life

Wilson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in nearby Wayne, Pennsylvania. While attending Radnor High School, he was involved in dramatic arts; was president of the debate team, where his partner was future New York Times columnist David Brooks; played tuba in the high school band; and was drum major of his marching band. He studied international politics at Arizona State University.Wilson attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In 1979, he got his first "real" stage experience as a comedian.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Patrick Star Show

The Patrick Star Show

2021
Patrick hosts a show.

2019.

1 Movie
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout

SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout

2019
While SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world and come across their real-life selves, the citizens of Bikini Bottom plan a surprise birthday party for the cartoon character.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Mosaic

Mosaic

5.33
2018
Explore the psychological underpinning of love and murder in a small mountain resort town while following popular children's book author and illustratorOlivia Lake, whose literary success makes her a ...
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

2018
The creators and actors from the TV show 'Freaks and Geeks' share their untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of the series that only aired for one season.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
The Mayor

The Mayor

6
2017
A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix-tape and wins.

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

6.17
2016
When heroes are not enough. People who are legends are what the world needs. Having seen the future, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and vill...
TV
The Ranch

The Ranch

6
2016
Colt was not a pro athlete. He's helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Dragons: Race to the Edge

Dragons: Race to the Edge

7.11
2015
As Hiccup, Toothless and the Dragon Riders soar to the edge of adventure, they will come face to face with more dragons than anyone has ever imagined.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

7.2
2015
Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that will make any evil plan he writes come true, which is the Krabby Patty secret formula. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr are...

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

2013
Dreams come true at Storybook Town if you believe in it.
Epic

Epic

6.64
2013
There are good and bad forces in the forest. A group of people are trying to save the world.
The Heat

The Heat

7.09
2013
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her g...
TV
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

2013
Zach hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach's attempts to become a cele...

2012.

1 TV show
TV
DreamWorks Dragons

DreamWorks Dragons

8.5
2012
The creators of "How to Train Your Dragon" have come up with a new series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure.

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Rio

Rio

6.48
2011
When he was a hatchling, a macaw named "blu" was captured by a smuggler and was never able to fly. When word comes that Jewel, a lone female, lives in Rio de Brazil, Blu and Linda decide to go to meet...
TV
Franklin & Bash

Franklin & Bash

2011
When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities,Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing d...
Tom Wilson: Bigger Than You

Tom Wilson: Bigger Than You

2011
This live concert by stand-up comedian Tom Wilson offers witty, family friendly commentary and humorous musical performances.

2010.

2 Movies
The Child Wanderers

The Child Wanderers

2010
Yohan was sent away from home in the 1890s to survive on his own as a child laborer. He overcomes his fears by relying on bravery and hopes to make the best of his situation.
Tales from the Future

Tales from the Future

2010
For the film's 25th anniversary, there is a six-part retrospective on the making of Back to the Future.

2009.

2 Movies
The Informant!

The Informant!

2009
A rising star at a giant suddenly becomes a whistle blower. As he exposes his company's price fixing conspiracy to the FBI, he envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and given a pr...
House Broken

House Broken

2009
In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his sons to leave.

2008.

2 TV shows
TV
True Jackson, VP

True Jackson, VP

6
2008
The CEO of Mad Style hires a 15-year-old to be the vice president of its youth apparel division.
TV
Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

4.33
2008
Batman is not going at it alone. A new interpretation of Batman is being created. Our caped crusader is teaming up with heroes from all over the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure wi...

2006.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Psych

Psych

6.27
2006
Shawn Spencer's police officer father helped him develop a keen eye for detail. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime because of his tips to the police. Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to ...
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

7
2006
A cable repairman becomes a health inspector and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.
TV
Help Me Help You

Help Me Help You

2006
A collection of eccentric individuals are in group therapy with a respected therapist—who may quite possibly have more problems than his patients.
Zoom

Zoom

5.68
2006
Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a r...

2005.

3 TV shows
TV
Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer

6.63
2005
She tries to help the dead communicate with their loved ones when she receives intense and confusing messages. Conflicts are preventing the spirits from passing over most of the time, which is why Mel...
TV
Zoey 101

Zoey 101

7
2005
Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend P...
TV
Bones

Bones

6.33
2005
There is a doctor. Special Agent Seeley Booth uses the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab to help with murder investigations when the remains are badly burned or destroyed.

2004.

3 TV shows
TV
House

House

6.98
2004
Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
TV
Boston Legal

Boston Legal

5.81
2004
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...
TV
Rodney

Rodney

2004
In the middle of real, everyday America, Rodney Hamilton's life revolves around two things: His family and his thankless job at a fiberglass plant..

2003.

1 Movie · 5 TV shows
TV
NCIS

NCIS

6.24
2003
Any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is investigated by a team of special agents.
TV
The Pitts

The Pitts

2003
Between March and April 2003 the show aired 7 half-hour episodes. A family has bad luck. It was a satire on American sitcoms with over-the-top sight gags.
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated t...
TV
Rock Me Baby

Rock Me Baby

2003
Denver, Colorado is the location of Rock Me Baby. On September 15, 2003 it aired on UPN. Carl Anthony Payne II plays Jimmy Cox, the co-host of a popular Denver radio show with his best friend, who is ...
TV
Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

6.24
2003
A jingle writer's hedonistic life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and nephew move into his beach-front house.
Atlantis: Milo's Return

Atlantis: Milo's Return

7
2003
Milo and Kida are going to investigate strange occurrences around the world that seem to have links to the secrets of Atlantis.

2002.

4 TV shows
TV
She Spies

She Spies

6
2002
She Spies is an action-adventure television show that ran from September 9, 2002 until May 17, 2004, in two seasons. The show was sold into syndication but the first four episodes premiered on the NBC...
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.
TV
Do Over

Do Over

2002
Do Over is an American comedy-drama/fantasy series created by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener about a man who gets a chance to relive his childhood. The series, which was originally broadcast on The WB...
TV
Still Standing

Still Standing

6
2002
After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. S...

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
The Zeta Project

The Zeta Project

2001
You can follow the adventures of Zeta, a government-designed robot, and Ro, his 15-year-old streetwise companion.
TV
Reba

Reba

4.6
2001
After her dentist husband leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.

2000.

2 TV shows
TV
Titus

Titus

6
2000
It aired on Fox in 2000. Three people created the series. The sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act and his one-man show was based on his real-life family. The character is an adult wh...
TV
Ed

Ed

4.33
2000
After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his hometown and tries to win the heart of his high school crush.

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
TV
Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks

6.75
1999
Lindsay is rebelling and hanging out with a crowd of burnouts while her brother Sam is navigating a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends.

1998.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Girl

Girl

1998
Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look int...
TV
The Hughleys

The Hughleys

1998
The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley as the ...
Men in White

Men in White

1998
National Lampoon's Men in White is a straight-to-television satirical parody of contemporary science fiction movies, mainly spoofing Men in Black and Independence Day. It debuted in 1998 on the Fox Fa...

1997.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

5.46
1997
101 Dalmatians: The Series is an animated television series produced by the Walt Disney Company based on the classic 1961 Disney animated feature of the same name and its 1996 live-action remake.
That Darn Cat

That Darn Cat

1997
D.C is a pet. He received a call for help. It's too late for law enforcement to find the victim.
TV
Fired Up

Fired Up

1997
A 1997–1998 situation comedy called Fired Up is on NBC. It lasted for two seasons. The series was the first from Grammnet. The series was about a promotions executive and her assistant. The series was...
TV
The New Batman Adventures

The New Batman Adventures

6.56
1997
Batman: The Animated Series includes the new Batman adventures. Batman's supporting cast, which include fellow crimefighters Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl, tend to be the focus of stories in this seri...

1996.

3 TV shows
TV
Superman: The Animated Series

Superman: The Animated Series

4.6
1996
The city of Metropolis is protected by an alien named Superman. Superman hides his identity behind the glasses of Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Planet. Superman is a reporter at the Daily Plane...
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
She discovers that she has magical powers on her 16th birthday. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.
TV
Wing Commander Academy

Wing Commander Academy

1996
Wing Commander Academy is an American animated television series created and produced by Universal Cartoon Studios, along with a team led by Larry Latham. The show was a spinoff of the Wing Commander ...

1995.

1 Movie
Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild

1995
Rick is a juvenile delinquent who gets himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla which she is teaching to communicate through sign lan...

1994.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Gargoyles

Gargoyles

5.83
1994
In Scotland, the castle Wyvern is guarded by gargoyles, creatures that sleep during the day and are fearsome warriors at night. In spite of keeping the castle's inhabitants safe, the gargoyles are not...
TV
Duckman

Duckman

6
1994
Duckman: Private Dick/ Family Man is an American sitcom that aired from 1994 to 1997. The sitcom is based on a comic. The series was made for Paramount Network Television.
Camp Nowhere

Camp Nowhere

6
1994
Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents would like him to go to summer camp. He would do anything to get out of summer camp. He realized that he and his friends were all going to a boring summe...
Caroline at Midnight

Caroline at Midnight

1994
A reporter is investigating a policeman's wife.

1993.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko's Modern Life

6.04
1993
Rocko is a wallaby who has emigrated to America from Australia. He lives in O-Town and tries to get through life but, of course, comes across a multitude of dilemmas and misadventures he must get thro...
Bound by Honor

Bound by Honor

6.57
1993
The film is based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and focuses on his half-brothers Paco and Cruz. There are three people in East L.A. A violent crime can change a person's lif...
TV
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

6.7
1993
A much more lavish version of the popular Superman television series which had first aired forty years earlier, Lois & Clark focused more on the Man of Steel's early adult years in Metropolis. With th...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

5.56
1992
Bruce Wayne wants to avenge the murder of his parents by becoming the Batman.

1991.

2 Movies
Back To The Future... The Ride

Back To The Future... The Ride

1991
Visitors to the "Institute of Future Technology" enter what they believe to be a tour of the facilities, but instead get involved in a chase through time to recover a time- machine stolen by Biff Tann...
High Strung

High Strung

1991
Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning and begins another day of complaining to himself, since pretty much everyone and everythi...

1990.

3 Movies
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy

The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy

1990
The Secrets of the Back to the Future trilogy was hosted by Kirk Cameron. The show answered questions from Back to the Future fans. Back to the Future Part III's bonus feature was released on videocas...
Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

5.9
1990
Marty is looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885 in the final chapter of the Back to the Future trilogy. The travelers are stuck in a land of spurs when their time machine breaks down. Marty tangles ...
Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch

1990
In 1990 NBC did a television pilot based on the 1989 film, "Turner And Hooch." It aired in the summer with another dog pilot, "Poochinski" under the banner, "Two Dog Night".

1989.

2 Movies
The Making of Back to the Future Part 2

The Making of Back to the Future Part 2

1989
Back to the Future Part 2 was made.
Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

6.33
1989
Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster, as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family troubles in the bud. Things are going wrong and Biff Tannen ...

1988.

1 Movie
Action Jackson

Action Jackson

1988
Revenge drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

1986.

2 Movies
April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

3.5
1986
A group of college friends are together. The last year of school is going to be celebrated by John. They discover that each of them has a hidden secret and die soon after.
Let's Get Harry

Let's Get Harry

1986
The US Government refused to intervene when Harry's friends decided to take matters into their own hands.

1985.

2 Movies
Los Angeles Streetfighter

Los Angeles Streetfighter

1985
Tony, the new kid at school, befriends gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. When Young defeats Chan in battle, two mysterious men offer Tony and Young jobs at a security agency, with one of the...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

6.13
1985
Marty McFly wreaked havoc on his parents' first meeting in 1955. Marty needs the help of Doc Brown.

1982.

2 TV shows
TV
Knight Rider

Knight Rider

6.72
1982
Michael Long, an undercover police officer, was left for dead by his attackers after he was shot while investigating a case. He is rescued by a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor named Michael Kn...
TV
Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David Letterman

8.33
1982
Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night franchise...

1979.

1 TV show
TV
The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

2
1979
The longest running sitcom of the 1980s was The Facts of Life, which ran on NBC from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988. The premise of the series is that the fictional Eastland School is an all-female bo...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

6
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first ten years, Cars...
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