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Born Thomas Roy Skerritt on the 25th August 1933, in Detroit, Michigan USA, he is an actor best known to the world for his roles in such films as “Alien” (1979) as Dallas, “Top Gun” (1986) as Viper, and as Sheriff Jimmy Brock in the TV series “Picket Fences” (1992-1996), among many other roles. His career in the entertainment industry has been active since 1962.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Serritt is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Tom`s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount he acquired through his successful career as an actor, during which he appeared in over 150 TV series and film titles.

Tom Skerritt Net Worth $8 Million

The youngest of three children to Roy, a businessman and Helen, a homemaker, Tom grew up in his hometown and went to Mackenzie High School. Following matriculation, he enrolled at Wayne State University, after which he attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tom`s professional career began in the early 1960s, with a role in the film “War Hunt” (1962). Through the 1960s, he had several roles in such TV series as “Combat!” (1962-1967), “12 O’Clock High” (1964-1967), “Death Valley Days” (1963-1968), and “The Virginian” (1962-1971) among others, all of which helped him to build his career, but also increased his net worth.

Tom began the next decade with the role of Duke Forrest in the film “M.A.S,H.” (1970), and continued with roles in “Wild Rovers” (1971), “Thieves Like Us” (1974), and “Big Bad Mama” (1974). In the second half, his roles became more frequent and notable, as he appeared in such films as “Plot Of Fear” (1976), “The Turning Point” (1977), “Ice Castles” (1978), and “Alien” (1979), increasing further his net worth.

He continued to be quite busy in the next decade, starring in such creations as “Savage Harvest” (1981), “Silence Of The North” (1981), “A Dangerous Summer” (1982), “The Dead Zone” (1983), “Top Gun” (1986) with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, “Poltergeist III” (1988), and “Steel Magnolias” (1989), with such stars as Dolly Parton, and Daryl Hannah, all of which added a lot to his net worth.

Nothing changed for Tom in the 1990s as he continued to line up successful appearances one after another; he secured roles in such high achieving films as “Poison Ivy” (1992) with Drew Barrymore, “A River Runs Through It” (1992), “Contact” (1997) alongside Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, directed by Robert Zemeckis, and the TV show which confirmed him as an actor – “Picket Fences” (1992-1996). Thanks to the popularity of these films and series, his net worth increased to a large degree.

His first role in the new millennium was in the film “An American Daughter” (2000) as Walter, and the same year he featured in the film “High Noon”. In the first half of the 2000s, he was a part of such productions as “Path To War” (2002), with Donald Sutherland and Alec Baldwin, “Tears of the Sun” (2003) starring Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci, and “Swing” (2003), among others, all of which added to his net worth.

He continued in the same manner in the second half, featuring in films and TV series such as “Brothers & Sisters” (2006-2009), “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (2008), and “Whiteout” (2009) with Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht.

Since 2010, Tom has found engagement in several more popular accomplishments, including “Redemption Road” (2010) with Taryn Manning and Michael Clarke Duncan, “Redwood Highway” (2013), “Field of Lost Shoes” (2014), and most recently “A Hologram For The King” (2016).

Thanks to his skills, Tom has received several prestigious awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Picket Fences”, and two Golden Globe nominations for his work on the same series, among many other awards.

Regarding his personal life, Tom has two marriages behind him; his first wife was Charlotte Shanks; their marriage lasted from 1957 until 1972, and they had three children together. His second wife was Sue Oran, with whom he was married from 1977 until 1992 and had one child. Tom has been married to Julie Tokashiki since 1998; the couple has adopted one child since then.

Full Name Tom Skerritt
Net Worth $8 Million
Date Of Birth August 25, 1933
Place Of Birth Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height 6′ (1.83 m)
Profession Actor, Director, Producer
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Julie Tokashiki (m. 1998), Sue Oran (m. 1977–1992), Charlotte Shanks (m. 1957–1972)
Children Colin Skerritt, Andy Skerritt, Matt Skerritt, Erin Skerritt
Parents Roy Skerritt, Helen Skerritt
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Genie Award for Best Performance by a…
Movies Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, MASH, A Hologram for the King, The Dead Zone, Steel Magnolias, Tears of the Sun, Poltergeist III, Whiteout, The Other Sister, Up in Smoke, Big Bad Mama, War Hunt, The Turning Point, Fighting Back, Knight Moves, Harold and Maude, Ice Castles, Stephen King’s De…
TV Shows The Grid, Picket Fences, The Trojan Horse, Ryan’s Four, Fallen, Stephen King’s Desperation, Category 7: The End of the World, The Grid, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Picket Fences, Ryan’s Four, The Trojan Horse
1 His moustache
1 I have never really capitalized effectively on the successful films I have appeared in. And I have been in some pretty damn good films. What it comes down to is what someone told me years ago — if you have one hit and the next two are not successful, then you have to start from scratch again. That’s what happened to me. It’s like a game, I suppose, and I’ve been doing OK.
2 It’s concentration and luck. There are many prominent people in this business who choose certain types of pictures and play a derivation of a certain character they always play so they are immediately identifiable — and they are commercially successful because of it. I have never pursued that. I just do films that I would pay five bucks to see.
1 More recently, he has been living in the Seattle area and has agreed to play the role of “The Stage Manager” in Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Intiman Theater. [October 2004]
2 Doing commercials for the University of Kansas Medical Center. [May 2006]
3 His acting mentor was the late Robert Altman.
4 Acting mentor and friends of Holly Marie Combs and Lauren Holly.
5 Best known by the public for his starring role as Sheriff Jimmy Brock on Picket Fences (1992).
6 Along with Ken Pogue, he is one of only two actors to appear in both The Dead Zone (1983) and The Dead Zone (2002).
7 Uncle of Jessica Skerritt.
8 Seldom seen on stage, Tom appeared with the late Lee Remick in a performance of “Love Letters” in 1990, her last appearance before her death from cancer. He also performed in the same play with Kathy Baker for several benefits in the Los Angeles area. In 2004 he returned once more as the Stage Manager in a Seattle production of “Our Town”.
9 Plays the motorcycle cop in Harold and Maude (1971) but is billed in the credits as “M. Borman”.
10 Attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.
11 Children: Andy (b. 1962), Erin (b. 1964) and Matt Skerritt (b. 1969) with Charlotte Skerritt and Colin Skerritt (b. 1978) with Sue Skerritt.


Title Year Status Character
Field of Lost Shoes 2015 Ulysses S. Grant
Madam Secretary 2015 TV Series Patrick McCord
Alien: Isolation 2014 Video Game Captain Dallas (voice)
Wings: Sky Force Heroes 2014 Colonel (voice)
The Good Wife 2014 TV Series James Paisley
At Middleton 2013 Dr. Roland Emerson
Redwood Highway 2013 Pete
Wings 2012 Colonel (English version, voice)
Ted 2012 Tom Skerritt
Soda Springs 2012 Walt Jackson
White Collar 2012 TV Series Alan Mitchell
Leverage 2010-2012 TV Series Jimmy Ford
A Valentine’s Date 2011 TV Movie Jack Connors
Redemption Road 2010 Santa
For Sale by Owner 2009 Clive Farrier
Whiteout 2009 Dr. John Fury
The Closer 2009 TV Series Det. Joey ‘O’ Olin
Brothers & Sisters 2006-2009 TV Series William Walker / William March
The Velveteen Rabbit 2009 Horse (voice)
Beer for My Horses 2008 Sheriff Wilson Landry
The Trojan Horse 2008 TV Mini-Series President Stanfield
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2008 TV Movie Gabe Utterson
The Dead Zone 2007 TV Series Herb Smith
Killer Wave 2007 TV Mini-Series Victor Bannister
Bonneville 2006 Emmett L. Johnson
Fallen 2006 TV Movie Zeke
Desperation 2006 TV Movie John Edward Marinville
Huff 2006 TV Series Ben Huffstodt
Mammoth 2006 TV Movie Simon Abernathy
Gun 2005 Video Game Clay Allison (voice)
Category 7: The End of the World 2005 TV Movie Colonel Mike Davis
Vinegar Hill 2005 TV Movie Fritz Grier
The Grid 2004 TV Mini-Series CIA Deputy Director Acton Sandman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 TV Series Judge Oliver Taft
Homeland Security 2004 TV Movie Admiral Ted McKee
The West Wing 2003 TV Series Senator Chris Carrick
Swing 2003/I George Verdi
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Passages Read By
Tears of the Sun 2003 Captain Bill Rhodes
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series Dr. Jay Markus
Greenmail 2002 Video Tom Bradshaw
Path to War 2002 TV Movie General William Westmoreland
Changing Hearts 2002 Johnny Pinkley
Tuscaloosa 2002
Chestnut Hill 2001 TV Movie Daniel Eastman
Texas Rangers 2001 Richard Dukes
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 2000 TV Movie Joseph P. ‘Joe’ Kennedy
High Noon 2000 TV Movie Will Kane
An American Daughter 2000 TV Movie Walter
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 TV Mini-Series Thomas Ahearn
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer 1999 TV Movie Fred Maddux
Into the Wild Blue 1999 TV Movie Host
The Other Sister 1999 Radley Tate
Two for Texas 1998 TV Movie Sam Houston
Smoke Signals 1998 Police Chief
What the Deaf Man Heard 1997 TV Movie Norm Jenkins
Chicago Hope 1997 TV Series Jim Kellner
Divided by Hate 1997 TV Movie Steve Riordan
Contact 1997 David Drumlin
Picket Fences 1992-1996 TV Series Sheriff Jimmy Brock
Singles 1992 Mayor Weber
A River Runs Through It 1992 Rev. Maclean
Getting Up and Going Home 1992 TV Movie Jack Montgomery
In Sickness and in Health 1992 TV Movie Jarrett Mattison
Knight Moves 1992 Capt. Frank Sedman
Poison Ivy 1992 Darryl Cooper
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue 1991 Ham McDonald
The Rookie 1990 Eugene Ackerman
She’ll Take Romance 1990 TV Movie Judge Warren Danvers
ABC Afterschool Specials 1990 TV Series Jim
Child in the Night 1990 TV Movie Bass
The China Lake Murders 1990 TV Movie Sheriff Sam Brodie
Red King, White Knight 1989 TV Movie Stoner
Steel Magnolias 1989 Drum Eatenton
The Heist 1989 TV Movie Ebbet Berens
Big Man on Campus 1989 Dr. Webster
Honor Bound 1988 Sam Cahill
Poltergeist III 1988 Bruce Gardner
Nightmare at Bittercreek 1988 TV Movie Ding
Cheers 1987-1988 TV Series Evan Drake
Moving Target 1988 TV Movie Joseph Kellogg
The Big Town 1987 Phil Carpenter
Maid to Order 1987 Charles Montgomery
Poker Alice 1987 TV Movie Jeremy Collins
Wisdom 1987 Lloyd Wisdom
Miles to Go… 1986 TV Movie Stuart Browning
Danger Bay 1986 TV Series Don Bared
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series Alex Mattingly (segment “What Are Friends For?”)
The Parent Trap II 1986 TV Movie Bill Grand
Opposing Force 1986 Logan
SpaceCamp 1986 Cmdr. Zach Bergstrom (Andie’s husband)
Top Gun 1986 Viper
The Hitchhiker 1986 TV Series Detective Frank Sheen
A Touch of Scandal 1984 TV Movie Father Dwelle
Calendar Girl Murders 1984 TV Movie Lieutenant Dan Stoner
The Dead Zone 1983 Sheriff Bannerman
Ryan’s Four 1983 TV Series Dr. Thomas Ryan / Dr. Ryan
A Dangerous Summer 1982 Howard Anderson
Fighting Back 1982/I John D’Angelo
Silence of the North 1981 Walter Reamer
Savage Harvest 1981 Casey
Alien 1979 Dallas
Ice Castles 1978 Marcus Winston
Up in Smoke 1978 Strawberry
Maneaters Are Loose! 1978 TV Movie John Gosford
Baretta 1978 TV Series Al Brimmer
The Turning Point 1977 Wayne
E tanta paura 1976 Chief Inspector
Alle origini della mafia 1976 TV Mini-Series Bernardino Campo
Sara 1976 TV Series Newt Johnson
S.W.A.T. 1976 TV Series Maynard Hill
La madama 1976 Jack
The Devil’s Rain 1975 Tom Preston
Barnaby Jones 1975 TV Series Darrin Addison
The Last Day 1975 TV Movie Bill Powers
Cannon 1971-1975 TV Series Sheriff Pat Andrews / Toby Hauser / Bud
The Manhunter 1974 TV Series Barry Richards
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 TV Series Robert W. Palmer
Big Bad Mama 1974 Fred Diller
Get Christie Love! 1974 TV Series
Arrivano Joe e Margherito 1974 Margherito
Thieves Like Us 1974 Dee Mobley
Bonanza 1964-1973 TV Series Corporal Bill Tanner / Jerry
Gunsmoke 1965-1972 TV Series Tuck Frye / Fred Garth / Orv Timpson / …
Fuzz 1972 Det. Bert Kling
The F.B.I. 1966-1972 TV Series Bill Leonard / Thorn Hazard / John Clarence Rim / …
Nichols 1971 TV Series Charley Doyle
Harold and Maude 1971 Motorcycle Officer (as M. Borman)
The Birdmen 1971 TV Movie Orville Fitzgerald
Wild Rovers 1971 John Buckman
Men at Law 1971 TV Series Paul Marek
The Virginian 1962-1971 TV Series Bobby Allen / Rafe / Moran / …
Bracken’s World 1970 TV Series Gil Dobie
The Name of the Game 1970 TV Series Pete
Medical Center 1970 TV Series Artie Atwood
Hawaii Five-O 1970 TV Series Lew Morgan
MASH 1970 Duke Forrest
Lancer 1969 TV Series Bill Blake
The Outsider 1969 TV Series Arnie Cambor
Death Valley Days 1963-1968 TV Series Sam Clemens Mark Twain Roy Bean …
The Felony Squad 1968 TV Series Tony Breer
Run for Your Life 1968 TV Series Lou Patterson
Cimarron Strip 1968 TV Series Enoch Shelton
A Bell for Adano 1967 TV Movie Sgt. Trapani
Mannix 1967 TV Series Morgan Carpenter
Combat! 1962-1967 TV Series Sgt. Decker / Burke / Hicks / …
12 O’Clock High 1964-1967 TV Series Tech. Sgt. Nick Neely / Lt. Paddy Gialella / Sgt. Ben Rodale / …
The Time Tunnel 1966 TV Series Matthew Gebhardt
The Fugitive 1965-1966 TV Series Pete Edwards / Neely Hollister
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1965 TV Series Corky Mardis
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1965 TV Series Richardson
Those Calloways 1965 Whit Turner
My Favorite Martian 1964 TV Series Edgar
Wagon Train 1964 TV Series Hamish Browne
One Man’s Way 1964 Leonard Peale, Grown
My Three Sons 1963 TV Series Young Steve
Temple Houston 1963 TV Series
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1963 TV Series Dr. Frank Farmer
The Real McCoys 1963 TV Series Mailman
Laramie 1963 TV Series Price
War Hunt 1962 Sgt. Stan Showalter
Day of Days 2017 Walter
Lucky 2017/I Fred
Journey Back to Christmas 2016 TV Movie Tobias Cook
A Hologram for the King 2016 Ron


Title Year Status Character
Divided by Hate 1997 TV Movie
Picket Fences 1994-1996 TV Series 3 episodes
ABC Afterschool Specials 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Danger Bay 1986 TV Series 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway 2014 TV Movie documentary producer


Title Year Status Character
A New Yorker @Paris Short very special thanks completed
Switchmas 2012 thanks
Enlisted: The Story of ‘M*A*S*H’ 2002 Video documentary short special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Since ’45 – In the Extraordinary House of History 2018 Documentary filming Himself
The American West 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself / Actor / Texas Rangers
The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway 2014 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 2014 Documentary Himself
Return of the River 2014 Documentary Grant Humes (voice)
The Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Ramblings at TFW 2013 2013 Documentary short Himself
Giants 2010 Video documentary voice
AYP Seattle’s Forgotten World’s Fair 2009 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Rotten Tomatoes Show 2009 TV Series Himself
SIFF 35th Anniversary Tribute 2009 Short Himself – Barista
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club 2009 Video documentary Himself – Narrator
CMT Making Of: Beer for My Horses 2008 TV Movie Himself
Over America 2008 Video documentary Narrator (voice, as Tom Skerrit)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2008 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Dallas
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Regional Theater Award
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2005 TV Special Himself
The Beast Within: The Making of ‘Alien’ 2003 Video documentary Himself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The ‘Alien’ Saga 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Enlisted: The Story of ‘M*A*S*H’ 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Alien Evolution 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself / Capt. Dallas
Breaking the Silence: The Making of ‘Hannibal’ 2001 Video documentary Himself – L.A. Premiere
The Voyage to Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 TV Short documentary Himself – Host
History vs. Hollywood 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Backstory 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1997 TV Series documentary short Himself
Crimes in Time 1997 TV Movie documentary Host
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The Art of Nature 1995 Video documentary Narrator
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Nominee
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 TV Special Himself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Nominee & Presenter
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Nominee
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1993 TV Series Himself
1993 Environmental Media Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Winner
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Tv
The Making of ‘Alien 3’ 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy / Musical
Clint, ‘The Rookie’ & Me 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 13th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
The Moviemakers 1971 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Le mec qu’on n’écoute jamais dans les films 2016 Short
Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness 2007-2013 TV Series documentary Dallas
Leverage 2012 TV Series Jimmy Ford
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Maquillando entre monstruos 2007 TV Movie documentary Dallas
Today Tonight 2007 TV Series Dallas
A Dangerous Summer Rekindled 2006 Video
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas 2005 Video
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Dallas
The Alien Legacy 1999 Video documentary Himself
Cheers 1990 TV Series Evan Drake
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1969 TV Series Whit Turner

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Guest Starring Role on Television Leverage (2008)
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) Alien (1979)
1999 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Television Feature Film Two for Texas (1998)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1977 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor The Turning Point (1977)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama Contact (1997)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Picket Fences (1992)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Picket Fences (1992)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Actor in a Dramatic Series Picket Fences (1992)
1993 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Picket Fences (1992)
1982 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by a Foreign Actor Silence of the North (1981)