Tom Skerritt Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Alien, Top Gun, Death Valley Days, Movies, Net Worth

Tom Skerritt is an American actor who has been featured in 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962. He is known for his roles in the films M*A*S*H.

Tom Skerritt Profile

Tom Skerritt is an American actor who has been featured in 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962. He is known for his roles in the films M*A*S*H, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, and Up in Smoke.

As for his education, he graduated in 1951 from Detroit’s Mackenzie high school. Later, he attended Wayne state university and the University of California, Los Angels. Skerritt has also served in the United States Air Force.

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Tom Skerritt Age

Skerritt is 88 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 25, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 25th of August every year.  

Tom Skerritt Height

Skerritt stands at a height of 5 feet 9½ inches (176.5 cm) tall. 

Tom Skerritt Family

Skerritt’s father is known as Roy Skerritt who is a businessman while his mother is known as Helen, a homemaker. He is the youngest of three children in his family. However, he has not revealed the names of his siblings.

Tom Skerritt Wife

Skerritt has been married three times with his first wife having been Charlotte Shanks from 1957 to 1972. Their marriage resulted in the birth of his three older children. In 1977, he married his second wife, Sue Oran. With Sue and together they had one child named Colin. However, their marriage ended in 1992. Since 1998, Skerritt has been married to Julie Tokashiki. They have one daughter by the name of Emi.

Quick Facts About Tom Skerritt

Age88 years old as of 2021
SpouseJulie Tokashiki
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Tom Skerritt Children

Skerritt has five children: three of them with his first wife, one with the second wife, and one daughter with the third wife. They are: Andy Skerritt, Matt Skerritt, Erin Skerritt, Colin Skerritt and Emi Skerritt.

Tom Skerritt Salary

Skerritt earns an annual salary of $1 Million. 

Tom Skerritt Net Worth

Skerritt has a net worth of $8 Million which he has earned in his career as an actor. 

Tom Skerritt Death Valley Days

In 1964, he was cast in Bonanza and on Death Valley Days in 1965, as a young gambler, Patrick Hogan meets a tragic fate after winning a small fortune in a saloon. In another Death Valley Days episode, A Sense of Justice in 1966, he played a young Roy Bean with his older brother, Joshua Bean, played by Tris Coffin. In a later Death Valley Days role, Skerritt played Mark Twain in the 1968 episode Ten Day Millionaires, with Dabney Coleman as Twain’s mining partner, Calvin H. Higby. The two lose a fortune in gold, but Twain learns his future is in writing.

Tom Skerritt Alien

Alien is an American science fiction horror film that was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon in 1979. The film is based on a story by Ronald Shusett and O’Bannon which follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who encounter the eponymous Alien.

An alien is an aggressive and deadly extraterrestrial set loose on the ship in the film. In addition, other than Tom, other stars in the film include; Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, and Sigourney Weaver. He played the role of Captain Arthur Dallas in the film. 

Tom Skerritt Top Gun 

Top Gun is an American action drama film that was directed by Tony Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and Don Simpson in association with  Paramount Pictures in 1986. The screenplay was inspired by an article titled “Top Guns” published in California magazine three years earlier.

In the film, Skerritt played the role of  CDR Mike Viper Metcalf who was a commanding officer and instructor of Top Gun. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War who served with Duke Mitchell, Maverick’s father. Apart from Tom, the film also starred Tom Cruise who was an LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a US Navy pilot,  Anthony Edward as LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Maverick’s Radar Intercept Officer, and best friend, and Val Kilmer as LT Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, one of Top Gun’s students and Maverick’s rival turned wingman.

Tom Skerritt Movies and TV Shows

Skerritt Movies

  • 2017 – Lucky
  • 2017 – Day of Days
  • 2016 – A Hologram for the King
  • 2014 – Field of Lost Shoes
  • 2013 – Redwood Highway
  • 2012 – Ted
  • 2011 – Your Love Never Fails
  • 2009 – For Sale by Owner
  • 2009 – Rivers of a Lost Coast
  • 2008 – Beer for My Horses
  • 2007 – The Velveteen Rabbit
  • 2006 – Bonneville
  • 2003 – Tears of the Sun
  • 2003 – Swing
  • 1997 – Contact

Skerritt TV Shows

  • 2016 – Journey Back to Christmas
  • 2015 – Madam Secretary
  • 2014 – The Good Wife
  • 2012 – Leverage
  • 2012 – White Collar
  • 2010 – Leverage
  • 2007 – The Dead Zone
  • 2006–2008 Brothers & Sisters
  • 2006 – Mammoth
  • 2006 – Huff
  • 2006 – Desperation
  • 2006 – Fallen
  • 2005 – Vinegar Hill
  • 2005 – Category 7: The End of the World
  • 2004 – Homeland Security
  • 2004 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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