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Tom Skerritt can be seen playing himself in a cameo role in Seth MacFarland's movie comedy "Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Skerritt recently had a recurring role as William Walker on ABC's drama "Brothers & Sisters."

Tom Skerritt is a Best Actor Emmy Award winner for his role in "Picket Fences." Among his recent projects are "Redemption Road," co-starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Dominic Sena's "Whiteout" with Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht, the CBS miniseries "The Trojan Horse," the telefilm "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the feature comedy "Beer for My Horses" and the comedy drama "Bonneville," opposite Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. In 2009 he lent his voice to the animated family feature "The Velveteen Rabbit," alongside Jane Seymour and Ellen Burstyn.

Born in Detroit, Skerritt studied at Wayne State University and UCLA. Though originally interested in directing, a performance in a UCLA theatrical production led to his being cast in his first film, "War Hunt," in 1961. His subsequent film credits span every genre and include numerous classic and acclaimed titles, including "M*A*S*H," "The Turning Point," "Alien," "Top Gun," "Steel Magnolias," "A River Runs Through It" and "Contact."

Skerritt's extensive television work includes a recent role as General Westmoreland in the HBO drama "Path to War"; a new version of "High Noon" for TBS, in which he reprised the Gary Cooper role as the conflicted sheriff; and a turn as Joseph Kennedy in the CBS miniseries "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life." Among his additional television credits are Lifetime's "American Daughter," the CBS miniseries "Aftershock," the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "What the Deaf Man Heard" and USA Network's "Divided by Hate," which he also directed. Skerritt's directorial debut was the ABC Afterschool Special, "A Question of Sex." He has also starred in the telefilms "The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer," "Miles to Go," "Poker Alice," "Child in the Night," "Getting Up and Going Home," "Two for Texas," "The China Lake Murders," "The Heist" and "Red King White King," and he has appeared in guest-starring roles in series such as "Leverage," "The Dead Zone," "Huff," "The Grid," "Law & Order: SVU," "The West Wing," "Will & Grace" and "Cheers."

After appearing with Lee Remick in a Los Angeles theatrical production of "Love Letters," he re-teamed with "Picket Fences" co-star Kathy Baker for several charity performances of the play, including one to benefit the Laguna Art Museum. Skerritt is one of the founders of The Film School in Seattle, where he now lives. Additionally, he devotes his time to such interests as painting and running a restaurant and microbrewery, the proceeds from which, in part, benefit Crested Butte's Adaptive Sports Center in Colorado, aiding spinal trauma rehabilitation and research.


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Age: 83 years old
Birthday: August 25, 1933
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Thomas Alderton Skerritt
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Wife: Julie Tokashiki
Sue Oran (1977 - 1992, divorced, 1 child)
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