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Tom Skerritt
(Acton Sandman)

Emmy winner Tom Skerritt is a versatile and highly acclaimed actor of both the big and small screens. His best-known television role was his starring role in David E. Kelly's series Picket Fences. From his early role in Robert Altman's classic comedy M*A*S*H to a roster of films that includes The Turning Point, Alien, A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, Top Gun, Contact and The Other Sister, his work in an array of television and film productions continues to be a study in strength and subtlety. Skerritt's most recent projects were HBO's drama Path to War and Homeland Security for NBC. His other television credits include the telefilms High Noon for TBS, Two For Texas for TNT, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life, American Daughter, The China Lake Murders, The Heist, Red King, White Knight, Miles To Go, Poker Alice, Child In the Night and the Emmy-nominated What The Deaf Man Heard, as well as the miniseries Aftershock and Hunt For the Unicorn Killer. Skerritt had a six-episode stint on Cheers as Kirstie Alley's boss, and starred in and directed the telefilm Divided by Hate. He also directed the ABC Afterschool Special A Question of Sex and several episodes of Picket Fences. Originally interested in directing, a performance in a UCLA theater production led to him being cast in his first film, War Hunt, with Robert Redford and Sidney Pollack. After seeing Skerritt in Top Gun the Marciano brothers, owners of Guess? Jeans, featured him as their first celebrity model in several successful advertising campaigns, marking a rare foray into commercials. In an equally rare appearance, he co-starred with Lee Remick in the Los Angeles theater production of Love Letters, Remick's last appearance before her death from cancer. He also re-teamed with Picket Fences co-star Kathy Baker for several charity performances of Love Letters, including one to benefit the Laguna Art Museum. As part of his desire to encourage filmmaking in the Pacific Northwest, Skerritt helped co-found Filmschool in Seattle, which just completed its first semester. In addition to other faculty members, the roster of teachers includes Skerritt and veteran screenwriter Stewart Stern (Rebel Without A Cause, The Ugly American).

Sat., Apr. 19, 2014
8/7c I, Robot
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9:32c
X2: X-Men United

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