James Tolkan


Miami Vice Character
June 20, 1931, Calumet, Michigan

James S. Tolkan (born June 20, 1931, Calumet, Michigan) is an American character actor, mainly playing authoritarian types, who appeared as Mason Mather, a rival tele-evangelist to the Rev. Bill Bob Proverb in the episode "Amen... Send Money" of the series Miami Vice.

Selected FilmographyEdit

Year Film Notes MV Actors Appeared
1960 Naked City (TV series) First TV appearance
1966 The Three Sisters First movie appearance
1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle Matthew Cowles
Joe Santos
Steven Keats
1979 The Amnityville Horror
1981 Wolfen Edward James Olmos
1983 WarGames
1985 Back to the Future Played Mr. Strickland
1985-86 (13 episodes) Mary (TV series)
1986 Top Gun
1987 Masters of the Universe Meg Foster
1988 Split Decisions Jeff Fahey
1989 Back to the Future: Part II
1990 Back to the Future: Part III
Dick Tracy Madonna
1992 Boiling Point Wesley Snipes
Viggo Mortensen
Paul Gleason
1993-94 Cobra (TV series, 22 episodes)
1996 Underworld
2001-02 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Most recent TV appearance Bill Smitrovich
2006 Heavens Fall Most recent movie appearance Smitrovich and David Strathairn

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