Veteran character actor Tom Towles passed away earlier this week due to complications from a stroke he suffered while in Florida. He was 65.
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It's a shame he's gone. He was a good actor. RIP, Tom Towles.
Towles would co-star in Stuart Gordon's The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), reminding me once again that I need to see that movie. The very next year he would co-star with Christopher Lambert in Gordon's science fiction action movie, Fortress (1992), reminding me that I once saw that movie.
In a first season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) he played a Klingon who dies on the transporter pad. It's a brief appearance but he's a catalyst for the events of the episode.
In 1997 he would double dip into the Star Trek universe, playing a different bumpy headed alien on a season three episode of Voyager.
Seinfeld ("The Glasses," 1993). Towles is credited as "Tough Guy."
Inspector Anthony Lastarza on NYPD Blue (1993-94).
House of 1000 Corpses (2003), as George Wydell.
He would reprise the role in The Devils's Rejects (2005). I think his performance in Corpses might be better, but Rejects is the superior movie.
Miami Vice (2006)
Werewolf Women of the S.S. (fake trailer from Grindhouse ).