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James Tolkan
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Name: James Tolkan
 
Credits Include: Back to the Future, Top Gun, Serpico, Love and Death, Dick Tracy, Leverage
 
Website: IMDb Page, http://www.conxkc.com
 


In Short

James Tolkan is an American actor known for his iconic roles as “Principal Strickland” in the Back to the Future film series, and “Stinger” the no-nonsense aircraft carrier Commander in Top Gun. A veteran of the industry, James Tolkan has over 70 projects to his credit in a career that spans over 50 years. Along with being credited as […]

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Posted August 13, 2012 by The Jimmy Star Show

James Tolkan

James Tolkan

James Tolkan is an American actor known for his iconic roles as “Principal Strickland” in the Back to the Future film series, and “Stinger” the no-nonsense aircraft carrier Commander in Top Gun. A veteran of the industry, James Tolkan has over 70 projects to his credit in a career that spans over 50 years.

Along with being credited as coining the word “Slacker” in Back to the Future, James portrayed the coldly determined “District Attorney Polito” in Sidney Lumet‘s Prince of the City, the homophobic police lieutenant in Lumet’s Serpico, “Napoleon” and a Napoleon look-alike in the Woody Allen comedy Love and Death, Big Boy Caprice’s accountant “Numbers” in Dick Tracy, a police officer in Masters of the Universe, and a government agent in WarGames. His television work includes A Nero Wolfe Mystery (in which he also directed two episodes), “Mary”, “Cobra”, Hill Street Blues, “Naked City”, Remington SteeleMiami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

James Tolkan studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler at the Actors Studio and is also a stage actor performing in the original 1984 Broadway production of David Mamet‘s “Glengary, Glen Ross“, among many others.

Recently James guest starred on the hit television show Leverage with Timothy Hutton. He has completed his role as “Judge Fidler” in the untitled Phil Spector biopic along with castmates Al PacinoHelen Mirren and Jeffrey Tamborwhich is approaching release.

In the near future James Tolkan will be making a personal appearance at the Con X sci-fi, horror, and pop culture convention in Kansas City, Missouri September 14-16, 2012.

Get the full press release about James Tolkan’s Jimmy Star Show appearance here.

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