Tom began his professional acting career in 1975, the same year many of us from that generation began breaking out in our own particular fields of endeavor. Tom broke out in a big way by starring in one of the most critically acclaimed films of that decade, "A Dog Day Afternoon" with Al Pacino and John Cazale. His part was small, just an unnamed cop outside that infamous bank scene, but it launched him on a road of highly successful mainstream films, television shows and his fair share of offbeat horror classics and indie presentations that exposed his talent to new generations of filmgoers that lasted for four decades.
Tom became a staple of sci-fi and horror features including the highly successful remake of "Night of the Living Dead" in 1990 and "House of a 1000 Corpses," Rob Zombies landmark scary feature.
His TV roles read like a Who's Who of small screen entertainment ranging from several appearances on "ER", the Star Trek franchise's "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager," as well as, recurring role on the award winning series' "NYPD Blue" "Seinfeld" and "Push, Nevada." He lended his writing skills to episodes for "ER," "NYPD Blue," and other big and small screen projects.
Tom Towles will be greatly missed ... R.I.P.