Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt[1] (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor who played Dallas in the 1979 film Alien. He later lent his voice and likeness to the character in the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation and its expansion packs. He is perhaps best known for his role as Commander Mike "Viper" Metcalf in Top Gun (1986).

Skerritt has been nominated for two Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and has won an Emmy and a Saturn Award.


Year Title Notes
1962 War Hunt
1964 One Man's Way With Veronica Cartwright
1965 Those Calloways
1970 M*A*S*H
1971 Wild Rovers
Harold and Maude
1972 Fuzz
1974 Thieves Like Us
Run, Run, Joe!
Big Bad Momma
1975 The Devil's Rain
1976 Plot of Fear
La Madama
1977 The Turning Point
1978 Up in Smoke
Ice Castles
1979 Alien
1981 A Dangerous Summer
Savage Harvest
Silence of the North
1982 Fighting Back With Yaphet Kotto
1983 The Dead Zone
1986 Top Gun
Opposing Force
Wisdom With Veronica Cartwright
1987 Maid to Order With Raymond Cruz
The Bog Town
1988 Honor Bound
Poltergeist III
1989 Big Man on Compus
Steel Magnolias
1990 The Rookie With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1992 Poison Ivy With William R. Perry
Knight Moves
Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue With Robert Davi and Casey Sander
A River Runs Through It
1997 Contact With Jake Busey, John Hurt and David St. James
1998 Smoke Signals
1978 Xenogenesis
1999 The Other Sister
2001 Texas Rangers
2002 Tuscaloosa
Changing Hearts
2003 Tears of the Sun
2006 Bonneville
2007 The Velveteen Rabbit
2008 Beer for My Horses
2009 Whiteout
For Sale by Owner
Rivers of a Lost Coast
2010 Redemption Road
2012 Ted With Eddie Yansick
2013 At Middleton
Redwood Highway
2014 Field of Lost Shoes
Wings: Sky Force Heroes
2016 A Hologram for the King
2017 Lucky
Day of Days
2019 The Phantom 52
2021 East of the Mountains
Catch The Bullet

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