A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   Sitemap  
AllStarPics Statistics
22,285 [NEW]

You are here: Pics  >  James Tolkan Pics (24 pics of James Tolkan)

James TolkanJames Tolkan  in 'Top Gun'James TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames Tolkan  in Back To The Future (1985)James Tolkan Back to The Future (1985)James Tolkan Back to The Future (1985)James TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames TolkanJames Tolkan  pictured here with Steve BuscemiJames TolkanJames TolkanJames Tolkan

James Tolkan Pics

James Tolkan
star rating
RATE   Yes No

James Tolkan Snapshot

First Name

Last Name




Eye Color

Calumet, MI

Zodiac Sign


Claim to Fame
Back to the Future, Top Gun



Profile Bio Text
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father Ralph M. Tolkan was a cattle dealer. James attended the University of Iowa, Coe College and Eastern Arizona College. After serving a year long stint in the Navy Tolkan went to New York and studied acting with both Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler at the Actors Studio. Short and bald, with beady, intense eyes, a wiry, compact, muscular build, a gruff, jarring, high-decibel voice, and an aggressive, confrontational, blunt-as-a-battle-ax rough-around-the-edges demeanor, Tolkan has been often cast as rugged, cynical no-nonsense cops, mean, domineering authority figures, and various ruthless and dangerous criminals. Tolkan first began acting in movies in the late 60s. He was highly effective in two pictures for Sidney Lumet: he`s a rapidly homophobic police lieutenant in the superbly gritty `Serpico` and a slimy district attorney in the equally excellent `Prince of the City.` Best known as the obnoxiously overzealous high school principal Strickland in the `Back to the Future` films, Tolkan`s other most memorable roles include Napolean in Woody Allen`s `Love and Death,` a ramrod army officer in `Wargames,` mayor Robert Culp`s mordant, wisecracking assistant in `Turk 182!,` the hard-nosed Stinger in `Top Gun,` the choleric Detective Lubric in `Masters of the Universe,` meek mob accountant Numbers in `Dick Tracy,` and Wesley Snipes` bullish superior in `Boiling Point.` James has had recurring parts on the TV shows `A Nero Wolfe Mystery` (he also directed two episodes), `Mary,` `Cobra,` `The Hat Squad,` and `Remington Steele.` Among the TV shows James has done guest spots on are `Naked City,` `Hill Street Blues,` `Miami Vice,` `The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,` `The Equalizer,` `The Wonder Years,` and `The Pretender.` Besides his film and television work, Tolkan has also performed on stage in productions of such plays as `Between Two Thieves,` `Wings,` `One Tennis Shoe,` `The Front Page,` `Twelve Angry Men,` `Full Circle,` `The Tempest,` `Golda,` `The Silent Partner,` and the original 1984 Broadway production of David Mamet`s `Glengary, Glen Ross.` When he isn`t acting, James Tolkan spends his spare time collecting folk art.

Couple Profile Source

University of Iowa, Coe College, Eastern Arizona College

Full Name at Birth
James S. Tolkan

Occupation Text

Hair Color


Wikipedia Text

James Stewart Tolkan (born June 20, 1931) is an American actor, often cast as a strict, overbearing, bald-headed authority figure.

Has Videos

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Director

Has Detailed Data (New)

Year(s) Active

Dating Profile AutoText
Unknown||According to our records, James Tolkan is possibly single|||

Current Status

According to our records, James Tolkan is possibly single.


James Tolkan is a 85 year old American Actor. Born James S. Tolkan on 20th June, 1931 in Calumet, MI, he is famous for Back to the Future, Top Gun in a career that spans 1960–present. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

James Tolkan is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Michigan, 20th-century American male actors and 21st-century American male actors.


Help us build our profile of James Tolkan! Login or register to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.


Dating Inconsistency Flag
{"IS2":"No Current Relationship, status should be single"}

James Tolkan Picture Gallery

James Tolkan Movie and TV Show Credits

Share This on the Web

Post a Comment

Your Name:
Your Email:
This will not appear on the site

You are solely responsible for the comments and other content that you post. AllStarPics.Net accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such content.

J1 | J2 | J3 | J4 | J5 | J6 | J7 | J8 | J9 | J10 | J11 | J12 | J13 | J14 | J15 | J16 | J17 | J18 | J19 | J20 | J21 | J22 | J23 | J24 | J25 | J26 | J27 | J28 | J29 | J30 | J31 | J32 | J33 | J34 | J35 | J36 | J37 | J38 | J39 | J40 | J41 | J42 | J43 | J44 | J45 | J46 | J47 | J48 | J49 | J50 | J51 | J52 | J53 | J54 | J55 | J56 | J57

Latest Site Comments

Brooke Baldwin Pics

Posted by jane ockay 10 hours ago

this is for brooke. I have a male friend that always watches you everyday o...

Anette Qviberg Pics

Posted by shantel 11 hours ago

Got to say damn if am burning up am melting,cute couple ,anette n Dolph eve...

Roxy Saint Pics

Posted by Kieran Forbes 2 days ago

Hi I'm Kieron and I am a big fan of Roxy Saint I have pictures of her all o...

Marc Macaulay Pics

Posted by William C Bresch 2 days ago


Browse Movie Galleries

James Tolkan Links

Desktop | Mobile
This website is part of the FamousFix entertainment community. By continuing past this page, and by your continued use of this site, you agree to be bound by and abide by the Terms of Use. Loaded in 0.11 secs.
Terms of Use  |  Copyright  |  Privacy
Copyright 2006-2016, FamousFix