March 20, 1950 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Tom Towles (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor.
Towles was born and raised in Chicago and became an actor after a stint in the U.S. Marines, beginning with an uncredited performance in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He has appeared in film and television extensively since the 1980s. He is probably best known for his turn in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as a character modeled after Ottis Toole, Henry Lee Lucas' reputed accomplice in several murders. He has also appeared in Night of the Living Dead, Fortress, Mad Dog and Glory, Blood in Blood Out, House of 1000 Corpses, and its sequel, The Devil's Rejects. Towles also portrayed a drug trafficking gang leader in the big screen adaptation of Miami Vice and had a cameo in one of the faux trailers Werewolf Women of the SS in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse.