Thom Mathews

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Thom Mathews
Thom Mathews in lake como italy 6-2009.jpg
Thom Mathews in Lake Como
Born Thomas Mathews
(1958-11-28) November 28, 1958 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Tiger
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–2009
Spouse(s) Karla Jensen (m. 2014)

Thomas "Thom" Mathews (born November 28, 1958) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his appearance in the horror films The Return of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead Part II and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.


Mathews began his acting career in the early 1980s as a model and commercial actor, starring in national television commercials for Le Tigre, Sprite and Tostitos. His first major role was 'Freddy' in the 1985 cult classic The Return of the Living Dead. Mathews has been referred to as the "Paul Newman of horror flicks".[1] Mathews has starred in eleven Albert Pyun films.

He went on to star in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives being the third actor to portray 'Tommy Jarvis' after Corey Feldman and John Shepherd.

Mathews now co-owns a construction company, Hammer and Trowel. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne hired his company to remodel their home during the filming of their MTV reality show The Osbournes.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On May 10, 2014, Thom Mathews married Karla Jensen in Los Cabos, Mexico.[3]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Falcon Crest Pool Guy #2 Episode: "Penultimate Questions"
1983 Dynasty Male Secretary Episodes: "Tracy", "Dex"
1984 Falcon Crest Paramedic #2 Episode: "The Aftermath"
1984 The Woman in Red Erik Uncredited
1984 Paper Dolls Lewis Crosby 5 episodes
1985 The Return of the Living Dead Freddy
1986 Dangerously Close Brian Rigletti
1986 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Tommy Jarvis
1987 The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Francis Kelly TV film
1987 Down Twisted Damalas
1987 Mr. President Secret Service Agent Episode: "Private Moments"
1988 Return of the Living Dead Part II Joey
1988 Alien from L.A. Charmin'
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Cal Episode: "The Heat"
1990 Rock Hudson Tim Murphy TV film
1990 Sporting Chance Sonny Hilderbrand TV pilot
1990 Midnight Cabaret David
1991 Bloodmatch Brick Bardo
1991 Born to Ride Willis
1991 The Letters from Moab Tom TV short
1992 Nemesis Marion
1994 Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor Bill
1994 In the Living Years Dan Donahue
1995 Heatseeker Bradford
1995 ER Michael Mazovick Episode: "And Baby Makes Two"
1996 If Looks Could Kill Walter TV film
1996 Raven Hawk Stiles TV film
1997 Blast Bill Uncredited
1997 Mean Guns Crow
1997 The Peacemaker Major Rich Numbers
1997 Crazy Six Andrew Direct-to-video film
1998 Waiting for Woody Bike Messenger Short film
1998 Sorcerers The Duke
2000 Fail Safe Billy Flynn TV film
2001 The Vampire Hunters Club Henry Pratt Short film
2009 A Letter to Dad Dan
2017 Friday the 13th: The Game Tommy Jarvis Video game; Voice and likeness


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