Date of Birth:
20 June 1931
James Tolkan played in 11 movies in the Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Western, Music genres.
James Tolkan got succeed with average imdb rating 6.
Upon leaving the Midwest where he was born, raised, and educated (University of Iowa), James Tolkan headed for New York, where he studied acting with Stella Adler. In movies since 1969, Tolkan has been seen in gritty urban character roles in such films as The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Author! Author! (1981), Off Beat (1985), and Made in Heaven (1987). In the first two Back to the Future films, Tolkan appeared as acerbic high school teacher Strickland; in Top Gun (1986), he was see... Read more