Facts of Tom Atkins
|Full Name:||Tom Atkins|
|Age:||84 years 9 months|
|Birth Date:||November 13, 1935|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Salary:||$21k to $215k|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Theater Artist|
|Father's Name:||George C. Atkins|
|Mother's Name:||Dorothy E. Williams|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
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I made a few other films in New York in the late 60's, early 70's. But I think The Fog (1980) was my first film in Los Angeles. I could be wrong. And it was a "horror" film. And then I made a bunch of horror films for a while. And I loved them. I had always admired Vincent Price, and though I never worked with him, it was one of the treats of my life to meet him in Los Angeles, and we were mutual fans. I would like to have had a career like his.
Well, I grew up in Pittsburgh. My father worked for J&
L Steel. We were a blue collar family. And that's the kind of actor I am. What you see is what you get. I've played a lot of cops and a few bad guys. No one has ever hired me to play a brain surgeon, though I have played a couple of docs.
You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.
Relationship Statistics of Tom Atkins
|What is Tom Atkins marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Tom Atkins get married ? (married date):||March 15, 1986|
|How many children does Tom Atkins have ? (name):||One (E. Taylor Atkins)|
|Is Tom Atkins having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Tom Atkins gay ?:||No|
|Who is Tom Atkins wife ? (name):||Janis Lee Rodgers|
More about the relationship
Tom Atkins is married to Janis Lee Rodgers. The wedding took place on the 15th of March 1986.
Together, the couple is blessed with a son, E. Taylor Atkins. His son, E. Taylor an associate professor. He teaches History at Northern Illinois University.
Previously, Tom was married to Garn Stephens. His ex-wife, Garn is an actress by profession. The details on his wedding and divorce are behind curtains.
Who is Tom Atkins?
American Tom Atkins as Fangoria Chainsaw Horror Hall of Frame inducted actor. He is renowned for his appearance in movies including Halloween III, The Fog, and My Bloody Valentine.
Last, in 2019, he appeared in the movie, Trick as Talbott.
Next, he will appear in the short Polybius as Sheriff Atkins. The short was completed back in 2019 that is waiting to be released. Also, his movie, The Collector 3 is in the stage of post-production.
Tom Atkins- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education, Early Life
Tom Atkins was born on the 13th of November 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Atkins to George C. Atkins and Dorothy E. Williams. He is of English ethnicity.
His father, George was a worker of J&L Steel Mill in Pennsylvania. Since childhood, Tom had an inclination towards horror and sci-fi. However, his father always had an expectation that he would follow his footsteps.
Talking about his educational background, he completed his High School education from his hometown. After that, he went for the US Navy being impressed by the lifestyle of the Navy officer. Later, he joined Duquesne University.
During University days, he used to be a member of the Gamma Phi Fraternity. At the time, he developed an interest in acting. Also, he joined up for the theatre group of college too.
Tom Atkins- Professional Career
Tom Atkins started his career as a theater artist. As an artist, he has performed in the stage of both on-and-off Broadway. After a successful career, he expanded his career towards the TV moving to LA.
Some of his initial TV series include The Doctors and Look Up and Live in some minor roles. Later, in 1968, he landed his debut role through in the movie, The Detective. In the movie, he is portraying the character of a policeman, Harmon.
After the movie, he mostly appeared in the TV series. That includes Get Christie Love!, Rhoda, Harry O, The Rookies, The Rockford Files, and Serpico. In 1980, he appeared in the movie; The Fog and The Ninth Configuration directed by John Carpenter.
In 1982, he appeared in the led character as Dr. Daniel Challis in Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The movie became of the best of his acting character. Following that, he featured the TV series like The Mississipi, Murder Me, Murder You, T.J, Hooker, Blind Justice, and Stingray.
In 1986, he portrayed the character of Ray in the movie, Night of the Creeps. The movie became a milestone in his career. After that, he became part of the movies like My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Judy’s Dead, and many more.
Apart from the movies, he frequently appears in the shows of Pittsburgh theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and Broadway. Some of the popular plays of his career include The Chief, A Musical Christmas Carol, and The Changing Room.
Awards & Nominations
- 1973- Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer.
- 2010- Horror Icon of the Year.
- 2019- Nominated for AtomaCon Festival Award for Polybius.
Tom Atkins- Net worth, Salary
As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His earnings as an actor are in the range of $21k to $215k. Besides that, as a theatre artist, he makes in the range of $22k to $60k.
Controversy & Rumors
Till the date, he has not been any sort of controversy and scandals that created a buzz in the media. Besides that, he has managed to maintain any type of rumors too.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Tom Atkins has blue eyes with light hair. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 86 kg.
Social Media Profile
He is not active in any social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.