James Tolkan

American actor

James Stewart Tolkan (born June 20, 1931) is an American actor. He is often cast as a strict, overbearing, bald-headed authority figure. He is known for his role as Mr. Strickland in all three of Back to the Future movie series; Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, and in Back to the Future Part III.

James Tolkan
James Stewart Tolkan[1]

(1931-06-20) June 20, 1931 (age 93)
Other namesJames S. Tolkan, Jim Tolkan
Years active1960–present
SpouseParmelee Welles[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miss Welles Wed to Actor". The New York Times. 29 August 1971.
  2. Ancestry

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