Thomas F. Wilson

American actor

Thomas Francis "Tom" Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, comedian, and podcaster. He played Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy, and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's Freaks and Geeks.

Thomas F. Wilson
Tom Wilson photo by Josh Alder.jpg
Wilson at Helium Comedy Club in
Portland, Oregon on July 16, 2011
Thomas Francis Wilson, Jr.

(1959-04-15) April 15, 1959 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US[1]
Other namesTom Wilson
OccupationActor, stand-up comedian, voice actor, writer, musician, painter
Years active1983–present
Caroline Thomas (m. 1985)
4 children

Animated televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991–92 Back to the Future Biff Tannen and other Tannens (voices)
1993 The Pink Panther Additional voices
Batman: The Animated Series Tony Zucco / John Grayson (voices) 2-part episode: "Robin's Reckoning"
1995–96 Gargoyles Matt Bluestone (voice)
1996 Superman Joey (voice) Episode: "A Little Piece of Home"
Wing Commander Academy Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (voice) 1997 Duckman Park Ranger Smith (voice) Episode: "Short, Plush and Deadly"
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Marty (voice) Episodes: "Clockwise/Gromble Soup", "Showdown/Internal Affairs"
1998 Pinky and the Brain Larry Bruhn (voice) Episode: "Dangerous Brains"
The New Batman Adventures Howlin' Jake / Gotham Angels Biker (voices) Episode: "Torch Song"
Zoomates Mark the Polar Bear (voice) TV short
The Angry Beavers Otis Otto / Bowling Patron (voices) Wpisode: "If You Insisters/Alley Oops!"
1999 Timon & Pumbaa Additional voices 1 episode
Pepper Ann Coach Bronson (voice) Episode: "Beyond Good and Evel/One of the Guys"
2000–01 Max Steel Pete Costas (voice) Recurring role (season 1), main role (season 2)
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Buster (voice) Episode: "Root of Evil"
2001 The Zeta Project Burly Boyfriend (voice) Episode: "West Bound"
2001–13 SpongeBob SquarePants Additional voices
2003 Striperella Tom Green, Zumo, Painted Patron, Director (voices) Episodes: "Beauty and the Obese: Part 1 and 2", "The Wrath of Klinko"
Higglytown Heroes Truck Driver (voice) Episode: "Kip's Dad Gets a Strike"
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man Stan Carter Voice; 6 episodes
Back at the Barnyard Krebs (voice) Episode: "Brave Udders"
2008, 2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Sportsmaster / Catman (voices) 2 episodes: "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" and "Legends of the Dark Mite!"
Family Guy Additional voices Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2010 Adventure Time Head Marauder, Cat Man, Coal Guy (voice) Episodes: "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain", "It Came from the Nightosphere"
Billion Dollar Freshmen Principal Preston TV Movie
Planet Sheen Narrator / Blurg #1 (voices) 2 episodes: "Ooze on First/Monster-Fighting Combat Strike Force" and "To Chill a Mocking Blurg/Now You Sheen It"
2012–present Dragons: Riders of Berk Bucket (voice) 16 episodes
2013 Mad (TV series) Additional voices Episodes: "S Cape from Planet Earth/The X-Mentalist"
2015–18 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Banana, Body Builder (voices) 40 Episodes
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia Coach Lawrence (voice) 20 Episodes
2017 The Powerpuff Girls (2016) - 2018–19 3Below: Tales of Arcadia Coach Lawrence (voice) 9 episodes
2019 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Major Messy/Camoflush (voice) Episode: Captain Underpants and the Cunning Combat of the Covert Camoflush


  1. What’s What With … Tom Wilson, Philadelphia magazine, December 3, 2008

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