Tim Thomerson

Biography: Tall, deceptively distinguished-looking Tim Thomerson first gained attention as a comedian, and it was in this capacity that he was hired as an ensemble player for the 1976 Bill Cosby TV variety series Cos. That same year, Thomerson made his first film appearance as Ken in Car Wash (1976). He made several additional movies under the watchful eye of producer/director Robert Altman. Latter-day filmgoers will recognize Thomerson as the Bogartlike adventurer Jack Deth in the three Trancers movies, and also as Brick Bardo in the brief Doll Man cinema series. In the final analysis, Thomerson is probably best known for his prolific TV-series work. He played lascivious hairstylist Gianni in Angie (1979), horny mailboy Johnny Danko in The Associates (1979), egotistical Regis Philbin takeoff Reggie Cavanaugh in The Two of Us (1981), bumbling bandit Theodore Ogilvie in Gun Shy (1983), philosophical derelict Jerry in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1987), and Sgt. James "Buddy" Zunder,Tall, deceptively distinguished-looking Tim Thomerson first gained attention as a comedian, and it was in this capacity that he was hired as an ensemble player for the 1976 Bill Cosby TV variety series Cos. That same year, Thomerson made his first film appearance as Ken in Car Wash (1976). He made several additional movies under the watchful eye of producer/director Robert Altman. Latter-day filmgoers will recognize Thomerson as the Bogartlike adventurer Jack Deth in the three Trancers movies, and also as Brick Bardo in the brief Doll Man cinema series. In the final analysis, Thomerson is probably best known for his prolific TV-series work. He played lascivious hairstylist Gianni in Angie (1979), horny mailboy Johnny Danko in The Associates (1979), egotistical Regis Philbin takeoff Reggie Cavanaugh in The Two of Us (1981), bumbling bandit Theodore Ogilvie in Gun Shy (1983), philosophical derelict Jerry in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1987), and Sgt. James "Buddy" Zunder, confined to a desk job because of his irregular heartbeat, in the first two seasons of Sirens (1993-96). Video cultists are fondest of Tim Thomerson's fascinatingly funny portrayal of transmuted male-female Gene/Jean on the brief sci-fi spoof Quark (1978). Expand

Tim Thomerson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 76 Near Dark
Lowest Metascore: 33 Air America
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
33 Air America Aug 10, 1990 Babo 6.7
44 Who's Harry Crumb? Feb 3, 1989 Vince Barnes / Vince Barnes 4.7
76 Near Dark Oct 3, 1987 Loy Colton 7.6
41 Iron Eagle Jan 17, 1986 Col. Ted Masters tbd
55 Volunteers Aug 16, 1985 John Reynolds / John Reynolds 5.0
64 Trancers May 22, 1985 Jack Deth tbd
36 Rhinestone Jun 22, 1984 Barnett Kale tbd
38 Uncommon Valor Dec 16, 1983 Charts / Charts 7.7
50 Honkytonk Man Dec 15, 1982 Highway Patrolman 7.2
54 Fade to Black Oct 14, 1980 Dr. Jerry Moriarty tbd
68 Carny May 23, 1980 Doubles tbd