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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Apr 15, 1959 (65 years old)
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Comedian, Actor, Musician, Painter, Voice Actor, Writer, Broadcaster, Stand-up comedian
United States of America
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What is Thomas F. Wilson's Net Worth?

Thomas F. Wilson is an actor and comedian who has a net worth of $4 million. Thomas F. Wilson is best known for his role as Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" film trilogy. He is also known for his prolific voice-acting work, including for such animated television series as "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Gargoyles," "Max Steel," "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "Dragons: Riders of Berk," and "Pig Goat Banana Cricket." Wilson's other credits have included the films "Camp Nowhere," "The Informant!," and "The Heat."

Early Life and Education

Thomas F. Wilson Jr. was born on April 15, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised in nearby Wayne. As a teenager, he attended Radnor High School, where he did drama, played the tuba and drums, and served as president of the debate team. For his higher education, Wilson attended Arizona State University as an international politics major. He then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Back to the Future

Wilson achieved his breakthrough with his very first major film role: bully Biff Tannen in Robert Zemeckis's 1985 science-fiction film "Back to the Future." He reprised that role in the sequels "Back to the Future Part II" and "Back to the Future Part III." Wilson appeared in those films as other characters, as well, playing Biff's grandson Griff Tannen in "Part II" and his great-grandfather Buford Tannen in "Part III." In all three "Back to the Future" films, his character winds up in a pile of manure after attempting to kill or injure Michael J. Fox's protagonist Marty McFly. Beyond the film franchise, Wilson voiced Biff and his relatives in the "Back to the Future" animated series and video games.

Further Film Career

Wilson has acted in many films outside of the "Back to the Future" franchise. In the 80s, he starred in "April Fool's Day" and "Let's Get Harry," and had a supporting role in "Action Jackson." His credits in the 90s include "Blood in Blood Out," "Camp Nowhere," "Born to Be Wild," "Girl," and Disney's remake of "That Darn Cat." In the 21st century, Wilson has appeared in such comedy films as "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," "Zoom," "The Informant!," "House Broken," and "The Heat." He has also voiced characters in several animated films, including "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" and "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," "Rio," "Epic," and "Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans."

Thomas F. Wilson

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Television Career

Wilson has had a prolific career on television since making his debut in an episode of "Knight Rider" in 1984. Many of his best-known roles have been voice roles for animated series. In the 90s, he voiced characters on "Gargoyles," "Wing Commander Academy," and "Pepper Ann." Kicking off the new millennium, Wilson voiced Pete Costas on "Max Steel." He began his longest-running involvement with an animated series in 2001 when he started voicing various characters on Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants," including Flats the Flounder, Herb Star, and Regg. Wilson went on to lend his voice to episodes of "The Pitts," "Stripperella," "Johnny Bravo," "The Spectacular Spider-Man," and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," among other animated series. From 2012 to 2016, he voiced Bucket on "Dragons: Riders of Berk," and from 2015 to 2018 voiced Banana on Nickelodeon's "Pig Goat Banana Cricket." Wilson's other notable voice roles have included Coach Lawrence on Netflix's "Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia" and Cecil Star on "The Patrick Star Show," a spinoff of "SpongeBob SquarePants."

Wilson has also appeared in many live-action roles on television. From 1997 to 1998, he had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Fired Up," and from 1999 to 2000 played the recurring role of Coach Ben Fredricks on the NBC dramedy "Freaks and Geeks." Also in the 90s, Wilson was in the television films "Andersonville" and "Men in White." In the early 00s, he appeared in episodes of various shows, including "Nash Bridges," "Titus," "Do Over," "Ed," "Boston Public," and "The Mullets." In 2006, Wilson had a recurring role on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Help Me Help You." The same year, he began playing the recurring role of Tim Flaherty on the CBS series "Ghost Whisperer," a role he played until 2008. After that, Wilson played Ricky Jax in three episodes of the HBO series "Big Love." He had a bigger role on the mockumentary sitcom "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous," playing the main character's father. Among his other notable credits, Wilson played the recurring role of Hank Heywood on the superhero series "Legends of Tomorrow."

Other Media Appearances

In addition to film and television, Wilson has appeared in several video games, most notably the "Wing Commander" series, which he joined in 1994 for the third installment, "Heart of the Tiger." His other video game credits include "Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force," "Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex," "Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted," and "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions." Wilson also hosted a podcast called "Big Pop Fun" from 2011 to 2014. Meanwhile, as a comedian, he has released stand-up comedy specials and albums.

Personal Life

In 1985, Wilson married Caroline Thomas. Together, they have four children, and reside in Los Angeles, California.

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