Tom Holland with Chucky.

Tom Holland (born July 11, 1943) is an American movie director, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for directing and writing horror genre movies like Psycho II(1983), Fright Night (1985), Child's Play (1988), Thinner (1996) and the television adaptation of The Langoliers (1995).

Early life

Holland, the son of Lee and Tom Holland, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. Holland attended Ossining Public High School before transferring to Worcester Academy, where he graduated in 1962. He is the father of American actor Josh Holland.

Acting career

Holland trained as an actor at the Actor's Studio under Lee Strasberg. Throughout the 60s and early 70s Holland appeared under the moniker of Tom Fielding in several supporting and guest star roles for both television and film, including A Walk in the Spring Rain alongside Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman. He still appears occasionally in front of the camera in small roles. He played Carl Houge in The Stand miniseries (1994) and Nick Hopewell's controller in The Langoliers miniseries (1995).


Year Title Director Writer Actor Role Notes
1969 Changes yes Roommate
Model Shop yes Gerry
1970 A Walk in the Spring Rain yes Boy
1972 Josie's Castle yes Leonard Robbins
1982 The Beast Within yes
Class of 1984 yes
1983 Psycho II yesyes Deputy Norris
1984 Scream for Help yes
Cloak & Dagger yes
1985 Fright Night yesyes
1987 Fatal Beauty yes
1988 Child's Play yesyes
1993 The Temp yes
1996 Thinner yesyes
2010 Hatchet II yes Bob Uncredited
2011 Fright Night yes
2014 Digging Up the Marrow yes Tom Holland
2015 Killing Frank yesyes pre-production


Year Title Director Producer Writer Actor Role Notes
1964 77 Sunset Strip yes Episode: "Lover's Lane"
Theatre of Stars yes Vic Burns Episode: "Out on the Outskirts of Town"
1965-1966 A Flame in the Wind yes Steve Reynolds #2 "American Soap Opera"
1967 Combat! yes Pfc. Tommy Bishop Episode: "Entombed"
1968 Felony Squad yes LeRoy Baker Episode: "Epitaph for a Cop"
1969 My Friend Tony yes Episode: "The Hazing"
The Young Lawyers yes David Harrison Episode: "Pilot"
Medical Center yes Jess Yarnaby Episode: "24 Hours"
1978 The Initiation of Sarah yes TV movie
The Incredible Hulk yes Steve Silva Episode: "Another Path"
1983 The Winds of War yes Devilfish Sub Captain Episode: "Into the Maelstrom"
1986 Amazing Stories yes Episode: "Miscalculation"
1989-1992 Tales from the Crypt yes yes Episodes: "Lover Come Hack to Me"
"Four-Sided Triangle"
"King of the Road"
1990 The Stranger Within yes TV movie
1991 The Owl yesyesyesyes Mugger TV Pilot, appears uncredited in extended international version
1992 Two-Fisted Tales yes Segment: "King of the Road"
1994 The Stand yes Carl HoughTV miniseries
1995 The Langoliers yes yesyes British agent's controller
2006 The Initiation of Sarah yes
2007 Masters of Horror yes Episode: "We All Scream for Ice Cream"
2008 Driven yesyesyes Web short
5 or Die yesyesyes Web short
2010 Team Unicorn yes Grandpa Episode: "A Very Zombie Holiday"
2012–present Twisted Tales yesyesyes Web series


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