Thomas Ian Griffith


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Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (majoring in ... See full bio »

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Vampires Jan Valek
(1998)
xXx Agent Jim McGrath
(2002)
Excessive Force Terry McCain
(1993)

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 2007 The Kidnapping (TV Movie)
Cash
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Mitch
- The Red and the Blue (2006) ... Mitch
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates
- The Butler Did It (2005) ... Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates
 2005 The Pirate's Curse
Captain Jeffery Thorpe
 2004 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Larry Sawyer
- The Leaving Song (2004) ... Larry Sawyer
- To Wish Impossible Things (2004) ... Larry Sawyer
- Spirit in the Night (2004) ... Larry Sawyer
- Crash Course in Polite Conversations (2004) ... Larry Sawyer
- The Living Years (2004) ... Larry Sawyer
 2003 Timecop: The Berlin Decision (Video)
Brandon Miller
 2002 xXx
Agent Jim McGrath
 2002 Black Point
Gus Travis
 2001 High Adventure
Chris Quartermain
 2000 For the Cause
Evans
 2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV Movie)
Doug Brister
 1999 Secret of Giving (TV Movie)
Harry Withers
 1999 Avalanche
Neal Meekin
 1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV Movie)
Jack Farrell
 1998 Vampires
Jan Valek
 1997 The Guardian (TV Movie)
The Guardian
 1997 Kull the Conqueror
General Taligaro
 1997 Behind Enemy Lines
Mike Weston
 1996 Hollow Point
Max Parrish
 1994 Blood of the Innocent
Frank Wusharsky
 1994 Crackerjack
Jack Wild
 1993 Excessive Force
Terry McCain
 1992 Kill Fee
 1992 Ulterior Motives
Jack Blaylock
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie)
Rock Hudson
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Roger Totland
- Le Lacrime D'Amore: Part 2 (1989) ... Roger Totland
- Le Lacrime D'Amore: Part 1 (1989) ... Roger Totland
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Luke Potter
- Don't Look Back: Part 2 (1988) ... Luke Potter
- Don't Look Back: Part 1 (1988) ... Luke Potter
 1984-1986 Another World (TV Series)
Catlin Ewing
- Episode dated 12 September 1986 (1986) ... Catlin Ewing
- Episode dated 16 April 1985 (1985) ... Catlin Ewing
- Episode #1.5250 (1985) ... Catlin Ewing
- Episode dated 17 September 1984 (1984) ... Catlin Ewing
- Episode dated 19 July 1984 (1984) ... Catlin Ewing
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I like to keep it mixed up. After The Karate Kid Part III (1989), I didn't want to do another movie like this. So I got the lead role in the film Rock Hudson (1990), just to break it up. I love doing the action, and I love doing the karate stuff but, at the same time, I like doing the drama as well, and I try to keep it in balance. I enjoy doing martial arts films, but I like the straight stuff, ... See more »

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Trained Tae Kwon Do under Master Jun Chong. Besides Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate, he's also trained in kickboxing, wrestling and fencing. He also has experience in stage combat. See more »

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Long dark hair and cold blue eyes See more »

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Pisces

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