Tom Atkins in Halloween III:... | 1982
Clip Name: Challis Speaks with the Drunk
About this actor
Tom Atkins (born November 13, 1935) is an American television and film actor. He is a familiar face to viewers, often playing police officers. Atkins was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Dorothy E. (née Williams) and George C. Atkins. Atkins starred in two films directed by John Carpenter; appearing as Nick Castle in the 1980 ghost story The Fog and as Rehme in the 1981 science fiction thriller Escape from New York. He also starred as Dr. Dan Challis in the sequel Halloween III: Season of the Witch directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and produced by John Carpenter. He portrayed Detective Ray Cameron in the 1986 cult horror film Night of the Creeps, a role Atkins calls his very favorite. He is well known to movie goers for his role as Michael Hunsaker in the 1987 hit film Lethal Weapon. In television, Atkins played Lt. Alex Diehl in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files. He reprised his role of Commander Diehl for a series of Rockford Files movies in the 1990s. Atkins...