Thomas F. Wilson - Famous Voice Actor

Thomas F. Wilson Net Worth


Thomas F. Wilson is a famous American actor, writer, director, comedian and voice over artist. With a net worth of $4 million, he’s had a long and successful career that includes major roles in β€˜Back to the Future’, β€˜The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’, β€˜Rio’ and many other films and TV shows.

Key facts:

  • Thomas F. Wilson is an American actor, writer, director, stand-up comedian and voice over artist.
  • He became a household name when he played the iconic role of Biff Tannen in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy.
  • Thomas F. Wilson has appeared in many film and television productions, including 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' and 'Rio.'
  • He provided voice over work on multiple cartoons and worked on the spin-off cartoon of 'Back to the Future'.
  • Thomas F. Wilson attended Arizona State University and went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before launching his stand-up comedy career.

Basic Information About Thomas F. Wilson

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsComedian, Actor, Musician, Painter, Voice Actor, Writer, Broadcaster, Stand-up comedian
Net worth$4,000,000
Date of birth1959-04-15 (64 years old)
Place of birthPhiladelphia
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHis role as Biff Tannen in the Terug naar de toekomst (1985) movies.
SpouseCaroline Wilson - (6 JulyΒ 1985 - present)Β (4 children)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Thomas F. Wilson win?


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Thomas F. Wilson awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Saturn Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBack to the Future Part III1991

Thomas F. Wilson roles

Movie / Series Role
RioTrapped Bird / Screaming Hang Glider (voice) (as Tom Wilson)
Back to the FutureBiff Tannen
The HeatCaptain Woods (as Tom Wilson)
Bound by HonorRollie McCann (as Tom Wilson)
Back to the Future Part IIBiff Tannen / Griff
Back to the Future Part IIIBuford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen
Camp NowhereLt. Eliot Hendricks (as Tom Wilson)
The SpongeBob SquarePants MovieFish #3 / Tough Fish #1, Victor (voice) (as Tom Wilson)
EpicFinn (voice) (as Tom Wilson)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterAngry Customer #1 (voice)
April Fool's DayArch
Action JacksonOfficer Kornblau
The Informant!Mark Cheviron (as Tom Wilson)
ZoomDylan's Teacher (as Tom Wilson)
GirlThe Ticket Seller (as Tom Wilson)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health InspectorBart Tatlock (as Tom Wilson)
That Darn CatMelvin (as Tom Wilson)
Batman: The Animated SeriesAnthony 'Tony' Zucco / ... 2 episodes, 1993
RebaTed 1 episode, 2005
Legends of TomorrowHenry Heywood / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Ghost WhispererTim Flaherty 6 episodes, 2006-2008
Melissa & JoeyCouncilman Herbert Hancock 1 episode, 2011
Freaks and GeeksCoach Ben Fredricks 6 episodes, 1999-2000
Knight RiderChip 1 episode, 1984
Family GuyFirst Step 1 episode, 2009
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanCarter Landry 1 episode, 1997
Gargoyles: The Goliath ChroniclesMatt Bluestone / ... 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Johnny BravoTrent 1 episode, 2004
She SpiesRoger 'Rush' Gibson 1 episode, 2002
SpongeBob SquarePantsCop #2 / ... 14 episodes, 2001-2021
Harry's LawAllan Meade 1 episode, 2011
BonesChip Barnett 1 episode, 2008
Zoey 101Coach Phelps 1 episode, 2005
Sabrina the Teenage WitchSimon 1 episode, 1996
SupermanJoey 1 episode, 1996
PsychButch Zielinski 1 episode, 2009
Big LoveRicky Jax 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Planet SheenBlurg #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2011
GargoylesMatt Bluestone / ... 14 episodes, 1995-1996
The Spectacular Spider-ManStan Carter 6 episodes, 2008-2009
101 Dalmatians: The SeriesStarbuck 3 episodes, 1997-1998
The RanchCoach Fitzgerald 1 episode, 2016
Franklin & BashSpiritual Adviser 2 episodes, 2011-2012
True Jackson, VPBen Franklin 1 episode, 2011
Still StandingCoach Kirk Stone 1 episode, 2006
See Dad RunPrincipal Templeman 2 episodes, 2014
Dragons: Riders of BerkBucket 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Two and a Half MenMike 2 episodes, 2003-2006
EdSean Nowell 5 episodes, 2003
Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuster 1 episode, 2000

Thomas F. Wilson's Quotes

  • [on the appeal of Biff in the Terug naar de toekomst (1985) movies] People love the character because ultimately Biff is a failure. Biff doesn't win in the end, which is why people like him. He's this horrible guy throughout the movie, but you can be pretty confident that he's going to get slugged in the head and be unconscious at the end.
  • [on his past decision to not sign Back to the Future memorabilia] I've decided to do what I want to do in life, and follow my own path as an artist, so I've decided not to participate in any sort of nostalgia in which I'm marginalized as a popular icon of yesteryear. I no longer support in any way an insurmountable archetype, and now exclusively pursue the things that interest me.
  • [on how Biff was a reflection of bullies who tormented him] A thin and sickly kid, I was pushed around and beaten up by bullies throughout my childhood, until I grew bigger than everybody and it stopped, I knew very well how they operate, and specifically the joy they take in scaring people. I'd stared them in the face so often that it wasn't particularly challenging to do an impression.
  • [on how he overcame his biggest bully: himself] The interchanges would have - of course, most of them were positive, and most people understand the movie, but there were plenty where the guys would want to put me in a headlock, or push me around a bit, or get into a little tussle with 'that tough guy from Back to the Future, because he's not that tough after all'. Well, I'm not that tough after all, because I'm an actor: because it's pretend! And I think that social media, the greater intimacy, maybe - I mean, part of it is false intimacy, but part of it's real intimacy; you can go see things as an actor, that's why I do the YouTube thing, to present 'this is me as a person', that the audience, now, the popular cultural audience, is a more sophisticated audience and a more multi-faceted audience.

The Talented Thomas F. Wilson: His Net Worth and Life

Thomas F. Wilson is a man of many talents, including acting, writing, directing, stand-up comedy, and voice-over work. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Arizona State University, where he majored in International Politics. Despite his diverse interests, it was clear that his passion was in the performing arts. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he launched his career in stand-up comedy before embarking on a professional on-camera career in the 80s.

What is Thomas F. Wilson known for?

Thomas F. Wilson is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Biff Tannen in the β€˜Back to the Future’ trilogy opposite Michael J. Fox. The trilogy became a cultural phenomenon and established Thomas F. Wilson as a household name. Fans loved to hate Biff Tannen and his memorable one-liners such as β€œmake like a tree and leave” are still quoted today.

He continued to work steadily in various films and TV shows throughout his career and also lent his voice to many animated productions. He is also an accomplished writer and director, having written and directed various works which have received critical acclaim.

Early life and education

Thomas F. Wilson grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his parents who were professionals in their own right – his father being a surgeon and his mother being a full-time homemaker. After graduating from high school, he attended Arizona State University where he majored in International Politics, something that would prove useful during his days in comedy.

Upon graduation, he decided to pursue his true passion, acting, and headed to New York City where he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Thomas F. Wilson’s professional career began on the stand-up comedy circuit. He used his International Politics knowledge to weave in political satire as part of his routine.

After a stint on the comedy circuit, Wilson transitioned to screen acting, landing his first acting gig in the 1984 film β€˜Lethal Weapon’. It wasn’t long before he was cast as Biff Tannen in β€˜Back to the Future’ which would make him a Hollywood household name.

Since then, Wilson has worked on various film projects and TV shows, while also providing his voice-over talents to several animated productions from The Powerpuff Girls to Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

Net Worth Details

Thomas F. Wilson’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. It is no surprise seeing as he has been a part of many high-grossing and critically acclaimed projects throughout his diverse career, establishing himself as a talented and respected figure in the entertainment industry.


In addition to his successful acting, writing and directing ventures, Thomas F. Wilson has been honored with various awards throughout his career.

  • In 2008, he won the BTVA Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series – Action/Drama for voicing characters in the animated series The Batman, which ran from 2004–2008.
  • In 2019 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films debuted the Rod Serling Award which is for those who epitomize Rod Serling’s legacy of socially conscious storytelling and unlocking our imagination in efforts to make us well-rounded human beings during the Annual Saturn Awards held at Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. Thomas F. Wilson became the first-ever winner of the Rod Serling Achievement Award and his acceptance speech presented a heartwarming reminiscence of his beginnings.

Even after almost 4 decades of entertaining the world, Thomas F. Wilson’s work is still enjoyed and celebrated. Out of all his work over the years, it is apparent that Back To the Future will always remain unparalleled. He has made every generation laugh with his comedic performances and continues to entertain millions around the world with his works.

When he’s not in front of a camera or behind the scenes of a project, he can be found on stage at comic book conventions across the globe, entertaining fans young and old with his humorous stage presence.


Thomas F. Wilson is a testament to being a versatile and talented entertainer, no wonder he is considered one of the most versatile actors in the entertainment industry he has truly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. His consistency, versatility, and continued passion have cemented him in entertainment history.

Interesting Facts about Thomas F. Wilson

  1. Has four children: Anna May Wilson, Emily Wilson, Gracie Wilson and Tommy Wilson.
  2. Although he is probably best known for playing bully Biff Tannen in the Terug naar de toekomst (1985) trilogy, he is said to be a very nice man in real life who drew upon his own personal experiences of being bullied as a child to create the Biff persona.
  3. Attended and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania (1977).
  4. Studied international business at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
  5. As a recurring character on Ghost Whisperer (2005), he returned to the same set he acted on during the Terug naar de toekomst (1985) trilogy.
  6. Has appeared in an episode of the comedy series Psych (2006) entitled "Let's Get Hairy" and in a movie called Let's Get Harry (1986).
  7. Often received fanmail meant for Tom Wilson, creator of the Ziggy comic strip.
  8. Was once roommates with Sam Kinison and Andrew Dice Clay.
  9. He made guest appearances on both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Superman (1996).
  10. He was awarded the 1991 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor as Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in Back to the future, deel 3 (1990).
  11. He paints many portraits of classic children's toys. He was selected to join the California Featured Artists Series at Disneyland (2006).
  12. Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York City.
  13. Good friends with actor Marc McClure.

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