A Seasoned Professional
Thomas G. Waites’s Reel
Numerous Credits. A Storied Career.
Since the 1970s, Waites has appeared in over 30 television and film productions. Some of his credits as a television actor include NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Oz, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Jury.
In film, he appeared in Unwed Father, State of Grace, …And Justice for All, Gangland, An American Affair, The Warriors, and John Carpenter’s The Thing.
When originally cast in The Warriors, Thomas was to be the lead in the movie. But after pushing for more improvisation, he was fired. Not only that, he also went uncredited in the original release of the film, and his character is literally thrown in front of a train.
On Broadway, Waites was in Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! and Howard Korder’s Search and Destroy, and off-Broadway he appeared in David Mamet’s American Buffalo among other productions.