Many, like myself, have watched all three Back to the Future movies end-to-end, but some of you may not recognize the name Tom Wilson. Replace that name with either Biff, Griff or Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen and you’re quoting “butt-head” till the DeLoreans come back to the present.
Unlike some of his co-stars, however, Tom didn’t “break out” following the trilogy. With a few bit parts here and there, as well as playing Coach Ben Fredricks in Freaks and Geeks, Wilson was more known for playing his past, present and future family members. That hasn’t stopped him from having a successful artistic and comedic career, but even twenty-two years later many BTTF fans still ask him to call them “butt-heads” or ask if the manure he was covered in was real.
In an interview with Nerd ambassador to the world Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist podcast last Fall, Wilson talked a bit about the past as well as what’s changed in the present with his comedy and career. An image posted on their site went almost unnoticed, but has recently been making a resurgence thanks to Reddit, answering any question you may have been saving up in case you ever met him. Check it out:
I won’t lie, I used to be scared to death of Bif Tannen. Now I see he’s really just a cool guy that loves his fans. Even with the years of constantly having to repeat the same phrases and answers asked of him, he still manages to be a stand-up guy. But I have even more respect for him putting it into song, something he did back in 2006:
Funny, well-respected and best of all, he’s got a few live shows upcoming up that you can actually go to! Check out TomWilsonUSA for his upcoming appearances and BigPopFun to get a look at Tom’s more artistic side – he’s damn good with a brush.
Source: Cinema Blend
Category: Nerd Culture