James Tolkan – American Actor

James Tolkan – American actor that is best known for playing the role as Mr Gerard Strickland ‘The principal’ in the ‘Back to the Future’ movies one and two starring Michael J. Fox.

He is also well known for the role as Tom Jardian known as ‘Stinger’, the commander of the USS Enterprise Aircraft carrier in the blockbuster movie of 1986 ‘Top Gun‘ starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer.


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June 20, 1931 Calumet, Michigan, United States

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The principal in ‘Back to the Future’ movie from 1985 starring Michael … Full Bio