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Book details
  • Genre:PERFORMING ARTS
  • SubGenre:Comedy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:341
  • eBook ISBN:9781624880810

The Masked Man

A Memoir And Fantasy Of Hollywood

by Tom Wilson

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Overview
Tom Wilson, the actor, comedian, and writer best known for playing "Biff" in the classic movie "Back To The Future," goes on an unplanned adventure after meeting fellow actor Clayton Moore, the man who played The Lone Ranger on T.V., experienced the pitfalls of pop celebrity, and most notably, died over a decade ago. In stories of the past that careen from Ethel Merman on Broadway to John Belushi on his last night on earth, to fantastic tales of the present, including a showdown on horseback on Steven Spielberg's driveway, two somewhat reluctant icons form a memorable bond, and a remarkable read.
Description
Tom Wilson, the actor, comedian, and writer best known for playing "Biff" in the classic movie "Back To The Future," goes on an unplanned adventure after meeting fellow actor Clayton Moore, the man who played The Lone Ranger on T.V., experienced the pitfalls of pop celebrity, and most notably, died over a decade ago. In stories of the past that careen from Ethel Merman on Broadway to John Belushi on his last night on earth, to fantastic tales of the present, including a showdown on horseback on Steven Spielberg's driveway, two somewhat reluctant icons form a memorable bond, and a remarkable read.
About the author
Tom Wilson is an award winning actor, nationally celebrated standup comedian, and writer of fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays. As an actor, he burst into international prominence as Biff, Griff, and “Mad Dog” Tannen in the now classic movies, Back To The Future 1, 2, and 3, one of the most popular and successful movie trilogies of all time. He’s starred in the movies “The Heat,” “Bound By Honor,” “Zoom,” “Camp Nowhere,” “Andersonville,” “April Fool’s Day”, and many more. He’s been a recurring character on the cult classic series “Freaks and Geeks,” and scores of other T.V. appearances, as well as starring in many comedy specials on networks around the world. He’s also a voice over actor and is heard on shows as diverse as “Dragons: Riders of the Berk”, “Batman,” and “SpongeBob Squarepants.” As a comedian, he has been a “headline” performer at the “Improv” in Los Angeles for decades, as well as performing in nightclubs and theatres across the country. As a writer, he has been anthologized in the book “Sacred Passages,” published by Doubleday, as well as published fiction in the magazines “Amelia,” “WestWord,” and “ipsissima verba,” He’s published non-fiction in Envoy, Us, and The New Yorker, among others. He lives in California with his wife, Caroline, and their four children.
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