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Tom Villard
Born Thomas Louis Villard
November 19, 1953(1953-11-19)
Waipahu, Hawaii,
United States
Died November 14, 1994 (aged 40)
Los Angeles, California,
United States

Thomas Louis Villard (November 19, 1953 in Waipahu, Hawaii – November 14, 1994 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor. He grew up in Spencerport, New York and went to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

Villard starred in television and in film. His best known TV role was in the 1980s series We Got it Made as Jay Bostwick. His best known film role was in the 1986 film One Crazy Summer as Clay Stork. He also starred in the 1991 horror film Popcorn, and the 1992 movie Shakes the Clown with his "One Crazy Summer" co-stars Joel Murray and Bob Goldthwait. Villard also appeared in the 1994 comedy movie In the Army Now.

Villard made numerous guest appearances on TV shows as well. He was a panelist on two weeks' worth of To Tell the Truth in the early '90s. He was also a celebrity guest on The $25,000 and $100,000 Pyramid, Body Language, Super Password, and Match Game. His other TV appearances include CHiPs, Taxi, The Golden Girls, The A-Team, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Villard was openly gay.[1] He died of pneumonia and other complications of AIDS on November 14, 1994 in Los Angeles.

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References

  1. ^ Dennis, Jeffery P (2007). Queering Teen Culture: All American Boys and Same-sex Desire in Film and Television. Haworth Press. ISBN 1560233494.  

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