Thomas F. Wilson is an American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, stand-up comedian and podcaster best known for his role as Biff Tannen (and his grandson Griff Tannen and great-grandfather Buford Mad Dog Tannen) in the Back to the Future film trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on the television series Freaks and Geeks.
He also had a starring role as Mr. Stone, Zach's father who seems to believe more in a hard day's work than buying into Zach's get famous quick schemes, in the television comedy series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.
Wilson boasts a one-hour comedy special for Image Entertainment, called Bigger Than You, as well as appearances on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Regis, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning.
Internationally, he's appeared on Tonight Live in Australia, Good Morning, Great Britain, and hundreds of local television and radio programs around the world. He's starred in comedy specials on NBC, Global T.V. in Canada, and has written and performed his one man show, Cowboy Tommy, to critical acclaim and sold out houses across North America.
He began performing standup comedy in his teens, while studying acting in New York City, and within a short time was headlining in comedy clubs up and down the east coast, packing for L.A. in no time.
Accepted as a regular at the world famous Comedy Store on his first audition, at 21 years old he became a member of the Comedy Store Players, improvising onstage with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, and the large group of comedy colleagues who formed the nexus of the modern comedy boom.
He's appeared in dozens of feature films, including Steven Soderbergh's film The Informant, as well as his Saturn award winning performance in the now classic Back To The Future trilogy, and has been part of the SpongeBob Squarepants phenomena, voicing many characters in the Nickelodeon series, as well as the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.
He's been a recurring character on many TV series including Ghost Whisperer, Ed, Freaks and Geeks, Help Me Help You, Titus, Big Love, and more, and has guest starred on Reba, George Lopez, Still Standing, The Facts of Life, and many more.
But the stage is where he feels most at home. He's continued performing at clubs and theatres across the country for years and for tens of thousands as an opening act for Rodney Dangerfield, and rock bands Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Missing Persons, and The Tubes.
He's performed his show for corporate events of every kind, from a select group of one hundred or less, to Las Vegas conventions of many thousands. He's performed for audiences as diverse as a screaming rock and roll stadium, to a large conference made up largely of priests and nuns.