Joseph Timothy “Tim” Thomerson (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor and comedian.Thomerson is most famous for his role as Jack Deth in the Trancersfilm series and is renowned for his work in numerous low-budget movies and his comedic television roles.After his college tenure had ended….Thomerson began a career as a stand-up comedian, honing his skills. He appeared in clubs that included The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, The Improv in Los Angeles, Catch a Rising Star and the Catskills. When Thomerson moved into comedy….he found himself in a boom alongside the likes of David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Freddie Prinze. In L.A., he became a regular at the Comedy Store and the Improv as well as making numerous appearances on television variety shows…and in Las Vegas
For over 30 years….Thomerson has had a very long career in television and in film…..appearing in scores of films since the 1970’s. He had a memorable minor role in Car Wash. He played criminal psychologist Jerry Moriaity in the 1980 slasher film Fade to Black. In 1985, Thomerson starred as the time-traveling future cop Jack Deth in the low budget science fiction film Trancers….which was produced by Charles Band and Empire Pictures. The role made him an icon of the B-movie genre…..but in this video….he is one funny young stand-up comedian.