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"What are you lookin' at, butthead?!"

When I’m flyin’ on a plane or I’m on the street
There’s a lot of friendly people that I like to meet
They shake my hand and never ask my name
And they start asking questions that are always the same
“Hey, what’s Michael J. Fox like?” He’s nice
“What’s Christopher Lloyd like?” Kinda quiet
“What’s Crispin Glover like?” ... Unusual
Stop askin’ me the question
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Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959 in Philadelphia) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, musician and painter.

Biff Tannen, the bully of the McFly family and archenemy of Marty McFly in Back to the Future, is his most famous role (to his chagrin).

He has notably voiced several characters in the DC Animated Universe and in Disney animated series.

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Tropes applying to Tom:

  • I Am Not Spock: He is so associated with the role of Biff Tannen (and Griff and Buford) that fans of the Back to the Future franchise never stop asking him about it. He even wrote a song (quoted above) expressing his bemused frustration. Wilson has nevertheless said in interviews that he loves the role(s) and the movies, just stop asking him the same questions!note 
  • Playing Against Type: His minor role in Epic is Finn, a good guy; he seems to have a sweet, if not a little sassy, personality, from what is seen in his few scenes.
  • Typecasting: Tends to be a jerkass, a bully, or a gym coach.



 
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Biff the Bully

Biff bullies George into doing his homework for him.

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