Tom Braidwood

Tom Braidwood


9/27/1948, British Columbia, Canada

Birth Name

Thomas E. Braidwood



Also Known As

Tom E. Braidwood, Thomas E. Braidwood, Thomas Braidwood
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Born September 27, 1948, in British Columbia, Canada, Tom Braidwood holds degrees in theatre and film and has long worked in both media. His first film project was a Production Assistant on 1974 film "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn."

Mr. Braidwood is generally considered to be one…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is a big Beatles fan and does Origami in his free time.

    • Though it is often said that he was perfect for the role of Frohike in The X-Files and later The Lone Gunmen, his being cast in it was completely accidental. The producers had already seen several actors for the part but found casting it difficult. They were discussing the matter outside of a bathroom when Braidwood, who was already working as first assistant director on The X-Files, emerged and they realized he was right for the role.

    • He is the father of Jessica Braidwood and Kate Braidwood.

    • Da Vinci's Inquest will begin syndication in the US this fall. Tom directed several episodes over the first few years.

  • Quotes

  • Melvin Frohike

    Tom Braidwood (born September 27, 1948) is a Canadian actor known for the role of Melvin Frohike, one of the conspiracy theorists known as the Lone Gunmen on the American television series The X-Files. Braidwood also served as an assistant director on the show from seasons one through five; was a second unit director on Millennium, another show from Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files; and a producer of the second season of the Canadian TV series Da Vinci's Inquest, on which he also directed some episodes.

    In addition to The X-Files, Braidwood also appeared as Frohike in the spin-off series The Lone Gunmen, which aired 13 episodes in 2001.

    Braidwood is married and has two daughters, Jessica and Kate.moreless