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We all know Tom Wilson for playing Biff in all 3 BTTF movies plus he reprised the role for the now deceased BTTF ride and the animated series but I was wondering, do you think TellTale could pull it off and actually get him to voice Biff again?

The reason why I ask is cause of recent years, Wilson has been distancing himself from the series, he won't sign memorabilia, he doesn't like been asked questions about it, he admitted in an interview years ago he was embarrased about his role which is a real shame cause I don't understand why?

Some say its cause hes afraid of typecasting but to be honest he is been typecast in a way cause he does a lot of voiceover work and most of the characters he plays are like bully types very much like Biff, I've seen this a lot on Spongebob Squarepants when he voices an episode.
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  • I'm not sure what to believe on his stance.. he certainly sounds honest about not being bitter or extremely bothered about it in this interview:

    http://www.freejohnnydare.com/fjd/2010/10/interview-tom-wilson-actorcomedian-live-in-studio-10-7-10/

    Fast forward to 5:40 in the audio to hear him explain his view (which seems to be he just doesn't know what to say about it anymore, he's said a lot over the years)

    Then again on the other hand, he seems to act like he wasn't invited or contacted about the Blu-ray release that year either (earlier in the audio).

    At any rate, just wanted to throw this out there for food for thought.

    Always thought it was disappointing that he didn't participate in this project, seeing as he has quite the voice acting career (ie. Spongebob, Gargoyles, Wing Commander Academy, etc).
  • Seether;561475 said:
    Then again on the other hand, he seems to act like he wasn't invited or contacted about the Blu-ray release that year either (earlier in the audio).
    Hmm, the his-agent-is-hiding-all-BTTF-related-requests-from-him conspiracy theory is really sounding more and more plausible. :P

    Anyway! Part two of Tom's chat with McClure is here, with more BTTF stories!
  • Martin McFly;555116 said:
    I wouldn't hold your breath; he's really trying to distant himself from the series.
    Well he does make a lot of refrences to the back to the future films so I will hold my breath :p
  • yoman45135;568240 said:
    Well he does make a lot of refrences to the back to the future films so I will hold my breath :p
    No correction to my unforgivable spelling error? Yoman, I'm impressed with you.
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    Sorry for the massive thread necro - but has anyone of you guys read Wilson's new ebook, "The Masked Man"? I'm halfway through it, it really is a good read, and although the memoir is a fictionalized one, it seems pretty clear where fiction ends and Wilson's memoir starts.

    But man, that guy has some shit to hurl at people. You'd think that Crispin Glover would get the brunt of his anger - but he's portrayed more as the disturbed young actor he was back in 1984. The assholes in Wilson's life seemed to have been guys like Robin Williams and Eric Stoltz (!).

    The book does shed a lot of light on and in fact is mostly about his battle with the pop icon fame - and could maybe even provide a hint or two as to why he would never have taken up the role again for the game.
  • Is there only a Kindle version of it available? I don't have a Kindle...
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    Ohhhh shoot, there's certainly no 'book' release. ebook only. :( :(

    Still, it's on itunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/de/book/the-masked-man/id571568528?mt=11 (way cheaper than Amazon)
    And I found this US Sony store, which probably limits your accessibility:
    https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/tom-wilson/the-masked-man/_/R-400000000000000866009
    Another option hopefully:
    http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Masked-Man-Memoir-And/book-OMtKuodwBkewd-GS1WBKjg/page1.html
  • Vainamoinen;790487 said:
    Sorry for the massive thread necro - but has anyone of you guys read Wilson's new ebook, "The Masked Man"? I'm halfway through it, it really is a good read, and although the memoir is a fictionalized one, it seems pretty clear where fiction ends and Wilson's memoir starts.

    But man, that guy has some shit to hurl at people. You'd think that Crispin Glover would get the brunt of his anger - but he's portrayed more as the disturbed young actor he was back in 1984. The assholes in Wilson's life seemed to have been guys like Robin Williams and Eric Stoltz (!).

    The book does shed a lot of light on and in fact is mostly about his battle with the pop icon fame - and could maybe even provide a hint or two as to why he would never have taken up the role again for the game.
    according to wilson on a radio show, Stoltz was overly physical in the cafeteria scene (Marty and Biff shoving each other) so much so Wilson was ready to hit him. He also thinks that it may have been Stoltz fist punching Biff which made it into the final film. Seems he went way overboard on his 'method' acting. Thats quite the contrast from the scenes with michael J fox which many indicated Wilson would apologize to MJF on how badly Biff treated Marty.
  • Vainamoinen;793122 said:
    Ohhhh shoot, there's certainly no 'book' release. ebook only. :( :(

    Still, it's on itunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/de/book/the-masked-man/id571568528?mt=11 (way cheaper than Amazon)
    And I found this US Sony store, which probably limits your accessibility:
    https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/tom-wilson/the-masked-man/_/R-400000000000000866009
    Another option hopefully:
    http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Masked-Man-Memoir-And/book-OMtKuodwBkewd-GS1WBKjg/page1.html
    I just realized, I CAN read kindle books on pretty much all other devices too (I have an Android tablet). Bought :)
  • He's probably sick of people telling him to "make like a tree and get outta here" for 30 years. lol
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