'Top Gun': Where Is Tom Skerritt Today?

Tom Skerritt attends the 2019 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Benefit Dinner on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah
September 4, 2019 - 15:50 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

Tom Skerrit (86) has starred in over 40 films and more than 200 episodes of television ever since the start of his career in 1962. The actor is well known for his role as "Viper" in Top Gun, but what is he actually doing today?

We loved Tom Skerritt as the strict but endearing head of the Fighter Pilot School that is known as Top Gun, a movie that cemented Tom Cruise's rise to fame. After Skerritt played "Viper", he went on to star in films like A River Runs Through It (alongside Brad Pitt) and many others. Over the course of his career, he starred in countless movies ever since he started acting in 1962 and shows no signs of slowing down. The proof? He starred in six different films in his 80's alone! 

Tom Skerritt at the Field of Lost Shoes Special Screening held at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, CA, September 17, 2014

Tom Skerritt today

Skerritt created his own media company named Heyou Media which he founded in 2016. The company shows new media visual entertainment such as virtual reality videos, but is still unknown to many.

Recently the actor has starred in films such as Day of Days, Lucky and East of the Mountains, the latter in which he was 86 years of age. As far as his future film appearances are concerned, Skerritt may well feature in films until his 90's!