Tom Mason has been showing up in films and (especially) TV since the late 1970s. He played Archie to Thayer David's Nero Wolfe in a 1979 TV pilot, and starred as Tim "Freebie" Walker in the 1980 TV version of Freebie and the Bean. His subsequent weekly-TV credits include the roles of Jim Daley in Two Marriages, Sergeant McKay in Our Family Honor (1985), Mike Brennan in Jack and Myke (1986), and, most recently, restaurant manager Joe Mangus in the Fox Network's "succes d'estime" Party of Five (1995- ). Either by accident or design, Mason has shown up in quite a few "torn from today's headlines" TV movies: A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story, Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer?: The Bambi Bembenek Story, The Amy Fisher Story, etc. Once in a while, Tom Mason has been able to tear himself away from his busy TV schedule to accept a role in a theatrical film, notably President Douglas in 1994's The Puppet Masters. Tom Mason should not be confused with the "Tom Mason" who served as associate producer for the infamous Edward D. Wood Jr. in the 1950s.