Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. is an American actor and podcaster. He played Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's Freaks and Geeks, he has performed voice-over work in movies, TV shows and video games. Wilson was born in Philadelphia and raised in nearby Wayne, Pennsylvania. While attending Radnor High School, he was involved in dramatic arts, he studied international politics at Arizona State University. Wilson attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While in New York, he got his first "real" stage experience as a comedian. In the early 1980s, Wilson moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career, he shared an apartment with fellow aspiring comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Yakov Smirnoff, joked that he "taught them both about America."Wilson had a small role in the second season of NBC's Knight Rider in an episode titled "A Knight In Shining Armor". His breakthrough role was the bully Biff Tannen in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
He returned in the sequels Back to the Future Part II and Part III to not only reprise his role as Biff, but to play Biff's grandson Griff Tannen and great-grandfather Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. In every Back to the Future film, his character ends up in a pile of manure after trying to kill or hurt Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly, he voiced various Tannen relatives in the animated series. Wilson did not reprise his role as Biff in the initial versions of Telltale's Back to the Future: The Game released in 2011, being replaced by Kid Beyond; when the game was ported to the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015 in commemoration of the original film's 30th anniversary, Wilson returned to provide Biff's voice in these newer versions. In 1992, he voiced gangster Tony Zucco in Batman: The Animated Series and police detective Matt Bluestone in the animated series Gargoyles, he went to co-star with Mark Hamill in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, a video game. It was the third chapter in the Wing Commander series, but the first to feature live action and was popular at the time.
The character played by Wilson was Major Todd "Maniac" Marshall, a fellow starfighter pilot of Hamill's character. Wilson starred in the sequels Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom and Wing Commander: Prophecy and contributed his voice to the animated series Wing Commander Academy in the same role, he guest starred in an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1997. Wilson played McKinley High School's Coach Ben Fredricks in the 1999–2000 NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks. Coach Fredricks dated Bill Haverchuck's mother. Wilson was reunited with his Back to the Future co-star Christopher Lloyd in the 1994 film Camp Nowhere. Wilson has done voice-over work for the Nickelodeon TV show SpongeBob SquarePants, he has voiced many villainous characters that are physically strong and menacing, such as Flats the Flounder in the third season episode The Bully, The Tattletale Strangler in SpongeBob Meets the Strangler, the non-villainous character Reg the Club Bouncer in No Weenies Allowed.
In 2005 he played Coach Phelps in the TV series Zoey 101. He has hosted a podcast, Big Pop Fun, on the Nerdist Network starting in November 2011; the podcast features Tom sharing stories of his career, as well as informal chats with show business friends including Samm Levine, Blake Clark, Steve Oedekerk, "Weird Al" Yankovic, more. He maintains a YouTube channel, where he vlogs, he has over 22,000 subscribers. Wilson has been married to his wife Caroline Thomas since July 6, 1985. Together they have four children. Wilson is a painter. Many of his paintings focus on classic children's toys. In 2006, he was selected to join the California Featured Artist Series at Disneyland. Wilson is a devout Catholic, released a Contemporary Christian album in 2000 called In the Name of the Father. With the rise in popularity of the Back to the Future series, many people began to ask him questions about his experiences making the films. Wilson found the repetitive nature of the questions to be both hilarious and frustrating, so he wrote a song about them titled "Biff's Question Song" which he includes in his stand-up routine.
Wilson, Tom. The Masked Man: A Memoir And Fantasy Of Hollywood. BookBaby. ISBN 1624880819. Self published. Official website Thomas F. Wilson at AllMovie Thomas F. Wilson on IMDb Konbini - Interview YouTube channel
Patricia A. Ritchie is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing the 48th district, she was first elected in 2011. The district encompasses portions of the North Country abutting Lake Ontario. Ritchie is a lifelong resident of Upstate New York; the daughter of Rita A. and Kenneth H. Hilborne, she was raised in DePeyster, New York. At 15, she moved with her parents and brother to town of New York, she graduated from Heuvelton Central High School in 1980. She received an associates degree in social work from Mater Dei College of Ogdensburg, New York in 1985, she attended SUNY Plattsburgh transferred to SUNY Potsdam. She continued her education part-time while raising her family and working. Ritchie earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in 1991. Ritchie worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles from 1986 to 1999, she was elected as the St. Lawrence County Clerk, a position she held from 2000 through 2010. In 2002, she was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for New York State Assembly District 116, losing to Democrat Darrel Aubertine.
In November 2010 she defeated this time for his seat in the State Senate. She was handily reelected in 2012, she has run unopposed for reelection three times, in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In 2011, Ritchie was named Chair of the Senate's Agriculture Committee, where she has been recognized as an outstanding champion of the state's 35,000 farm families and sponsored such initiatives as the Young Farmers Grant and loan forgiveness program. In 2016, Ritchie was named co-chair of the bi-cameral Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, in 2017, was named Deputy Vice Chair of the important Health Committee, in recognition of her work to improve public health in rural counties, like those she represents, she and her husband Tom live in Oswegatchie. They have three grown children. New York State Senate: Patty Ritchie
In poetry, internal rhyme, or middle rhyme, is rhyme that occurs within a single line of verse, or between internal phrases across multiple lines. By contrast, rhyme between line endings is known as end rhyme. Percy Dearmer revised John Bunyan's poem "To Be a Pilgrim" in 1906, it became a popular hymn when Charles Winfred Douglas set it to music in 1917. Here are Dearmer's lyrics, with the internal rhymes in bold. Notice that in these three quatrains the internal rhymes are echoed in the line rhymes. Internal rhyme schemes were common in popular song of the Swing Era. One familiar example is the bridge from "Don't Fence Me In", written by Cole Porter for the film "Hollywood Canteen" in 1944: Internal rhyme is used extensively in rap and hip-hop music, where it sometimes overlaps with assonance; the usage of internal rhyme in rap has increased over time, but can be found in the earliest rap songs, such as the Sugarhill Gang's 1979 single, "Rapper's Delight": Internal rhyme is used by many different hip-hop artists, including Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane and Rakim, as demonstrated in Eric B. and Rakim's 1987 piece, "My Melody" from their debut album Paid In Full: Another prominent hip-hop artist who uses complex internal rhymes is AZ, as shown in "The Format": Black Thought, rapper from The Roots, uses internal rhymes in the song "Respond/React".
The Beatles use internal rhyme in their song Hey Jude. MF Doom uses every word as internal rhymes in this verse in his song, "Figaro". Kool Keith utilises internal rhyme in his song "3000" to throw off the listener. Off-centred rhyme