Tom Reilly

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Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly (Officer Bobby Nelson) was born as Thomas Michael Reilly III in Fort Riley, Kansas on June 18, 1959. He is 6'2" tall. He went on to become a star football player at Montclair State College (now Montclair State University) in Upper Montclair, New Jersey but eventually dropped out.

Apparently, by the end of the last season, Tom fell out of favor with Erik. On December 21 1982, he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, qualudes. This prompted Bruce Penhall's Bruce Nelson character to became Ponch's new partner.

After "CHiPs", he went back to acting school and took on some other roles. He retired from acting in 1997.

As of August 2005, he was reported as living on the Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two kids, ages 9 and 6 as of March 2007. He received his private pilot's license in October 2006. He says he does a lot of camping and loves to be near the beach.


  • Uptown Girls (2003) as Executive
  • Shades of Gray (aka Twisted Passion) (1997) as Frank Maxwell
  • Deep Cover (aka Checkmate) (1996) as Jim
  • Ice Cream Man (1995) as Charley
  • Caged Hearts (1995) .... Foreman #1
  • Valley of the Dolls (TV-1994) as Peter D'Allesio
  • Animal Instincts II (1994) as Man with Loose Tie
  • Mirror Images II (1994) as Jake
  • Sworn to Vengeance (TV-1993)
  • Animal Instincts (1992) as Ken
  • Married with Children - Just Shoe It (TV-1992) as Caterer
  • Kiss and Be Killed (1991) as Phil
  • Slaughterhouse Rock (1988) as Richard Gardner
  • Young Warriors (aka The Graduates of Malibu High) (1983) as Scott
  • Just Men! - episodes 1.7 & 1.13 (TV-1983) as Himself
  • The $10,000 Pyramid - November 15, 1982 (TV-1982) as Himself
  • "CHiPs" (TV-1982-1983) as Officer Bobby "Hot Dog" Nelson
  • Paper Dolls (1982) (TV)

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