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Thomas Maurice "Tom" McLoughlin (born July 19, 1950)[1] is an American screenwriter, film/television director and former mime who is most notable for directing Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and One Dark Night.[2] His other credits include numerous television movies such as Murder in Greenwich, At Risk, Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, Date with an Angel and the 2010 Lifetime Movie Network film The Wronged Man.[3]

Tom McLoughlin
Thomas Maurice McLoughlin

(1950-07-19) July 19, 1950 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Director
  • screenwriter
Years active1982–present

In 1977 McLoughlin was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his contributions to Van Dyke and Company, a special starring Dick Van Dyke. Two years later, he portrayed the robot S.T.A.R. (Special Troops/Arms Regiment) in the Disney film The Black Hole. He also played Katahdin in the 1979 horror film Prophecy.





  1. ^ "The Birth of Thomas McLoughlin". California Birth Index. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – 30th Anniversary Interview with Director Tom McLoughlin". Dread Central. August 5, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Tom McLoughling". AllMovie. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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