Thom Mathews (born November 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actor best known as a star of low budget Horror, Action and Sci-Fi films. He began his career in the early 1980's, managing small bit parts in movies and TV. His first starring role was in the 1985 zombie horror film The Return of the Living Dead. The following year, he portrayed the male lead in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. He then began working with notorious director Albert Pyun, appearing in many of his films; the one noteworthy to Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans being 1988's Alien from L.A.. in which he was Charmin', the love interest of Kathy Ireland's character, Wanda. Throughout the 1990's, Thom managed to gain some work as an actor, though he eventually left show business in the early to mid 2000's to start a family and pursue other personal interests.