John L. Altom is a film actor from Kingsport, Tennessee. He has starred in several projects, including FREEZ'ER and BROKEN SPRINGS, and plays Chief Gabriel Tilson on THE STRANGER. He also serves as a co-executive producer on the series and directed two Season 1 episodes.
Although the internal review board has backed off a bit, Evergreen's honest and beloved police chief is still under the fire of impending political change in the town. Mena Covax is making play after play for the mayoral office in the town. If she wins it, Tilson knows that she will oust him from serving for the department. Cracking the Langley case is his best chance.