Charlotte Shanks: What happened to Tom Skerritt’s ex-wife now?

Charlotte Shanks

Charlotte Shanks was the ex-wife of American actor Tom Skerritt. Charlotte Shanks’s ex-husband is a celebrated Hollywood actor who has appeared in more than forty films and more than two hundred television episodes. He had some of his top roles in films such as MAS*H, Alien, The Dead Zone, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Up in Smoke, and the television series Picket Fences. 

Charlotte Shanks: Bio Summary

Full NameCharlotte Shanks
famous asTom Skerritt’s ex-wife
Age N/A
Date of BirthN/A
Place of Birth United States of America
Zodiac signGemini
Children Erin Skerritt, Andy SkerrittMatt Skerritt
Parents  Tom Skerritt (m. 1957–1972)

Who is Tom Skerritt’s ex-wife?

Charlotte Shanks was the first woman Tom Skerritt took to the alter. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 1957 and they moved to California when he transferred again to UCLA as an English major in 1960.

Though they planned to spend the rest of their life together, things didn’t go as planned. They called their marriage a quit in December 1972 after being together for about 15 years. Tom and Charlotte were the parents of three children Andy, Matt, and Erin.  

ALSO, READ; Andy Skerritt: Everything About The Son of Tom Skerritt.

What happened to Charlotte Shanks?

Though she was married to a famous Hollywood personality, Charlotte has been very private about her life. Her ex-husband on the other hand has not spoken much about him in any interview.

However, according to Facts Verse, Charlotte Shanks developed schizophrenia when they were married. Tom was very close with his wife’s treatment. The actor had struggled with working and trying to be the caregiver for their 3 young children. According to reports, he often brought his children on set with him.

The actor did his best to stay in the marriage for the sake of their children. The entire episode gave the actor PSTD, he went into a brief period of isolation. Robert Altman helped him overcome the PTSD from his first marriage. Charlotte Shanks has been totally out of the picture after their divorce, not much has been heard of her since.

According to Seattletimes, Tom remains somewhat estranged from his oldest son, who blames Dad for not being home at critical, frightening times.

Tom Skerritt: Charlotte Shanks’s ex-husband. 

Tom Skerritt was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the youngest son of a homemaker, Helen, and Roy Skerritt, a Businessman. Charlotte’s ex-husband is known for his successful roles in films like Top Guns, Up in Smoke, and others. 

The actor grew up in a middle-class Detroit family, his father a small businessman and his mother a homemaker. Tom was not the only child of the couple, he had two brothers; a sister died as a child. If Tom couldn’t be a ballplayer he wanted to be Frank Sinatra, but he didn’t have the dash or voice.

After graduating from high school he enlisted in the military and served a four-year tour of duty in the United States Air Force as a classifications specialist. Most of his enlistment was spent at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas.

Charlotte’s ex-husband made his big-screen debut as Sergeant Stan Showalter’ in the 1962 film “War Hunt” alongside Robert Redford directed by Denis Sanders. He got a role in the 1970 American black-comedy war film M*A*S*H and with his experience in the armed forces he was able to deliver his role perfectly, this was followed with a lot more movie roles which made him successful as an actor. 

Skerritt is mildly workaholic and, despite his fondness for the 1960s, carries that sense of duty — that you should think, and read, and participate — typical of the Depression-World War II generation.

East of the Mountains Star Tom Skerritt Manages Happy Life with 30 Year Younger Wife Julie Tokashiki

When the Hollywood star not acting or working on his Seattle film school (, he writes, paints, plays tennis and more than keeps pace with his charming third wife, Julie Tokashiki, who is 30 years his junior.

ALSO, READ; Sue Oran: Inside the Life of Tom Skerritt’s Ex-wife.

Julie Toka was a studio executive leery on the first date but who found Skerritt a soul mate and a romantic. He married his third wife, Julie Tokashiki in 1998 and they have adopted a daughter called Emi.

The  M*A*S*H actor got married to his second wife Sue Oran, who ran bed-and-breakfast in 1992. They got divorced in 1992 with one son called Colin Skerritt.

ALSO, READ; Colin Skerritt: Truth about the son of Tom Skerritt. 

Charlotte Shanks’s ex-husband has earned a lot of nominations and awards for his works which includes winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1993 for Picket Fences, Golden Globe Awards, Genie Awards, and many others. 

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