Hi I need to know if Tom Cruise ever played in an episode in the TV series In the Heat of the Night

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Gail,

Looking through the IMDb page of Tom Cruise, he's never appeared in the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" (1988-1995). 

Please write back if you have any more questions. 

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Season 4 episode 19. Just because it's not in his IMBd doesn't make it go away.
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Perhaps you're thinking of Randall Franks.  He was in the cast, and looked somewhat like Tom Cruise back then.


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Episode the first deadly sin. Air date 02/26/1991
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Yes that is definitely Tom Cruise. Watching that epi at the moment.
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Having seen the episode in my market recently (MeTV on January 2, 2020), I can confirm that Jeorj Euler is correct.

Bryan Dattilo is the actor who played Boyd Gardner in "In the Heat of the Night" (1988) {First Deadly Sin (#4.19)}. For any daytime drama fans, he plays Lucas Horton in Days of Our Lives.

While there is a resemblance between the two actors, Tom Cruise is approx. 9 years older than Dattilo. Also, this was one of Dattilo's earliest roles, dating from before his debut on "Days" in 1993.

Tom Cruise (IMDb photo image)
Bryan Dattilo (IMDb photo image)
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