Thomas Wilson Brown was born in eastern Wyoming to a modern-day cowboy, and it was his father's occupation that paved the way for Brown's first role. After re-locating to New Mexico as a pre-teen, he was cast as Augie in Lawrence Kasdan's epic 1985 Western, "Silverado," thanks in large part to his horse-riding skills. Once he was planted onto casting directors' radars, a more central role in the TV Western "Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills" followed in 1986. But Westerns were not to be Brown's lot. He landed his best roles and gained his greatest exposure elsewhere, most definitively in 1989, when he played Little Russell Thompson, one of the shrunken victims in Disney's immense family hit "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," with Rick Moranis. He followed up that role in 1990 co-starring with Winona Ryder and Jeff Daniels in "Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael," a dramatic comedy about the celebrity title character's anticipated arrival. On television, Brown's most substantial part was as a high school kid whose father beat him, a role that played out over the course of a late season of the vintage prime-time soap "Knots Landing." Since then, Brown's TV appearances have been spotty, among them guest spots on everything from the team drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 1993 to the procedural "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in 2003. His dwindling film roles include a return-to-roots cameo in the 1995 Jeff Bridges-starring Western "Wild Bill" and co-starring and co-producing credits on the small 2011 thriller "The Mooring."
Jake Robbins (Kris Kristofferson) is a Vietnam Veteran who has been in Vietnam for seventeen years. The United States military discovers Jake in Cambodia where he has been living for several years. Jake returns home to his family after nearly twenty years. During the Vietnam War Jake was reported missing and presumed dead on June 12, 1970. His wife Sarah Robbins (Jobeth Williams) and there son Tyler Robbins (Thomas Wilson Brown) had mourned him and then moved on with there lives. Sarah is now married to another man Woody Foster (Sam Waterston) and Tyler thinks of Woody as his father. When Jake returns home his father Harry Robbins (Brian Keith) is overjoyed to see him again, But his wife Sarah and his son Tyler are shocked and they do not know how to handle his return. When Sarah discovers that Jake is alive old feelings comeback and she remembers there life together. Jake confronts the military on how his disappearance was handled, And more importantly how to track down his missing wife and two children in Southeast Asia.
Thomas Wilson Brown (born December 27, 1972) is an American actor, who began his career at the age of 11 by playing "Augie", the nephew of Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner's characters in the Lawrence Kasdan western classic Silverado.