BLACK LIGHTNING co-star CW
AMERICAN SOUL co-star (recurring) BET
HOMELAND co-star SHOWTIME
ATLANTA co-star FX
MACGYVER co-star CBS
NASHVILLE co-star CMT
CONSTANTINE co-star NBC
THE HAVES AND guest star OWN
THE HAVE NOTS (recurring) GOOD EATS guest star FOOD NETWORK THE PARKERS guest star UPN CROSSING JORDANco-star NBC
FILMS (partial list)
CONRAD & MICHELLE supporting dir.; stephen tolkin
A QUESTION OF FAITH supporting dir.; kevan otto
BAD DAD REHAB supporting dir.; carl seaton
STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMPKINS supporting dir.; zephyr benson
TRUTH HALL supporting dir.; jade dixon
HONEYBEE supporting dir.; melvin james
BLACK RAIN supporting dir.; scott evans
SAFE HAVEN lead dir.; marty watts
FIELD TRAINING lead dir.; chris miller
PARENTS MATTER lead dir.; bruce brooks
THE PEOPLE RULES lead dir.; john godwin
MAYRA & MR. RIGHT supporting dir.; kim goffney
FOCUS … supporting dir.; brian gurley
THEATRE (partial list)
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE lead* actors' temple theatre, off-broadway
(*NAACP Theatre Award for Best Ensemble)
WEBEIME lead*^ harlem school of the arts, off-broadway
(*Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee)
(^AUDELCO Award Nominee for Outstanding Ensemble Performance)
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR lead* centerstage north theatre
(*CenterStar Award for Best Actor)
WAIT UNTIL DARK supporting* centerstage north theatre
(*CenterStar Nominee for Best Supporting Actor)
CALIFORNIA SUITE lead alliance theatre
DREAM DELIVERY TEAM lead (15 spots) GA Lottery
NCAA PREGAME lead Capital One
LET'S DO SATURDAY supporting The Home Depot
LET'S GEAR UP supporting The Home Depot
CATCHING UP supporting Publix
OFFICE BRAGGING supporting DirecTV
SONA MED SPA lead Sona Med Spa
FISH FACE lead McDonald’s Inc.
SUCCESS BY SIX lead United Way
THE RALLY supporting Krystal’s Inc.
GA LOTTERY (campaign) Larry
WINN-DIXIE Regional Manager
The Bill Duke BootCamp; Playhouse West; Brian Reise Studios; Shannon Eubanks; Alliance Theatre; Actor's Express Theatre; Tom Logan; B.S., Morehouse College
Improvisation; Impersonations; Dialects: (Jamaican, British, New York, Southern, African); Singing: (Tenor, Baritone, Bass); Basketball, Baseball, Computers, Football, Golf, Rapping, Standup, Tennis, Volleyball
Thom's goal is to fulfill God's purpose for his life by using his artistic talents to affect change, galvanize emotions, stimulate learning, and entertain the world.
Raised in the theatre by his actress mother, Thom was bitten by the acting bug at the tender age of three. Convinced that his calling was to entertain, he played child roles in To Be Young, Gifted and Black and Medea at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, Thom juggled talent shows, where he performed as a comedian and vocalist, with athletics, where he was a basketball and track standout. Because of his interests in both sports and entertainment, his athletic coaches nicknamed him “HOLLYWOOD.” After graduating from high school, Thom played it safe and took a detour from his true calling. Thom attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated cum laude, with departmental honors, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
After a stint working in Corporate America, Thom ultimately gave over to his artistic impulses and went to Hollywood to pursue his dream of being a successful full-time actor. While in Hollywood, Thom guest-starred on The Parkers and Good Eats and co-starred on CSI: MIAMI, ANGEL and Crossing Jordan. He also landed a role in the independent feature film Truth Hall and several short films. Further, Thom was cast in commercials for McDonald’s and DirecTV. It was also in Hollywood that Thom returned to his theatre roots, where he fell in love with acting, becoming a founding member and CEO of The Black Gents of Hollywood (“TBGH”), an award winning entertainment company.
The critical acclaim of TBGH’s theatrical productions led Thom and TBGH to take their talents to New York City. While in New York, Thom produced and starred in the Off-Broadway award winning and AUDELCO nominated hit play, WEBEIME, for which he received a Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actor nomination. He also starred in and produced over 400 performances of the Off-Broadway hit play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, with two NAACP Theatre Award nominations, one NAACP Theatre Award for Best Ensemble, and an ADA for Best Play to its credit. Additionally, Black Angels was nominated for Best Long Running Show by Off-Broadway Alliance. Thom also had a supporting role in the feature film Straight Outta Tompkins produced by Robby Benson.
Full circle, back in Atlanta, Thom is a successful full-time working actor. He has co-starred on the Golden Globe winning and Emmy Award nominated hit TV show Atlanta, Showtime’s HOMELAND, CBS’s MacGyver, CMT’s Nashville, and NBC’s CONSTANTINE. Thom also landed a guest star recurring role on Tyler Perry Studio’s hit TV show Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots on OWN, and had supporting roles in TV ONE’s BAD DAD REHAB and the feature film A Question of Faith. Appearing in over 20 commercials, Thom has co-starred with Charles Barkley in a Capital One spot, and portrayed Larry, an iconic character, for the GA Lottery’s Dream Delivery Team’s multi-media campaign.
Thom is the founder and head instructor of the ACTORS’ GYM, a successful acting school in Atlanta “where artists come to strengthen their artistic gifts…”