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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 July 1962Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameThomas Ellis Gibson
Nickname Tom
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He was soon encouraged to apply to the famous Julliard School and ended up winning a scholarship to go there. He pursued his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Gibson made his professional stage debut in 1985 in David Hare's A Map of the World. In 1992, he got his big break when asked to star in Far and Away (1992). He has also appeared on television in The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990), Armistead Maupin's Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993) for PBS, and in the NBC mini-series A Will of Their Own (1998). He currently resides with his wife, Christine Gibson, and his new baby boy, born on June 23.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michele Bernardes<mimica2000@bol.com.br>

Spouse (1)

Christine Gibson (1993 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Deep baritone voice
Intense understated performances
Rarely ever smiling on Criminal Minds (2005).

Trivia (6)

Son James Parker Gibson (born June 23rd 1999).
Son Travis Carter Gibson (born July 1st 2002).
Was born on the same day as Tom Cruise. The two appeared together in both Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Far and Away (1992).
Is a very good golfer.
Currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, his wife's hometown.
Daughter Agatha Marie Gibson (born April 28th 2004).

Personal Quotes (15)

There's nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach. I grew up across the marsh from The Citadel. We loved buying chicken necks at the Piggly Wiggly, tying them to a string on a stick and catching blue crabs.
Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine. Its architecture is unparalleled. Carriage rides are great for seeing the city and hearing the history behind certain houses and the area.
When my sister and I were kids, swimming down in Charleston, there was this pizza parlor that had this old Dixieland band play, and I just loved Louis Armstrong and the sound of his voice, and I got up there with the band and started singing Louis Armstrong songs when I was a kid. I have no idea why, but I did it and I loved it.
I work out religiously. It's great for my back. It's great for my core. I've been exposed to lots of exercise regimens and movement classes as an actor, so I understand the importance of stretching and staying limber, but Pilates is what's really spoken to me. It works everything out.
Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would've kept playing, except I realized that girls don't watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.
In a way, as an actor, you do all the preparation and then you want to forget it and just play the scene. As a director, you can't forget it because somebody will remind you that you forgot something. But you can know your plan well enough that you still have a certain amount of freedom.
You know, it's nice on a sitcom to have an audience there, but there's still a wall of cameras between you and them.
One of the things that I'd like to get back to that I did as a younger actor was to work on, you know, a rep season for a summer where you did two or three Shakespeares, and you'd do a couple of either new plays or classic plays, and you did a different one almost every night.
When I'm home, I've got the kind of time that other dads who live there full time don't have. I can go and have lunch with my kids at school and that sort of thing.
You can't substitute the act of making people laugh. It's definitely something that actors like to do.
I've had probably way too many acting classes, and you try to sort of shed - I think over a period of time, you'll shed what doesn't stick with you, and you'll hang onto those things that do.
When I was in New York, I took my bike everywhere for transportation. I didn't have a fixed-gear bicycle, like a lot of the messengers do, but I had a stripped-down deal - having lost a few good ones in New York - and I did 10 to 15 miles a day just getting around the city.
I work in show business - there's nothing that shocks me anymore!
People think that human beings have gotten worse, that because of the pressures that modern society puts on us, we've gotten worse, and we've gotten capable of doing more terrible things. I don't know if I necessarily think that that's true.
Charleston is an amazing place. I probably didn't appreciate it enough when I was growing up.

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