Thomas Ian Nicholas began his career at the age of seven when he was cast to portray a young Tony Danza on "Who's the Boss?" (1984). Since his debut, he has landed many guest and lead roles on television including a guest-starring story arc on the last season of "Party of Five" (1994) in 2000. He also starred in several family feature films, including Rookie of the Year (1993), A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) and it's sequel, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace (1998) (V). His most memorable role to date is portraying "Kevin Myers" in the smash hit trilogy of American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003). In 2002, he co-starred in The Rules of Attraction (2002), opposite James Van Der Beek and Clifton Collins Jr., directed by Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction (1994)) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002) opposite Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, Sean Patrick Thomas and Jamie Lee Curtis. In Showtime's Stealing Sinatra (2003), he portrays Frank Sinatra Jr. co-starring with William H. Macy and David Arquette, directed by Ron Underwood. For the film, Thomas pre-recorded his vocals for the two songs he performs as Frank Jr.
L.A. D.J. (2004) marks his debut as a director. The story revolves around two talented brothers who live in a smalltown trailer park, and have a dream of becoming world famous club D.J.s. They go to L.A. and try to break into the club scene, but wind up DJing bar-mitzvahs for their uncle.
Thomas also holds a love of music equal to his love of acting. He plays the guitar, sings and writes his own songs. He never stops exploring the music world. So dedicated, he learned the violin for his character "Todd" on "Party of Five" (1994). In 1998, his band "the T.I.N. men", released their first album "Something More" (which can be found on Amazon.com). Thomas currently has a solo album in the works.
His goal is to continue to entertain us on both the small and the big screen, in front of and behind the camera, and to make music he and the rest of us can enjoy.
Thomas began his career in acting the way that most kids learn how to swim - by being thrown into the deep end. At the age of 6, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring actress who found her niche as a casting director. A resourceful woman, she would fill roles in any way possible, even by casting herself in as many as four extra roles in one feature when necessary. She eventually ran into a wall when a call came on a Sunday night for the role of an alter boy, and decided to cast Thomas.
That day of work was a revelation for Nicholas, who, despite the fact that he still had his baby teeth, was already feeling a sense of purpose in his life. After the film wrapped, he informed his mother that he wanted to be an actor and was given the name of an agent by the mother of Scott Grimes. Weeks later, after countless hours spent memorizing a lengthy monologue, he marched into the agent's office for his successful interview.
And that's how, within a year of his first acting role, Nicholas found himself on the set of "Who's the Boss?" (1984), playing a young Tony Danza.
Beginning at age 12, Nicholas embarked on a series of feature films that would shape his career to come, including the now-classic Rookie of the Year (1993), A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) and recurring roles on hit TV shows like "Party of Five" (1994). However, the by-products of acting wouldn't be thrust upon him until he was booked at the age of 17 for the role of "Kevin Myers". The "American Pie" empire had begun. That film made him one of the most recognizable faces of his generation, the boy-next- door whom everyone loved and trusted - and who, as Tara Reid's on-screen boyfriend, became the envy of hormonally challenged teens.
The notoriety was all well and good - no one can complain about being successful in his or her chosen field. However, it wasn't his new high profile that excited Nicholas, it was the recognition from his peers. The ones who noticed that Thomas wasn't just reciting lines, he was exploring his character from the inside out. With the "American Pie" movies as a springboard, Nicholas was able to land other exciting roles, including the Roger Avary-directed The Rules of Attraction (2002), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and Stealing Sinatra (2003), opposite everyone from Tyra Banks to William H. Macy. He also made his debut as a writer and director in L.A. D.J. (2004), during which he learned a new appreciation for everyone involved behind the camera in a feature film.
A lifelong musician as well, Nicholas released his debut solo album, "Without Warning", in January 2008. Co-written by rock legends Bruce Kulick (KISS), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction) and Dan Lavery (Tonic), the album is a radio-friendly collection of pop-rock tunes that toe the line between Switchfoot's melodic rock and John Mayer's pop-crooner sensibilities.
In the past two years alone, Thomas has worked on such hit TV shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" (2005) and "Medium" (2005) and upcoming films National Lampoon's Cattle Call (2006), Let the Game Begin (2010), Sherman's Way (2008), The Bridge to Nowhere (2009) and Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009).
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Had a band named "the T.I.N. Men": Thomas Ian Nicholas (vocals, guitar); Keith Catlow (bass); Cameron Vodegel (drums). Debut Album released 14 September 1999 titled "Something More".
Brother of Tim Scarne.
Toured acoustically and with his band, "Thomas Nicholas Band" throughout the US and cities in Europe from 2008-2011. Band members included Thai Long Ly (bass), Shay Godwin (drums) and Rob Leifer (lead guitar).
Released his album "Without Warning" on January 15, 2008.
Due to so many fan requests, Thomas released "Without Warning" acoustic album in 2009. Available on iTunes. (Thomas Nicholas).
Released 3rd album "Heroes Are Human" June 1, 2010. Available on iTunes (Thomas Nicholas Band).
2012 "TNB" released a self titled EP of 6 songs, including "My Generation" which is on the "American Reunion" soundtrack. Available on iTunes. (Thomas Nicholas Band).
[on American Reunion (2012)] This movie gives us permission to be juvenile in a way the real world doesn't let us be. As actors, how great is it to go back and act like stupid twelve-year-olds again?
[on sharing an exact birthday with fellow singer-actress Jessica Simpson] It's an honor when people say that I must be what her twin brother would look like, if she had one. We've never collaborated, however - and quite honestly, I'm not sure we resemble each other closely enough to warrant the comparison.
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