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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 May 1964Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameThomas A. Verica
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom has an illustrious career that spans thirty years in the entertainment industry. A gifted actor and director, he is a true multi-hyphenate. Currently, he serves as the Executive Producer/Head Director of Scandal on ABC and steps in front of the camera to act opposite Viola Davis as her husband, Sam Keating, in another ABC-Shonda Rhimes hit, How To Get Away With Murder. Prior to Verica's full schedule as one of Shondaland's busiest players, Tom starred as Jack Pryor on NBC's acclaimed television drama, American Dreams, in which the Wall Street Journal declared the "versatile actor's performance a marvel." Tom's diverse feature film acting credits include Zodiac helmed by David Fincher, Flags Of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood, Murder By Numbers, Red Dragon, Father's Day, and Die Hard II.

Among his extensive television appearances as an actor, Tom has starred on The Naked Truth opposite Tea Leoni, LA Law, Central Park West, The Nine and HBO's Emmy-winning, mini-series From The Earth To The Moon in which he portrayed astronaut Dick Gordon. Other highlights include stints on notable television shows such as House, The Closer, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order SVU, Medium, Frasier, Will & Grace, Providence, The 4400, and the famous 'conversion' episode of Seinfeld. In theatre, Tom has performed on and Off-Broadway in numerous stage plays including the award-winning Broadway production of Craig Lucas' Prelude To A Kiss at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

As a well-regarded director, Tom has helmed numerous episodes of television including Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Harry's Law, Private Practice, Boston Legal, Ugly Betty and American Dreams. He is a DGA member that currently serves on the Television Creative Rights Committee. He is married to writer, Kira Arne', and they have two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lisa D

Spouse (1)

Kira Arne (2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

He has guest-starred on his wife, Kira Arne,'s TV series, Crossing Jordan (2001).
Columnist Liz Smith labeled Verica as "the sexiest man on television" in 1995.
He is of Italian/German descent.
His very first TV appearance was as a young teen dancer on "Dancin' On Air." The show was was broadcast live to 7 states out of Philadelphia from 1981 to 1987. Dancin' On Air was the predecessor to the hit national TV show, Dance Party USA.
Portrayed astronaut Dick Gordon in HBO's From The Earth To The Moon.
Tommy Verica went to Haverford High School in Havertown, Pa.

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