|Born||in Birmingham, Michigan, USA|
|Birth Name||Thomas Nikola Ohmer|
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Tom Ohmer's acting career has spanned three decades, in which he's starred as loving dads on Red Band Society, Moonlight and Tosh.0; a rocket scientist on NCIS:LA; and a pilot in crisis on Leverage. He's often recognized as the brutal hit-man Bosola on Criminal Minds and for his recurring role as underling Sgt. Lyman on Monk. Tom's work in front of the camera has been deeply influenced by his early years in the Army and the many years he spent in the Los Angeles and Simi Valley Police Departments. Currently, Tom employs both sides of his professional life as the subject matter expert on Bellum Entertainment's internationally syndicated series Corrupt Crimes.
Tom grew up in Carmel, Indiana and got his start in the entertainment industry when he was cast (type-cast?) as a fraternity jock in the Oscar-winning Breaking Away, filmed on his college campus at Indiana University. After modeling and acting in commercials in Chicago, he headed to Los Angeles where he landed his first TV job as Joan Collins' chauffeur on Dynasty. He quickly moved on to roles on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Cheers, and a recurring role on Days of Our Lives.
Wanting to create more stability for his young family, Tom began a parallel career in the LAPD and then Simi Valley Police Department, where he became a motorcycle officer. He continued to work on-camera, with starring roles on Baywatch, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, and others. Tom's police skills enhanced his acting career, and he soon found himself in demand as a law enforcement consultant, precision driver and stunt performer on several films and television shows including The Dark Knight Rises, Forget Paris, The Fourth Noble Truth, Race to Witch Mountain and G.I. Joe: Rise of The Cobra. Since taking an early retirement from the police department, Tom has racked up many credits both in and out of uniform, including roles on Perfect Couples, Crossing Jordan, The Unit, Sleeper Cell and in the films Harley's Hill, The Chicago 8, Reawakened and Dolphin Tale 2. Tom has also appeared in numerous national commercials, including two Super Bowl spots.
Tom credits the US Army for the discipline and work ethic that fuels his acting career. He's a member of Veterans in Film & Television, volunteers with The Gary Sinise Foundation and is active in his local church. Tom is honored to appear in a leading role in the recently released film Surrender, a docudrama which sheds light on the military veterans' suicide epidemic and coping with PTSD. When he isn't working, Tom's roaming California on his Harley and traveling home to Indiana every chance he gets. He's happily married to his college sweetheart, Marsha, and is very proud of his three kids, all of whom are in college.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Claire Winters