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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameThomas A. Verica
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom has an illustrious career as a gifted actor, director and producer. He is a true multi-hyphenate. A major force behind the camera, he also steps in front of the camera acting opposite Viola Davis as her husband, Sam Keating, in the ABC hit, How To Get Away With Murder. He currently serves as Executive Producer on two of Netflix's biggest shows, Bridgerton and Inventing Anna, which he also directed multiples episodes on each. Other work with long time collaborator Shonda Rhimes include Executive Producer/director on ABC's, Scandal and For The People. As a well-regarded director, Tom has helmed numerous episodes of television including The Umbrella Academy, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and the upcoming Untitled Queen Charlotte Project for Netflix, written by Shonda Rhimes.

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. His diverse feature film acting credits include Zodiac helmed by David Fincher, Flags Of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood, Murder By Numbers, Red Dragon, Fathers Day, and Die Hard 2.

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 series Will & Grace, Providence 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. He is a DGA member and currently serves on the Television Creative Rights Committee.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lisa D

Family (1)

Spouse Kira Arne' Verica (2 September 2000 - present)  (2 children)

Trivia (7)

He has guest-starred on his wife, Kira Arne' Verica,'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 Richard Gordon in HBO's From the Earth to the Moon (1998).
Tommy Verica went to Haverford High School in Havertown, Pa.
Father of Dante Verica.

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