Professor, Chair of Department
Tom is a director, primary acting teacher, voice and dialects specialist, and current department chair. He has taught at numerous institutions including Ohio University; Clarke College, IA; Southwestern University, TX; and Southern Oregon University.
He is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Voice and Speech Trainer's Association, and a certified instructor of Alba Emoting Technique. He has worked at a range of professional theatres across the country including the Seattle Repertory, the Tacoma Actors' Guild, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, as well as playing leading roles in several major outdoor dramas.
He has written eleven screenplays, developed projects with several major producers including Mark and Gary Lipsky, and was commissioned to write a screenplay for world renowned Argentine American pianist Ana Maria Trench de Bottazzi based on her book To Live Again. He has directed numerous original scripts, including one of particular interest called The Mix-up Time, working with playwright Daniel Keyes, author of Flowers for Algernon which eventually became the movie Charley.
Tom has been in a number of films including House of Games, You Can Take This Job and Shove It, Big Miracle, and was most recently featured as Dr. Don Rogers in The Frozen Ground. He was talent in a national commercial for Chevy Trucks, and has appeared at UAA as Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, and John Adams in 1776. Recent directing credits include Terra Nova, The Language of Trees, The Playboy of the Western World, SPAMalot, and Big River.
Tom is a veteran, a pilot of 44 years, flies his own experimental aircraft, and loves reading books on the brain, cosmology, and all things physics.
University of Wisconsin-Superior