Tom Mariano

BirthDay:

24 Feb 1969

BirthPlace:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

Thomas William Mariano

Bio:

Thomas William Mariano was born into an Italian-Catholic family on February 24, 1969. He grew up with his sister Susan and parents Lino & Lois Mariano in Canton, Massachusetts. Tom first started acting at the young age of 8. His first role was in 3rd grade when he was cast as the lead guard in the Wizard of Oz at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

Years later, Tom's parents divorced and at the age of 14, found himself on his way to Davis, California with his mother and sister. In California Tom found a positive outlet performing in school plays at Davis High School and at his local church. At the age of 15 he created his own cable show called "Tom's Bike Repair" which ran for 3 years. Tom played a key role in the show's success. He not only wrote the script, he directed, acted and solicited sponsors to help fund the cost of the show. But soon after Tom found himself wanting to move back to Massachusetts to be with his Father. Tom made the trip back in 1986 where he attended Canton High School and graduated in 1988.

It wasn't until 1990 that Tom decided to take a different turn and pursue a career in law enforcement with the Randolph Police Department as a Special Officer. Shortly thereafter in 1992, he was hired by the Boston Police Department as a Boston Special Officer and worked in the famous Downtown Crossing area in Boston.

In addition to Tom's accomplishments, in 1999 he took on another challenge and gave competitive bodybuilding a try. Not only did Tom win a competition within his first year, he took second place in the 2000 Men's Open Lightweight class and went on to win many more competitions in the years to follow.

In 2000 Tom decided to use his knowledge and experience as an officer and started a company called TNT Fugitive Recovery Security Agency where he worked hand in hand with Immigration and Naturalization Services on the deportation of illegal immigrants. The firm was in business for 8 years and serviced the New England area.

While still doing the Fugitive Recovery business, in 2003 Tom accepted a new position with the Massasoit Police Department as a State Police Special. In 2008 Tom sold the TNT Fugitive Recovery Security Agency and in 2009, after six years with Massasoit Police Department, Tom left law enforcement all together.

Although Tom was busy pursuing other career interests, he still had a passion for acting. It wasn't until 2005 when Tom got his big break cast in the role as Eddie in the movie "Naughty or Nice". Not only did he act, he received credits as a Producer, Stunt Coordinator and Editor. Tom also made his debut as a Stormtrooper in 2006 on the Fox 25 Boston morning show. Not long after that in 2008, Tom decided to make another big move and came out with his own reality TV series called "Behind the Mask Show: The Story of The US Mercs Paintball Team". It was a reality show based on what it takes to run a successful paintball team. Along with being the Creator, Tom was Producer, Series Director and Series Writer.

In 2011 Tom was cast as Detective Ballantine in the movie "The Joneses", a dark comedy about rival neighbors whose quest for the best turns deadly. A year later in 2012, Tom was cast as a wedding guest in the hit movie "Ted", a story centered on a man and his teddy bear who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis and directed by Seth MacFarlane. In that same year Tom was cast as a fight patron in the movie "Here Comes the Boom" which is about a high school biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program. The movie includes Kevin James and Salma Hayek and is scheduled to come out in October 2012.

Tom was then cast as a Boston Red Sox fan in the movie "R.I.P.D." also in 2012. The movie is about a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers working for the rest in peace department and tries to find the man who murdered him. It includes actors Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and is slated to come out in July 2013.

ABC came knocking as well in 2012 when Mariano was cast as a gala guest in ABC's pilot "Gilded Lilys". The story is set in 1895 and revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York City and all the intermingling of love. The show included Blythe Danner and John Barrowman and was slated for the fall 2012. Soon after filming "Gilded Lilys" Tom went on to play one of the FBI Investigators in the new Tom Hanks movie called "Captain Phillips" also slated to come out in October 2013.

2012 proved to be a busy year for Tom when he had the opportunity to be cast as a police officer and work with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in "The Heat". The movie, which is about an FBI agent that teams up with a Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster, is slated to hit theaters in April 2013.

In Tom's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family & friends, especially his 11-year old daughter, Gianna and his 1-year old daughter Gabriella. He loves watching movies, exercising and riding his motorcycle. Tom is also very passionate about raising awareness about dyslexia. As a child, Tom struggled with this learning disability and understands how difficult it can be. He hopes to be an inspiration to both children and their families struggling with dyslexia and let them know that you can overcome this and achieve your goals and dreams.
Filmography

Actor ( 24 credits )

Central Intelligence (2016) Airport Ground Crew
The Finest Hours (2016) Hi Hat Patron
Caped Crusader: Gotham Underground (2016) Bruce Wayne / Batman
Black Mass (2015) Italian Mobster
Ted 2 (2015) Comic Con Attendee
Can't Go Home (2015)  Tom Desjadon (1 episode, 2015)
Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours (2014) Bruce Wayne / Batman
The Judge (2014) Townie (uncredited)
The Equalizer (2014) Gangster (uncredited)
Chasing Life (2014)  Security Guard (1 episode, 2014)
American Hustle (2013) FBI Agent (uncredited)
Private Affairs (2013) Mr. Burg
Captain Phillips (2013) FBI Investigator (uncredited)
R.I.P.D. (2013) Red Sox Fan (uncredited)
Grown Ups 2 (2013) Townie (uncredited)
The Heat (2013) Boston Police Officer (uncredited)
Here Comes the Boom (2012) Fight Patron (uncredited)
Ted (2012) Wedding Guest (uncredited)
The Joneses (2011) Detective Ballantine (as Thomas Mariano)
Topic Time with Harrison Young (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Behind the Mask Show: The Story of the US Mercs Paintball Team (2008)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Naughty or Nice (2005) Eddie (as Thomas Mariano)
If You Told (0) (rumored)
Blue Suede (0) U.S. Attorney Victor Wild

Producer ( 7 credits )

Caped Crusader: Gotham Underground (2016) executive producer
Can't Go Home (2015) creative producer / executive producer (1 episode, 201
Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours (2014) executive producer
Private Affairs (2013) co-producer
Behind the Mask Show: The Story of the US Mercs Paintball Team (2008) producer (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Naughty or Nice (2005) producer (as Thomas Mariano)
If You Told (0) executive producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Can't Go Home (2015) (developed by) (1 episode, 2015)
Behind the Mask Show: The Story of the US Mercs Paintball Team (2008) (creator) (9 episodes, 2009-2010)

Director ( 2 credits )

Caped Crusader: Gotham Underground (2016) (co-director)
Behind the Mask Show: The Story of the US Mercs Paintball Team (2008) (7 episodes, 2009-2012)