Tom Verica

BirthDay:

13 May 1964

BirthPlace:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

BirthName:

Thomas A. Verica

Bio:

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 53 credits )

Dropping the Soap (2015)  Mitch Gatlin (1 episode)
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)  Sam Keating (9 episodes, 2014)
One Question Interviews (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Lie to Me (2009)  Paul Aronson (1 episode, 2009)
Wildwood Days (2008) Himself
Zodiac (2007) Jim Dunbar
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Lieutenant Pennell
The Nine (2006)  Ed Nielson (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Michael Norris (1 episode, 2008)
The Closer (2005)  Det. Steve Hayward (1 episode, 2010)
Medium (2005)  Detective Aaron Carver (1 episode, 2009)
The Bad Girl's Guide (2005)  Keith (1 episode, 2005)
House M.D. (2004)  Martin, Alex's Father (1 episode, 2006)
The 4400 (2004)  Dr. Max Hudson (3 episodes, 2005)
Boston Legal (2004)  A.U.S.A. Carl Newell (1 episode, 2006)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Red Dragon (2002) Charles Leeds
Murder by Numbers (2002) Asst. D.A. Al Swanson
American Dreams (2002)  Jack Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
Baby Bob (2002)  Jake (1 episode, 2002)
Crossing Jordan (2001)  Mitch Weyland (1 episode, 2002)
State of Grace (2001)  Tommy Austin (6 episodes, 2001-2004)
Citizen Baines (2000)  Andy Carlson (4 episodes, 2001)
Making Contact (1999)
Providence (1999)  Kyle Moran (13 episodes, 1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Jake Hunter (1 episode, 2006)
Eli's Theory (1999)  Father (unknown episodes)
Will & Grace (1998)  Danny (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
In the Loop (1998)
When It Clicks (1998) Paul Cummings / Kaminsky
Loose Women (1997) Detective Laurent
Fathers' Day (1997) Peter
Gun (1997)  The Quick Talking Agent (1 episode, 1997)
The Big Easy (1996)  Tyrell (1 episode, 1996)
The Naked Truth (1995)  Jake Sullivan (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
C.P.W. (1995)  Mark Merrill (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Almost Perfect (1995)  Steven Ecstacy (1 episode, 1997)
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Brian (1 episode, 2002)
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon (1993) Manoel
Frasier (1993)  Jim (1 episode, 2001)
NYPD Blue (1993)  Dr. Paul Druzinski (1 episode, 1995)
Moon Over Miami (1993)  Jake (1 episode, 1993)
South Beach (1993)  Brooke Wyatt (1 episode, 1993)
Picket Fences (1992)  Brian Ronick (1 episode, 1992)
Home Improvement (1991)  Charlie (1 episode, 1992)
Die Hard 2 (1990) Kahn
Seinfeld (1989)  Doctor (1 episode, 1993)
Quantum Leap (1989)  Impala (1 episode, 1989)
Matlock (1986)  Craig Browning (1 episode, 1995)
L.A. Law (1986)  Bill Castroverde (9 episodes, 1991)
All My Children (1970)  Duncan (1 episode, 1987)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Scandal (2012) co-executive producer (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
George & Gracie (2003) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

George & Gracie (2003) (writer)

Director ( 22 credits )

Scandal (2012) (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
Body of Proof (2011) (1 episode, 2012)
Harry's Law (2011) (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
No Ordinary Family (2010) (1 episode, 2010)
The Deep End (2010) (1 episode, 2010)
Eastwick (2009) (1 episode, 2009)
The Beast (2009) (1 episode, 2009)
The Mentalist (2008) (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
My Own Worst Enemy (2008) (1 episode)
The Cleaner (2008) (1 episode, 2008)
Private Practice (2007) (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Army Wives (2007) (1 episode, 2009)
Dirty Sexy Money (2007) (1 episode, 2009)
Ugly Betty (2006) (2 episodes, 2009)
What About Brian (2006) (1 episode, 2007)
Men in Trees (2006) (1 episode, 2008)
Six Degrees (2006) (1 episode, 2007)
Grey's Anatomy (2005) (9 episodes, 2007-2011)
Boston Legal (2004) (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Studio City (2003)
George & Gracie (2003)
American Dreams (2002) (2 episodes, 2004)