May 13, 1964 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, television director|
Tom Verica (born May 13, 1964) is an American actor, television director and producer, best known for his role as Jack Pryor in the NBC drama American Dreams (2002-2005). As director, he is known for Shonda Rhimes' dramas. As of 2012, Verica is co-executive producer of Scandal, and in 2014 he returned to acting in How to Get Away with Murder.
Life and career
Verica was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to real estate agent parents, of Italian descent on his father's side. His first television role was on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, in 1987. He later had a recurrring role in L.A. Law and guest-starred on Home Improvement, Picket Fences and NYPD Blue. In film, he appeared in Die Hard 2, Fathers' Day, Red Dragon and Zodiac.
Verica was regular cast member of CBS primetime soap opera, Central Park West from 1995 to 1996. He played Astronaut Dick Gordon in the HBO miniseries From The Earth To The Moon in 1998. He also appeared in The Naked Truth and Providence, and from 2002 to 2005 starred opposite Gail O'Grady in the NBC family drama, American Dreams. After the series was canceled, Verica guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, House, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy and The Closer, and well had a recurring roles in The 4400 and The Nine.
In early 2000s, Verica began his career as a television director. He directed the episodes of over 20 television shows, like American Dreams, Boston Legal, Dirty Sexy Money, Ugly Betty, Army Wives, The Mentalist, Body of Proof and Body of Proof. He was a recurring director of Shonda Rhimes' dramas Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. In Scandal he serves as co-executive producer as of 2012. In 2014, Verica was cast opposite Viola Davis in the Shonda Rhimes-produced series, How to Get Away with Murder.
|1987||All My Children||Duncan||Recurring role|
|1989||Quantum Leap||Impala||Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"|
|1990||Die Hard 2||Kahn|
|1991||L.A. Law||Bill Castroverde||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|1992||Home Improvement||Home Improvement||Episode: "Luck Be a Taylor Tonight"|
|1992||Picket Fences||Brian Ronick||Episode: "The Snake Lady"|
|1993||Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon||Manoel|
|1993||South Beach||Brooke Wyatt||Episode: "Stake Out"|
|1993||Donato and Daughter||Bobby Keegan||Television film|
|1993||Moon Over Miami||Jake||Episode: "Black River Bride"|
|1993||Seinfeld||Doctor||Episode: "The Conversion"|
|1994||The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story||Greg Bennett||Television film|
|1994||Breach of Conduct||Lt. Ted Lutz||Television film|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Dr. Paul Druzinski||Episode: "Travels with Andy"|
|1995||Not Our Son||Randy Litchfield||Television film|
|1995||Matlock||Craig Browning||Episode: "The Scam"|
|1996||The Assassination File||Jack Byrne||Television film|
|1995-1996||Central Park West||Mark Merrill||Series regular, 21 episodes|
|1996||The Big Easy||Tyrell||Episode: "Hotshots"|
|1997||Gun||The Quick Talking Agent||Episode: "The Shot"|
|1997||Loose Women||Detective Laurent|
|1997||Almost Perfect||Steven Ecstacy||Episode: "This Is What Happens When You Don't Watch PBS"|
|1998||Lost in the Bermuda Triangle||Brian Foster||Television film|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Dick Gordon||TV miniseries|
|1997-1998||The Naked Truth||Jake Sullivan||Series regular, 22 episodes|
|1999||Love American Style||Ron||TV miniseries|
|1999||Providence||Kyle Moran||Recurring role, 13 episodes|
|2001||Frasier||Jim||Episode: "A Day in May"|
|2001||Citizen Baines||Andy Carlson||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Mitch Weyland||Episode: "Blood Relatives"|
|1999, 2002||Will & Grace||Danny||Episodes: "Object of My Rejection" and "Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard"|
|2002||Baby Bob||Jake||Episode: "The Tell-Tale Art"|
|2002||Murder by Numbers||Asst. D.A. Al Swanson|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Brian||Episode: "The Bells of St. Peters"|
|2002||Red Dragon||Charles Leeds|
|2001-2004||State of Grace||Tommy Austin||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2002-2005||American Dreams||Jack Pryor||Series regular, 61 episodes|
|2005||The Bad Girl's Guide||Keith||Episode: "The Guide to in and Out"|
|2005||The 4400||Dr. Max Hudson||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jake Hunter||Episode: "Blast"|
|2006||House||Martin||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2006||Flags of Our Fathers||Lieutenant Pennell|
|2006||Boston Legal||A.U.S.A. Carl Newell||Episode: "Trick or Treat"|
|2006-2007||The Nine||Ed Nielson||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Michael Norris||Episode: "Rise Up"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Paul Aronson||Episode: "Love Always"|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Joe Mason||Television film|
|2009||Medium||Detective Aaron Carver||Episode: "The Future's So Bright"|
|2010||The Closer||Det. Steve Hayward||Episode: "Jump the Gun"|
|2014||How to Get Away with Murder||Tom Keating||Recurring role|
- Tom Verica Biography ((?)-), Film Reference
- "Tom Verica | Movies and Biography - Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- Tom Verica, Popenterinment.com
- Posted: 06/10/2013 11:56 am EDT (2013-06-10). "'American Dreams' Reunion: Unaired Alternate Ending Showed Where The Pryors Ended Up". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- "Tom Verica: Director, ABC’s Scandal". The New Potato. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- Deadline, The. "Tom Verica Cast In ABC Pilot 'How To Get Away'; Morgan Spector In NBC's 'Coercion'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20.