Eddie Kaye Thomas

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Eddie Kaye Thomas
Eddie Kaye Thomas by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Thomas at the 2016 Wondercon.
Born (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present

Eddie Kaye Thomas (born October 31, 1980) is an American actor who rose to prominence as Paul Finch in the American Pie film series. He is also known for his roles as Andy Rosenberg in the Harold & Kumar series and as Jeff Woodcock in 'Til Death. He also starred in the CBS show Scorpion as Dr. Tobias "Toby" M. Curtis.

Career[edit]

Thomas began his acting career as a stage actor at age seven, appearing in Four Baboons Adoring the Sun in 1992 and The Diary of Anne Frank, opposite Natalie Portman in 1997. He graduated from New York's Professional Children's High School already a veteran of the Broadway stage.

Thomas made his onscreen debut in an episode of the ABC Soap Opera One Life To Live[1] and later appeared on an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? about a possessed camera that destroys everything it shoots, entitled The Tale of the Curious Camera. He also appeared on Law & Order twice in 1996, playing different characters each time.

His screen work includes the independent movie called Illtown, The Rage: Carrie 2, and James Toback's controversial motion picture Black and White in which Thomas co-starred with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jared Leto, the title role of Canadian shock-comic Tom Green's Freddy Got Fingered, and as the stereotypical Jewish character Rosenberg in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) opposite David Krumholtz.

From 2001–2002, Thomas starred in the television series Off Centre with John Cho. He returned to the small screen in the sitcom 'Til Death for the first two seasons (2006 and 2007). His character was removed from the show for budget reasons but still appeared in season 3. Due to the writers' strike a few season 2 episodes were shown starting Wednesday, October 8, 2008. He has also appeared in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "No More Bets".

Thomas appeared in commercials for Blockbuster Video, Snickers and Nike. He also appeared in 311's music video for "Flowing".

He has continued to do stage work, appearing off Broadway in 2006 and has voiced Barry Robinson on American Dad! since 2005.

Thomas was a member of the principal cast of the TV series Scorpion on CBS until its cancellation in 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Thomas was born to a Jewish family[2][3] in Staten Island, New York. He grew up opposite a train station in the neighborhood of New Dorp. He adopted the name Eddie Kaye Thomas as a stage name for his acting career, his legal name is not publicly known.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Illtown Young Flaco
1997 Mr. Jealousy Nat
1998 Harvest Dishwasher
1999 American Pie Paul Finch
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 Arnold
1999 Black and White Marty King
2000 Drop Back Ten Gil
2000 More Dogs Than Bones Roy
2001 Freddy Got Fingered Frederick "Freddy" Brody
2001 American Pie 2 Paul Finch
2002 Taboo Adam
2002 Stolen Summer Patrick O'Malley
2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies Damian Short Film
2003 American Wedding Paul Finch
2003 Winter Break Peter Rothner
2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Andy Rosenberg
2004 Weekends Shane Everett TV movie
2005 Dirty Love John
2005 Neo Ned Joey
2006 Wasted Stan
2006 Fifty Pills Ralphie
2006 Kettle of Fish Sean
2006 Blind Dating Larry
2007 On the Road with Judas Judas
2007 Spellband Howard TV movie
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Andy Rosenberg
2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Jesus
2008 Nature of the Beast Rich ABC Family Movie
2008 Good Behavior Jesse TV movie
2010 Venus & Vegas Alex
2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Andy Rosenberg
2011 Rough Sext Eddie Short Film
2012 American Reunion Paul Finch
2012 Petunia Michael Petunia
2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Christian TV movie
2017 Alex & the List Dave
2018 Shattered Memories Tim TV movie

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 One Life To Live Dave 1 episode
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Matt Dorney Episode: "The Tale of the Curious Camera"
1994 Two Guys and a Girl guest star
1998 Felicity P.J. Episode: "Cheating"
1996, 1998 Law & Order Ethan Vance/ Chad Markham 2 episodes
2000 Brutally Normal Russell Recurring role, 7 episodes
2000–2001 The X Files Gary "Requiem"
2001–2002 Off Centre Mike Platt Main role, 28 episodes
2001 The Weakest Link Himself 1 episode
2003 Twilight Zone Jonah Beech Episode: "Rewind"
2003 Miss Match Scott Episode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Himself guest star
2003 The New Tom Green Show Himself 1 episode
2004 Wonderfalls Fat Pat Episode: "Muffin Buffalo"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Seth Landers Episode: "No More Bets"
2005–present American Dad! Barry Robinson (voice) Recurring role
2006–2008 'Til Death Jeff Woodcock Main role, 39 episodes
2007 Thank God You're Here guest star 1 episode
2010–2011 How to Make it in America David Kaplan Main role, 16 episodes
2010 The Forgotten Brice Walden Episode: "Train Jane"
2012 Family Guy Barry Robinson (voice) Episode: "Killer Queen"
2014 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight Mark 5 episodes
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Guy at bar Episode: "A Chick Who Can Hang"
2014–2018 Scorpion Tobias "Toby" Curtis Main role, 93 episodes
2019 This Is Us Gavin Episode "Don't Take My Sunshine Away"
2020 Outmatched Sigmund Episode: "Couple's Friends"
2020 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luke Mitchell Episode: "Solving for the Unknowns"

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Life To Live". ABC. March 1994. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ Wynschenk, Gabbie (August 2009). "Becoming the Beast". JVibe. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate (November 7, 2011). "Jewish Stars". Cleveland Jewish News.
  4. ^ BUILD Series Interview with Jason Biggs. Feb 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Kina Grannis
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blR9yZVDTTQ

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