Thomas McDonell

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Thomas McDonell
McDonell in 2017
Thomas Hunter Campbell McDonell

(1986-05-02) May 2, 1986 (age 37)
  • Actor
Years active2008–present
RelativesNick McDonell (brother)

Thomas Hunter Campbell McDonell (born May 2, 1986)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his role as Finn Collins on the CW post-apocalyptic series The 100.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

McDonell was born and raised in Manhattan, New York,[4] and attended boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts.[5] He graduated from New York University. His mother, Joanie, who is of Jewish descent,[6] is a writer, and his father, Terry McDonell, is editor of Sports Illustrated.[4][7] His brother is writer Nick McDonell.[8]


McDonell starred as Finn Collins in the post-apocalyptic show The 100. He also played a role in The Forbidden Kingdom, and in Twelve. McDonell played the main role in 2011 teen film Prom as Jesse Richter. He has guest-starred in Suburgatory as Scott Strauss, Tessa's boyfriend.[9][10] He is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Moon.[11] As a visual artist, McDonell has exhibited his own work internationally,[12] and has curated several exhibitions including a tunnel exhibit at the historic Southwest Museum site[13] in Los Angeles, a video art show at a Best Buy in New York,[14] and a monochrome painting exhibition at the ArcLight Hollywood movie theater complex.[15] His conceptual fashion editorials and photographs have been published in print and online in magazines including the Marfa Journal, Buffalo Zine,[16] Teen Vogue,[17] and F Magazine.[18]



Year Title Roles Notes
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom Young Southie
2010 Twelve Kid in plaid tie
2011 Prom Jesse Richter
2012 Fun Size Aaron Riley
2014 Where the Devil Hides Trevor
2014 I'm Obsessed with You Freddie Diaz
2014 10 Things I Hate About Life Unknown role
2022 Simchas and Sorrows Levi


Year Title Roles Notes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Eddie Boyle Episode: "Broad Channel"
2012–2013 Suburgatory Scott Strauss Recurring role (season 1)
2014–2015 The 100 Finn Collins Main cast (seasons 1–2)
2017 The Long Road Home Carl Wild Recurring role (season 1)
2018 LA to Vegas Justin Episode: "Things to Do in Vegas When You're Grounded"
2018 Good Girls Brian Season 1, episode 5: "Taking Care of Business"
2021 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Barnaby Steele Season 2, episode 9: "Zoey's Extraordinary Mystery"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2011 "Your Surrender" (Prom version) Neon Trees [19]
2012 "This Kiss" Carly Rae Jepsen [20]


  1. ^ "23 Heartthrob: Thomas McDonell". Vman. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "100, The (CW)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Thomas McDonell cast in the 100". Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ a b McMahon, Regan (May 12, 2011). "'Prom' gears up for big night". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Nate Bloom (13 May 2011), "Royal yenta, Unlikely couple news, From Prom to Shadows", J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  7. ^ Johnson, Curt (1988). Who's who in U.S. writers, editors & poets, Volume 1. December Press. ISBN 0-913204-21-8.
  8. ^ Barker, Lynn (April 25, 2011). "Thomas McDonell: King of "Prom"". Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 24, 2011). "McDonnell works in the 'Now'". Variety.
  10. ^ Yamato, Jen (April 25, 2011). "Thomas McDonell on Prom, Dark Shadows, and His Chance Start in Acting". Movieline. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "MoonNYC". MoonNYC. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  12. ^ "Information". Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  13. ^ Autry Museum of the American West [2] Archived February 2, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "One Night at Best Buy — Conversations — News & Opinion — Art in America". Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  15. ^ "Phil Gallery".
  16. ^ "Curate LA".
  17. ^ "Teen Vogue". September 9, 2011.
  18. ^ "F Magazine".
  19. ^ "Neon Trees – Your Surrender (Prom Version)" – via YouTube.
  20. ^ "This Kiss" music video on YouTube

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