Thomas McDonell

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Thomas McDonell
Thomas McDonell Headshot 2017.jpg
McDonell in 2017
Born Thomas Hunter Campbell McDonell
(1986-05-02) May 2, 1986 (age 31)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician, artist
Years active 2008–present

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


McDonell co-starred with Eliza Taylor as Finn Collins, and Clarke Griffin, respectively, in "The 100", The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li, and in Twelve, starring Chace Crawford. McDonell played the main role in 2011 teenage film Prom as Jesse Richter, alongside Aimee Teegarden. He has guest-starred in Suburgatory as Scott Strauss, Tessa's boyfriend.[4][5] He is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Moon.[6] As a visual artist, McDonell has exhibited his own work internationally[7] and has curated several exhibitions including a tunnel exhibit at the historic Southwest Museum site[8] in Los Angeles, a video art show at a Best Buy in New York,[9] and a monochrome painting exhibition at the Arclight movie theater complex in Hollywood.[10]

Personal life[edit]

McDonell was born and raised in Manhattan, New York,[11] and attended boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts.[12] He graduated from New York University. His mother, Joanie, is a writer, and his father, Terry McDonell, is editor of Sports Illustrated.[11][13] His brother is writer Nick McDonell.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom Young Southie
2010 Twelve Kid in Plaid Tie
2011 Prom Jesse Richter
2012 Fun Size Aaron Riley
2014 Life After Beth Dan
2014 The Devil's Hand Trevor Supporting Role


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Eddie Boyle
2011 Made in Hollywood Himself Episode 6
2012–2013 Suburgatory Scott Strauss 4 episodes ("Driving Miss Dalia", "The Casino Trip", "Sex and The Suburbs", "Yakult Leader")
2014–2015 The 100 Finn Collins Main cast 22 episodes [2]
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2011 Your Surrender (Prom film version) Neon Trees
2012 This Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen


  1. ^ "23 HEARTTHROB: THOMAS McDONELL". VMAN. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "100, THE (CW)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thomas McDonell cast in the 100". 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (24 January 2011). "McDonnell works in the 'Now'". Variety. 
  5. ^ Yamato, Jen (2011-04-25). "Movieline". Movieline. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  6. ^ "MoonNYC". MoonNYC. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  7. ^ "Information". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  8. ^ Autry Museum of the American West [1]
  9. ^ "One Night at Best Buy — Conversations — News & Opinion — Art in America". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  10. ^ "Phil Gallery". 
  11. ^ a b McMahon, Regan (12 May 2011). "'Prom' gears up for big night". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ Johnson, Curt (1988). Who's who in U.S. writers, editors & poets, Volume 1. December Press. ISBN 0-913204-21-8. 
  14. ^ Barker, Lynn (2011-04-25). "Thomas McDonell: King of "Prom"". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 

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