Tom Logan (director)

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Tom Logan
Born Tom Logan
(1953-09-07) September 7, 1953 (age 65)[1]
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.[1]
Occupation Film and television director, actor, writer, acting instructor

Tom Logan (born 1953) is an American director, writer, producer, acting instructor, and former actor. Based in Los Angeles, he has directed a multitude of feature films and television shows, and directed hundreds national and international commercials.

Early life[edit]

Logan was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and attended the University of Arkansas for two years before graduating with a B.A. Degree (Cum Laude, Honor Roll, Dean's List) in Theatre Arts from California State University, Northridge.


One of his first assignments was directing/writing/producing many episodes of Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.

Tom Logan wrote and directed the TV films/pilots entitled Modern Miracles, Supernatural Phenomenon, Working Title, What If, Kid Town Hall, Lisa's World, The Voucher, Scripts, Karma, The Neon Tiki Tribe, Bloodhounds, Inc. to name but just a few. He also directed dozens of episodes of the aforementioned.

His feature film directing credits include Shakma, Dream Trap (which he also wrote), The Night Brings Charlie (also produced) and King's Ransom, "Campin' Buddies", etc. In Cuba he directed Escape from Cuba. This is a small sampling of his work.

Logan has also held acting roles in General Hospital, playing Gary on-and-off for 13 years. He also starred in Days of Our Lives and other soap operas.


In the eighties and nineties Tom starred/co-starred on dozens of TV shows including CHiPs, What's Happening!, The Hardy Boys, and James at 16. He has also starred in TV movies and commercials.

Tom also starred in many feature films and over 70 stage productions. In New York he starred in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mame, and Applause.

Other work[edit]

Prior to his acting career, Logan was an acting coach.

Logan headed the TV/Film & Commercial acting departments in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute (1981–88), and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West (1980–87).

Tom has written four books about acting: How to Act and Eat at the Same Time, Acting in the Million Dollar Minute and their respective sequels.

Logan is also an aviation enthusiast and owner of a Piper Arrow.

Logan also dedicates time helping young people who are interested in the entertainment industry. He is a collaborator with the Los Angeles-based Young Performers Studio.[2]



  • Logan, Tom (2004), How to Act & Eat at the Same Time: The Sequel : The Do's and Don'ts of Landing A Professional Acting Job, Limelight Editions, ISBN 978-0-87910-991-2 
  • Logan, Tom (2005), Acting in the Million Dollar Minute: The Sequel, Limelight Editions, ISBN 978-0-87910-307-1 

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