Tom Logan (director)
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September 7, 1953
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
|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.
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.
Prior to his acting career, Logan was an acting coach.
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.
- 1986 – Bronze Halo Award "Outstanding Contributions to the Entertainment Industry" For authoring his three (now 4) best-selling books for actors. Given annually by the Southern California Motion Picture Council. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm
- 1995 – Producers' Choice Award "Outstanding Direction of a Television Variety Program", 1995 Miss North America Pageant. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm
- 1999 – Best Director "Outstanding Achievement in Direction", Escape From Cuba New Star Discovery Awards. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm Logan is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors' Equity Association.
- 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
- "Tom Logan - Biography". Archived from the original on 2005-03-07.
- "L.A.-based studio grooms young performers for limelight".