Thomas J. Pelphrey
July 28, 1982
|Partner(s)||Jaimie Alexander (2018–2020)|
Tom Pelphrey (born July 28, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Jonathan Randall and Mick Dante in the CBS television series' Guiding Light and As the World Turns respectively, Kurt Bunker in the Cinemax television series Banshee, Ward Meachum in the Netflix original series Iron Fist and Ben Davis in the Netflix original series Ozark.
Early life and education
Pelphrey's most notable role has been the role of Jonathan Randall, the son of Reva Shayne and her late former husband, Richard Winslow, on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. He joined the cast in September 2004 and received critical acclaim for his portrayal of anti-hero Jonathan.
He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Younger Actor" in 2005 and won the award the following year in April 2006. He received a third consecutive nomination in the same category in 2007 but lost to Bryton McClure. Pelphrey won his second Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Younger Actor" in 2008.
As the World Turns
Pelphrey signed a contract to play "Mick" on As the World Turns beginning in October 2009. His run ended in February 2010 when his character was sent to prison for his misdeeds. Pelphrey earned an Emmy prenomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mick Dante.
On March 30, 2007, he appeared in an episode of Numb3rs, "Pandora's Box". On October 17, 2008 he appeared in an episode of "Ghost Whisperer", and the following season in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2015 Pelphrey landed the recurring role of Kurt Bunker, a former neo-nazi trying to reintegrate into society, on Cinemax's action drama Banshee. To prepare for this role he started lifting weights and did research by reading books on the neo-nazi movement in America. Since 2017, he has appeared in Iron Fist as Ward Meachum. Recently, Pelphrey portrayed Ben Davis on the third season of the Netflix crime drama Ozark which was released on March 27, 2020.
From September 6, 2007 to September 30, 2007, Pelphrey performed in Kevin Mandel's A New Television Arrives Finally as the title character, at Theatre 54, in New York. Pelphrey starred in In God's Hat at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, in New York City, through August 7, 2010. In 2012, he appeared in the Broadway cast of the musical drama End of the Rainbow as Mickey Deans; in 2015, he returned to Broadway in a revival of Fool for Love, playing Martin.
|2008||Birds of America||Hitchhiker|
|2010||The Elastic||Marty||Short film|
|2012||Junction||David||ReelHeart International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|Excuse Me for Living||Dan|
|Tiger Lily Road||Ricky Harden|
|2014||A Cry from Within||Carl|
|The Girl Is in Trouble||Eric|
|#Lucky Number||Bret Reynolds|
|2019||Crazy Alien||Captain Zach Andrews|
|2020||Mank||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|TBA||American Murderer||Jason Derek Brown||Post-production|
|2007||The Burg||Douche Bag Dave||Episode: "Out"|
|Numb3rs||Mike Daley||Episode: "Pandora's Box"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Brian||Episode: "Ghost in the Machine"|
|CSI: Miami||Mick Ragosa||Episode: "Wrecking Crew"|
|2004–2009||Guiding Light||Jonathan Randall||154 episodes;|
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2006, 2008)
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2007)
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Younger Actor - Daytime Drama (2006–2007)
Nominated – Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (2005)
|2009–2016||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Various||2 episodes|
|2009–2010||As the World Turns||Mick Dante||29 episodes|
|2010||The Good Wife||Josh Mundy||Episode: "Doubt"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Dean Avery||Episode: "Talking Heads"|
|2012||Blue Bloods||Mike Galatis||Episode: "The Uniform"|
|2013||The Following||Brock||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2014||Black Box||Joseph Morgan||Episode: "Forget Me"|
|2015–2016||Banshee||Kurt Bunker||15 episodes|
|2017||Chicago P.D.||Thomas Cade||Episode: "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"|
|2017–2018||Iron Fist||Ward Meachum||Series regular; 21 episodes|
|2019||Blindspot||Cameron Gibbs||Episode: “Frequently Recurring Struggle for Existence”|
|2020||Ozark||Ben Davis||Main cast (season 3)|
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|TBA||Outer Range||Perry Abbott||Main cast|
|2011||Homefront||Connor J. Morgan||Voice role|
- Meet Tom Pelphrey: Kristen Hamill chats with the Mason Gross graduate, who now can be seen on The Guiding Light[permanent dead link], The Daily Targum, October 5, 2004
- Potter, Courtney (September 1, 2009). "Tom Pelphrey to Join "As The World Turns"". SoapNet. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-24. Retrieved 2007-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Interview with Tom Pelphrey on Banshee". myFanbase. March 26, 2015.
- Petski, Denise (June 14, 2019). "'Ozark': Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
- Propst, Andy (September 10, 2007). "A New Television Arrives, Finally". Backstage.
- Jaworowski, Ken (July 26, 2010). "Richard Taylor's Vision From the Gates of Jail". The New York Times.
- "Tom Pelphrey at the Internet Broadway Database".