Tom Pelphrey

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Tom Pelphrey
Born (1982-07-28) July 28, 1982 (age 34)
Howell, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Tom Pelphrey (born July 28, 1982) is an American actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Howell, New Jersey, Pelphrey graduated from Howell High School in 2000, and from Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[1]

Career[edit]

Guiding Light[edit]

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[edit]

Pelphrey signed a contract to play "Mick" on As the World Turns beginning in October 2009.[2] 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.

Primetime television[edit]

On March 30, 2007, he appeared in an episode of Numb3rs, "Pandora's Box".[3] 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.[4] In 2017, he starred in Iron Fist as Ward Meachum.

Theatre[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Birds of America Hitchhiker
2010 The Elastic Marty Short film
2012 Junction David ReelHeart International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2012 Excuse Me for Living Dan
2013 Turtle Island Tim
2013 Tiger Lily Road Ricky Harden
2014 A Cry from Within Carl
2015 Anchors Denny
2015 The Girl Is in Trouble Eric
2015 Sam Stephen
2015 #Lucky Number Bret Reynolds
2015 Blink Actor
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Burg Douche Bag Dave Episode: "Out"
2007 Numb3rs Mike Daley Episode: "Pandora's Box"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Brian Episode: "Ghost in the Machine"
2008 CSI: Miami Mick Ragosa Episode: "Wrecking Crew"
2004–09 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)
2009–16 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Various 2 episodes
2009–10 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"
2015–16 Banshee Kurt Bunker 15 episodes
2017 Chicago P.D. Thomas Cade Episode: "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"
2017 Iron Fist Ward Meachum 11 episodes
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Homefront Connor J. Morgan Voice role

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