Tom Sizemore in 2010
|Born||Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr.
November 29, 1961
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Spouse(s)||Maeve Quinlan (m. 1996–99)|
Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Passenger 57 (1992), True Romance (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Strange Days (1995), Heat (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Red Planet (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), and for voicing Sonny Forelli in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Judith (née Schannault), was a member of the city of Detroit ombudsman staff, and his father, Thomas Edward Sizemore, Sr. was a lawyer and philosophy professor.
Sizemore has stated that his maternal grandfather was of French and Native American ancestry. He has three brothers, Charlie, Aaron and Paul. Paul Sizemore is also an actor. He attended Michigan State University for one year, as well as Wayne State University. Sizemore earned a master's degree in theatre from Temple University in 1986. He subsequently moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
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One of Sizemore's earliest film appearances was in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July in 1989. Other early roles included Lock Up (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Point Break, True Romance, Heart and Souls (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Strange Days (1995). Sizemore starred in the independent drama film Love Is Like That (1993) with actress and model Pamela Gidley. He had a supporting role in Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp as Bat Masterson.
A succession of well-received supporting parts followed by, perhaps the most well known being his portrayal of Michael Cheritto as an armed robber in the heist film Heat (1995). Sizemore's first major leading role was as Vincent D'Agosta in The Relic (1997). Sizemore had a recurring role on the television series China Beach (1988-1991) as an enlisted man named Vinnie who was in love with Dana Delany's character. Sizemore continued to play leading and character parts in many films, notably Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and Witness Protection (1999).
In the early 2000s, Sizemore appeared in actions films such as Pearl Harbor (2001), starring Ben Affleck, and Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2002). He had a voice role as Sonny Forelli in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. In 2001, Sizemore starred in Ticker, an action film directed by Albert Pyun, with Steven Seagal and Dennis Hopper. In 2002, Sizemore starred in the well-reviewed but short-lived television drama series Robbery Homicide Division. It was cancelled mid-way through its first season. He played an undercover cop in the film Swindle opposite Sherilyn Fenn. In 2004, he starred in Paparazzi.
In 2006, he starred in The Genius Club, playing a terrorist who taunts seven geniuses into solving the world's problems in one night. That same year, he had a leading role in the action/thriller film Splinter with Edward James Olmos. In 2007, the television network VH1 aired a six episode reality TV series called Shooting Sizemore, which depicted the life of the actor as he struggled to regain his career in the midst of a continuing battle with addiction. The series also covered an ongoing legal appeal on his conviction for an assault of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. In this year, the actor starred in the Indie drama film Oranges with Tom Arnold and Jill Hennessy, which was directed by Syrian director and producer Joseph Merhi.
Recently, Sizemore has worked in films that include Red and American Son, both of which were screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, Sizemore starred in The Last Lullaby, The Flyboys with Stephen Baldwin, action film Stiletto with Tom Berenger and Michael Biehn, drama film Toxic with Costas Mandylor, and the Canadian drama A Broken Life with Ving Rhames.
In 2009, he appeared in the comedy film Super Capers. In addition, Sizemore appeared in five episodes of the television series Crash with Dennis Hopper. In 2010, Sizemore starred in the indie horror film C.L.A.S.S. which is written by Sheldon Robins, and co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio in the comedy-drama film Chlorine. Sizemore starred alongside martial arts actor Mark Dacascos in the action movie Shadows in Paradise. He appeared in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Sizemore appeared alongside the Insane Clown Posse in the comedy film Big Money Rustlas and the drama 513 with Michael Madsen. Sizemore has roles in the upcoming films, the Age of Reason, Suing the Devil and White Knight.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the action film Saving Private Ryan (1998), which brought in $217,000,000 at the box office.
Sizemore fronted the Hollywood rock band Day 8. Formed in 2002, the band recorded a four-song EP produced and recorded by Bradley Dujmovic and former Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mike Doling. Originally called "The Bystanders", the group included guitarist and co-writer Rod Castro, Alan Muffterson, Tyrone Tomke and Michael Taylor.
Sizemore married actress Maeve Quinlan in 1996, but divorced in 1999 because of issues associated with his drug problems. In 2010, Sizemore appeared as a patient/castmember on VH1's third season of Celebrity Rehab.
In July 2005, Sizemore became a father when Janelle McIntire gave birth to twins. On October 19, 2005, Vivid Entertainment released The Tom Sizemore Sex Scandal, a sex tape featuring Sizemore and multiple women. In the video, Sizemore claimed to have had sex with Paris Hilton, an allegation that she later denied, claiming it was a ploy by Sizemore to increase sales.
Substance abuse and legal problems
Sizemore, who had battled drug addiction since he was 15, was convicted in 2003 of assault and battery against his girlfriend, the former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss. Sizemore was then sentenced to 7 months in jail and four months in drug treatment for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation on March 25, 2005. Sizemore was caught attempting to fake the urine test using a Whizzinator. Fleiss' restraining order against him had lapsed by the time they appeared together in the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010.
Police found what appeared to be two bags under 1 gram in weight of methamphetamine and three glass pipes used for inhaling methamphetamine that were coated with drug residue inside his car. On June 25, Sizemore was sentenced to 16 months in prison. The sentence was reduced to nine months because Sizemore had already served 213 days in county jail after he was unable to post bail. On March 27, 2009, Sizemore avoided a prison sentence in the same case for an alleged probation violation.
On May 28, 2009, Sizemore was arrested in Los Angeles on an outstanding warrant for drug charges. Sizemore and a friend were questioned by police, and the outstanding $25,000 warrant for Sizemore from 2007 was discovered. Sizemore did not have any narcotics in his possession, but was arrested on the warrant; he was later released.
In early 2014, a recording emerged of Sizemore alleging that former girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley had an affair with Bill Clinton in 1998. Under threat of legal action, Sizemore admitted that the allegation was false. He elaborated that the recording was made without his knowledge during a time when he was battling substance abuse.
Sizemore had been approached to appear in the first season of the reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but declined. He met with Drew Pinsky about appearing in the second season, sitting in Pinsky's office for two hours, as Pinsky recounted, "sweating and completely high on drugs, talking a million miles an hour, acting like he was going to do it then deciding he didn't want to." Sizemore ultimately decided to appear in the show's third season, but did not appear in the season premiere. Because Heidi Fleiss was also in treatment on the show that season, both she and Sizemore had to consent to appear together. The season premiered in January 2010, with Sizemore's arrival at the clinic chronicled in the third episode, and his reunion with Fleiss was amicable. By the season's end, Fleiss lashed out at Sizemore at their graduation ceremony, taunting him that "the thought of being with [him] would turn women gay."
|1989||Blue Steel||Wool Cap|
|Penn & Teller Get Killed||2nd Mugger||Cameo|
|Born on the Fourth of July||Vet – Villa Dulce|
|1990||A Matter of Degrees||Zeno Stefanos|
|1991||Flight of the Intruder||Boxman|
|Guilty by Suspicion||Ray Karlin|
|Point Break||DEA Agent Deets||Uncredited|
|Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man||Chance Wilder|
|Where Sleeping Dogs Lie||Eddie Hale|
|1992||Love Is Like That||Lenny|
|Passenger 57||Sly Delvecchio|
|Heart and Souls||Milo Peck||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|True Romance||Cody Nicholson|
|Striking Distance||Danny Detillo|
|1994||Wyatt Earp||Bat Masterson|
|Natural Born Killers||Detective Jack Scagnetti|
|1995||Devil in a Blue Dress||DeWitt Albright|
|Strange Days||Max Peltier|
|1997||The Relic||Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Master Sergeant Mike Horvath||Online Film Critics Society Award – Best Ensemble Cast Performance
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama
|Enemy of the State||Boss Paulie Pintero||Uncredited|
|Bringing Out the Dead||Tom Wolls|
|Play It to the Bone||Joe Domino|
|2000||Get Carter||Les Fletcher||Voice only
|Red Planet||Dr. Quinn Burchenal|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Sgt. Earl Sistern|
|Ticker||Detective Ray Nettles|
|Black Hawk Down||Colonel Danny McKnight||Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Acting Ensemble|
|Welcome to America||Zach|
|Big Trouble||Snake Dupree|
|Pauly Shore Is Dead||Himself|
|2005||No Rules||Kain Diamond|
|The Nickel Children||Freedo|
|Bottom Feeder||Vince Stoker|
|Ring Around the Rosie||Pierce|
|Shut Up and Shoot!||Himself|
|The Genius Club||Armand|
|Protecting the King||Ronnie|
|2008||A Broken Life||Max|
|The Flyboys||Angelo Esposito|
|The Last Lullaby||Price|
|Good God Bad Dog||Ezra Mann|
|Super Capers||Roger Cheatem|
|21 and a Wake-Up||Jack Breedlau|
|2010||Shadows in Paradise||Colonal Bunker|
|Big Money Rustlas||Himself||Cameo|
|C.L.A.S.S||FBI Agent Ridley|
|2011||Black Gold||Detective Brandano|
|Suing the Devil||Tony Anzaldo|
|El Cartel de los Sapos||DEA Agent Sam Mathews|
|2013||Remnants||General Vincent Tate|
|Company of Heroes||Lieutenant Dean Ransom|
|Before I Sleep||Rand|
|SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines||Ricks|
|2015||The Intruders||Howard Markby||Direct-to-DVD|
|Laugh Killer Laugh||Orphanage Headmaster|
|2016||USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage||McWhorter||Post-production|
|2017||Radical||CIA Agent McKitrick||Filming|
|1989||Gideon Oliver||Paul Slocum||Episode: "Sleep Well, Professor Oliver"|
|1989–1990||China Beach||Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca, The Dog Man||6 episodes|
|1992||An American Story||Jesse Meadows||TV movie|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||John Gotti||TV movie|
|1999||Witness Protection||Bobby Batton||TV movie
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
|2002||Sins of the Father||Tom Cherry||TV movie|
|Justice League||Metamorpho (Voice)||Episodes: "Metamorphosis: Part 1"
"Metamorphosis: Part 2"
|2002–2003||Robbery Homicide Division||Lieutenant Sam Cole||13 episodes|
|2004||Hustle||Pete Rose||TV movie|
|2004–2006||Dr. Vegas||Vic Moore||6 episodes|
|2008||CSI: Miami||Kurt Rossi||Episode: "Down to the Wire"|
|2008–2009||Crash||Detective Adrian Cooper||5 episodes|
|2009||P Lo's House||Himself||TV movie|
|Southland||Timmy Davis||Episode: "See the Woman"|
|2010||Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew||Reality television||Whole season|
|Sober House||Reality television on VH1|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Truck Driver||Episode: "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods"|
|2011||Exit Strategy||Jonathan Marks|
|2011–2012||Hawaii Five-0||Captain Vince Fryer||Episodes: "Ua Lawe Wale" ("Taken")
"Alaheo Pauʻole" ("Gone Forever")
"Ua Hala" ("Death in the Family")
|2012–2015||Law & Order: SVU||Lewis Hoda||Episodes: "Manhattan Vigil"
|2014||The Red Road||Jack Kopus|
|Dark Haul (aka Monster Truck)||Knicks||TV movie|
|2002||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||Sonny Forelli (voice)||Video game|
|2006||24: The Game||Sid Wilson (voice)||Video game|
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