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Thomas Gibson

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Thomas Gibson started in children's theater and began his classical theater training as a teenager. He was an intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and was encouraged to apply to the Julliard School. He subsequently won a scholarship to the prestigious Drama Division and graduated with a B.F.A. in 1985.

Gibson made his New York stage debut in David Hare's A Map of the World at the New York Shakespeare Festival. It was the first of many plays he would do for producer Joseph Papp, both at the Public Theater and in Central Park. He worked on and off Broadway for the next ten years, building an impressive and diverse résumé of plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Tennessee Williams, Howard Brenton, Romulus Linney, Noel Coward and Alan Ball, among many others.

His films include Ron Howard's Far and Away, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Martin Scorcese's The Age of Innocence, Whit Stillman's Barcelona, Love and Human Remains, Sleep With Me, Psycho Beach Party, Jack the Dog, and Denys Arcand's Stardom, which was the closing film at Cannes in 2000.

On television, he played Greg Montgomery in the hit series Dharma & Greg, for which he was twice nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Comedic Actor. Gibson has also starred in Hallmark's fantasy The Last Empire, the mini-series A Will of Their Own, the mini-series adaptation of Gore Vidal's Lincoln, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and Louisa May Alcott's The Inheritance, among others.

Gibson received widespread critical acclaim for his performance in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and later reprised his role as Beauchamp Day in the sequel More Tales of the City. He also appeared for three seasons on the David Kelley series Chicago Hope. He recently costarred with Glenn Close in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production Brush with Fate and in the television movie Evil Never Dies.


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Thomas Gibson Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 3, 1962 (55)
SignCancer
BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Thomas Gibson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

What Women Want
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Eyes Wide Shut
Far and Away
Criminal Minds: Season 11
DCU: Son of Batman
Criminal Minds: Season 10
Criminal Minds: Season 1
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