More Thomas Ian Nicholas Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for American Wedding)Thomas Ian Nicholas knew he wanted to be an actor when he began his career at the age of seven portraying a young Tony Danza on Who's the Boss? Since his debut, he has landed many guest and lead roles on television, including a guest-starring story arc on the last season of Party of Five. He also starred in family feature films, including Rookie of the Year, A Kid in King Arthur's Court and its sequel, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace
In 2002, he co-starred in Halloween: The Homecoming opposite Busta Rymes, Tyra Banks, Sean Patrick Thomas and Jamie Lee Curtis, and The Rules of Attraction opposite James Van Der Beek, directed by Roger Avry. Upcoming, Thomas portrays Frank Sinatra Jr. (co-starring with William H. Macy and David Arquette) in Stealing Sinatra. (In the film you will hear Thomas actually singing.)
From the 1993 hit movie Rookie of the Year to the international smash hits of 1999's American Pie and 2001's American Pie 2; from those early dance steps with Tony in 1988 to the final episode of Party of Five in 2000 - this young man has continued to share his love of acting with us.
One of Thom's fondest memories takes him back to the mound at Wrigley Field during the shooting of Rookie of the Year, when 35,000 Cubs fans were in the stands that day for a real double header. "In between games, we filmed the scene of Henry walking out to the pitcher's mound for the first time. It was so awesome with all those people chanting my [character] name. Afterward, the Cubs started losing, and the fans began chanting for Henry again."
Thomas also holds a love of music equal to his love of acting. He writes, sings and plays guitar and is working on a solo project. Thom never stops exploring the music world. He learned the violin for his character Todd on Party of Five. In 1998, his band the T.I.N. men, released their first album, Something More. Thomas currently has a solo album in the works.
November 2002 debuted Thomas Ian Nicholas as director of his first feature film entitled L.A.D.J., which he co-wrote with his brother Tim. They also star in the film.
Thom's goal is to continue to entertain us on both the small and the big screen, in front of and behind the camera, and to make music he and the rest of us can enjoy.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "American Wedding" (03-Aug-2003)