Verica, Tom 1964–

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Verica, Tom 1964–


Born May 13, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA; son of two real estate agents; married Kira Arne (an actress and television writer). Education: Studied acting with William Esper in New York City. Avocational Interests: Baseball.

Addresses: Agent—The Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer-Braun Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 923, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Andy Freedman Personal Management, 20 Ironsides St., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.

Career: Actor and director. FIDO (theatre company), founder. Bentley Brothers Circus, worked as a roustabout in Pennsylvania.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination (with Gail O'Grady), most popular mom and pop in a television series, 2004, for American Dreams.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Bill, Less Than Zero, 1987.

Kahn, Die Hard 2 (also known as Die Hard 2: Die Harder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Manoel, Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon (also known as 800 Leagues Down the Amazon and Jules Verne's "Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon"), Concorde/New Horizons, 1993.

Detective Chris Laurent, Loose Women, Inmotion Entertainment, 1996.

Peter, Father's Day, Warner Bros., 1997.

When It Clicks, 1998.

Making Contact, 1999.

Assistant District Attorney Al Swanson, Murder By Numbers (also known as Murd3r 8y Num8ers), Warner Bros., 2002.

Charles Leeds, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache), Universal, 2002.

Studio City (short film), 2003.

Lieutenant Pennel, Flags of Our Fathers, 2006.

Film Director:

Studio City (short film), 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mark Merrill, Central Park West (also known as CP. W.), CBS, 1995–96.

Jake Sullivan, The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1997–98.

In the Loop, 1998.

Kyle Moran, Providence, NBC, 1999.

Father, Eli's Theory, 1999.

Jack Pryor, American Dreams (also known as Our Generation), NBC, 2002–2004.

Also appeared in All My Children.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Astronaut Dick Gordon, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bobby Keegan, Donato and Daughter (also known as Dead to Rights and Under Threat), CBS, 1993.

Randy Litchfield, Not Our Son, CBS, 1994.

Greg Bennett, Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (also known as Seeds of Deception), CBS, 1994.

Lieutenant Ted Lutz, Breach of Conduct (also known as Tour of Duty), USA Network, 1994.

Jack Byrne, The Assassination File (also known as Out in the Cold), Starz!, 1996.

Brian Foster, Lost in the Bermuda Triangle (also known as Reunion: Journey beyond the Bermuda Triangle), UPN, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

John, In the Loop, ABC, 1998.

Ron, "Love and the Heimlich Maneuver," Love American Style, ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Impala, "Camikazi Kid—June 6, 1961," Quantum Leap,1989.

Bill Castroverde, "There Goes the Judge," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Bill Castroverde, "Since I Fell for You," L.A. Law, NBC,1991.

Bill Castroverde, "Something Old, Something Nude," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Bill Castroverde, "Spleen It to Me, Lucy," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Bill Castroverde, "Badfellas," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Bill Castroverde, "The Nut before Christmas," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Charlie, "Luck Be a Taylor Tonight," Home Improvement, ABC, 1992.

Brian Roenick, "The Snake Lady," Picket Fences, CBS,1992.

Doctor, "The Conversion," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Brooke Wyatt, "Stake Out," South Beach, 1993.

Jake, "Black River Bride," Moon over Miami, 1993.

Dr. Paul Druzinski, "Travels with Andy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Craig Browning, "The Scam," Matlock, 1995.

Quick-talking agent, "The Shot," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Steven Ecstasy, porno actor, "This Is What Happens When You Don't Watch PBS," Almost Perfect, 1997.

Danny, "Object of My Rejection," Will & Grace, NBC,1999.

Jim, "A Day in May," Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Andy Carlson, "The Whole Thump-Thump," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Andy Carlson, "Days of Confusion," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Andy Carlson, "The Appraisal," Citizen Baines, CBS,2001.

Andy Carlson, "Out in the Rain," Citizen Baines, CBS,2001.

Mitch Weyland, "Blood Relatives," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.

Danny, "Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard," Will & Grace, NBC, 2002.

Jake, "The Tell-Tale Art," Baby Bob, CBS, 2002.

Brian, "The Bells of St. Peters," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

Himself, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004.

Himself, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Keith, "The Guide to In and Out," The Bad Girl's Guide, UPN, 2005.

Dr. Max Hudson, "Lockdown," The 4400, USA Network and Sky One, 2005.

Dr. Max Hudson, "The Fifth Page," The 4400, USA Network and Sky One, 2005.

Dr. Max Hudson, "Mommy's Bosses," The 4400, USA Network and Sky One, 2005.

Jake Hunter, "Blast," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also kwon as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006.

Martin, "Skin Deep," House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2006.

Also appeared as Steve, Wish You Were Here, CBS; Tommy Austin, "Hello/Goodbye," State of Grace, Fox Family.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed episodes of American Dreams, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Blue Window, off-Broadway production, 1989.

Taylor, A Prelude to a Kiss, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1990–91.

Half-Life, Space 603 Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Also appeared in The Welcoming.



Philadelphia Magazine, October, 1991, p. 184.