Thomas Dekker (actor)


Thomas Dekker (actor)

Infobox actor
name = Thomas Dekker


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birthname = Thomas Alexander Dekker
birthdate = birth date and age|1987|12|28
birthplace = Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
yearsactive = 1993 — present
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website = http://www.starmania.com/ThomasDekker/
Occupation = Actor, Director, Producer
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Thomas Alexander Dekker (born December 28, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American film and television actor and a musician. He is also a singer and has written and produced two albums. He is best known for his roles as John Connor in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and Zach on "Heroes". He also did the singing voice of Littlefoot in The Land Before Time V-XI.

Career

Early career

Starting his acting career at age six, Dekker was first seen in the soap "The Young and the Restless". He then appeared in "Star Trek Generations". Later in 1997 he became a regular on the Disney Channel Original Show ' based on the movie of the same name where he played Nick Szalinski for three years. After the show ended in 2000 he went on to appear in "Run of the House", "Fillmore!", ', "House", "Boston Public", "Reba" and "7th Heaven". He appeared in movies such as "Campus Confidential" and "". He has won three Young Artist Awards for his work in the "The Land Before Time" movies and one for his guest appearance on "Boston Public".

2006 onwards

In 2006 Dekker landed a recurring role on "Heroes" playing the character of Zach. This character was written to come out as gay to his parents, which would give another character the push to tell her parents about her newfound abilities, and some references were made to the character's sexuality. Dekker personally requested the series writer Bryan Fuller change his character for fear that, having played a myriad of homosexual characters in career so far, he might be seen by casting agents as a "gay only" role. Dekker left the show after landing the role of John Connor because NBC refused to offer him a contract as a regular character. He played the character for 11 episodes before leaving the show when he won a lead role in FOX's new show "", starring opposite Lena Headey and Summer Glau. The show debuted January 13, 2008. Upcoming projects include the independent thriller/horror movie "From Within", Laid to Rest which he co-stars with Lena Headey and the drama My Sister's Keeper along side Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Medium star Sofia Vassilieva. He is also producing his own movie Whore which he wrote, directed, produced, edited and starred in. Dekker is currently playing the lead character Nate Palmer in the web based sci-fi series IQ-145 [http://www.iq-145.com] .

Music

Dekker was brought up with a musical background, and started writing music at age ten while living in Canada. At the age of fifteen he landed a record deal; however after feeling that he wasn't as involved in the music as he would have liked, he left to concentrate on making his own music. At the age of sixteen, Dekker started writing and producing his own classical music influenced by electronica which he describes as "electrofolk". His' first album "Psyanotic" is complete and is currently in negotiations with record companies and he is working on a second. Some of his music is hosted on his MySpace page. His first album "Psyanotic" has recently been released for full download and purchase on the iTunes store.

Personal life

Dekker's mother is a concert pianist. His father is an artist, an opera singer and an actor. As a child he and his parents moved all over the world, spending time in the United States, Europe and Canada. He has a step sister named Diana and a step brother named Erik. Dekker is a vegetarian.

Awards

* Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series — Leading Young Actor ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show") (1997)
* Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a Voice-Over: TV/Film/Video — Young Actor ("An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster") (1999)
* Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a TV Series — Guest Starring Young Actor ("Boston Public") (2000)
* Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role ("The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water") (2002)

Filmography

* "Star Trek Generations" (1994)
* "Village of the Damned" (1995)
* "" (1997) (singing voice)
* "" (1997) (voice)
* "" (1998) (voice)
* "" (1999) (voice)
* "" (2000) (voice)
* "" (2001) (voice)
* "" (2002) (voice)
* "Simple Joys" (2006)
* "The War Prayer" (2007)
* "From Within" (2008)
* "Whore" (2008) (also editor, writer, producer and director)
* "Laid to Rest" (2009)
* "My Sister's Keeper" (2009)

Television

* "The Young and the Restless" (1993)
* "The Nanny" (1994)
* "ER" (1994)
* "Seinfeld" (1994 & 1995)
* "" (1995)
* "Caroline in the City" (1996)
* "The Weird Al Show" (1997)
* "Extreme Ghostbusters" (1997)
* "" (1997-2000)
* "Touched By An Angel" (2000)
* "Grosse Pointe" (2000)
* "Inside the Osmonds" (2001)
* "Family Guy" (2001) (voice)
* "Jackie Chan Adventures" (2001) (voice)
* "" (2002) (voice)
* "Family Affair" (2002)
* "Run of the House" (2003)
* "Filmore!" (2003) (voice)
* "Boston Public" (2003)
* "" (2004)
* "7th Heaven" (2005)
* "Campus Confidential" (2005)
* "Reba" (2005)
* "House" (2006)
* "Shark" (2006)
* "Heroes" (2006-2007)
* "" (2008)
* "IQ-145" (2008)

Discography

Albums

* "Psyanotic" (2008)
* "Protean" (TBA)

oundtracks

* From ""::* 1997: "Friends for Dinner", "Always There", "Big Water"
* From ""::* 1998: "Anywhere in Your Dreams"
* From ""::* 1998: "Bad Luck", "The Legend of the Lone Dinosaur", "On Your Own"
* From ""::* 1999: "Get the Facts", "Who Will"
* From ""::* 2000: "Beyond the Mysterious Beyond", "Good Inside"
* From ""::* 2001: "Family", "The Lesson"
* From ""::* 2002: "Imaginary Friends", "No One Has to Be Alone", "Chanson D'Ennui", "Big Water"
* From "7th Heaven"::* From the episode "":* 2005: "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive"

References

External links

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*MySpace|id=therealthomasdekker
* [http://www.starmania.com/ThomasDekker/ Official website]
* [http://thetvaddict.com/2008/01/13/tv-addict-interview-thomas-dekker-talks-terminator/ Thomas Dekker]


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