Thomas Haden Church


Thomas Haden Church

Infobox actor



caption = Thomas Haden Church at the "Spider-Man 3" (2007) premiere in New York City
birthname = Thomas McMillen cite news|last=Buck|first=Jerry|coauthors=|title=`Wings' character takes off for Church|pages=|publisher=Austin American-Statesman|date=1992-08-23|url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_action=doc&p_docid=0EAD902E87C7C00B&p_docnum=1&s_dlid=DL0107121103391624628&s_ecproduct=SBK-D20&s_ecprodtype=&s_subterm=Subscription%20until%3A%2012%2F11%2F2007%209%3A51%20PM&s_docsbal=Docs%20remaining%3A%2018&s_subexpires=12%2F11%2F2007%209%3A51%20PM&s_docstart=20&s_docsleft=18&s_docsread=2&s_username=mikef46l4l6&s_accountid=AC0107121102504315179&s_upgradeable=no|accessdate=2007-12-10]
birthdate = birth date and age|1960|6|17
birthplace = El Paso, Texas
yearsactive = 1990 - present
emmyawards = Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
2007 "Broken Trail"
sagawards = Outstanding Cast - Motion Picture
2004 "Sideways"
awards = NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 "Sideways"

Thomas Haden Church (born June 17, 1960) is an Emmy Award winning and Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor.

Biography

Early life

Church, the third of six children,cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Thomas Haden Church Profile|pages=|publisher=E! Online|date=2007|url=http://www.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp?uuid=26ba7b6f-3a0f-46a6-b642-6261c50388dd|accessdate=2007-05-31] was born Thomas McMillen cite news|last=Buck|first=Jerry|coauthors=|title=`Wings' character takes off for Church|pages=|publisher=Austin American-Statesman|date=1992-08-23|url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_action=doc&p_docid=0EAD902E87C7C00B&p_docnum=1&s_dlid=DL0107121103391624628&s_ecproduct=SBK-D20&s_ecprodtype=&s_subterm=Subscription%20until%3A%2012%2F11%2F2007%209%3A51%20PM&s_docsbal=Docs%20remaining%3A%2018&s_subexpires=12%2F11%2F2007%209%3A51%20PM&s_docstart=20&s_docsleft=18&s_docsread=2&s_username=mikef46l4l6&s_accountid=AC0107121102504315179&s_upgradeable=no|accessdate=2007-12-10] in El Paso, Texas to an Army officer/health care worker father and a homemaker mother.cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Thomas Haden Church Biography (1960-)|pages=|publisher=Film Reference|date=2007|url=http://www.filmreference.com/film/15/Thomas-Haden-Church.html|accessdate=2007-05-31] He was raised under his stepfather's surname, "Quesada", and later changed his surname to "Haden Church" (both names are in his family tree). He was raised in Laredo, Texas and graduated from Harlingen High School, Harlingen, Texas in 1979, going on to attend the University of North Texas.

Career

Church started in the entertainment business as a radio personality and doing voiceover work.cite web|url= http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,2280470,00.html|title= Naked ambition|accessdate= 2008-05-17|author= Ed Pilkington|date= 2008-05-16|publisher= The Guardian] A part in an independent film convinced him to move to California to pursue an acting career. He also played the part of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather for six seasons (1990–1995) on the NBC sitcom "Wings". He worked in television for two more seasons with a lead role on "Ned and Stacey" opposite Debra Messing. He has had supporting roles in films such as "Tombstone", "George of the Jungle", and "The Specials". Church often plays villains or comic relief in films, most evident by turns in "" and "Over the Hedge" to name a few.

After having small roles in films such as "Monkeybone" and "3000 Miles to Graceland", he made his directorial debut "Rolling Kansas" in 2003. Church later took a break from films and relocated back to his native Texas. He has also done voiceover work in commercials, such as for Merrill Lynch and Icehouse Beer.

In 2003, Alexander Payne called him regarding the role of "Jack" in "Sideways", the selfish best friend to Paul Giamatti's character, looking to have one last fling before getting married. During the audition, Church stripped naked to read the audition scene, later saying "To me it was painfully obvious... I was reading the scene where Jack comes in naked and there has to be in-born vulnerability in the scene." (He later found that he was the only actor to strip down for the audition. [cite web|url= http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-church10apr10,0,6192893.story|title= Thomas Haden Church's choice career|accessdate= 2008-05-17|author= Rebecca Ascher-Walsh|date= 2008-04-10|publisher= Los Angeles Times] ) "Sideways" earned acclaim for Church, for which he won an IFP Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has since appeared in films such as "Idiocracy", done voice-over work on films such as "Over the Hedge" and starred in one of AMC's highest rated television productions, "Broken Trail", with Robert Duvall, in 2006, for which he won an Emmy. In 2007, he appeared as the villain Sandman in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

In 2005, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [ [http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2005/05.06.24.html Academy Invites 112 to Membership ] ] On September 16, 2007, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role of Tom Harte on AMC's "Broken Trail".

Personal life

Church resides on his large ranch in Bandera County, Texas, [ [http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200804/20080408.html Archives > April 2008] - Tavis Smiley Show - KCET - April 8, 2008] which he bought in 1998. He is a full-time rancher. He is married to Mia Zottoli and has a daughter named Cody.cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Elle’s June issue: Thomas Haden Church|pages=|publisher=The Bosh|date=2007-05-07|url=http://thebosh.com/archives/2007/05/elles_june_issue_thomas_haden_church.php|accessdate=2007-05-31] His wife Mia used to be a softcore porn actress and model (her last film came out in 2004). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0583915/ Mia Zottoli] - IMDb]

Filmography

*"Wings" (1990-1995)
*"Tombstone" (1993)
*"" (1995)
*"Ned and Stacey" (1995-1997)
*"One Night Stand" (1997)
*"George of the Jungle" (1997)
*"Susan's Plan" (1998)
*"Mr. Murder" (1998)
*"Free Money" (1998)
*"Goosed" (1999)
*"The Specials" (2000)
*"3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001)
*"Monkeybone" (2001)
*"The Badge" (2002)
*"Lone Star State of Mind" (2002)
*"Rolling Kansas" (2003)
*"George of the Jungle 2" (2003)
*"Spanglish" (2004)
*"Sideways" (2004)
*"Over the Hedge" (2006)
*"Broken Trail" (2006)
*"Idiocracy" (2006)
*"Charlotte's Web" (2006)
*"Spider-Man 3" (2007)
*"Smart People" (2008)
*"All About Steve" (2009)
*"NowhereLand" (2009)

Awards and nominations

* 2007 Emmy Award Best Actor in a Miniseries
* 2007 Western Heritage Award Television Motion Picture (Broken Trail)
* 2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 Central Ohio Film Critics Award Best Supporting Performance (Sideways)
* 2005 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male (Sideways)
* 2005 Iowa Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2005 Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical (Sideways)
* 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by Cast in a Motion Picture (Sideways)
* 2005 Utah Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Seattle Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)
* 2004 Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor (Sideways)

;Nominations
* 2007 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Broken Trail)
* 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Broken Trail)
* 2005 Academy Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sideways)
* 2005 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Sideways)
* 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sideways)

References

External links

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*ymovies name|1800231337
*voice actor|4841
*tvtome person|1288


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