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BiographyBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Brooklyn native Thom Bishops moved to Los Angeles after graduating from New York University. An aspiring actor, Thom had his first break when he was discovered by legendary acting teacher Susan Batson. Inspired by his raw talent, Batson enrolled Bishops in her advanced acting class alongside talent veterans such as Harvey Keitel, Nicole Kidman, Juliet Binoche, and Jennifer Connelly. Thom started booking instantly, securing his first role in the short film T for Terrorist, produced by the Farrely Brothers and starring opposite Golden Globe/Emmy Award winner Tony Shaloub ("Monk"). Read more... landed a lead in the Sci-Fi thriller The Final Cut starring opposite Oscar winners' Robin Williams and Mira Sorvino, alongside Jim Caviezel. The Lion's Gate film world premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, followed by a win for "Best Screenplay" at the Deauville International Film Festival. Bishops' follow up feature was the cult classic comedy Fanboys, co-starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen for The Weinstein Company. Next was a supporting role in What We Do is Secret, a music biopic chronicling the iconic LA punk band The Germs. Thom's subsequent supporting role landed him opposite Simon Baker and Winona Ryder in the provocative dark-comedy Sex and Death 101. Last year Thom wrapped the ensemble drama, Dream in American and the comedy Peace After Marriage opposite acclaimed actress Hiam Abbass (Paradise Now, The Visitor). He then starred in a lead role in A Seven Hour Difference which world premiered at the 2011 Dubai International Film Festival, won "Best International Feature" in the 2012 Manhattan Film Festival and won the "Grand Jury Prize" at the 2012 Malmo Film Festival in Sweden, and for which Thom was nominated for "Best Actor" in the Tenerife International Film Festival, for which it won for "Best Cinematography". In 2012, Thom's latest cinematic venture lead him to the starring role in Berlin -7, a moving story recounting the harrowing journey of an Iraqi father and his children as they are displaced by the first Gulf war in 2003 and end up refugees in Germany. The film follows them on their logistical, Mount Everest like quest to thrive in a new world. In Television, Bishops has guest starred on top rated Emmy award winning shows including NBC's "Law and Order: SVU" and Fox's "House M.D. For which he secured a key role on last season's finale. His online presence came to the forefront when Thom starred in a segment for Will Ferrrell's Funny or Die website. Egypt's Facebook Revolution, received several hundred thousand views in it's first few weeks of release and Bishops is currently collaborating on a follow up. Additionally, Thom has over 12,500 Twitter followers. In theatre, he has performed in several Off-Broadway plays in NYC, most notably, Shadows in the Sun opposite the late, great stage and screen actress Kim Hunter (Street Car Named Desire) and Marisa Berenson. This role lead to a "Best Actor" award in the New York Winter Play Festival. Recently, Thom participated in a staged reading for the play, Tennis in Nablus, which won the "Kennedy Center Award for Diversity". Thom will be playing the lead role on stage at the Culture Project in spring, 2013. Behind the camera, Thom also writes, his script, "Another Side", has director, Theo Avgerinos(Fifty Pills) attached to direct in 2013. Thom was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by an entrepreneur father and a chef-mother, whose restaurant, Tanoreen, is the top reviewed, Michelin rated restaurant in New York City.