Tom Wilde or "Big Daddy", as he was known to his drama students, adored the theater. He acted in plays in San Francisco and The Music Circus and various commercials in Sacramento. After his short television career in Hollywood, he found the "dream job" of his life and became a drama teacher at Encino High School in Sacramento,CA., producing and directing classic plays such as "Guys and Dolls", "1776", which he starred, in and "Bye Bye Birdie". He lived in Sacramento, California most of his life with his adoring wife, Neva Wilde and their two children. Read more... Jennifer Bushnell.