Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church
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Thomas Haden Church Biography

Thomas Haden Church (born Thomas Quesada June 17, 1961 in El Paso, Texas) is a television actor and cartoon voice actor who started in the entertainment business as a radio personality. A part in an independent film convinced him to move to California to pursue an acting career. Church played the part of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather for five seasons (1990-95) on the NBC sitcom Wings. He worked in television for two more seasons with a lead role on Ned and Stacey opposite Debra Messing. After roles in little-seen films like Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, 3000 Miles to Graceland and his directorial debut, Rolling Kansas, Church went into early retirement. At one point, Church was close to landing the part that went to Dermot Mulroney in About Schmidt but didn't get it. In 2003 director Alexander Payne, who had promised Church a part in his next film, cast the actor in Sideways as Jack, the selfish best friend to Paul Giamatti's writer, looking to have one last fling before getting married Sideways helped provide a comeback for Church, for which he won an IFP Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and he was nominated for (but did not win) an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2005, Church was announced to be a villain in Spider-Man 3, the third installment of the franchise is due for release in May 4, 2007. He plays the Sandman. Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko in Spider-Man 3 He resides on his large ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and is moderate in his political views. Read Full Bio >>

Thomas Haden Church Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2007 Western Heritage Awards Outstanding Television Feature Film "Broken Trail" (2006). Won
2007 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made fo "Broken Trail" (2006). Nominated
2007 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie "Broken Trail" (2006). Won
2007 Monte-Carlo TV Festival Mini-Series - Best Performance by an Actor "Broken Trail" (2006). Nominated
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries "Broken Trail" (2006). Nominated

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Thomas Haden Church Trivia

  • Says he had pretty much retired from acting and was spending most of his time on his ranch in Texas when Alexander Payne asked him to star in Sideways (2004).
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
  • Graduated from high school in 1979 in Harlingen, Texas, and worked at KBFM, a local radio station, for a time.
  • He put on several pounds of muscle to play the lead villain Flint Marko/Sandman in Spider-Man 3.


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    2013 Tribeca Film Festival - "Whitewash" - Arrivals

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    "We Bought a Zoo" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    "All About Steve" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Imagine That" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    10th Annual Critic's Choice Awards

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    Spider-Man 3 Rome Premiere - Red Carpet

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