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Tom Verica

Leaving Philadelphia at 21, Verica headed to New York to pursue a career in acting where he studied with theater master William Esper. Founding a theater company shortly after his arrival, he began to produce, direct, and perform in a myriad of plays. Verica earned his first big break making his Broadway debut in Craig Lucas' award-winning play, Prelude to a Kiss. Sparked by outstanding reviews, he was then cast as Billy Castroverti on the classic drama L.A. Law.

Since then, Verica has appeared as a series regular in The Naked Truth and Central Park West, and starred as a recurring character on Citizen Baines, State of Grace and NBC's Providence. He has guest-starred in a number of television series, including NBC's Frasier, NYPD Blue, From Earth to the Moon, Picket Fences, Home Improvement and Seinfeld. Verica's most recent television credits include guest-starring roles in the NBC series Will & Grace and Crossing Jordan. His other television credits include Donato and Daughter, The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story, Breach of Conduct, Not Our Son, Gun and The Assassination File.

In addition, Verica appeared in the feature films Die Hard II, Father's Day, and the recently released action-drama Murder By Numbers starring Sandra Bullock. He will appear this fall in the suspense-thriller Red Dragon, starring Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton.

Verica has continued to explore directing and completed a comprehensive film program in which he produced and directed two short films, The Bridge and George and Gracie.

Away from acting, Verica spends time restoring his 1967 red Mustang convertible and traveling. He has been actively involved with the Big Brothers organization for the past seven years. Verica currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, writer/actor Kira Arné, who will be writing for NBC's midseason drama Mister Sterling.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Tom Verica Facts

BirthdayMay 13, 1964 (59)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.