Tom Verica

Tom Verica

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: May 13, 1964
Age: 52 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Right before 'American Dreams,' I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.

Having spent a lot of time on sets, I was really interested in the overall storytelling aspect of shows and projects.

I am definitely most proud of 'American Dreams.'

I can put on my resume: 'Can play dead.'

I guess that is a good compliment for an actor for people to hate you wherever you go.

I played in 'From the Earth to the Moon,' working with Tom Hanks. He is a great guy, very smart.

I started my career as an actor, but I've been a director for 15 years now.

If we had a perfect world, we can do 'Scandal' during the day and 'Murder' at night - that's the optimal thing.

Most of my work had been in theater, and I was jumping not just into television but 'L.A. Law,' which had all these megastars in it.

Most shows are normally 40 or 50 pages.

My family is very close. I can't say that about many people I meet in Hollywood.

There are days when I am just dead on the floor, and I'm there in my makeup, and that's getting a little tiring.

Audiences have become so much more sophisticated, and they're looking for different eyes and different ways to tell a story. And 'Scandal' certainly gives us the freedom to take those chances.

I remember seeing this picture my mother had of Dick Clark. It didn't inspire me to be an actor or anything, but when I did 'American Dreams' with Dick Clark, my mother came out, and she showed him this picture of them that was taken 35 years earlier. It was great.

Myself, I happen to be married to an African-American woman, and we're together 17 years. We took a few trips to the South 15 years ago, and we were sobered by some of the reactions people had - how subtle or not-so-subtle their reactions were.

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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