Thomas Jane


Thomas Jane is an American actor who over his almost three-decade long career has acted in films spanning varied genres like horror, romance, thrillers and comedy.

Date of birth

He was born on 22 February 1969.

Family

He is the son of Cynthia and Michael Elliot. His mother was an antiques dealer while his father was a genetic engineer. Born as Thomas Elliot III, he adopted the screen name Thomas Jane as he became an established actor.

Education

He attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School.

Love life

His first marriage was to actress Aysha Hauer, daughter of actor Rutger Hauer , with whom he had acted in many films. The couple tied the knot in 1989 and divorced in 1995. He began a relationship with actress Patricia Arquette in 2001. They had a daughter and later got married in 2006. The couple divorced in 2011.

Net worth

Not yet established.

Career

When he was a teenager he was noticed by two Indian producers who were looking for a white male to play a major role in a Telugu film. He made his foray into acting in 1986 by playing the romantic lead in the Indian film ‘Padamati Sandhya Ragam’.

He loved the acting experience and returned to the U.S. determined to pursue an acting career. He moved to Los Angeles in search of opportunities. After struggling for the initial few months he began getting small roles in television series and films.

One of his earliest roles was as Zeph in the vampire movie ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in 1992. Following this, he played minor roles in films like ‘Nemesis’ (1992), ‘At Ground Zero’ (1994), and ‘The Crow: City of Angels’ (1996).

His breakthrough role came in 1997 when he was cast in the drama film, ‘Boogie Nights’ in which he played Todd Parker, a crazy drug dealer. Even though the role was a minor one, it got the young actor noticed for his talents.

He was part of the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed movie ‘Magnolia’ (1999) which also had big names like Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, and Philip Baker Hall. The movie dealt with the story of interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness and meaning.

He portrayed the New York Yankee baseball player Mickey Mantle in the 2001 sports drama ‘61'

The plot of '61' focuses on how star baseball players go about their quest to break a home run record. His role was much appreciated.

He was offered the title role in the 2004 film ‘The Punisher’. The idea of playing a vigilante crime fighter intrigued him and he read many ‘Punisher’ comics to prepare for the role. This performance would eventually become his signature role.

In 2008 he appeared on the independent science fiction horror, ‘Mutant Chronicles’ which also starred Ron Perlam. The film was based on the role-playing game of the same name.

He turned director in 2009 with the psychological crime thriller, ‘Dark Country’. The story revolves around a newlywed couple who are traveling to Nevada desert for their honeymoon and the strange happenings they encounter.

One of his recent movies is ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles’ (2013), a crime comedy with an ensemble cast. The plot is centered around a pawn shop where a man finds his missing wife’s ring which triggers off a chain of events in an attempt to find her.

Along with being an actor he is also a comic book author. He has co-authored books and series like ‘Bad Planet’, ‘Dark Country’ and ‘Alien Worlds’.

On February 1, 2017, Syfy began a two-episode debut of the second season of its critically acclaimed "murder mystery in space," The Expanse. Jane portrays the lead role of Detective Joe Miller in this futuristic saga, in which humans have colonized both Mars and the Asteroid Belt, and discover an alien lifeform. The series premiered December 2015, and continued through four seasons. In July 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a fifth season.

Jane co-starred in Shane Black's The Predator (2018), a direct sequel to the 1987 film Predator and the 1990 film Predator 2.

He starred in The Vanished (2020) film as Paul.

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Thomas Jane
First Name Thomas
Surname Jane
Born 22nd February, 1969
Home City Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Current City