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Thomas Haden Church

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Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church in

Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church in "Sideways"

Birth date:

June 17, 1961.

Place of birth:

El Paso, Texas.

Breakthrough Role:

Thomas Haden Church revived his career with a side-splittingly funny performance in Alexander Payne's "Sideways." He received an Oscar nomination for best Supporting Actor.

Spider Man 3:

He has been cast as a villian in Sam Raimi's "Spider Man 3," with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Biography:

Thomas Haden Church is perhaps best known for his role as Lowell Mather on the popular, long-running series "Wings" and as Ned Dorsey in the series "Ned and Stacy." Church also starred in the blockbuster hit GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, opposite Brendan Fraser, and 3,000 MILES TO GRACELAND, with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner. Church's other feature credits include TOMBSTONE, LONE STAR STATE OF MIND, SCOTCH AND MILK, THE BADGE, MONKEYBONE and THE SPECIALS.

Last year, Church worked on both sides of the camera, acting and making his directorial debut on ROLLING KANSAS, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He began his entertainment career as a radio deejay and a voice-over announcer with a talent for mimicry. Soon, he landed a role in the independent film STOLEN MOMENTS. Church continues to do voiceovers for commercials as well as the Cartoon Network.

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