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Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden ChurchAKA Thomas Richard Quesada

Born: 17-Jun-1960
Birthplace: El Paso, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lowell Mather on Wings

Thomas Haden Church worked as a radio disc jockey and voice-over announcer for years, and his first film role was an uncredited bit in one of the worst films of the 1980s, Vanna White's star turn, Gypsy Angels. On TV, he played the dopey Lowell on the long-running comedy Wings, and co-starred with Debra Messing in the mid-'90s sitcom Ned and Stacey. Back on the big screen, he played Lyle van de Groot in George of the Jungle with Brendan Fraser, and reprised the role in a sans-Fraser sequel nobody saw.

Church says he had decided to quit acting and devote himself to cattle ranching, when Alexander Payne offered him the serio-comic role of a womanizing, washed-up actor in Sideways. Church won a shelf full of awards and was Oscar-nominated for the role, and amid the buzz he was named to the coveted position of Next Arch Nemesis for Spiderman 3.

He also wrote, directed, and produced a marijuana comedy, Rolling Kansas, which was barely released and went straight to Comedy Central.

    Risk Factors: Marijuana

    TELEVISION
    Wings Lowell Mather (1990-95)
    Ned and Stacey Ned Dorsey (1995-97)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Rolling Kansas (24-Jan-2003)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Heaven Is for Real (16-Apr-2014)
    John Carter (7-Mar-2012) · Tal Hajus
    We Bought a Zoo (26-Nov-2011) · Duncan Mee
    Killer Joe (8-Sep-2011)
    Another Happy Day (23-Jan-2011)
    Easy A (11-Sep-2010) · Mr. Griffith
    All About Steve (4-Sep-2009) · Hartman
    Aliens in the Attic (30-Jul-2009) · Tazer [VOICE]
    Imagine That (12-Jun-2009) · Johnny Whitefeather
    Don McKay (24-Apr-2009) · Don McKay
    Smart People (20-Jan-2008)
    Spider-Man 3 (16-Apr-2007)
    Charlotte's Web (7-Dec-2006) · Brooks the Crow [VOICE]
    Idiocracy (1-Sep-2006)
    Broken Trail (25-Jun-2006)
    Over the Hedge (29-Apr-2006) [VOICE]
    Spanglish (17-Dec-2004) · Mike -- Realtor
    Sideways (13-Sep-2004) · Jack
    Serial Killing 4 Dummys (30-Mar-2004)
    George of the Jungle 2 (18-Aug-2003)
    The Badge (7-Sep-2002) · David
    Lone Star State of Mind (23-Apr-2002) · Killer
    3000 Miles to Graceland (20-Feb-2001) · Quigley
    The Specials (18-Sep-2000)
    Goosed (28-Sep-1999)
    Free Money (3-Dec-1998) · Larry
    Susan's Plan (29-Oct-1998)
    Mr. Murder (21-Sep-1998)
    One Night Stand (31-Aug-1997) · Don
    George of the Jungle (16-Jul-1997) · Lyle Van de Groot
    Demon Knight (13-Jan-1995)
    Tombstone (25-Dec-1993) · Billy Clanton


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