Thomas Roy

Thomas Roy

Thomas Roy (born c. 1945?) is an American film, television and voice actor. Roy is, perhaps, best known for a small, but memorable, role as a street preacher in the 1995 film, "12 Monkeys", which was directed by Terry Gilliam and co-stared Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe. cite news |first=Carla|last=Di Fonzo|title='Dream' puts local actor on the big screen |url=|work= Intelligencer Journal |publisher= |date=2008-04-15 |accessdate=2008-04-15]

Roy will star in the upcoming film, "The Dream of the Romans", which is directed by John Hindman and is scheduled for a 2009 release. He will appear opposite Jeff Daniels, Lou Taylor Pucci and Lauren Graham in that film .

Personal life

Thomas Roy was born in the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He has a wife and son.


Roy began pursuing his career as a young actor in New York City. Like many struggling actors, he often attended several casting calls in a day. He stated in a 2008 interview with the Lancaster "Intelligencer Journal" that he, "always had to worry about the last job being my last job ever...All actors worry about that — even Dame Judi Dench and Diane Keaton have admitted that."

One of Thomas Roy's best known roles was a small part as a street preacher in "12 Monkeys". Roy's character in the film seems to recognize the movie's main character, James Cole, a time traveler portrayed by Bruce Willis. Roy has also pursued a successful career as a voice over and live radio actor, but still continues to work on screen. "I have a safety net now...And what's great is that just before getting the callback for 'Romans,' I was going to go into semiretirement — but then I was asked to audition. I'm still marketable as an actor.," said Roy in the same 2008 interview.

Roy recently appeared in the television movie, "Home", starring Marcia Gay Harden. Roy's theater roles include the play "Jacob's Choice", portraying an Amish grandfather, Isaac Fisher, at the F/X Theatre in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.

Future projects

Thomas Roy has recently finished filming, "The Dream of the Romans", a dark comedy which is scheduled for a 2009 release. The film, which is directed by John Hindman and filmed on location in Philadelphia, co-stars Jeff Daniels, Lou Taylor Pucci, Lauren Graham and Roy. Roy will play an alcoholic father who welcomes back his son, played by Taylor Pucci, who returns home from drug rehab. Roy commented on his role in "Dream of the Romans", "My character is a drunk, but likable. The tone is light and altruistic. I just loved the script."

External links

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