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Thomas Roy (born November 30,1944) is an American film, television and voice actor. [1]

United States federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Film sequence of images that give the impression of movement

A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

Television telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images

Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.


Early life

Roy was born in the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia and raised in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [1]

Philadelphia Largest city in Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, sometimes known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Montgomery County, locally also referred to as Montco, is the third-most populous county in the U.S. state of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the 71st most populous in the United States. As of 2017, the census-estimated population of the county was 826,075, representing a 3.3% increase from the 799,884 residents enumerated in the 2010 census. Montgomery County is located adjacent to and northwest of Philadelphia. The county seat is Norristown. Montgomery County is geographically diverse, ranging from farms and open land in the extreme north of the county to densely populated suburban neighborhoods in the southern and central portions of the county.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

Roy moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. [1] 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" [1]

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and thus also in the state of New York. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Interview structured series of questions and answers

An interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given. In common parlance, the word "interview" refers to a one-on-one conversation between an interviewer and an interviewee. The interviewer asks questions to which the interviewee responds, usually so information may be transferred from interviewee to interviewer. Sometimes, information can be transferred in both directions. It is a communication, unlike a speech, which produces a one-way flow of information.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania City in Pennsylvania, United States

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.


Roy played the 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.

<i>12 Monkeys</i> 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script.

A character is a person or other being in a narrative. The character may be entirely fictional or based on a real-life person, in which case the distinction of a "fictional" versus "real" character may be made. Derived from the ancient Greek word χαρακτήρ, the English word dates from the Restoration, although it became widely used after its appearance in Tom Jones in 1749. From this, the sense of "a part played by an actor" developed. Character, particularly when enacted by an actor in the theatre or cinema, involves "the illusion of being a human person". In literature, characters guide readers through their stories, helping them to understand plots and ponder themes. Since the end of the 18th century, the phrase "in character" has been used to describe an effective impersonation by an actor. Since the 19th century, the art of creating characters, as practiced by actors or writers, has been called characterisation.

Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine. Time travel is a widely-recognized concept in philosophy and fiction. The idea of a time machine was popularized by H. G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine.

Roy has also done voice over and live radio acting.

"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. [1]

Roy was in the television movie, Home , starring Marcia Gay Harden. [1] 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. [1]

Roy was in the 2009 dark comedy film The Answer Man . He played an alcoholic father who welcomes back his son, played by Taylor Pucci, who returns home from drug rehab. [1] Roy commented on his role that "My character is a drunk, but likable. The tone is light and altruistic. I just loved the script." [1]

In 2009 Roy played Old Man Harrison in "Night Catches Us," written/directed by Tanya Hamilton.

Special days

Roy and his wife have created approximately 80 "special days", which are listed in Chase's Calendar of Events. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

List of days

  • January 2 - Happy Mew Year For Cats Day [12]
  • January 3 - Memento Mori
  • January 4 - Dimpled Chad Day
  • January 8 - Show & Tell Day at Work
  • January 17 - Judgement Day
  • January 22 - Answer Your Cat’s Question Day [8]
  • January 23 - Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day
  • January 25 - A Room of One’s Own Day
  • January 30 - National Inane Answering Message Day
  • February 5 - Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, Pennsylvania Day
  • February 7 - Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day [8]
  • February 11 - Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • February 13 - Get a Different Name Day [8] [9]
  • February 17 - Who Shall I Be Day?
  • February 20 - Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo-Day [5] [6] [7] [9] [10] [13]
  • February 22 - For the Love of Mike Day
  • February 23 - Curling is Cool Day
  • February 26 - For Pete's Sake Day
  • March 3 - What if Cats & Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day [6]
  • March 9 - Panic Day [6] [10]
  • March 15 - National Brutus Day
  • March 15 - True Confessions Day
  • March 16 - Lips Appreciation Day
  • March 18 - Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • March 22 - As Young As You Feel Day
  • March 26 - Make Up Your Own Holiday Day [14] [15]
  • March 27 - Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day [9] [16]
  • April 7 - No Housework Day [17]
  • April 8 - Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day
  • April 12 - Walk on Your Wild Side Day
  • April 17 - Blah Blah Blah Day
  • April 18 - Pet Owner's Independence Day [10]
  • April 26 - Hug an Australian Day [9]
  • May 6 - No Homework Day
  • May 8 - No Socks Day [18]
  • May 11 - Eat What You Want Day [2] [5] [10]
  • May 18 - Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • May 21 - I Need a Patch for That Day
  • May 28 - The Slugs Return From Capistrano Day [10]
  • June 2 - Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day [2] [10] [13]
  • June 14 - Family History Day
  • June 22 - Stupid Guy Thing Day [13]
  • June 23 - Let It Go Day [13]
  • June 24 - Celebration of the Senses [13]
  • July 3 - Stay Out of the Sun Day
  • July 6 - Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
  • July 10 - Don't Step on a Bee Day [19]
  • July 13 - Embrace Your Geekness Day [11] [20]
  • July 13 - Gruntled Workers Day [11]
  • July 15 - Be a Dork Day [11]
  • July 23 - Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • July 27 - Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day [9] [11]
  • August 7 - Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • August 8 - Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors' Porch Day [2] [3] [4] [5] [8] [10] [11]
  • August 18 - Bad Poetry Day [11]
  • August 22 - Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day [9]
  • August 28 - Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day [19]
  • August 28 - Crackers Over The Keyboard Day [21]
  • August 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • August 31 - Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • September 9 - Wonderful Weirdos Day [22]
  • September 11 - Remember Freedom Day
  • September 16 - Stay Away From Seattle Day [10] [19]
  • September 22 - Dear Diary Day
  • September 28 - Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • October 12 - International Moment of Frustration Scream Day [10] [23]
  • October 14 - Be Bald and Be Free Day [9] [10] [23]
  • October 19 - Evaluate Your Life Day [23]
  • October 27 - Cranky Co-Workers Day [23]
  • October 30 - Haunted Refrigerator Night [8] [23]
  • November 3 - Cliché Day
  • November 8 - Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day [2]
  • November 18 - Married To A Scorpio Support Day [24]
  • November 19 - Have a Bad Day Day [5] [10]
  • November 20 - Name Your PC Day [7]
  • November 25 - Blasé Day
  • November 30 - Stay Home Because You're Well Day [6] [10] [21]
  • December 1 - Bifocals At The Monitor Liberation Day
  • December 5 - Bathtub Party Day [10]
  • December 13 - Pick A Pathologist Pal Day [15]
  • December 15 - Cat Herders' Day
  • December 16 - Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
  • December 21 - Humbug Day [7]
  • December 29 - Tick Tock Day
  • December 30 - Falling Needles Family Fest

Personal life

Roy currently resides in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. [1] He has a wife and son. [1]


Year Film Role Notes
1995 12 Monkeys Street preacher
2008 The Answer Man Riley Lucas
2010 Night Catches Us Old Man Harrison

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