May 13, 1964
Thomas Verica (born May 13, 1964) is an American actor, television director, and producer, best known for his role as Jack Pryor in the NBC drama American Dreams (2002-2005). As director, he is known for Shonda Rhimes' dramas. From 2012 to 2018, Verica served as co-executive producer of Scandal , and in 2014 he returned to acting in How to Get Away with Murder, playing Sam Keating.
Verica was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to real estate agent parents. He is of Italian descent on his father's side, and Yugoslav descent on his mother's side.His first television role was on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children , in 1987. He later had a recurring role in L.A. Law and guest-starred on Home Improvement , Picket Fences , and NYPD Blue . In film, he appeared in Die Hard 2 , Fathers' Day , Red Dragon , and Zodiac .
Verica was regular cast member of the CBS primetime soap opera, Central Park West , from 1995 to 1996. He played astronaut Dick Gordon in the HBO miniseries From The Earth To The Moon (1998), appeared in The Naked Truth and Providence , and from 2002 to 2005 starred opposite Gail O'Grady in the NBC family drama, American Dreams .After the series was canceled, Verica guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , House , Boston Legal , Grey's Anatomy , and The Closer , and had recurring roles in The 4400 and The Nine .
In the early 2000s, Verica began his career as a television director. He directed the episodes of over 20 television shows, such as American Dreams , Boston Legal , Dirty Sexy Money , Ugly Betty , Army Wives , The Mentalist , and Body of Proof . He was a recurring director of Shonda Rhimes' dramas Grey's Anatomy , Private Practice , and Scandal .In Scandal he has served as co-executive producer since 2012. In 2014, Verica was cast opposite Viola Davis in the ShondaLand series, How to Get Away with Murder . From 2018 to 2019, he also produced For the People .
|1990||Die Hard 2||Kahn|
|1993||Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon||Manoel|
|1997||Loose Women||Detective Laurent|
|1999||Love American Style||Ron||Segment: "Love and the Heimlich Maneuver"|
|2002||Murder by Numbers||Asst. D.A. Al Swanson|
|2002||Red Dragon||Charles Leeds|
|2006||Flags of Our Fathers||Lieutenant Pennell|
|1993||Donato and Daughter||Bobby Keegan|
|1994||The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story||Greg Bennett|
|1994||Breach of Conduct||Lt. Ted Lutz|
|1995||Not Our Son||Randy Litchfield|
|1996||The Assassination File||Jack Byrne|
|1998||Lost in the Bermuda Triangle||Brian Foster|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Joe Mason|
|1987||All My Children||Duncan||Unknown episodes|
|1989||Quantum Leap||Impala||Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"|
|1991||L.A. Law||Billy Castroverti||9 episodes|
|1992||Home Improvement||Charlie||Episode: "Luck Be a Taylor Tonight"|
|1992||Picket Fences||Brian Ronick||Episode: "The Snake Lady"|
|1993||South Beach||Brooke Wyatt||Episode: "Stake Out"|
|1993||Moon Over Miami||Jake||Episode: "Black River Bride"|
|1993||Seinfeld||Doctor||Episode: "The Conversion"|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Dr. Paul Druzinski||Episode: "Travels with Andy"|
|1995||Matlock||Craig Browning||Episode: "The Scam"|
|1995–1996||Central Park West||Mark Merrill||18 episodes|
|1996||The Big Easy||Tyrell||Episode: "Hotshots"|
|1997||Gun||The Quick Talking Agent||Episode: "The Shot"|
|1997–1998||The Naked Truth||Jake Sullivan||22 episodes|
|1997||Almost Perfect||Steven Ecstacy||Episode: "This Is What Happens When You Don't Watch PBS"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Dick Gordon||3 episodes|
|1999–2002||Will & Grace||Danny||2 episodes|
|1999||Providence||Kyle Moran||13 episodes|
|2001||Frasier||Jim||Episode: "A Day in May"|
|2001||Citizen Baines||Andy Carlson||4 episodes|
|2001–2004||State of Grace||Tommy Austin||6 episodes|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Mitch Weyland||Episode: "Blood Relatives"|
|2002||Baby Bob||Jake||Episode: "The Tell-Tale Art"|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Brian||Episode: "The Bells of St. Peters"|
|2002–2005||American Dreams||Jack Pryor||61 episodes|
|2005||The Bad Girl's Guide||Keith||Episode: "The Guide to in and Out"|
|2005||The 4400||Dr. Max Hudson||3 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jake Hunter||Episode: "Blast"|
|2006||House||Martin||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2006||Boston Legal||A.U.S.A. Carl Newell||Episode: "Trick or Treat"|
|2006–2007||The Nine||Ed Nielson||10 episodes|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Michael Norris||Episode: "Rise Up"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Paul Aronson||Episode: "Love Always"|
|2009||Medium||Detective Aaron Carver||Episode: "The Future's So Bright"|
|2010||The Closer||Det. Steve Hayward||Episode: "Jump the Gun"|
|2014–2020||How to Get Away with Murder||Sam Keating||23 episodes|
|2017||Dropping the Soap||Mitch Gatlin||Episode: "Spontaneous Coma"|
|2004||American Dreams||2 episódios|
|2007–2008||Boston Legal||2 episodes|
|2007||What About Brian||Episode: "What About Strange Bedfellows...?"|
|2007–2011||Grey's Anatomy||9 episodes|
|2007||Six Degrees||Episode: "Objects in the Mirror"|
|2008||Men in Trees||Episode: "Read Between the Minds"|
|2008–2012||Private Practice||7 episodes|
|2008||The Cleaner||Episode: "Rebecca"|
|2008||My Own Worst Enemy||Episode : #1.10|
|2009||Ugly Betty||2 episodes|
|2009||The Beast||Episode: "Mercy"|
|2009||Dirty Sexy Money||Episode: "The Facts"|
|2009||Army Wives||Episode: "As Time Goes By"|
|2009||Eastwick||Episode: "Red Ants and Black Widows"|
|2010||The Deep End||Episode: "White Lies, Black Ties"|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Episode: "No Ordinary Family"|
|2011–2012||The Mentalist||3 episodes|
|2011–2012||Harry's Law||2 episodes|
|2012||Body of Proof||Episode: "Going Viral, Part 2"|
|2012–2018||Scandal||16 episodes; also executive producer|
|2017||Still Star-Crossed||Episode: "Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here"|
|2018–2019||For the People||6 episodes; also executive producer|
|2020||Station 19||Episode: "No Days Off|
|2020||The Umbrella Academy||2 episodes|
|2021||Inventing Anna||2 episodes|
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