Thomas Poarch: award-winning actor/writer and former Peace Corps English teacher (Africa), cowboy line dancer/DJ, magazine research editor, and Notary Public. Still the son of a preacher man. TV credits include: Blue Bloods, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, All My Children, Titans of Gefa (starring with Hal Ozsan & Finola Hughes), Home Court (Nickelodeon), and numerous commercials.
Currently in the Off-Broadway hit, The Awesome 80′s Prom, other theater credits include: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Governor/ nat’l tour); Urban Cowboy (Marshall/ Broadway reading); Victor/Victoria (King Marchan/ first NYC revival); and Terms of Dismemberment, directed by three-time TONY winner, Hinton Battle.
Film credits include: several award-winning shorts; the lead role in Shave, produced by Oscar-winning, Killer Films; and the indie feature, The Ones You Love. He is also an improv actor and graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade, National Comedy Theater and, Tragic Improv.
As a writer, Thomas collaborated with Broadway writer/director, Phillip Oesterman, to co-write Take This Show and Shove It! – a country-western “soap-Opry” musical comedy. It was premiered in Houston, TX by Broadway producer, Stevie Phillips (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). It also played in Los Angeles, CA, at the Cinegrill in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and in New York at The 13th Street Theater. Thomas starred in all three productions. Thomas is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA East). Currently Thomas is collaborating with friend and fellow actor/writer, Kevin Coyle, on an original web-series.