Thomas Gibson

Actor, Director, Bagged coins in a bank
As a classically-trained actor, Thomas Gibson proved to be a versatile performer throughout his career, racking up a number of impressive stage, film and television credits. During the early days of his profession ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1962 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

Criminal Minds 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2011 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'll Believe You 2007 (Movie)

Kyle Sweeney (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack the Dog 2002 (Movie)

Faith's Attorney (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's American Teacher Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Psycho Beach Party 2000 (Movie)

Kanaka (Actor)

Stardom 2000 (Movie)

Renny Ohayon (Actor)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Chip Rockefeller (Actor)

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Best Dressed 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Child 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Louisa May Alcott's "The Inheritance" 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Human Remains 1995 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Barcelona 1994 (Movie)

Dickie Taylor (Actor)

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

Stage Actor (Actor)

Far and Away 1992 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

Actor

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Brush With Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Evil Never Dies (TV Show)

Actor

Gore Vidal's Lincoln (TV Show)

Actor

In From the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Night Visitors (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare Street (TV Show)

Actor

Raising Waylon (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Empire (TV Show)

Actor

To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a classically-trained actor, Thomas Gibson proved to be a versatile performer throughout his career, racking up a number of impressive stage, film and television credits. During the early days of his profession, Gibson made the leap from soap operas to the big screen as a villain intent on keeping Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman apart in the immigrant drama "Far and Away" (1992) and as a stage actor in "Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" (1993). An all-American actor with a low-key charisma, Gibson continued to make small film appearances, including in yet another Cruise and Kidman collaboration, Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), as well as in the comedy "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000), but enjoyed his biggest impact on television with long-running roles as the kindly Dr. Danny Nylund on "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000), the lovably uptight Greg on "Dharma & Greg" (ABC, 1997-2002), and the tortured FBI agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner on "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ). A steady but under-the-radar pop cultural presence, Thomas Gibson proved a rarity in Hollywood with his avoidance of scandal and stardom in favor of professionalism and dependability.

Relationships

Christine Gibson

Wife
Born 1966 in Texas Met c. 1992 in Paris, France Married 1993

Mac Gibson

Father
Divorced from Thomas' mother c. 1969

Beth Gibson

Mother
Divorced from Thomas' father c. 1969

Agatha Gibson

Daughter
Born April 28, 2004; mother, Christine Gibson

James Gibson

Son
Born June 23, 1999; mother, Christine Gibson

Travis Gibson

Son
Born July 1, 2002; mother, Christine Gibson

Charles Gibson

Brother
Older

Anne Gibson

Sister
Older

Elizabeth Gibson

Sister
older

EDUCATION

College of Charleston

Charleston , South Carolina 1979 - 1981

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1985
attended on scholarship

Milestones

2005

Played Aaron Hotchner, Unit Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit on CBS crime drama series "Criminal Minds"

2000

Featured in prequel "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" as Chip Rockefeller, a millionaire with an eye for newly wed Wilma (Kristen Johnston)

2000

Reunited with director Denys Arcand for drama "Stardom"

2000

Cast as a burnt-out surfer dude Kanaka in black comedy-murder mystery "Psycho Beach Party"

1999

Re-teamed with Cruise and Kidman with supporting role in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"

1998

Revisited "Chicago Hope" with a guest role as Dr. Daniel Nyland

1998

Portrayed the love interest of Lea Thompson in NBC miniseries "A Will of Their Own"

1998

Reprised role of Beauchamp Day in "Armistad Maupin's 'More Tales of the City'" (Showtime)

1997

Played male lead James Percy in CBS movie adaptation "Louisa May Alcott's 'The Inheritance'"

1997

Starred opposite Jenna Elfman as a married couple on ABC sitcom "Dharma & Greg"; made directorial debut with episode during the 2000-01 season

1996

Starred in NBC movie "Night Visitors" and ABC's "To Love, Honor and Deceive"

1995

Featured in 1910-set ABC movie "Secrets"

1994

Featured in Whit Stillman's "Barcelona" and the independent comedy "Sleep With Me"

1994

Played regular role of the somewhat arrogant Dr. Daniel Nyland on CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"

1994

Played Beauchamp Day in PBS miniseries "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'"

1993

Starred as a gay, failed actor-turned-waiter in Denys Arcand's Canadian feature "Love & Human Remains" (released 1995 in the U.S.)

1993

Appeared as an actor in "The Age of Innocence," directed by Martin Scorsese

1992

Made feature film debut in "Far and Away," directed by Ron Howard; cast as nemesis of Tom Cruise and rival for Nicole Kidman

1991

Starred on New York stage as Hal in Public Theater's production of "Henry IV, Parts I and II"

1990

Acted in six-week recurring stint on NBC's "Another World" as Sam Fowler

1990

Appeared in ABC miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts"

1988

Played the villainous Derek Mason on CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

1988

TV miniseries debut, "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" (NBC)

1987

Primetime TV debut, guest appearance on CBS series "Leg Work"

1985

Made NYC stage debut in "A Map of the World" by David Hare at the Public Theatre

1980

Interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Born and raised in Charleston, SC

Made various stage appearances in NYC in mid-1980s, including "Hay Fever" and the New York Shakespeare Festival's "Twelfth Night" in Central Park

Bonus Trivia

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"It's fine for me to play the straight man, a challenge all its own. It's not about me getting all the attention. Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz, George Burns – they all made great careers out of playing straight men, and this is one of the very nice stops along the way." – Gibson on playing the uptight Greg opposite Jenna Elfman on "Dharma and Greg" (ABC), quoted in USA Today, June 3, 1998

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The actor was arrested on Jan. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI.

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