Thomas Haden Church

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Famous for his role as the loveable nitwit mechanic, Lowell Mather, on the long-running sitcom, "Wings" (NBC, 1990-97), actor Thomas Haden Church overcame being typecast in similar roles by turning out quality ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1961 in El Paso, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Daddy's Home 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Max 2015 (Movie)

Ray Wincott (Actor)

Cardboard Boxer 2014 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Heaven is for Real 2014 (Movie)

Jay Wilkins (Actor)

Lucky Them 2014 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Serial Killing 4 Dummys 2014 (Movie)

Grimaldi (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Whitewash 2014 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

Tal Hajus (Actor)

Killer Joe 2012 (Movie)

Ansel Smith (Actor)

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

Duncan Mee (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Don McKay 2010 (Movie)

Don McKay (Actor)

Easy A 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Griffith (Actor)

Aliens in the Attic 2009 (Movie)

Tazer (Voice)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Hartman (Actor)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

Johnny Whitefeather (Actor)

Smart People 2008 (Movie)

Chuck Wetherhold (Actor)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Sandman/Flint Marko (Actor)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Brooks the Crow (Actor)

Idiocracy 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Dwayne (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sideways 2004 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

Mike - Realtor (Actor)

Teen Titans 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucky 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Yee Hah and Doo Dah 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Federal Marshall Quigley (Actor)

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

The Strobe (Actor)

Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Susan's Plan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirk and Betty 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

Lyle Van de Groot (Actor)

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Partners 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

Roach (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Billy Clanton (Actor)

Cheers 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Protect and Surf 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Trail (TV Show)

Actor

Free Money (TV Show)

Actor

Gary & Mike (TV Show)

Voice

Goosed (TV Show)

Actor

The Badge (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Don McKay 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scotch and Milk 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Rolling Kansas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Famous for his role as the loveable nitwit mechanic, Lowell Mather, on the long-running sitcom, "Wings" (NBC, 1990-97), actor Thomas Haden Church overcame being typecast in similar roles by turning out quality performances in acclaimed films like "Sideways" (2004) and major blockbusters like "Spider-Man 3" (2007). In fact, it was his turn as a selfish, washed-up actor in "Sideways" that heralded a big comeback for Church, who previously had fallen off the radar after "Wings" had gone off the air. While on the popular sitcom, he began to segue into features with prominent supporting turns as one of the Clanton brothers killed at the O.K. Corral in "Tombstone" (1993). Church left "Wings" before the show's end to star on his own series, "Ned & Stacey" (Fox, 1995-97) opposite Debra Messing, but the sitcom - despite critical acclaim - was underappreciated by audiences. After co-starring in "The Specials" (2000) and "3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001), Church revived his career with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Sideways," which led to turns in "Idiocracy" (2006), "Smart People" (2008), "Imagine That" (2009) and "Easy A" (2010), as well as voice roles in "Charlotte's Web" (2006) and "Aliens in the Attic" (2009). Despite a few stumbles like "All About Steve" (2009) and "John Carter" (2012), the ever amusing Church maintained his rejuvenated career with one quality turn after another.

Relationships

Mia Church Actor

Wife
Together for five years, before getting engaged took Church's name though they have yet to marry

Cody Church

Daughter
Born c. 2004 mother, Mia Church

EDUCATION

Harlingen High School

Harlingen , Texas 1979

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"

2011

Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"

2011

Cast in the Cameron Crowe directed family feature "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson

2010

Acted opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"

2009

Played a news reporter in the comedy "All About Steve"

2009

Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Imagine That"

2008

Joined Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid and Ellen Page in the indie feature "Smart People"

2007

Portrayed Sandman, Spidey's new archenemy in director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"

2006

Voiced Brooks the crow in live-action/computer-animated feature film "Charlotte's Web"

2006

Co-starred with Robert Duvall in the AMC original movie "Broken Trail"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

2004

Co-starred with Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh in Alexander Payne's "Sideways"; received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor

2003

Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Rolling Kansas"

2001

Played a U.S. Marshal in "3000 Miles to Graceland"

1998

Made producing debut with the Adam Goldberg directed "Scotch and Milk"

1997

Played a villain in big screen comedy "George of the Jungle"

1995

Cast on the Fox sitcom "Ned and Stacey" opposite Debra Messing

1993

TV-movie debut, "Fugitive Nights: Dangers in the Desert"

1989

Played the part of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather on NBC sitcom "Wings"

1989

Played a skating penguin on an episode of "Cheers" (NBC)

1988

Film debut, "Stolen Moments"

Bonus Trivia

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"Everybody wants to be a household name. But they don't want to be a household commodity." – Church in The New York Post, Dec. 2, 1993

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"I'm as dedicated to ranching as I am to movies," he blurts, before pausing to reconsider. "Maybe that's not true. I'm a rancher, and a father and a dude who works in movies." – Church who runs four working cattle ranches in Texas, to Entertainment Weekly, May 11, 2007

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