Thomas Gibson is a versatile actor having appeared in a wide range of dramatic and comedic roles in film, television and theater. He is most famous for playing “Greg Montgomery” on the hit television series “Dharma & Greg,” for which he was twice nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Comedic Actor.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Gibson started in children’s theater and, as a teenager, began his classical theater training. He was an intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where he was encouraged to apply to the Juilliard School. He subsequently won a scholarship to the Juilliard Drama Division and graduated with a B.F.A. in 1985.
Gibson made his New York stage debut in David Hare’s “A Map of the World” at the New York Shakespeare Festival. It was the first of many plays he would do for producer Joe Papp both at the Public Theater and in Central Park. He worked On-and-Off Broadway for the next ten years building an impressive and diverse résumé of plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Tennessee Williams, Howard Brenton, Romulus Linney, Noel Coward and Alan Ball among many others.
His film credits include Ron Howard’s “Far and Away,” Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut,” Martin Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence,” Whit Stillman’s “Barcelona,” “Love and Human Remains,” “Sleep With Me,” “Psycho Beach Party,” “Jack the Dog” and Denys Arcand’s “Stardom” which was the closing film at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, he appeared in“First Time Caller,” ”Berkeley” and “Come Away Home.”
On television, Gibson starred in CBS’ highly rated “The Last Empire,” “Brush With Fate” with Glenn Close and the upcoming “In From the Night” with Academy- Award winner Marcia Gay Harden both for the Hallmark Channel. Other television roles include the highly rated “Raising Waylon” (CBS) as well as two miniseries for CBS, the popular “Category 6 Day of Destruction” and “A Will of Their Own.” He also appeared in Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln,” (NBC) “The Kennedys of Massachusetts,” (USA) and Louisa May Alcott’s “The Inheritance” (CBS) among others.
Gibson received widespread critical acclaim for his performance in Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” for Channel Four/PBS and later reprised his role as “Beauchamp Day” in the sequel “More Tales of the City” for Showtime. From 1994-1997, Gibson played “Daniel Nyland” on “Chicago Hope,” the acclaimed David Kelley series which was nominated for a SAG Award in ’97 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.