After 35 years of teaching English to high school and college students, Tom Dwyer decided to move from the classroom stage to the television screen in 2008, first appearing on TV as a pallbearer in The History Channel docu-drama Stealing Lincoln’s Body and then in the vampire-themed web TV drama Bleeder. Subsequent movie and TV roles in Hollywood, student, independent and experimental films have seen Tom play principal roles as disparate as a priest, a professor, a psychiatrist, a bartender, and Don Juan, in Dientes de Arena, the 2010 Best Film in the Diamond Screen Film Festival and an entrant in the prestigious Cologne (Germany) Film Festival. Tom plays the principal role of a university dean in the major motion picture, Changing the Game, and appeared as the singing Spirit Jamison in the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival original musical stage production, Week Between the Holidays, and as the Fairy Godfather in If the Slipper Fits in the 2013 Fringe Fest . Tom also portrays Professor Flycatcher in the indie film Spring Awakening and Dominic Pontello in A Rose on 9th Street. Tom has studied acting with master stage and screen actor George DiCenzo and with master actor and director Bill Roudenbush, as well as with Brian Anthony Wilson and Bryan Fox. He sang with the Choral Society of Montgomery County from 1987 until 2006 and continues singing with the acclaimed Philly Pops Festival Chorus. Tom performed a recurring solo musical act monthly at a local convalescent home, and continues playing Irish bouzouki regularly at local traditional Irish music sessions.
My journey from Room 120 at Cheltenham High School to the Kimmel Center and to the big screen has been an exciting one, one that has introduced me to excellent directors, film-makers, actors, and singers, artists who put into practice what I tried to teach to my wonderful students throughout my teaching career. I am a lucky man!
Thank you for visiting this site, and feel free to contact Tom with any questions that you have about his skills and experience or availability.
Tom’s Acting Reel is currently under production and will be posted on the Video page of this site when it is completed.