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Also Known As: Thomas Richard Quesada, Thomas Mcmillen Died:
Born: June 17, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, director, producer, concert promoter, disc jockey, advertising

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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...

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.

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  Rolling Kansas (2004) Director

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 Max (2015)
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 Lucky Them (2014)
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 John Carter (2012)
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 We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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 Easy A (2010)
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 Imagine That (2009)
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 All About Steve (2009)
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 Don McKay (2009)
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1988:
Film debut, "Stolen Moments"
1989:
Played a skating penguin on an episode of "Cheers" (NBC)
1989:
Played the part of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather on NBC sitcom "Wings"
1993:
TV-movie debut, "Fugitive Nights: Dangers in the Desert"
1995:
Cast on the Fox sitcom "Ned and Stacey" opposite Debra Messing
1997:
Played a villain in big screen comedy "George of the Jungle"
1998:
Made producing debut with the Adam Goldberg directed "Scotch and Milk"
2001:
Played a U.S. Marshal in "3000 Miles to Graceland"
2003:
Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Rolling Kansas"
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
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
2006:
Voiced Brooks the crow in live-action/computer-animated feature film "Charlotte's Web"
2007:
Portrayed Sandman, Spidey's new archenemy in director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"
2008:
Joined Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid and Ellen Page in the indie feature "Smart People"
2009:
Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Imagine That"
2009:
Played a news reporter in the comedy "All About Steve"
2010:
Acted opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"
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
2012:
Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"
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Education

University of North Texas: Denton , Texas -
Harlingen High School: Harlingen , Texas - 1979

Notes

Church, who is an avid surfer, once starred in an unsold ABC pilot called "Protect and Surf" (1989).

"My contract was over with 'Wings'. It's one of those things--you pump gas for someone else or you get your own gas station."--Thomas Haden Church in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, September 8, 1995

"Everybody wants to be a household name. But they don't want to be a household commodity."--Church in THE NEW YORK POST, December 2, 1993

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