Tom Gurnee is a Los Angeles, CA, based SAG-E, theatrical and commercial actor who is known for portraying men that are determined and driven. Tom has studied with some of the finest acting instructors in the world including Tony Knight of Sydney, Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts and Tom Ardavany at The Approach Studios in Los Angeles, California.Tom began acting in Houston, Texas, at the Chris Wilson Studio for Actors. Chris and her longtime partner and fellow actor, Jim Jeter, recognized Tom's innate talent for acting. They immediately cast him for roles being played at the Actors Theater of Houston including his supporting role of Noah in N.Richard Nash's play, "The Rainmaker".
Tom moved to New York City and studied at The Actors Institute for over two years. Tom's strong square jaw and driven personality landed him several roles playing military characters such as Lt. JG Daniel Kaffee in Aaron Sorkin's, "A Few Good Men" and Lt. Barney Greenwald in Herman Wouk's play, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Other notable roles included Phillip in Lyle Kessler's play, "Orphans".
In 2010, Tom moved to Los Angeles after living several years in San Diego. Tom continues training with the best at The Approach Studios with Tom Ardavany and working privately with director, writer and producer, Stephen Mitchell.
Tom is typically cast in lead and strong supporting roles due to his determined disposition, rugged good-looks and lean physique. He has done television, feature length films, several independent short films and industrials. He has been likened to such stars as Steve McQueen and Christian Slater. His lead role of "Riley" in the feature film, "Young Gentlemen Explorers", premiered June 7th, 2012 in Los Angeles. Tom has also had lead and co-starring roles on Spike TV's television show, "1000 Ways to Die", where he played a Russian Chess Master in the episode, "End Game", and the Discovery Health Channel show, "Broken Minds", where Tom plays the role of "Dr. Matthews" in the episode, "A Forgotten Life". Tom will be seen playing the lead roles in two short films, "Driver Wanted" and "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" in the spring of 2015.
Tom speaks Russian and lived and worked in Russia before pursuing his acting career.
During his off time, Tom enjoys photography, the outdoors, exercising and playing with his best buddy, the four-legged Buster Groovedog.
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