Thomas Ian Nicholas (born July 10, 1980) is an American actor, film producer and singer. He is best known for playing Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year, Walt Disney in Walt Before Mickey and Kevin Myers in the American Pie film series. He starred in the 2021 film Adverse with Mickey Rourke.

Thomas Ian Nicholas
Nicholas at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2021
Born (1980-07-10) July 10, 1980 (age 43)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • producer
Years active1988–present
(m. 2007; sep. 2022)

Early life edit

Nicholas was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. His mother, Marla, was a professional dancer and an acting school administrator.[1][2]

Career edit

Acting edit

Nicholas is known for his roles in Rookie of the Year (1993) and American Pie (1999). He appeared in the four theatrical films of the American Pie franchise, as the character Kevin Myers, played Mitchel in the Roger Avary-directed The Rules of Attraction, played Frank Sinatra, Jr. in the Showtime movie Stealing Sinatra, and co-starred in Halloween: Resurrection. In 2009, he played the role of a rookie cop in the drama Life Is Hot in Cracktown.[3] with Lara Flynn Boyle.

Nicholas played Eugene in the supporting cast of Nicole Holofcener's film Please Give, which won the 2010 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, given to the ensemble cast.[4] He had the role of Abbie Hoffman in the film The Chicago 8. He also appeared on an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Jeremiah.[5] In 2015, Nicholas appeared in Walt Before Mickey, where he portrays a young Walt Disney during the struggles of his early life and career. He was also a series regular on Steven Spielberg's TV drama series Red Band Society.[citation needed]

Nicholas is the lead actor in the Lionsgate film Adverse, opposite Mickey Rourke, Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Penelope Ann Miller.[6][7] The film was released in February 2021.

Music edit

Nicholas self-released his debut album, Without Warning, on January 15, 2008,[8] and his follow-up album, "Without Warning Acoustic" on February 28, 2009. His third release was Heroes Are Human, put out on June 1, 2010. His fourth release is a self-titled EP, released March 20, 2012; the first single "My Generation" also appears as part of the American Reunion soundtrack album.[9] His fifth release is the EP Security released on April 8, 2014.

In March 2015, Nicholas appeared on Blues Traveler's album Blow Up the Moon, co-writing the song "All the Way."[10]

Nicholas (second from right) performing "1999" with Bowling for Soup on its release day

On July 9, 2022, Nicholas released "1999", a single that parodied the Bowling for Soup song "1985".[11][12]

Personal life edit

Nicholas married Colette Marino, known as DJ Colette, in 2007.[13] The couple had their first child, a son, in 2011.[14] Their second child, a daughter, was born in April 2016.[15] In May 2022, Colette filed for divorce from Nicholas.[16]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Radio Flyer Ferdie
1993 Rookie of the Year Henry Rowengartner
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Calvin Fuller Nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor – Feature Film
1997 A Kid in Aladdin's Palace
1999 American Pie Kevin Myers
2001 American Pie 2
2002 Halloween: Resurrection Bill Woodlake
The Rules of Attraction Mitchell
2003 American Wedding Kevin Myers
Stealing Sinatra Frank Sinatra, Jr.
2004 L.A. D.J. Thom Also director and writer and producer
2006 National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call Richie Rey
2008 Sherman's Way Tom
2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown Chad Wesley
2010 Please Give Eugene The ensemble cast earned the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Fading of the Cries Michael Also producer
The Chicago 8 Abbie Hoffman
2011 Delivering the Goods Steve
2012 American Reunion Kevin Myers Thomas Nicholas Band song "My Generation" is on the soundtrack.
2014 10 Cent Pistol H-Wood
2015 Walt Before Mickey Walt Disney
2016 Bilal Saad
The Lost Tree Noah Ericson Also producer
Sheep and Wolves Toshchiy Voice role; English dub
2018 Living Among Us Mike Also producer
2019 Zeroville Martin Scorsese Credited as Thomas Nicholas
2021 Adverse Ethan Credited as Thomas Nicholas

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Who's the Boss? Little Tony Episode: "Yankee-Doodle Micelli"
Credited as Thomas Nicholas
1989 Baywatch Ricky Blount Episode: "Heat Wave"
Married... with Children Bobby 2 episodes
1990 Santa Barbara Young Steven Slade
1991 Harry and the Hendersons Scootch Episode: "The Bodyguard"
Sisters Jason Episode: "The Kindness of Stranglers"
1992 Julie Boy No. 1 Episode: "A Delicate Balance"
The Fear Inside Sean Cole TV movie
When No One Would Listen Boy No. 1 TV movie
1993–1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Richard 2 episodes
1997 The Tony Danza Show Brandon Episode: "With Your Guest Host Tony DiMeo"
1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Damon Episode: "Honey, I'm in the Mood for Love"
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Steve Episode: "Crying's Okay"
2000 Party of Five Todd Marsh Appeared in nine episodes
Twice in a Lifetime Sam Ryder/Jordan Curtis/Kirk Ivers Episode: "Fathers and Sons"
2005 Medium Greg Watt Episode: "Jump Start"
Grey's Anatomy Jeremiah Tate Episode: "Deny, Deny, Deny"
2014 Red Band Society Nick Hutchison Recurring
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "12 Chefs Compete"

Music videos edit

Music videos
Year Band/Song Role Notes
2012 Mallory Knox – "Wake Up" Lead male He is the man with the acoustic guitar.
2015 MC Yankoo – "Drunk in Bangkok" Guest star
Plain White T's – "Pause"[17] Guest star
2023 Bring Me the Horizon – "Lost" Guest star Doctor who gets stabbed in the eye.

References edit

  1. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas".
  2. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas Biography (1980-)".
  3. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (June 25, 2009). "Life Is Hot in Cracktown -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ "Film Independent Spirit Awards – Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10P E/P on IFC". February 26, 2011. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Thomas ian nicholas". Thomas Ian Nicholas Speaker Profile. All American Speakers. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino (September 15, 2020). "Grindstone Entertainment Group Acquires Neo-Noir Thriller 'Adverse'". Deadline.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (September 9, 2020). "Mickey Rourke's 'Adverse' Bought by Grindstone". Variety.
  8. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas - Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.
  9. ^ "THOMAS NICHOLAS BAND — The official Thomas Ian Nicholas website".
  10. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas". June 25, 2017.
  11. ^ Evans, Emily; Zarian, Lawrence (July 15, 2022). "'American Pie' actor Thomas Ian Nicholas talks about the possibility of a 5th film and new music". KTLA. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  12. ^ Nicholas, Thomas Ian [@TINBand] (July 9, 2022). "Today is the day. My song #1999 featuring #BowlingForSoup is out now!" (Tweet). Retrieved September 27, 2022 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Who is Colette Marino? All about Thomas Ian Nicholas' wife as she files for divorce after 14 years of marriage". May 14, 2022.
  14. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas welcomes son Nolan River".
  15. ^ "Thomas Ian Nicholas Welcomes Daughter Zoë Dylan".
  16. ^ Schonfield, Alexandra (May 13, 2022). "American Pie Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas' Wife Colette Marino Files for Divorce". Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  17. ^ Weiner, Natalie (March 25, 2015). "Plain White T's Hit the Road in 'Breaking Bad' RV in 'Pause' Video". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 24, 2023. Retrieved December 24, 2023.

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