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Thomas Mitchell Sherak (June 22, 1945 – January 28, 2014) was an American actor and producer who was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009–2010 term[1][2] and re-elected for a second term in August 2010.[3]

Tom Sherak
Born(1945-06-22)June 22, 1945
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 28, 2014(2014-01-28) (aged 68)
Occupationactor, producer

He was succeeded by Hawk Koch as Academy President in 2012.[4] On September 26, 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Tom Sherak as director of the newly created Mayor's Entertainment Industry and Production Office.[5] Sherak died on January 28, 2014, in Calabasas, California, of prostate cancer. He was 68[6][7] and is buried at Mount Sinai Simi Valley. He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6910 Hollywood Blvd.


  1. ^ Tom Sherak Elected President of AMPAS
  2. ^ Gray, Timothy M (August 19, 2009). "Tom Sherak takes AMPAS presidency". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Gray, Timothy M. (August 3, 2010). "AMPAS re-elects Tom Sherak as prexy". Variety.
  4. ^ "Academy Elects Hawk Koch as Its New President". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "Tom Sherak Named As LA's New Film Czar, Will Earn $1 A Year" – Huff Post Entertainment
  6. ^ Former Academy President Tom Sherak Dies, Aged 68
  7. ^ Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy,; accessed January 30, 2017.

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Preceded by
Sid Ganis
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Succeeded by
Hawk Koch