Tony Thomas (producer)

Charles Anthony "Tony" Thomas (born December 7, 1948) is an American television and film producer.

Tony Thomas
Born
Charles Anthony Jacobs

(1948-12-07) December 7, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationTV and film producer, director
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)
Ann Souder
(
m. 2005)
Parent(s)Danny Thomas
Rose Marie Cassaniti
RelativesMarlo Thomas (sister)
Terre Thomas (sister)

Early life and familyEdit

Born in Hollywood as Charles Anthony Jacobs,[1] Tony Thomas is the son of actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas and the former Rose Marie Cassaniti. He is the younger brother of actresses Terre Thomas and Marlo Thomas.[2]

CareerEdit

Thomas began working in Hollywood film/TV production at Screen Gems as an associate producer on the acclaimed television movie Brian's Song. In 1974, he teamed with producer Paul Junger Witt and wife Susan Harris to form a TV production company, Witt/Thomas Productions (alternately Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions), which produced numerous successful television series from the 1970s into the 1990s.[3]

He has produced many TV series, including The Practice (1976–1977), Nurses, Herman's Head, Soap, Blossom, Empty Nest, Benson, Beauty and the Beast, The Golden Girls, and It's a Living. He was a producer for the feature film Dead Poets Society.[4]

Other endeavorsEdit

Thomas serves as a member of the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors, directing the operation of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that his father had founded.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Ann Souder on Christmas Eve, 2005, in Montecito, California.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tony Thomas". Television Academy Interviews. 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  2. ^ Tony Thomas on IMDb
  3. ^ "Tony Thomas". Archive of American Television.
  4. ^ "Tony Tomas".
  5. ^ "Tony Thomas". St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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