Thomas Hildreth is an actor, producer and writer, who stars in the 2015 Award-Winning feature CHILD OF GRACE, a crime thriller co-starring Emma Myles (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Ted Levine (THE BRIDGE), James Parks (Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT), and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (WE BOUGHT A ZOO). The film had its worldwide TV premiere in September 2015 on Lifetime Movie Network. Directed by Award-Winning director Ian McCrudden (ISLANDER), CHILD OF GRACE is currently in distribution by Koan Distribution.
This winter/spring 2019 Thomas is producing and acting in writer/director Eddie Alcazar’s short film VANDAL in LA as well as Jeff Johnson’s short film THE KINJIKU based on Johnson’s short story “The Cantina Kinjiku”.Hildreth and Johnson are also developing LUNE as aTV series based on Johnson’s book “ Everything Under The Moon” as well as several film and TV projects to be filmed in Hildreth’s home state of Maine.
In 2007, Hildreth starred and produced in the critically acclaimed independent feature film ISLANDER, a classic American story, portraying the gravitas in everyday life, as one man learns to accept the consequences of his choices with grace. His cast includes Philip Baker Hall ( MAGNOLIA) and Larry Pine. ISLANDER premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. He received great reviews from leading publications including the Washington Post, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Times, the Boston Globe and the Hollywood Reporter.
Hildreth has also played the contract killer Jack, in the feature MR. SMITH GETS A HUSTLER, co-starring Larry Pine. He played "Mr. Wood" in PAWN TO A KING, a short opposite James Parks (KILL BILL, CRAZY EIGHT) and Ron Canada ( LONE STAR), and was in the film festival winning AFI short "HERE DIES ANOTHER DAY, directed by Caryn West and starring John Randolph (PRIZZIS HONOR) and Judith Hoag (NASHVILLE).
Hildreth feels right at home on stage as well as the big screen. This past fall in NYC Thomas played Carlos in the world premiere of “Spin Off” by Bernard Pomerance ( The Elephant Man) and previously in NY as the lead in “The Invested”, a world premiere by Sharyn Rothstein. In Los Angeles Thomas played the lead in the world premiere of “Lights Up on the Fade Out” by Padraig Lillis at the Lillian Theatre
Hildreth was directed by Michael Greif in THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and appeared in Mac Wellman's SINCERITY FOREVER (world premiere) at The Berkshire Theatre Festival. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tom appeared in THE AMERICAN CLOCK (world premiere) by Arthur Miller and directed by Austin Pendleton, John Guare's MOON OVER MIAMI (world premiere) opposite Nathan Lane, WIDOWS by Ariel Dorfman (world premiere) and THE DEVILS DISCIPLE opposite Richard Thomas and Patricia Clarkson. Hildreth starred in the revival of Jean Paul Sartre's THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE at HERE in New York.
Hildreth produced CHILD OF GRACE, ISLANDER, and the plays LIGHTS UP ON THE FADEOUT and THE INVESTED.
As a member of The Classical Theatre Lab in LA, Hildreth appeared in JOAN OF ARC directed by Ron Maxwell, as well as productions of HAMLET, OTHELLO, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE ILIAD, THE TEMPEST, CYMBELINE and THE IDEAL HUSBAND.
Hildreth credits his success with his commitment to compelling and dangerous acting choices and his ability to submerge into a role. He credits his success as a producer from working well with fellow actors and crew and bringing out the best in people. He also values applying a perverse sense of humor to his roles.
He grew up skiing and ski racing at Sugarloaf Mountain in northern Maine, and still enjoys a vigorous game of tennis and golf. He is also an avid scuba diver.
Hildreth attended Connecticut College, New York University, and received an MFA from Rutgers University. He lives in New York city with his wife and 5 small children.