Thomas Haden Church (born Thomas Richard McMillen; June 17, 1960) is an American actor, director, and writer. After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings and playing the lead for two seasons in Ned & Stacey, Church became known for his film work, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways, his characterization of the Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and his role of Lyle van de Groot in George of the Jungle. He also made his directorial debut with Rolling Kansas.
Church lives on his 2,000-acre (810 ha) ranch in Kerrville, Texas. During the filming of Divorce, he rented a house in New Rochelle, New York. He has two children from a former relationship with Mia Zottoli, but was never married to her or anyone else despite a 2008 article in the Los Angeles Times incorrectly claiming he was married to his partner. Church's father, Carl, died in 2008, and his stepfather, George, died in 2012.
Church was born as Thomas Richard McMillen in Woodland, Yolo County, California, the son of Maxine (née Sanders; born 1936) and Carlos "Carl" Richard McMillen (1936–2008), who served for eight years in the Marines and who was on active duty at the end of the Korean War; after 1962, Carlos worked as a surveyor. Church's parents divorced and his mother moved to Texas. She remarried in 1969, to widower George A. Quesada, a veteran of an Army Air Forces reconnaissance unit which served in Guam in World War II. Church took his stepfather's surname for a time but changed it to "Haden Church," extracted from the names of other relatives, when people found Quesada difficult to pronounce. He left high school in 1977 to work in the oil fields of Louisiana, but he returned to graduate from Harlingen High School in 1979. He attended the University of North Texas while living in Dallas.
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The true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment and the Houston Riot of 1917 is incredibly powerful and timely. The Houston Riot was a rebellion by 156 African American s...
In England, he must defeat the Blood Queen. He desperately tries to turn away from the end of the world that will be brought about by their battle.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s liv...
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A dog that helped soldiers return to the U.S. He was adopted by his handler's family after a traumatic experience.
The story of a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications arise when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, f...
Heaven Is for Real
The true story of the 4-year old son of a small-town pastor who, during an emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He talks about his experiences when he awakes.
Bruce, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride in the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec. He hides the body in order to run away from the authori...
More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine’s editor: a no-stone-unturned search ...
John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom and reluctantly becomes involved in an epic conflict. Carter realized ...
A cop who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the mother of a desperate drug dealer in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister.
We Bought a Zoo
Benjamin lost his wife and purchased a large house that has a zoo in order to start his life over, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work ...
Another Happy Day
Lynn is thrown into the center of family dynamics at her parents' wedding.
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A group of college kids are driving. There will be a price to pay when the group accidentally runs over a squirrel on a road trip. The cursed road can bring the zombie squirrel back to life. After the...
Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. The school board i...
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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
At 89 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one BILLION comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop cu...
A man is going to visit his former lover for the first time in 25 years.
A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.
Aliens in the Attic
A group of kids are protecting their vacation home.
All About Steve
A crossword says that a CNN cameraman is her true love after a short date. She criss-crossed the country, turning up at media events as she tries to convince him they are perfect for each other becaus...
The shape-changing Sandman is one of the new villains that Spider-Man goes up against. While Spider-Man's powers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
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Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western
There is a film about the making of Broken Trail.
Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging c...
Over the Hedge
A scheming raccoon fools a family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating, and learns a lesson about f...
The pig is afraid of the dinner table at the end of the season. The spider that lives in his pen hatched a plan to stop this from happening.
To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon selects the most average Americans it can find, and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. They're the smartest peop...
Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey. One is suffering from depression and the other is about to walk down the aisle.
Serial Killing 101
A high school kid with no direction in life decides to pursue a career in serial killing. He can't kill anyone. He tried to learn the ways of a mass murderer with the help of a gothic chick. At the sa...
A well-off couple with two children of their own, Deborah and John Clasky, hired a Mexican immigrant and a single mother to clean their house. When Deborah realized she couldn't handle the schedule be...
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A group of friends travel together.
George of the Jungle 2
George and Ursula have a son, George Junior, so Ursula's mother is going to try and get them back to being civilized.
There are five heroes under one roof. They call the tower Titan Tower because it is in the shape of a T. There are no secret identities. There is no school. Just people being people. They have to go u...
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Gary & Mike
Gary & Mike aired on UPN in 2001 and Adult Swim in 2002. The show only lasted one season. There were thirteen episodes produced.
3000 Miles to Graceland
The plan was to rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis convention. Thomas Murphy shot all of his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane, because he kept all the money for ...
After a car crash causes a repressed cartoonist to go into a coma, he and the Monkeybone wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak h...
Scientists are trying to create a perfect soldier. On the day a clone is born, a mystery novel writer feels something strange in his body and mind. Seven years after he first saw him, Marty discovered...
A woman is told by her psychic that her dream man is a doctor named Steve.
One of the coldest parts of North Dakota has a prison with an iron hand. An FBI agent is sent to investigate when an inmate dies. On the home front, the sons-in-law of the Swede, Larry (Thomas Haden C...
One Night Stand
In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who h...
George of the Jungle
Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends:...
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Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert
Two honest detectives are framed by their own colleagues. Stars are Thomas Haden Church and Raymond J. Barry, Barbara Babcock, Geno Silva. ().
In the thriving mining town of Tombstone, legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune. Earp is forced to wear a Badge ...
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Brothers Brian and Joe attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
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21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.
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There are many stunning documentaries that transport viewers to far flung locations. The show focuses on animals and the world around them. In the mid-2000s, a comic book based on the show was briefly...