Rohn Thomas

Rohn Thomas is an American actor, based mainly in the Cleveland/Pittsburgh areas who has appeared in supporting roles in such notable movies as The Shawshank Redemption and The Mothman Prophecies. Thomas is a working man's character actor who, while not achieving the notoriety of some of his more famous co-stars, has become widely known for his consistent and strong performances.

Rohn Thomas
Spouse(s)Terri Kent

Other films Thomas has appeared in include Welcome to Collinwood, Proximity, Turn of Faith, The Dream Catcher, Sudden Death, Roommates, Double Dragon, The Dark Half, Innocent Blood, Waterland, Iron Maze, Striking Distance and The Ides of March.

In addition to film, Thomas has been an Equity Actor for over twenty-five years and has worked at such regional theaters as the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Studio Arena in Buffalo, The Cleveland Play House, and the Great Lakes Theatre Festival. His work also includes industrial film (corporate training videos), voice-overs and commercials. He has appeared on the hit television series The West Wing. Other Television credits include the made-for-TV films What She Doesn't Know, Babe Ruth, Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Murder Ordained and the television pilot Equal Justice.

When not working on stage, screen or studio, Thomas teaches his popular workshop, Acting for the Camera, at Kent State University. Thomas feels that actor training in the US today must include instruction in film acting.

Thomas lives in Kent, Ohio and is married to Terri Kent, Artistic Director of Porthouse Theatre. They have four children.


Year Title Role Notes
1991Iron MazeDoctor
1992Innocent BloodCoroner
1993The Dark HalfDr. Albertson
1994The Shawshank RedemptionBugle Editor
1995Double DragonTour Guide
1995Sudden DeathMayor Taylor
1997Telling Lies in AmericaSgt. Disapri
1999The Dream CatcherRaymond
2001ProximityMarjorie's husband
2002The Mothman PropheciesDr. Williams
2002Welcome to CollinwoodJanitor
2002Turn of FaithAgent Two
2010True NatureBarry
2011The Ides of MarchStage Manager
2013A ResurrectionPriest
2016The Umbrella ManAllen Atwood

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