Tom Verica

Tom Verica (born May 13, 1964) is an American actor, director, and producer, best known for his role as Sam Keating opposite Viola Davis in the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder (2014–2019). Verica also starred as Jack Pryor on NBC's television drama American Dreams (2002–2004). Verica's film acting credits include Zodiac directed by David Fincher, Flags of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood, Murder By Numbers, Red Dragon, and Die Hard 2. Verica served as Executive Producer/Director of the critically acclaimed ABC series Scandal for seven seasons. Currently, he serves as executive producer and director on the ABC legal drama For the People.

Tom Verica
Thomas Anthony Verica

(1964-05-13) May 13, 1964
Spouse(s)Kira Arne' Verica
ChildrenTwo children, Dante and Ciana

Life and career

Verica was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first television role was on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children in 1987. Among his extensive television appearances as an actor, he has starred on The Naked Truth opposite Tea Leoni, L.A. Law, Central Park West, The Nine and HBO's Emmy winning, mini-series From the Earth to the Moon in which he portrayed astronaut Dick Gordon. Other highlights include stints on notable television shows such as House, The Closer, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order SVU, Medium, Frasier, Will & Grace, Providence, The 4400, and an episode of Seinfeld ("The Conversion").

In theatre, Tom has performed on and Off-Broadway in numerous stage plays including the award winning Broadway production of Craig Lucas' Prelude To A Kiss at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

As a highly regarded director, Verica has helmed over 100 episodes of television, including Scandal , For The People, American Dreams, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money, Private Practice, Ugly Betty , The Mentalist.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Die Hard 2 Kahn
1993 Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon Manoel
1997 Fathers' Day Peter
1997 Loose Women Detective Laurent
1999 Love American Style Ron Segment: "Love and the Heimlich Maneuver"
1999 Making Contact N/A
2002 Murder by Numbers Asst. D.A. Al Swanson
2002 Red Dragon Charles Leeds
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Lieutenant Pennell
2007 Zodiac Jim Dunbar

Television films

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Donato and Daughter Bobby Keegan
1994 The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Greg Bennett
1994 Breach of Conduct Lt. Ted Lutz
1995 Not Our Son Randy Litchfield
1996 The Assassination File Jack Byrne
1998 Lost in the Bermuda Triangle Brian Foster
2009 Princess Protection Program Joe Mason

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
1987 All My Children Duncan Unknown episodes
1989 Quantum Leap Impala Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"
1991 L.A. Law Billy Castroverti 9 episodes
1992 Home Improvement Home Improvement Episode: "Luck Be a Taylor Tonight"
1992 Picket Fences Brian Ronick Episode: "The Snake Lady"
1993 South Beach Brooke Wyatt Episode: "Stake Out"
1993 Moon Over Miami Jake Episode: "Black River Bride"
1993 Seinfeld Doctor Episode: "The Conversion"
1995 NYPD Blue Dr. Paul Druzinski Episode: "Travels with Andy"
1995 Matlock Craig Browning Episode: "The Scam"
1995–1996 Central Park West Mark Merrill 18 episodes
1996 The Big Easy Tyrell Episode: "Hotshots"
1997 Gun The Quick Talking Agent Episode: "The Shot"
1997–1998 The Naked Truth Jake Sullivan 22 episodes
1997 Almost Perfect Steven Ecstacy Episode: "This Is What Happens When You Don't Watch PBS"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Dick Gordon 3 episodes
1999–2002 Will & Grace Danny 2 episodes
1999 Providence Kyle Moran 13 episodes
2001 Frasier Jim Episode: "A Day in May"
2001 Citizen Baines Andy Carlson 4 episodes
2001–2004 State of Grace Tommy Austin 6 episodes
2002 Crossing Jordan Mitch Weyland Episode: "Blood Relatives"
2002 Baby Bob Jake Episode: "The Tell-Tale Art"
2002 Touched by an Angel Brian Episode: "The Bells of St. Peters"
2002–2005 American Dreams Jack Pryor 61 episodes
2005 The Bad Girl's Guide Keith Episode: "The Guide to in and Out"
2005 The 4400 Dr. Max Hudson 3 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jake Hunter Episode: "Blast"
2006 House Martin Episode: "Skin Deep"
2006 Boston Legal A.U.S.A. Carl Newell Episode: "Trick or Treat"
2006–2007 The Nine Ed Nielson 10 episodes
2008 Grey's Anatomy Michael Norris Episode: "Rise Up"
2009 Lie to Me Paul Aronson Episode: "Love Always"
2009 Medium Detective Aaron Carver Episode: "The Future's So Bright"
2010 The Closer Det. Steve Hayward Episode: "Jump the Gun"
2014–2020 How to Get Away with Murder Sam Keating Recurring role (seasons 1-6) 18 episodes


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