Tony Thomas (producer)
Charles Anthony "Tony" Thomas (born December 7, 1948) is an American television and film producer.
Charles Anthony Jacobs
December 7, 1948
|Occupation||TV and film producer, director|
Ann Souder (m. 2005)
Rose Marie Cassaniti
|Relatives||Marlo Thomas (sister)|
Terre Thomas (sister)
Early life and family
Born in Hollywood as Charles Anthony Jacobs, 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.
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.
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.
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.
He married Ann Souder on Christmas Eve, 2005, in Montecito, California.