“Tommy lives fully and freely in his character. I’m a big fan of his quiet power. He lives to do his job and do it well. He’s got it. Plain and simple.”
- Ted Sluberski
(Coach: Maisel, CBS, NBC)
"A truly great lead performance"
- Jason Whyte
(Whistler Film Festival efilmcritic.com)
"His charm has really got you rooting for him and caring about him."
-Dan Schechter, RIFF Juror
Writer/director of Life of Crime
Tommy Beardmore is an American television and film actor, producer, and writer. Along with his work on the Emmy Winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Chicago PD, Shameless, and BULL, he is best known for his breakout role playing the lead in the dark comedy The Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man. The film went on a 50 city international film festival tour winning over 20 awards including 14 for Best Film and along with over 30 nominations.
Winning Best Actor (ARFF) and Actor of the Year (TAFF), he garnered acclaim for a "truly great lead performance" (Jason Whyte, eFilmCritic.com). Dan Schechter, RIFF juror and writer/director of Life of Crime (Jennifer Anniston, Tim Robbins) said:
"His performance sneaks up on you and before you realize it, his charm has really got you rooting for him and caring about him."
-Dan Schechter, RIFF juror and writer/director of Life of Crime
(Jennifer Anniston, Tim Robbins)
That year, Whistler International Film Festival named it a Top Pick alongside Carol (Cate Blanchett), Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), and Born To Be Blue (Ethan Hawke). The film went on to win the Canada Int'l Film Festival "Rising Star Award" and the "Extra Mile Award" from the Sydney Indie Film Festival. Following a worldwide release, it became a "Top-Selling Comedy" distributed through Time-Warner, Sony, Amazon, and iTunes platforms.
The following year, he appeared in Keep The Change (Best U.S. Film Winner, Tribeca Film Festival - Kino Lorber North American Theatrical) and Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez which grossed $157.6 million globally. Tommy will be starring in Skeletons alongside Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham) releasing Spring 2021.
Tommy is the creator, producer, and writing supervisor of Greetings! From Prison, an award-winning dark comedy series starring himself along with Rusty Schwimmer (The Perfect Storm), John Reynolds (Stranger Things), and Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live). The show is a Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Internet Television (DC Webfest) and winner of Best Premise and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (LA Webfest).
Tommy is the Founder of premiere acting resources WorkingActorPro.com, Agent Genie, and Bookit, delivering online training, coaching, and guidance to actors all over the world. The company will be partnering with Mandy.com in 2021.
Tommy was born to a large Irish Catholic family in Cleveland, Ohio. At 14, he began his creative work by taking music, singing, and acting classes while making small indie films and running his own radio show in Lafayette, IN. where he spent his formative years. Tommy is a graduate of the world famous training centers The Second City Conservatory, The iO Theatre, Chicago's Artistic Home, and Purdue University where he was named the first recipient of their Outstanding Alumni Award in Film & Video Studies.