Tom Beckett was born in Whittier,
California and lived south of there in the small beach town of San
Clemente until he entered the 9th grade. His family then moved east
to Port Washington on Long Island. He attended boarding school for
the 11th and 12th grades at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.
He received a BA in theatre from Yale College, and later earned an
MFA in acting from the Yale Drama School. He now lives on the Upper
West Side in Manhattan.
He has appeared as Dr. Ostermark in a
Broadway production of "The Father" as well as several Off-Broadway
productions, most notably "Travels With My Aunt" as Wolf. He received
the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award for his work in
"Travels With My Aunt". He also won a Robby Award for best supporting
actor in a comedy for his role as Harlequin in "Triumph of Love" at
South Coast Repertory Theatre.
In film, he portrayed Kevin Callaway in
"Village Idiots" and Tony in "Light Sleeper". His television credits
include Comedy Central's "MTV: Give Me Back My Life", Theodore Guy in
CBS's "Central Park West", John Hughes in PBS's "Liberty", and he
guest starred as Gershwin in "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" on
Most recently, he was seen in an
Off-Broadway play at the Variety Arts Theatre in New York starring
Mary Louise Parker. It was called "Communicating Doors" and is written
by Alan Ayckbourn. He played the character Reece who starts out as a
70 year old man, reverts to 30 years old in the middle of the play,
then goes back to 70 at the end. The play closed after a nice five month run on January 3rd, 1999. We all look forward to his next project!
Tom Beckett can now be seen on the
American Movie Classics original series "Remember WENN" as Mr. Foley,
the "quiet" sound-effects man of a 1940s radio station.
To all you Tom Beckett and Remember
After only four short seasons and a major
cliffhanger, Remember WENN has been canceled. In an effort to help
save the best show on television, some web pages have been made which
include the official press release as well as several names and snail
mail/e-mail addresses you can contact at AMC and Rainbow Media. Also
included are other television stations you can write to in order to
encourage them to pick up the show. Please write to as many of them
as possible in order to keep this show alive!