Thomas Haden Church

Biography: California-born but Texas-raised Thomas Haden Church got his start in entertainment as a DJ in Brownsville, Texas, but acting was his main interest. After a couple of years of successful commercial work in the Lone Star State, he moved to California to pursue acting full-time and landed guest roles on several hit shows, including 21 Jump Street, China Beach and Cheers, before snagging his breakthrough part as dimwit mechanic Lowell Mather on the sitcom Wings in 1990. Church played lovable Lowell for six seasons before departing to headline his own Fox comedy, Ned and Stacey, costarring a pre-Will & Grace Debra Messing. Although short-lived, the underrated series allowed Church to expand his range as he played a despicable cad who still managed to be appealing. When the show was canceled, Church left Hollywood and bought a cattle ranch in Texas, but he still periodically popped up in supporting roles in uneven films, like George of the Jungle, 3000 Miles to Graceland andCalifornia-born but Texas-raised Thomas Haden Church got his start in entertainment as a DJ in Brownsville, Texas, but acting was his main interest. After a couple of years of successful commercial work in the Lone Star State, he moved to California to pursue acting full-time and landed guest roles on several hit shows, including 21 Jump Street, China Beach and Cheers, before snagging his breakthrough part as dimwit mechanic Lowell Mather on the sitcom Wings in 1990. Church played lovable Lowell for six seasons before departing to headline his own Fox comedy, Ned and Stacey, costarring a pre-Will & Grace Debra Messing. Although short-lived, the underrated series allowed Church to expand his range as he played a despicable cad who still managed to be appealing. When the show was canceled, Church left Hollywood and bought a cattle ranch in Texas, but he still periodically popped up in supporting roles in uneven films, like George of the Jungle, 3000 Miles to Graceland and Monkeybone. He also wrote, directed and acted in the 2003 pot comedy Rolling Kansas. Church then semi-retired from showbiz, opting to stay home and raise cattle. However, he did go on the occasional casting call. He nearly landed the lead in Alexander Payne's drama About Schmidt (the role went to Jack Nicholson), but Payne was so impressed with Church that he cast him as an aging, commitment-phobic playboy in the critically acclaimed indie Sideways. Church's seriocomic turn earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nods and an Independent Spirit Award, and completely revitalized his career. Soon, he was working more than ever in high-profile projects, both on the big-screen (Spider-Man 3) and TV, earning an Emmy for his sympathetic performance as a cowboy in the 2006 miniseries Broken Trail. Despite a couple of misfires (All About Steve, Imagine That) since then, Church's career remains in full swing. Expand

Thomas Haden Church's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 94 Sideways
Lowest Metascore: 17 All About Steve
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
28 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Jack / Jack 8.8
62 Killer Joe Jul 27, 2012 Ansel Smith / Ansel Smith 8.5
38 The Specials Sep 22, 2000 The Strobe 8.2
67 Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 Dwayne 8.1
53 George of the Jungle Jul 16, 1997 Lyle Van De Groot / Lyle Van De Groot 8.0
46 Crash Pad Oct 27, 2017 Grady 8.0
42 Daddy's Home Dec 25, 2015 Leo / Leo Holt 7.9
50 Tombstone Dec 25, 1993 Billy Clanton 7.9
70 The Peanut Butter Falcon Aug 9, 2019 Clint/The Salt Water Redneck 7.7
46 Another Happy Day Nov 18, 2011 Paul / Paul 7.6
57 Smart People Apr 11, 2008 Chuck Wetherhold 7.5
41 Cardboard Boxer Sep 16, 2016 Cast / Willie 7.4
48 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Jan 13, 1995 Roach 7.4
72 Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Mr. Griffith 7.2
68 Charlotte's Web Dec 15, 2006 Brooks The Crow 6.9
58 We Bought a Zoo Dec 23, 2011 Duncan Mee 6.9
51 John Carter Mar 9, 2012 Tal Hajus 6.9
59 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sandman/Flint Marko 6.8
65 Lucky Them May 30, 2014 Charlie 6.4
63 Whitewash May 2, 2014 Bruce 6.4
47 Max Jun 26, 2015 Cast / Ray / Ray WIncott / Ray Wincott 6.1
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Johnny Whitefeather 5.6
31 Hellboy Apr 12, 2019 Lobster Johnson 5.5
47 Heaven Is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Cast / Jay Wilkins / Cast / Jay Wilkins 4.6
17 All About Steve Sep 4, 2009 Hartman Hughes / Hartman Hughes 4.2
21 3000 Miles to Graceland Feb 23, 2001 Quigley 3.2
50 Don McKay Apr 2, 2010 Executive Producer / Don McKay tbd
56 The 24th Aug 21, 2020 Col. Norton tbd