About Thomas Philip O'Neill
Thomas Philip O’Neill graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received his BFA at Stella Adler Studio, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and the International Theatre Workshop: Amsterdam, Holland. He also studied in London, at the British American Drama Academy. While at Tisch, Tom worked mostly in physical and experimental works from Michael Chekhov, to Grotowski to Brecht, which then developed into an interest with Commedia del Arte, Mask Work and overall, Clowning both in the Standard American sense (Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin) as well as physically stylized works, Buffon, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. O’Neill completed his Senior Thesis Riding the Belly to the Coconut Grove (advised by Sam Shepard and Annie-B Parson) at the Experimental Theatre Wing, where he wrote, produced, directed and starred in an experimental moment/movement piece about the infamous fire in Boston in the 1940’s at the Coconut Grove Nightclub.
O’Neill’s film and TV credits include: a recurring role in the second season of Terrence Winter’s “Boardwalk Empire”, where he played the clerk to Ester Randolph, Dick Halsey. Eric Shaeffer’s independent “Untitled: Why Am I Still Single?” Project. Charlotte Glynn’s Columbia MFA Senior Thesis Lobster. Julian Marshall’s Obey The Giant, a film about the political battle of Providence in the 1990s between Shepard Fairey and Mayor Buddy Cianci. And Scott Cooper’s Black Mass where he worked with Kevin Bacon and Joel Edgarton.
You can catch Tom in a recurring role on NBC’s final season or “The Blacklist” as well as in a Netflix’s Original Series, “Mindhunter” directed by David Fincher.
Tom currently is writing a feature with his writing partner, the commercial director and cinematographer Mark T. Karinja (Apple, Nike, and Starbucks).
When he is not hustling for the next acting or writing project, Tom bartends at a few happening spots in the city. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Ireland.