Tommy Buck

Acting Faculty Member

What Lights Him Up About Teaching?

I love when an actor calls me and says a technique or exercise we used in class worked on a set or stage.

Proudest Career Moment

Anytime students and clients pop up on my TV screen.

Get to Know Tommy

My partner and I have two tiny dogs. One ten pound Golden doodle name Bernie and a Ten pound Morkie named Pina Bausch

Tommy’s Favorite Characters

Daniel Kaluuya playing Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men, Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Tommy Buck is best known for his work on the Emmy nominated HBO series The Deuce. He has performed principal roles on Gotham, Law & Order: SVU, Ray Donovan and the Emmy Award winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Tommy is a graduate of The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), and has worked with renowned coaches and teachers such as Bob Krakower, Jon Shear, Peter Jensen and Terry Schreiber.

Some of Tommy's theater credits include Irondale Theater's Shakespeare Sonnets with Ralph Fiennes, T.Schreiber's The Pillowman, La Mama's Die: Roll to Proceed and T.Schreiber Studio’s Innovative Theater Award winning production of Balm in Gilead.

His experiences in the theater inspired him to write, direct, and star in the viral Mockumentary Abandon All Hope.

Tommy's most recent film project The Last Thing Mary Saw made huge waves at Fantasia Fest and premiered on Shudder earlier this year. Tommy is also featured in the AMC series Kevin Can F Himself.