Thomas Middleditch is an actor and television writer of Canadian and British descent. He is best known to television audiences as the lead man on the HBO series Silicon Valley The actor’s portrayal of the lead character Richard Hendricks earned him an Emmy nomination in 2016, the first of his career. Middleditch has multiple accolades for the big screen, including a speaking role in the 2016 animated superhero film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie , which was a box office hit.
Thomas Middleditch Biography
Thomas Steven Middleditch was born on March 10, 1982 in Nelson, a small town in southern interior British Columbia, Canada. He was not an early bloomer, having been shy and reserved for most of his childhood. However, all that changed in eighth grade when he was cast in a school play. Following this life-changing opportunity, Middleditch practiced and mastered the art of improvisational theater while he was still in elementary school, becoming the overnight toast of his entire school.
Middleditch received his tertiary education from the University of Victoria after which he moved to Toronto. There he auditioned and was accepted into George Brown College, but strangely enough he never took a course. Instead, he wanted to learn how to do comedy sketches himself while earning a living in a clothing store. He eventually moved to Chicago where he studied and performed with The Second City and iO Theater. While there, he had to audition for NBC’s Saturday Night Live , and while he didn’t appear on the show, his performance at the audition led him to secure a deal with NBC that forced him to relocate to New York City.
Moving to New York was a big boost for Middleditch’s showbiz career, which began when he appeared in several TV commercials and landed acting roles as well. He had his first starring role in the romantic comedy film Splinter Heads (2010) opposite Rachel Taylor, followed by a recurring role on the web series Jake and Amir (2011-13). He has had roles in films such as The Campaign (2012), Search Party (2014) and he has also guest-starred on several TV shows.
Thomas Middleditch’s career-defining moment came in early 2013 when he was cast in the role of Richard Hendricks, the lead character on the HBO pilot series Silicon Valley Interestingly, the character was specifically created with Middleditch in mind after the show’s creators stumbled upon an initial comedy routine he had previously produced. The actor’s brilliant performance on Silicon Valley has earned him much critical acclaim since the show’s first season premiere took place in April 2014. He received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
He voiced the main character in the 2-season animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014-17) and he also appeared in films such as The Bronze (2015), Joshy (2016) and Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017). The talented actor gave his voice to the role of Harold Hutchins, one of the main characters of the cartoon Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
Wealth (income and earnings)
Thomas Middleditch successfully established himself as a leading man in the first decade of his acting career. Armed with a wealth of talent, the Silicon Valley star will definitely do a lot more in Hollywood than he shows up on screen. He has several juicy endorsement deals to his name right away, the most notable of which is with Verizon Wireless as of 2017. With these and several other ventures, the Hollywood star has amassed a staggering $7 million net worth.
wife and family
Thomas Middleditch is currently married to costume designer Mollie Gates. The duo were around 3 years old before getting engaged in June 2015. A few months after their engagement, the couple tied the knot on August 22, 2015.
There is not much information about Thomas Middleditch’s birth family but it is known that his parents are both from the UK and both are Jewish.
Is Thomas Middleditch gay?
Thomas Middleditch’s sexual penchant has never been in doubt about his fairly concise relationship history. He is widely believed to be clear that his only publicly known romantic relationship was with women. This belief must persist until the actor realizes otherwise.