Tom Sizemore Biography

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Born: November 29, 1961

TOM SIZEMORE

Date of Birth: November 29, 1961

The son of a philosophy professor from Detroit, Michigan, Sizemore was educated at Wayne State and Temple University. His big break came when he landed the recurring role of Vinnie Ventresca on the short-lived TV series China Beach. His film debut came a year later in 1989 with Rude Awakening, Penn and Teller Get Killed, Lock-Up, and Born on the Fourth of July. He went on to do memorable movie roles in True Romance (1993) Hearts and Souls (1993), and Wyatt Earp (1994). His latest credits include roles in films such as Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) and Radical (2017).

Playing tough guys on film brought him prominence, but playing the same role offscreen has given him nothing but trouble. Married to Maeve Quinlan in 1996, they separated in 1999 after she called police, saying she'd been physically injured by him. He went to drug rehab when his mother and Robert DeNiro showed up on his doorstep one day and told him he was going to jail or rehab—his choice.

In 2001, he began dating former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and she moved in to his Beverly Hills home. Later that year, they were engaged, but Fleiss called it off in 2002. In December 2002, he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges following an argument with an unidentified woman at his home. Just one month later, he reportedly wept when arrested after being accused of punching a 20-year-old woman at a party. Sizemore made more headlines in May 2003 when he was arrested again, for allegedly making death threats to Fleiss. He was also charged with domestic violence, battery, threat of bodily injury, dissuading a witness, violation of a probation order and inducing false testimony. He was further served with a court order to stay away from six different people and ordered to turn over any firearms in his possession.

Although he pled innocent, in April 2004 he was found guilty of seven counts and sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. The judge said he would cut the jail time in half if Sizemore kept his nose clean, but the actor was again arrested in August 2004 when probation officers found drugs during a random visit to his mansion.

He has continued to work through all of this, appearing in films such as Dreamcatcher (2003), Paparazzi (2004) and also landed a regular role on the new 2004 WB series Dr. Vegas, starring Rob Lowe.

Filmography:

Radical (2017)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Blue Line (2017)
The Getter (2017)
House Rules (2017)
Charlie Charlie (2017)
The Immortal Wars (2017)
Atomica (2017)
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Crossing Point (2016)
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016)
Traded (2016)
The Intruders (2015)
Laugh Killer Laugh (2015)
SWAT: Unit 877 aka 24 hours (2015)
Reach Me (2014)
SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Flashes (2014)
Auteur (2014)
Unkillable (2014)
Private Number (2014)
Terms & Conditions (2014)
Murder101 (2014)
The Age of Reason (2014)
The Drunk (2014)
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014)
Before I Sleep (2013)
Five Thirteen (2013)
Crosshairs (2013)
Remnants (2013)
Paranormal Movie (2013)
Chlorine (2013)
Meth Head (2013)
5 Hour Friends (2013)
Madoff: Made Off with America (2013)
Quad (2013)
Visible Scars (2012)
El bosc (2012)
Slumber Party Slaughter (2012)
If I Tell You I Have to Kill You (2011)
The Saints of Mt. Christopher (2011)
Through the Eye (2011)
El cartel de los sapos (2011)
The Speak (2011)
Suing the Devil (2011)
Collar (2011)
Contractor’s Routine (2011)
Cellmates (2011)
Black Gold (2011)
Corrado (2010)
Shadows in Paradise (2010)
Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Double Duty (2009)
21 and a Wake-Up (2009)
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (2009)
The Grind (2009)
Commute (2009)
Stiletto (2008)
The Last Lullaby (2008)
The Acquirer (2008)
Red (2008)
The Flyboys (2008)
American Son (2008)
Toxic (2008)
A Broken Life (2007)
Furnace (2007)
Protecting the King (2007)
Game of Life (2007)
Bottom Feeder (2007)
White Air (2007)
The Genius Club (2006)
Splinter (2006)
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Zyzzyx Rd (2006)
No Rules (2005)
Piggy Banks (2005)
The Nickel Children (2005)
Paparazzi (2004)
Dreamcatcher / L’attrapeur de rêve (2003)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Welcome to America (2002)
$windle (2002)
Big Trouble (2002)
Black Hawk Down / La chute du faucon noir (2001)
Ticker (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Red Planet / La planète rouge (2000)
Get Carter / La loi du milieu (2000) (voix) (son nom n’apparaît pas au générique)
Play It to the Bone / Corps et âme (1999) 
Bringing Out the Dead / Ressusciter les morts (1999)
The Match (1999)
The Florentine (1999)
Enemy of the State / Ennemi de l’État (1998) (son nom n’apparaît pas au générique)
Saving Private Ryan / Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan (1998)
The Relic / La relique (1997)
Heat / Tension (1995)
Strange Days (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress / Le diable en robe bleue (1995)
Natural Born Killers / Le meurtre dans le sang (1994)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Heart and Souls (1993)
Striking Distance (1993)
Watch It (1993)
True Romance / À coeur perdu (1993)
Passenger 57 (1992)
Love Is Like That (1992)
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
Point Break / Extrême limite (1991) (son nom n’apparaît pas au générique)
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
A Matter of Degrees (1990)
Rude Awakening (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July / Né un 4 juillet (1989)
Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
Lock Up (1989)
Blue Steel (1989)

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