Saturday, December 6, 2014
ACTOR/COMIC TOM WILSON ON PERFORMING, WAITING AND ENDURING
This week I got to interview a treasure of L.A., the Church, and the world: actor/comic/musician/writer/painter/speaker/voice-over artist Mr. Tom Wilson.
Tom traveled all the way from the far reaches of the San Fernando Valley to Echo Park so we could sit at a hipster coffee joint (small bottle of cold press sorrel juice, 9 bucks) and talk about our misfit psyches and Jesus.
Here's the beginning of the piece:
Tom Wilson has made his way in Hollywood as an actor, stand-up comic, and voice-over artist for over 35 years.
A cradle Catholic, he was raised in Philadelphia and taught by the Sisters of Mercy. “As a thoughtful oddball kid I accepted Catholicism lock, stock and barrel. I didn’t rebel at all. But while everyone else was playing football I was walking the perimeter of the field looking at the trees and thinking deep thoughts,” he says.
“Even back then, I knew to go to the Eucharist, the absolute axis of the cosmos, to make sense of the world”...
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.