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.

3 comments:

  1. "...I’ve been thinking that maybe all those years of work — the sweating bullets, the travel, the waiting in the wings — maybe all of it has just been to support her. To help my wife teach children to sing a beautiful song about Jesus.”"

    Too beautiful.

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  2. Ditto! That last sentence leaves me, as the Brits say, gob smacked: I did know there were such people in Hollywood. Blessings and thanks.

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  3. Tom is a rare bird. I feel lucky to know him. And yes, isn't that last line killer?

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