Tom Logan (director)
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||7 September 1953, Shreveport|
Tom Logan (born 1953) is an American director, writer, producer, acting instructor, and former actor. Based in Los Angeles, he has directed several feature films and television shows, and shot many commercials.
Logan was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and attended the University of Arkansas for two years before graduating with a B.A. Degree (Cum Laude, Honor Roll, Dean's List) in Theatre Arts from California State University, Northridge.
One of his first assignments was directing/writing/producing many episodes of Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.
Tom Logan wrote and directed the TV films/pilots entitled Modern Miracles, The Neon Tiki Tribe, Supernatural Phenomenon, Working Title, What If, and Kid Town Hall, to name a few.
His feature film directing credits include Shakma, Dream Trap (which he also wrote), The Night Brings Charlie (also produced) and King's Ransom. In Cuba he directed Escape from Cuba.
Logan has also held acting roles in General Hospital, playing Gary on-and-off for 13 years. He also starred in Days of Our Lives and other soap operas.
In the eighties and nineties Tom starred/co-starred on dozens of TV shows including CHiPs, What's Happening!, The Hardy Boys, and James at 16. He has also starred in TV movies and commercials.
Tom also starred in many feature films and over 70 stage productions. In New York he starred in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mame, and Applause.
Prior to his acting career, Logan was an acting coach.
Logan headed the TV/Film & Commercial acting departments in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute (1981–88), and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West (1980–87).
Tom has written four books about acting: How to Act and Eat at the Same Time, Acting in the Million Dollar Minute and their respective sequels.
Logan is also an aviation enthusiast and owner of a Piper Arrow.
Logan also dedicates time helping young people who are interested in the entertainment industry. He is a collaborator with the Los Angeles-based Young Performers Studio.
- 1986 – Bronze Halo Award "Outstanding Contributions to the Entertainment Industry" For authoring his three (now 4) best-selling books for actors. Given annually by the Southern California Motion Picture Council. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm
- 1995 – Producers' Choice Award "Outstanding Direction of a Television Variety Program", 1995 Miss North America Pageant. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm
- 1999 – Best Director "Outstanding Achievement in Direction", Escape From Cuba New Star Discovery Awards. http://www.tomlogan.com/Director.htm Logan is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors' Equity Association.