April 18th, 2011   Publicity No Comments

Thomas Dekker is your not-so-typical, precocious and complex 23-year-old star-on-the-rise. He has spent almost two decades building a fascinatingly varied body of work and has already graduated to write and direct his first feature film, called The Walk of Fame. (It’s set to begin shooting this month with fellow young upstarts Nico Tortorella and Shiloh Fernandez and will be produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films.) Born in Las Vegas, Dekker began his career when he was 5 with a Huggies Pull-Ups commercial, realized his love of acting on the set of John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned (1995) with Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley when he was 6, and played Satan on Touched by an Angel when he was 12. “I got to throw Roma Downey down the stairs,” he says. “And then I turned into a lion.” As the star of last year’s Kaboom—the first-ever film awarded the Queer Palm award at Cannes for its contribution to LGBT presence in cinema—he entered director Gregg Araki’s pantheon of oversexed, hyper-pop leading men. His latest role, though, is as Lance Loud, the oldest son in HBO’s Cinema Verite, which premiers this month, a film about the making of the wrenching 1973 PBS series An American Family, popularly considered the first reality television show. “Other than Donny Osmond, when I was 12, I’ve never played a real person,” Dekker says with entertaining self-awareness, referring to “Young Donny,” whom he portrayed in the 2001 TV movie Inside the Osmonds. The brilliantly charismatic Loud, who died in 2001, was openly gay, a habitué of Max’s Kansas City, and the lead singer of power-pop band The Mumps (he was also a columnist for Interview). Co-starring Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, and James Gandolfini, and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of American Splendor (2003) fame, Cinema Verite puts Dekker at the heart of a mesmerizing re-creation of a golden moment in New York City underground history that includes scenes in Loud’s former Chelsea Hotel apartment and the La MaMa theater. “My biggest concern was that I go as far out as he did,” Dekker says, “without it becoming a caricature.”

Thanks to NicoTortorella.com for the heads up on this exciting news and article. You can view the whole piece at Interview magazine.

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Current Projects
Backstrom
Thomas as Gregory Valentine
Quirky crime drama featuring Thomas as a former gay prostitute and Backstrom's connection to the criminal world.
Genre: Drama | TV Series
Airdate: January 22 / FOX
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Fear Clinic
Thomas as Blake

Thomas plays a damaged young man checking into the Fear Clinic.
Genre: Horror | Movie
Airdate: DVD Release in March
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Enter The Dangerous Mind
Thomas as Jake

Thriller about a mentally ill musician.
Genre: Thriller | Film
Airdate: Unknown
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The White City
Thomas as Kyle

Moving story about a pair of troubled young artists in Israel.
Genre: Drama | Film
Airdate: Unknown
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My Eleventh
Thomas as

Thriller about a kidnapping.
Genre: Thriller | Film
Airdate: Unknown
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JacobJosephAimee
Thomas as Jacob

The story of a love triangle between Jacob, Josef and Aimee.
Genre: Drama | Film
Airdate: 2015
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The Potters
Thomas as Asher Potter

Animated story of a girl seeking memories of a forgotten life.
Genre: Animation | Film
Airdate: 2015
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Site Name: Thomas Dekker Source
Established on: August 2008
Owner: Sarah
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Musical Projects
Zero Times Zero
Thomas's brand new musical venture is the art collective 0X0.
Official Site | Twitter.

Plush
Thomas has 2 songs featured on the Official soundtrack for Plush, which he co-wrote. "Half of Me (Enzo Remix)" and my personal obsession, "Ultraviolet".

iTunes | Amazon

Psyanotic
Thomas's eccentric but inspired debut album Psyanotic.
CD Baby | iTunes

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