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Rohn Thomas

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Rohn Thomas
SpouseTerri Kent

Rohn Thomas is an American actor, based mainly in the Cleveland/Pittsburgh areas who has appeared in supporting roles in such notable movies as The Shawshank Redemption and The Mothman Prophecies. Thomas is a working man's character actor who, while not achieving the notoriety of some of his more famous co-stars, has become widely known for his consistent and strong performances.

Other films Thomas has appeared in include Welcome to Collinwood, Proximity, Turn of Faith, The Dream Catcher, Sudden Death, Roommates, Double Dragon, The Dark Half, Innocent Blood, Waterland, Iron Maze, Striking Distance and The Ides of March.

In addition to film, Thomas has been an Equity Actor for over twenty-five years and has worked at such regional theaters as the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Studio Arena in Buffalo, The Cleveland Play House, and the Great Lakes Theatre Festival. His work also includes industrial film (corporate training videos), voice-overs and commercials. He has appeared on the hit television series The West Wing. Other television credits include the made-for-TV films What She Doesn't Know, Babe Ruth, Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Murder Ordained and the television pilot Equal Justice.

When not working on stage, screen or studio, Thomas teaches his popular workshop, Acting for the Camera, at Kent State University. Thomas feels that actor training in the US today must include instruction in film acting.

Thomas lives in Kent, Ohio and is married to Terri Kent, Artistic Director of Porthouse Theatre. They have four children.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Iron Maze Doctor
1992 Waterland Barman
1992 Innocent Blood Coroner
1993 The Dark Half Dr. Albertson
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Bugle Editor
1995 Double Dragon Tour Guide
1995 Roommates Kevin
1995 Sudden Death Mayor Taylor
1997 Telling Lies in America Sgt. Disapri
1999 The Dream Catcher Raymond
2001 Proximity Marjorie's husband
2002 The Mothman Prophecies Dr. Williams
2002 Welcome to Collinwood Janitor
2002 Turn of Faith Agent Two
2010 True Nature Barry
2011 The Ides of March Stage Manager
2013 A Resurrection Priest
2016 The Umbrella Man Allen Atwood