Tom Badal has starred in over a dozen films and sold as many screenplays. He has worked opposite Academy Award winners or nominees, Gena Rowlands twice (playing the lead), John Voight, John Savage, Shelly Winters, and Martin Landau to name but a few. He has been directed by John Cassavetes, Kim Stanley, Elia Kazan, Mark Rydell, Barbara Baine and Harold Clurman. He has sold scripts and treatments for Die Hard 3, Micheal Douglas’s company, Canne film festival Winner Jerzy Skolimowsky and many others.
He is a life time member of the prestigious Actor’s Studio, there and in their private class he worked with the great Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Kim Stanley, Bobby Lewis and Harold Clurman the grand masters of the method. Tom has taught at the Studio, the world famous Lee Strasberg theater Institute and in a private class in New York (standing in for Kim Stanley) and of course in Los Angeles.
He has starred on stage as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, King Lear in which he directed and starred, and most recently as Benjamin Franklin. In a letter to Arthur Miller from Mark Rydell and Martin Landau they said Tom was as good if not actually better than Lee J Cobb (which they both saw in 1948) in the heralded original production. Tennessee Williams was the writer in residence of The Company Theater in New York which Tom was the executive producer. He was King Henry for the enormously successful “20 Snickers Feast” national commercial campaign. He has produced and directed for the stage and screen and currently has a film in pre-production set to shoot in the spring.