Jane attending the 2007 Comic Con to promote The Mist
February 22, 1969
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Thomas Jane (born February 22, 1969) is an American actor, known for his roles in the 2004 film The Punisher and the 2007 Stephen King adaption The Mist. The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007 American Horror film based on the 1980 Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Patricia T Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an American actress. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The Punisher is a 2004 film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name starring Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007 American Horror film based on the 1980
Jane was born Thomas Elliott III in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Cynthia, an antiques dealer, and Michael Elliott, a biogenetic engineer. An antique ( Latin: antiquus; old is an old Collectible item It is collected or desirable because of its age rarity condition utility or other unique Genetic engineering, Recombinant DNA technology, genetic modification/manipulation (GM and gene splicing are terms that apply to the direct  Jane has Irish, Scottish, German, and Blackfoot ancestry. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as The Blackfoot Confederacy or Niitsítapi (meaning "original people" c In 1987, he graduated from Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Academics In 2005 Wootton was named the 17th best high school in the United States by Newsweek. Montgomery County of the US state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington D He studied acting at The Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute in Hollywood,CA.
Jane made his film debut in the Telugu film Padamati Sandhya Raagam (1986), directed by late Jandhyala. Jandhyala or Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subramanya Sastry (January 14 1951 - June 19 2001 was a legendary Telugu film Screenwriter and Director His early roles included Zeph in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 action - comedy - Horror film about " Valley girl " cheerleader Buffy He had supporting roles in several high profile films, including The Crow: City of Angels (1996) Boogie Nights (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Thursday (1998) and Magnolia (1999). The Crow City of Angels is a 1996 Action film and a Sequel to the Cult film The Crow. This article is about the 1997 film For the Heatwave song see Boogie Nights. The Thin Red Line is a 1998 war film which tells a fictional story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and Directed by Skip Woods. Magnolia is a 1999 American Drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. After receiving critical acclaim as baseball player Mickey Mantle in 61*, Jane began receiving leading roles. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Mickey Charles Mantle ( October 20, 1931 &ndash August 13, 1995) was an American Baseball player who was inducted 61* is an American Baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg.
Jane and director Jonathan Hensleigh and Avi Arad have said in many interviews that Jane was the first and only actor to be asked to play the title role in the 2004 movie The Punisher. Jonathan Blair Hensleigh (born February 1959 is an American Screenwriter and Film director, working primarily in the action/adventure genre of films Avi Arad (אבי ארד is an Israeli American Businessman. He became the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s and The Punisher is a 2004 film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name starring Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and Jane initially turned down the role twice, as well as a part in the first X-Men movie and a few other comic book movies, mainly because he does not see himself as a superhero actor and nor does he have any real interest or liking for superhero characters. X-Men is a 2000 Superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics characters of the same name. Jane said that when they asked him the second time to play the Punisher that what really got him interested in playing the part was when Arad sent Tim Bradstreet's artwork of the Punisher. Timothy "Tim" Bradstreet (born February 16, 1967, in Cheverly Maryland) is an artist and illustrator best known for his work on Comic After finding out that the Punisher wasn't a superhero, but an anti-hero and a vigilante crime fighter, he accepted. A vigilante is a person who ignores Due process of law and enacts their own form of Justice in response to a perception of insufficient response by the  He read as many Punisher comics as he could find and quickly became a fan. The Punisher ( Frank Castle) is a fictional Antihero that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Jane trained for 6 or 7 months with Navy SEALs and gained more than twenty pounds of muscle for the part. 
In addition to starring in the movie he contributed his voice to The Punisher and the Gun video games. The Punisher is a 2005 Action game which stars the Marvel Comics Vigilante, The Punisher. Gun is a Revisionist Western -themed Video game developed by Neversoft. He has also recently written and financed a sci-fi comic book entitled Bad Planet which has been released by Image Comics. Bad Planet is a 6-issue Comic book Limited series by Thomas Jane and Steve Niles that started in 2005. Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their He is also a spokesperson for Steve Niles and in 2006 Tom modeled for the Dark Horse Comics character Cal McDonald in Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery. WARNING Please see the talk page before adding controversial content to this article Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American Comic book publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics Criminal Macabre A Cal McDonald Mystery is a Comic book series starring Cal McDonald an Antihero American comic book character created in Tom and Steve have been in talks about turning Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery into a live action film with Tom as Cal.
In addition to his screen work, Jane has appeared several times on stage, and received strong critical reviews as Tom in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, and as Chris in Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26 1911 &ndash February 25 1983 better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical The Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams that was originally written as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was contracted Arthur Asher Miller (October 17 1915 &ndash February 10 2005 was an American Playwright and Essayist. All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film in 1948 and again in 1986 He has also portrayed himself in the Fox television show Arrested Development. Arrested Development is a character-driven American television Sitcom about a formerly wealthy habitually Dysfunctional family. In 2005, Marvel released The Punisher video game. The Punisher is a 2005 Action game which stars the Marvel Comics Vigilante, The Punisher. The video games' storyline is compiled with different situations and enemies from the Punisher comics, and a character based upon Jigsaw also appeared in the 2005 Punisher video game but with an origin that ties directly into the 2004 Punisher film. Jane is not set to return in the planned sequel to the The Punisher. In an interview Jane stated that he has pulled out of the movie stating "What I won't do is spend months of my life sweating over a movie that I just don't believe in. I've always loved the Marvel guys, and wish them well. Meanwhile, I'll continue to search for a film that one day might stand with all those films that the fans have asked me to watch". 
Jane said in June of 2007 that movie director Zack Snyder had expressed interest in casting him for the adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen. Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American Film director, Writer and producer. Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins  But Tom said no to the role due to him being too busy.  In Oct of 07 Tom began his directing debut in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a movie called The Dark Country to which he is also the main character. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. Tom has said that the film will be a Hitchcockian thriller and will be filmed in Stereoscopy 3-D. Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional imaging is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual 
It was reported on February 8, 2008 that Thomas Jane has joined movie director John McTiernan in the action/thriller movie Run. John Campbell McTiernan Jr (born January 8, 1951) is an American Movie director, best known for his action films and most identifiable Run can refer to at least two different films ''Run'' (1991 film — an American film ''Run'' (2002 film — a Tamil language  Although Thomas Jane has yet to say that he has signed on to the film.
On 17 March 2008, Jane was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for speeding at "an extremely high rate of speed" on I-5. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Jane was arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol level higher than . Driving under the influence of alcohol ( driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs 08% in Kern County, California. Kern County is a County located in the southern Central Valley of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Jane failed several field sobriety tests, including a breathalyzer. Police also say he was driving with a suspended license. 
Jane is divorced from Aysha Hauer, the daughter of actor Rutger Hauer. Rutger Oelsen Hauer (rʏtxər ulsən hʌuər born January 23, 1944) is a Golden Globe -winning Dutch Film Actor. He and fellow actress Patricia Arquette (Medium) are parents to daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope, who was born on February 20, 2003. Patricia T Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an American actress. Medium is an American Dramatic Television series which premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Jane and Arquette married in Venice, Italy, on June 24, 2006. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Jane spent time in his early Hollywood days as a busker. Busking is the practice of performing in Public places for Tips and Gratuities. He commented on this in a Newsweek article published May 31, 2004 (p. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 21):
"I had two songs in my repertoire that I hammered to death — Hey Joe and Knockin' on Heaven's Door," he recalled. Hey Joe (disambiguation "Hey Joe" is an American Popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and as such has been performed in " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan for the Soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett & Billy the "People used to pelt me with change just to shut me up. "