Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas

  • Highest Rated: 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Birthday: Dec 17, 1970
  • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
  • A talented actor who began to win due notice in the late '90s, Sean Patrick Thomas broke through to mainstream audiences with winning turns in such films as Cruel Intentions (1999) and Save the Last Dance (2001). The son of immigrants from Guyana, Thomas was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1970. While attending the University of Virginia, where he studied English and planned to become a lawyer, Thomas decided to pursue a career in acting after auditioning for a student production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Thomas broke into film with small roles in productions that included Courage Under Fire (1996), Conspiracy Theory (1997), and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). In 1996, he further added to his acting credentials by earning an M.A. in drama from New York University. Relative fame and even a blush of notoriety greeted the actor in 1999, with a pivotal role in Cruel Intentions, Roger Kumble's free and loose adaptation of Choderlos De Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Co-starring alongside alpha-teens Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Ryan Phillippe in the torrid tale of lust, betrayal, and negligent parenting on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Thomas earned (literal) exposure as the cello teacher/illicit lover of one of the film's principle characters. Even greater exposure followed for Thomas the subsequent year, when he was cast in a substantial role as Detective Temple Page on the critically acclaimed TV series The District. Riding high, he then won his first starring role on the big screen in Save the Last Dance (2001), an interracial love story set in Chicago's South Side that featured him as a black high school student in love with a white classmate (Julia Stiles). Although the film earned mixed reviews, it found an appreciative audience, and with it, a growing fan base for the young actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

29% The Curse of La Llorona Detective Cooper 2019
No Score Yet Rent-an-Elf Actor 2018
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut Jimmy $54.1M 2016
No Score Yet Merry Ex-Mas Mitchell 2016
No Score Yet The Murder Pact Det. Dakoulas 2015
No Score Yet Deep in the Darkness Executive Producer Actor 2014
No Score Yet Finding Neighbors Paul 2013
No Score Yet Murder on the 13th Floor Actor 2012
73% The Burrowers Callaghan 2008
86% A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 2008
68% Honeydripper Dexter 'Dex' Moncrieff 2007
52% The Fountain Antonio $10.1M 2006
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business Jimmy James $65M 2004
82% Barbershop Jimmy James $75.1M 2002
11% Halloween: Resurrection Rudy Grimes $30.3M 2002
52% Save the Last Dance Derek $90.7M 2001
18% Dracula 2000 Trick $32.7M 2000
17% Cruel Intentions 2 Todd Michaels 2000
54% Cruel Intentions Ronald Clifford 1999
No Score Yet Graduation Week Darren 1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait Jack No. 2 1998
56% Conspiracy Theory Actor 1997
48% Picture Perfect Ad Agency Researcher 1997
85% Courage Under Fire Thompson 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Middle School Moguls
2019
Voice
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Navy Commander Ian Rackham
  • 2019
No Score Yet The District
2000-2004
Det. Temple Page
  • 2019
  • 2011
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Claude Galbert
  • 2018
63% Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
2017-2018
Rick Thomas
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Navy Lieutenant Commander Mark Jacoby
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Vixen
2015-2016
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
90% Bones
2005-2017
Dr. John Cruz
  • 2015
77% American Horror Story
2013
Terry
  • 2012
  • 2011
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Karl Dupree Dupree
  • 2009
80% Reaper
2007-2009
Alan
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Temple Paige
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Sean Patrick Thomas CHARACTERS

Derek
You can do it. Sara, you were born to do it.
Trick
Sorry sport, I'm an atheist.
Simon
God loves you anyway!
Rudy Grimes
Never underestimate the effect of a poor diet. Too much protein, not enough zinc. Next thing you know, you're cutting up bodies in the bathtub. I mean, look at Hitler. He was a vegetarian. The brother was seriously malnourished.
Sara Moyer
Rudy, do you ever think about anything other than food?
Rudy Grimes
Wouldn't you like to know?
Rudy Grimes
Hey, Michael. Yeah, I'm talking to you. You want a piece of me?
Rudy Grimes
Don't distract me.
Jen Danzig
Oh, I can't help myself. I am distracting.
Rudy Grimes
(holding 2 knives; fighting Michael Myers) - You want some of this? Huh? You want to try and fu*king kill me? Huh? You like sushi, motherfu*ker?
Rudy Grimes
(holding 2 knives; fighting Michael Myers) You want some of this? Huh? You want to try and fu*king kill me? Huh? You like sushi, motherfu*ker?
Rudy Grimes
(while smoking weed from a bong with Jenna) - It's a good thing there's no cameras in here.
Rudy Grimes
(while smoking weed from a bong with Jenna) It's a good thing there's no cameras in here.
Jen Danzig
(thinks for a minute) - ...We're wearing cameras. (Her and Ruddy start hysterical laughing)
Jen Danzig
(thinks for a minute) We're wearing cameras. (Her and Ruddy start hysterical laughing)
Sara Moyer
Look, every time I let you two talk me into something I live to regret it.
Rudy Grimes
Listen, without me you would die of boredom.
Jen Danzig
Us! Without us you would die of boredom.
Rudy Grimes
Whatever.
Rudy Grimes
You should try a little less protein in your diet. Control some of that aggression, huh?