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Tom Sizemore
Born Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr.
November 29, 1961 (1961-11-29) (age 48)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Maeve Quinlan (m. 1996–1999) «start: (1996)–end+1: (2000)»"Marriage: Maeve Quinlan to Tom Sizemore" Location: (linkback:

Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. (born November 29, 1961)[1][2] is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his roles of soldiers in war films such as Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down.


Early life

Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a mother who was a member of an urban ombudsman staff and a lawyer/psychology professor father, Thomas Edward Sizemore, Sr.[2] He has a younger brother, Paul, who is also an actor and a niece, Beverly, who is a songwriter and former Pussycat Doll. Sizemore attended Michigan State University for one year, as well as Wayne State University. He earned a Master's degree in theatre from Temple University in 1986. He subsequently moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.


One of Sizemore's early film roles was in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July in 1989. He has appeared in films such as Lock Up (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), True Romance (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Strange Days (1995). He had a supporting role in Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp as Bat Masterson. A succession of well-received supporting parts followed, perhaps the most well known being his portrayal of Michael Cheritto in Heat (1995). His first major leading role was as Vincent D'Agosta in 1997's The Relic. Sizemore had a recurring role on the television series China Beach (1988 to 1991) as an enlisted man named Charlie who was in love with Dana Delany's character. Sizemore continued to play leading and character parts in many films, notably Bringing Out the Dead, Saving Private Ryan, Witness Protection, Red Planet, Pearl Harbor, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Black Hawk Down. He had a voice part as Sonny Forelli in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. In 2001, Sizemore starred in Ticker, an action film directed by Albert Pyun, with Steven Seagal and Dennis Hopper. In 2002, Sizemore starred in the well-reviewed but short-lived television drama series Robbery Homicide Division. It was cancelled mid-way through its first season. He also played an undercover cop in the film Swindle opposite Sherilyn Fenn. In 2004 he starred in Paparazzi and in 2006 he starred in The Genius Club, playing a terrorist who taunts seven geniuses into solving the world's problems in one night.

In 2007, the television network VH1 aired a six episode reality TV series called Shooting Sizemore, which depicted the life of the actor as he struggled to regain his career in the midst of a continuing battle with addiction. The series also covered an ongoing legal appeal on his conviction for an assault of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.[3]

Recent films include Red and American Son, both of which were screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, Sizemore starred in The Last Lullaby, playing a killer, and appeared also in The Flyboys with Stephen Baldwin. In 2009 he appeared in comedy film Super Capers. In addition, Sizemore also appeared in five episodes of the drama tv series Crash with Dennis Hopper. He starred also in the Indie Horror film C.L.A.S.S. which is written by Sheldon Robins, and co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio in drama/comedy film Chlorine.[4]. He also starred alongside martial arts actor Mark Dacascos in the action movie Shadows in Paradise (2010).


Sizemore fronted the Hollywood rock band Day 8. Formed in 2002, the band recorded a 4-song EP produced and recorded by former Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mike Doling. The group included Rod Castro, Alan Muffterson, Tyrone Tomke and Michael Taylor.

Personal life

On August 18, 2005, approximately eight hours of celebrity sex tape starring Sizemore was published on the internet.[5] The material has since become available on DVD.

Sizemore married actress Maeve Quinlan in 1996, but divorced in 1999. Sizemore has been announced as a patient/cast member on VH1's 3rd season of Celebrity Rehab, which premiered on January 10th, 2010.[6]

Substance abuse and legal problems

Sizemore, who had battled drug addiction since he was 15,[7] was convicted in 2003 of assault and battery against his girlfriend, the former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss.[8] Sizemore was then sentenced to 17 months in jail and four months in drug treatment for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation on March 25, 2005.[9] Fleiss' restraining order against him had lapsed by the time they appeared together in the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010.[10]

On May 8, 2007, while still on probation for a previous drug conviction, Sizemore was again arrested outside the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Bakersfield, California.[11] Police found what appeared to be two bags of methamphetamine and three meth pipes in his 2004 Ford Mustang. Police were called after paroled dealer Jason Salcido challenged a hotel employee to a fight after being refused check-in. Police found a meth pipe on Salcido and found Sizemore waiting in his car outside the hotel. On June 25, Sizemore was sentenced to 16 months, but the sentence was reduced to nine months because he had already served 213 days behind bars. On January 25, 2009, Sizemore, represented by high-profile Beverly Hills attorney Mark McBride, avoided jail-time in the Bakersfield case for an alleged probation violation.

He is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly stealing multiple cell phones from a Verizon store in March 2009.[12] On May 28, 2009, Sizemore was arrested in Los Angeles on an outstanding warrant for drug charges. Sizemore was found in the area with a friend. After cops quizzed the pair, it was discovered that there was a $25,000 warrant for the star's arrest. A police search found Sizemore's friend in possession of narcotics. Sizemore himself did not have any narcotics in his possession, but was subsequently arrested on the outstanding 2007 warrant, and was later released.

Sizemore had been approached to appear in the first season of the reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but declined. He met with Dr. Drew Pinsky about appearing in the second season, sitting in Pinsky's office for two hours, as Pinsky told it, "sweating and completely high on drugs, talking a million miles an hour, acting like he was going to do it then deciding he didn’t want to." He ultimately decided to appear in Season 3, but did not arrive in the season premiere with the others, forcing Pinsky's colleague Bob Forrest to seek him out. Because Heidi Fleiss was also in treatment there that season, both of them had to consent to appear together. The season premiered in January 2010. Sizemore's arrival at the clinic is chronicled in the third episode, and his reunion with Fleiss as amicable.[10]


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Blue Steel Wool Cap
Lock Up Dallas
Rude Awakening Ian
Penn & Teller Get Killed 2nd Mugger Cameo
Born on the Fourth of July Vet – Villa Dulce
1990 A Matter of Degrees Zeno Stefanos
1991 Flight of the Intruder Boxman
Guilty by Suspicion Ray Karlin
Point Break DEA Agent Deets Uncredited
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Chance Wilder
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Eddie Hale
1992 Love Is Like That Lenny
Passenger 57 Sly Delvecchio
1993 Watch It Danny
Heart and Souls Milo Peck Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
True Romance Cody Nicholson
Striking Distance Detective Danny Detillo
1994 Wyatt Earp Bat Masterson
Natural Born Killers Detective Jack Scagnetti
1995 Devil in a Blue Dress DeWitt Albright
Strange Days Max Peltier
Heat Michael Cheritto
1997 The Relic Lt. Vincent D'Agosta
1998 Saving Private Ryan Sgt. Mike Horvath Online Film Critics Society Award – Best Ensemble Cast Performance
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama
Enemy of the State Boss Paulie Pintero Uncredited
1999 The Florentine Teddy
The Match Buffalo
Bringing Out the Dead Tom Wolls
Play It to the Bone Joe Domino
2000 Get Carter Les Fletcher Voice only
Red Planet Dr. Quinn Burchenal
2001 Pearl Harbor Sgt. Earl Sistern
Ticker Detective Ray Nettles
Black Hawk Down Colonel McKnight Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Acting Ensemble
2002 $windle Seth George
Welcome to America Zach
Big Trouble Snake Dupree
2003 Dreamcatcher Owen
2004 Paparazzi Rex Harper
2005 No Rules Kain Diamond
The Nickel Children Freedo
Piggy Banks Dad
2006 Furnace Frank Miller
Bottom Feeder Vince Stoker
Zyzzyx Road Joey
Ring Around the Rosie Pierce
Shut Up and Shoot! Himself
Splinter Detective Cunningham
The Genius Club Armand
2007 White Air Steve
Protecting the King Ronnie
2008 A Broken Life Max
American Son Dale
Red Mr. McCormack
The Flyboys Angelo Esposito
The Last Lullaby Price
Stiletto Large Bills
Toxic Van Sant
2009 Oranges Burt
The Grind Chuck
Commute God
Good God Bad Dog Ezra Mann
Super Capers Roger Cheatem
Corrado Paolo
Double Duty Craig
21 and a Wake-Up Jack Breedlau
2010 Shadows in Paradise Col. Bunker
The Saints of Mt. Christopher Richard Satler post-production
C.L.A.S.S FBI Agent Ridley filming
Chlorine Enrie filming
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Gideon Oliver Paul Slocum Episode: "Sleep Well, Professor Oilver"
1989–1990 China Beach Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca, The Dog Man 6 episodes
1992 An American Story Jesse Meadows TV Movie
1998 Witness to the Mob John Gotti TV Movie
1999 Witness Protection Bobby Batton TV Movie
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2002 Sins of the Father Tom Cherry TV Movie
Justice League Metamorpho (Voice) Episodes: "Metamorphosis: Part 1"
"Metamorphosis: Part 2"
2002–2003 Robbery Homicide Division Lt. Sam Cole 13 episodes
2004 Hustle Pete Rose TV Movie
2004–2006 Dr. Vegas Vic Moore 6 episodes
2007 Superstorm Katzenberg 3 episodes
2008 CSI: Miami Kurt Rossi Episode: "Down to the Wire"
2008–2009 Crash Detective Adrian Cooper 5 episodes
2009 P Lo's House Himself Television movie
Southland Timmy Davis Episode: "See the Woman"
2010 Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Reality Television Whole Season
"Sober House" Reality Television on VH1
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Sonnie Forelli (Voice) Video game
2006 24: The Game Sid Wilson (Voice) Video game


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