Tom Verica

Tom Verica

Highest Rated: 89% Zodiac (2007)

Lowest Rated: 30% Murder by Numbers (2002)

Birthday: May 13, 1964

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Born in Philadelphia in 1964, Tom Verica had early experience in front of the camera: as a teenager, he accompanied his sister on an audition for a local dance show and both of them landed spots. After high school, he briefly attended college at East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania, before moving to New York City to pursue a stage career. In 1991, while starring in the Broadway hit "Prelude to a Kiss," Verica was cast in a recurring role on the legal drama "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). He played Bill Castroverde, a character created to help fill the void left when stars Harry Hamlin and Jimmy Smits departed the series. His first role as a series regular role came in the short-lived soap "Central Park West" (CBS, 1995-96), which was followed by the Tea Leoni comedy "The Naked Truth" (ABC, 1995-96; NBC, 1996-98). Verica next played astronaut Dick Gordon in the acclaimed HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO, 1998). He had a recurring role on the drama "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002), before co-starring in the 1960s period drama "American Dreams" (NBC, 2002-05). Verica played family patriarch Jack Pryor, a conservative World War II vet coping with social changes in the world. He also made his TV directorial debut on "American Dreams," and for nearly a decade that became his primary craft. Verica directed over twenty episodes of TV shows, from "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010) to "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). In 2014, Verica's acting again took center stage, when he premiered as Sam Keating, husband of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), in the Shonda Rhimes-produced hit "How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC, 2014-).

Highest rated movies

Princess Protection Program
Murder by Numbers




60% 60% Princess Protection Program Joe Mason (Character) - 2009
89% 77% Zodiac Jim Dunbar (Character) $33.0M 2007
30% 49% Murder by Numbers Asst. D.A. Al Swanson (Character) $31.9M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making Contact Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Lost in the Bermuda Triangle Brian Foster (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loose Women Detective Laurent (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassination File Jack Byrne (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Our Son Randy Litchfield (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Scam Craig Browning (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breach of Conduct Lt. Ted Lutz (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Greg Bennett (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet 800 Leagues Down the Amazon Manoel (Character) - 1993


63% 35% Inventing Anna Executive Producer 2022
88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Sam Keating (Guest Star) 2014 2018-2020
No Score Yet 50% Station 19 Director 2020
69% 90% For the People Director 2018-2019
93% 73% Scandal Executive Producer,
52% 87% Still Star-Crossed Director 2017
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Director 2008-2012
76% 64% Body of Proof Director 2012
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Director 2011-2012
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star),
71% 78% No Ordinary Family Director 2010
83% 85% The Closer Det. Steve Hayward (Guest Star) 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Director 2010
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
34% 50% Eastwick Director 2009
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Director 2009
97% 83% Ugly Betty Director 2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Paul Aronson (Guest Star) 2009
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Director 2008
86% 91% Boston Legal A.U.S.A. Carl Newell (Guest Star),
100% 0% The Nine Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Director 2007
90% 96% House Martin (Guest Star) 2006
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jake Hunter (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Girl's Guide Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
85% No Score Yet American Dreams Jack Pryor (Character) 2002-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Danny (Guest Star) 1999 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
95% 94% Frasier Jim (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
64% 50% The Naked Truth Jake Sullivan (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Dick Gordon (Character) 1998
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Park West Mark Merrill (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Dr. Paul Druzinski (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 84% Quantum Leap Impala (Guest Star) 1989
42% 0% Six Degrees Director