If asked what his ultimate career goal is, Gary Thomas always replies “To die known as one of the hardest working men in show biz!” Gary is an actor, singer, and entertainment host. Leaving his Cleveland Ohio roots behind, he relocated to Los Angeles early 2014, to hone several of his God-given gifts. He’s cultivated skills in writing, producing, directing promotional videos and short films. Gary Thomas is an all around entertainer.
His heart was first captured by music; truly embracing his love by joining the church choir as a child. Attributing to his love for music; he vividly remembers the 60’s, 70, &-80’s radio stations his stepfather blasted through the house. In attempts to return the ‘music sharing’ favor, he would often serenade (some may say annoy) family members. He added some new school to his old school singing 90’s R& B tunes such as Usher & Jon B. Gary didn’t stop there; next was joining the schools show choir and a’capella choir. He thought why not add more to my schedule and moved right into acting. Gary starred in several musical theater plays such as The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors. It was his high school music teacher that really pushed him to train his voice classically and refine his stage presence.
In college, Gary learned he had a presence that could command a room. This acknowledgement birthed a new form of entertainer inside of him. He knew he could sing and act; but now he graced stages (on and off campus) as a model, speaker, and host. In the completion of his degree, he took jazz, tap, and modern dance classes. Thorough would be the best way to describe his accumulation of ‘show business’ related talents. Gary graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts and a minor in Business Marketing.
During Gary’s tenure on the west coast, he’s been blessed to interview noted celebrities in the likes of Mo’Nique, Matt Barnes, Jim Brown, Golden Brooks, and Alfred Enoch; work with Grammy nominated artists, release new music, host on red carpets as well as act in plays and pilots. As we now know, Gary doesn’t stop at one talent. He has extended his journalistic talents as a contributing writer for Bleu Magazine. In combining his Christian roots with his gifts, Gary served as Lead Coordinator for One Church Internationals’ production ministry programming, writing, producing, and directing a slew of projects. The track to success is a tough uphill race that Gary Thomas is determined to not only run, but win! I suggest keeping track of Gary as he continues to grow in his gifts and fulfill the purposes God has set on his life. I guarantee it will be epic and most entertaining!