Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Richard McMillen
June 17, 1960
Woodland, California, U.S.
|Education||Harlingen High School|
|Alma mater||University of North Texas|
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer|
Ned and Stacey
George of the Jungle
|Partner(s)||Mia Zottoli (2002–2008)|
Thomas Haden Church (born Thomas Richard McMillen; June 17, 1960) is an American actor, director, and writer. After appearing in the 1990s sitcom Wings and playing the lead for two seasons in Ned & Stacey, Church became known for his film work, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways, his role as the villain Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and his role of Lyle van de Groot in George of the Jungle. He also made his directorial debut with Rolling Kansas.
His birth name was McMillen, but he took his stepfather's name of Quesada. He changed it to Thomas Haden Church 'because nobody could spell Quesada or pronounce it.'