Dec. 28th, 1987
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Thomas Dekker (born December 28, 1987) in Las Vegas, Nevada. His mother, Hilary, is a concert pianist, acting coach, actress, and singer, and his late father, David John Ellis Dekker, was an artist, set designer, opera singer, and actor. His mother is Welsh and his father was an American, with English and Dutch ancestry. As a child, he and his parents moved all over the world, spending time in the United States, his mother's native United Kingdom and Canada.
Starting his acting career at age six, Dekker was first seen in the soap The Young and the Restless. He then appeared in Star Trek Generations two episodes of Star Trek Voyager and Village of the Damned. Later, in 1997, he became a regular on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. He appeared in Run of the House, Fillmore!, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, Boston Public, Reba and 7th Heaven. He appeared in films such as Campus Confidential and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. He has won three Young Artist Awards for his work in The Land Before Time films and one for his guest appearance on Boston Public.
In 2006, Dekker landed a recurring role on Heroes playing the character of Zach. Next starring in Fox's new show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as John Connor. That show debuted January 13, 2008 and was canceled on May 18, 2009. Dekker also played the lead character Nate Palmer in the web based science fiction series IQ-145.
In 2009, Dekker appeared in From Within, a thriller filmed in 2007, and My Sister's Keeper, a drama in which he starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin and Medium star Sofia Vassilieva.
Recent roles include Laid to Rest, All About Evil, Slaughter's Road, and Cinema Verite, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1973 PBS documentary series An American Family in which he plays Lance Loud. He starred in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, released on April 30, 2010.
Dekker stars in Gregg Araki's Kaboom. It is the first film ever awarded the Cannes Film Festival "Queer Palm Award" for its contribution to LGBT presence in cinema. Dekker was a "top candidate" for the lead role in Paramount's remake of Footloose, but the role went to Kenny Wormald. In April 2011, Dekker starred as Lance Loud in the HBO original film Cinema Verite, about the creation of America's first reality television series, An American Family. As of 2011, he has been cast as Adam in The Secret Circle. He appeared in Daughtry's music video for their new single, Waiting for Superman.
Dekker was brought up with a musical background, and started writing music at age ten while living in Canada. At the age of fifteen he landed a record deal; however after feeling that he wasn't as involved in the music as he would have liked, he left to concentrate on making his own music. At the age of sixteen, Dekker started writing and producing his own classical music influenced by electronica which he describes as "electrofolk". His' first album Psyanotic is complete and is currently in negotiations with record companies and he is working on a second. Some of his music is hosted on his MySpace page. His first album Psyanotic has recently been released for full download and purchase on the iTunes Store.
Dekker has stated that for much of his childhood, he was a victim of sexual molestation. In his teenage years, he was part of a "metalhead" subculture, where he "caused trouble in Las Vegas", and was arrested "five or six times".Dekker was involved in an auto accident on October 15, 2009, when he hit a 17-year old cyclist training for a race on a freeway onramp. Originally charged with two counts of felony DUI, the charge was reduced to one count of misdemeanor reckless driving when it was found that the cyclist was at fault. He pleaded no contest, and was sentenced to a fine of $300 and two years of informal probation, and ordered to attend a 12-hour alcohol-education class. Dekker is a vegetarian. On April 20, 2011 in an interview with Out magazine Dekker spoke about his sexuality, which has been the subject of speculation. "I’ve only really had relationships with women, but I'm certainly not closed to it. If there are possibilities of being able to do anything in life, why would you say you would never take any up? In the later chunk of my teen years I was so all over the place with sex. It was terrible. I never really had a real relationship at all. During puberty, it's all about sex, and it's all about figuring yourself out. I think I overdid it when I was younger."
- Has the same name as the 17th century British poet.
- He has lived in Las Vegas, California and Canada.
- Has a step sister named Diana and a step brother named Erik.
- Sings, writes music, plays guitar and is currently recording an alternative rock album.
- According to Thomas, the songs that describe him most are Our Hospitality by Komeda and Walk the Walk by Poe.
- Has hippie parents.
- His role model is River Phoenix.
- Is a vegan.