Actor Tommy G. Kendrick has been a work-in-progress for over six decades. He's a far from perfect man of faith, husband, father, cancer co-survivor, dog lover and a native Texan. For Tommy acting wasn't a career choice, it was a calling. Still is.
Tommy grew up in Beaumont in the 'Golden Triangle' area of Texas. It was there, with a mighty assist from French High School drama teacher Bill Morton and his Stage Door drama group, that Tommy discovered a passion for performance, creating characters, acting.
It was there also that he met his future wife, Jane and they have been on this journey together for the past forty-five years.
Tommy began his post-college career at Dallas Theater Center working with legendary theater producer, director and writer Paul Baker. There he was honored to be an original cast member of the late Preston Jones' Bradleyville Trilogy which later played around the country as The Texas Trilogy.
After leaving DTC, Tommy freelanced in the Dallas market, gaining valuable on camera experience in commercials, corporate/educational projects and a small bit of film work. This was in the pre tax incentive days and commercials ruled the day in the Texas market. His success in commercials was such that producers began sending calls for a 'Tommy Kendrick type'.
Feeling that he had maxed out opportunities in his home market, Tommy and Jane migrated to Los Angeles in 1979 and spent fifteen years there with Tommy continuing to work in commercials and gaining a toehold into film, television and theater. In Los Angeles, Tommy worked with the legendary Henry Fonda, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton and others in a stage production of The Oldest Living Graduate, one of the Texas Trilogy plays that originated at Dallas Theater Center.
In 1994, after living through the Northridge Earthquake, Tommy and his family which now included a young son, Austin, relocated back to Texas. Today, Tommy lives and works out of the Austin, Texas area where he is represented for all media by Collier Talent.
Tommy's past credits include films such as The Alamo, Friday Night Lights, Bernie and TV projects such as Friday Night Lights, Prison Break and Walker, TX Ranger.
Recent projects include Co-Star roles on AMC's Fear The Walking Dead and The Son as well as lead roles in two short films, Matchstick Willie and Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, the latter of which Tommy co-wrote and co-produced.
Tommy is a longtime member of SAG-AFTRA, having joined the formerly separate guilds in Dallas in 1978. Tommy currently serves as a board member for SAG-AFTRA Houston-Austin local and is a founding member of the SAG-AFTRA Austin Actors Conservatory.