- Category : Mime
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 1
American mime, actor, singer, film writer and director. At age 19, he traveled to Paris to study mime with Marcel Marceau, living in a cold-water flat and so poor that his staples were carrots, porridge and bread. Returning to the U.S., he did local gigs and, in 1971, a 30-city tour of the U.S. McLoughlin formed the Los Angeles Mime troupe in 1973 for local performances; they played "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1976.
The first of five kids born to a "nervous" mom and a dad who was a former magician, Tommy's birth was difficult and at three, he had bronchial pneumonia. At 15-16, he was a lead singer with a rock band. As quiet and shy as he was, when the spotlight hit him, he turned on with full focus. In early 1969 he worked for the L.A. Times and saved up several hundred dollars. In June 1969 he was able to buy an old car but on the third day, wrecked it in an accident, a total loss. He got a used Honda in September 1969, making payments. At Christmas 1969, he moved into an apartment in the Hollywood Hills with Amy Rodden. They lived frugally, worked hard and he saved his money toward his goal of going to Paris, June 1970.
He returned to Hollywood on 4/03/1971. Forming the mime troupe, they played local gigs and he did a little modeling and a few TV commercials. As an actor, his films included "Sleeper," "The Black Hole" and "Prophesy."
Tom met Katee, a mime and actress, in 1971 and they married on 9/13/1994 in a mime wedding. They divorced in 1978. He made a second marriage on 7/02/1983, to Nancy (born 11/14/1956, Teaneck, NJ) and their son Shane was born on 7/14/1987.
Tom's first directing role was the film "One Dark Night," 1983, which was co-written by him and Michael Hawes. Tom wrote and directed the sixth movie of the famous "Friday the 13th" series, "Jason Returns" in 1986. His "Date with An Angel," a delightful romantic comedy which opened in November 1987, was written and directed by him, a DeLaurentiis production. Tom directed the made-for-TV movie "In a Child's Name" in 1991: it showed on November 17 and 19, receiving excellent reviews for being "so well made." He kept the original Stephen King concept closely coordinated in "Sometimes They Come Back," released on TV 5/07/1991. His TV movie "Behind the Mask" was released on 2/28/1999.