Thomas Ellis Gibson was born on 3 July 1962, in Charleston, South Carolina USA. He is an actor and director, to the public probably best known for his character “Daniel Nyland” in the movie “Chicago Hope”. In addition to this film, he has made other notable movie appearances, including in “Dharma & Greg” as Greg Montgomery, and in the widely known CBS drama, “Criminal Minds” as Supervisory Special Agent Aaron.
So just how rich is Thomas Ellis Gibson? Sources estimate that the actor and director’s net worth is over $15 million. Undoubtedly, his wealth has been accumulated from his career as an actor and director spanning almost 30 years since beginning in 1987.
Thomas Gibson Net Worth $15 Million
Thomas Gibson was educated at Bishop England High School, and then graduated from the College of Charleston in 1981. He did not lose his interest in studies, and with encouragement he applied to the Julliard School, where he was granted a schoolarship, so that in 1985 he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Thomas had begun acting when he was very young, in elementary school, in Charleston children’s theater, but his professional career started with debuting in the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Charleston Public Theatre in 1985.
For the next 10 years he spent time working on Broadway, where he performed in different types of plays by Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Molière etc, which appearances were the start of his net worth rising, before beginning his career in television in 1987 in CBS’ legal drama “Leg Work”, then taking a role in “Lincoln“ in 1988. Both of these films contributed to his net worth.
1992 was the year for Gibson’s big screen debut in “Far and Away”, in which he took the role of Stephen Chase. Then followed “Love and Human Remains” in 1993. From 1994 to 1998 he was largely occupied portraying Daniel Nyland in 70 episodes of the TV series “Chicago Hope”, and became popular and widely known. The other outstanding role, for which Thomas Gibson was actually twice nominated for a Golden Globe Award, was that of “Greg Montgomery” in over 100 episodes of the TV series “Dharma and Greg”(1997-2002). Since 2005, Thomas has been a regular in the TV series “Criminal Minds“, which has clearly contributed a significant amount to Gibson’s net worth, building on his salaries from the previously mentioned roles.
Concyrrently, Thomas Gibson has appeared in almost 10 other big screen, including “Son of Batman“, and TV productions such as “Two -and-a-Half Men“, all of which have added steadily to his net worth.
In his personal life, Thomas Gibson married Christine in 1993, and they have three children of whom Travis has started his actor career by a taking role in Season 10 of “Criminal Minds”. Due to his supposed relationship with an un-named “other woman“, the couple apparently divorced in 2011, although they are believed to be still living in the same house in San Antonio, Texas, in order to provide a better life for their children.
[on being canned from the television show Criminal Minds after 12 years on August 12, 2016, for multiple assaults on the production staff] I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won't be possible now. I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.
Charleston is an amazing place. I probably didn't appreciate it enough when I was growing up.
People think that human beings have gotten worse, that because of the pressures that modern society puts on us, we've gotten worse, and we've gotten capable of doing more terrible things. I don't know if I necessarily think that that's true.
I work in show business - there's nothing that shocks me anymore!
When I was in New York, I took my bike everywhere for transportation. I didn't have a fixed-gear bicycle, like a lot of the messengers do, but I had a stripped-down deal - having lost a few good ones in New York - and I did 10 to 15 miles a day just getting around the city.
I've had probably way too many acting classes, and you try to sort of shed - I think over a period of time, you'll shed what doesn't stick with you, and you'll hang onto those things that do.
You can't substitute the act of making people laugh. It's definitely something that actors like to do.
When I'm home, I've got the kind of time that other dads who live there full time don't have. I can go and have lunch with my kids at school and that sort of thing.
One of the things that I'd like to get back to that I did as a younger actor was to work on, you know, a rep season for a summer where you did two or three Shakespeares, and you'd do a couple of either new plays or classic plays, and you did a different one almost every night.
You know, it's nice on a sitcom to have an audience there, but there's still a wall of cameras between you and them.
In a way, as an actor, you do all the preparation and then you want to forget it and just play the scene. As a director, you can't forget it because somebody will remind you that you forgot something. But you can know your plan well enough that you still have a certain amount of freedom.
Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would've kept playing, except I realized that girls don't watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.
I work out religiously. It's great for my back. It's great for my core. I've been exposed to lots of exercise regimens and movement classes as an actor, so I understand the importance of stretching and staying limber, but Pilates is what's really spoken to me. It works everything out.
When my sister and I were kids, swimming down in Charleston, there was this pizza parlor that had this old Dixieland band play, and I just loved Louis Armstrong and the sound of his voice, and I got up there with the band and started singing Louis Armstrong songs when I was a kid. I have no idea why, but I did it and I loved it.
Charleston has something for everyone, rain or shine. Its architecture is unparalleled. Carriage rides are great for seeing the city and hearing the history behind certain houses and the area.
There's nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach. I grew up across the marsh from The Citadel. We loved buying chicken necks at the Piggly Wiggly, tying them to a string on a stick and catching blue crabs.