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Tom Hulce

Tom Hulce is one of the most successful actors and theatre producers in the United States. Tom Hulce is widely recognized for his role as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the  Academy Award-winning film, “Amadeus” (1984).

Early Life

Born as Thomas Edward Hulce, widely known by the name Tom Hulce. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States of America. Moreover, he was born on the 6th of December 1953 and is currently 70 years old. He has a birth sign of Sagittarius and practices Christianity religion. Additionally, he holds American nationality while he belongs to mixed ethnicity

He was born to his parents; Raymond Albert Hulce and Joanna Winkleman. Moreover, he was raised in Plymouth, Michigan, and is the youngest of his parents’ four children. However, his siblings’ names are not yet been made public. By profession, his mother sang briefly with Phil Spitalny’s All-Girl Orchestra, and his father worked for the Ford Motor Company. As a child, he wanted to be a singer. But after his voice changed in his teenage years, he switched to acting.

At 15 years old, Tom left home and attended Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School of the Arts. However, he left a year before finishing his BFA. Additionally, he completed his graduation with a BA from Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Professional Career

As an actor, Tom Hulce made his acting debut opposite Anthony Perkins in Equus on Broadway in 1975. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, this actor worked primarily as a theater actor, taking occasional parts in movies. After working for several years in Broadways, he makes his film debut with the James Dean-influenced film “September 30, 1955” in 1977. The next year, he appeared as a freshman student Lawrence “Pinto” Kroger in the classic comedy “Animal House” (1978).

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Caption: Tom Hulce in the 1984 movie, Amadeus (Source: JSTOR Daily)

In 1983, he appeared on the television show “St. Elsewhere” as a gunshot victim. He was cast as Mozart in director Milo Forman’s film adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus in the early 1980s, despite having strong competition for the role. For his performance, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1985 but lost to his co-star, F. Murray Abraham.

In the 1988 movie “Dominick and Eugene” he played an intellectually challenged garbage collector. For his role, he received his second Best Actor Golden Globe Award nomination for a critically acclaimed performance in 1989.

He appeared in “Parenthood” (1989), “Fearless” (1993), and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” (1994) as a supporting actor. In 1988, he played the title role in the British-Dutch film “Shadow Man,” directed by Piotr Andrejew from Poland.

Later, he portrayed the role of the 1960s civil rights activist Michael Schwerner in the 1990 TV movie “Murder in Mississippi”. For this, he was nominated for his first Emmy Award (1990).

Retired from acting

In Andrei Konchalovsky’s 1991 film “The Inner Circle,” he played Joseph Stalin’s projectionist. He received an Emmy Award in 1996 for his performance as a pediatrician in a television film adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play “The Heidi Chronicles,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

That same year, he was cast as Quasimodo in Disney’s animated film adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” providing both the speaking and singing voice. Hulce largely retired from acting in the mid-1990s, but he appeared in the films “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006) and “Jumper” (2008) in minor roles.

Producer

Tom Hulce’s major projects include a six-hour, two-evening stage adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules and Talking Heads, a festival of Alan Bennett’s one-man plays that won six Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, a special Outer Critics Circle Award, and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

He also directed 10 Million Miles, a musical collaboration between Keith Bunin and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin that premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in Spring 2007.

In addition, he was a producer on the Broadway smash hit Spring Awakening, which won eight Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical. He also worked on the stage adaptation of Green Day’s album American Idiot. The musical had its world premiere in the year 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California, and opened on Broadway in April 2010.

Similarly, Tom Hulce began working as a producer on the musical Ain’t Too Proud in 2017, and it received 11 Tony Award nominations in 2019. He also produced the 2004 film A Home at the End of the World, which was based on Michael Cunningham’s novel of the same name.

Awards

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Caption: Tom Hulce wins the Golden Globe (Source: Golden Globes)

Through his acting and producing career, he has won a couple of awards and nominations, In 1984, he won the Academy Award for David di Donatello Award for Primetime Emmy Award for

Net Worth 2024

The majority of his earnings came from acting and theater producers. As of 2023, his approximate net worth is around $15 million while his salary and earning are still under review.

Relationship Status

Talking about his sexuality, Tom Hulce is gay. He opened up about his sexuality in an interview with Seattle Gay News in 2008. On the online website, there is a rumor that he married a woman, Cecilia Ermini. And, is rumored that the couple had a daughter named Anya. However, Tom claims that it is a piece of false news later.  However, there is no exact information on whether he is married or not and dating someone or not. Throughout his career, he has never been involved in any kind of controversy and has a clean profile.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Tom Hulce attending an award function (Source:Dreamstime)

Tom Hulce stands 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.73 m) and weighs around 82kg (180 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of blue eyes with salt-pepper hair colour. And, his body measurement is measured 44-36-15 inches. Similarly, he wears a shoe size of 11 US.

Social Media

Officially, Tom Hulce is not active on any kind of social platform. However, his fans have created several fans page for him on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.