Thom Sharp

Actor, Director and Writer

Actor and comedian Thom Sharp is from Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. He is well known for his voice over work and as "that bald guy in the ad for...". He went to Dearborn's Sacred Heart High. Thom later attended Henry Ford Community College and received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in communication from Wayne State. He currently lives in Sherman Oaks, California.Thom has worked for the D.W. Doner advertising agency (along with "Cathy" comic strip creator Cathy Guisewite) in Detroit and later for BBDO's office in Los Angeles.He had a local hit in Detroit in 1977 with the song "They Don't Make Nun Names Like That No More" and also he wrote "I Don't Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling."Thom is well known for his ads for Goodyear tires in Canada, Ziploc bas, GE, Buick, and the CompUSA ads he did with fellow comedian Jack Riley. He was so popular with the Goodyear ads that he was used to cover promotions, PR, dealer relations, training and internal communications.Thom is a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and tries make it back to Detroit a few times a year to see them play.In 1996, Thom received an Arts Achievement Awards from Wayne State University.

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