Starred As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner in Criminal Minds
|Net Worth:||$ 20 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor|
|Born:||July 3, 1962|
|Spouse:||Christine Gibson (Divorced)|
|Children:||3 (Travis Carter, Agatha Marie and James Parker)|
|Birth Name:||Thomas Ellis Gibson|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.80m)|
Gibson is an American actor and director whose net worth grew from minor roles on television. He's most famous for his role as Supervisory Special Agent Aaron Hotchner in Criminal Minds. As well as being a cast member, he would go onto direct some of the show’s episodes. His appearance on Chicago Hope and Dharma & Greg also contributed to his success.
Mel Gibson, Thomas Gibson’s Father When he was young, Gibson was more interested in singing than acting. This is despite his father, Mel Gibson being one of the most famous actors of all time. As a boy, he admired Louis Armstrong (an American musician who made a large impact in jazz) and tried to copy his voice. He attended Little Theatre School and graduated at Bishop England High School. While he was there, Gibson became a member of the Young Charleston Theater Company and the Footlight Players.
After leaving school Gibson attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He worked as an intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He was encouraged to apply for a scholarship at the Juilliard School. Gibson won the scholarship and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
As a child, Gibson appeared in different theaters including Shakespeare in the Park. Other notable appearances include Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Another World.
Gibson scored his first major role in 1992 with Far Away, an epic romantic adventure drama film. He played as Stephen Chase, a rival of Joseph Donnelly for the affections of Shannon Christie. In 1993, he portrayed a gay waiter named David in Denys Arcand’s Love and Human Remains.
He also starred as Beauchamp Day, a bisexual businessman misanthrope, in Tales of the City. The series was highly critised for its disturbing theme, content, and language. It was then followed by several movies including Barcelona, Sleep With Me, and Eyes Wide Shut. Some of his films in the year 2000 plus include Psycho Beach Party, Manhood, Berkeley, and Son of Batman.
Gibson met Christine Gibson in Paris. They got married in 1993. They have two sons, Travis Carter and James Parker, and a daughter, Agatha Marie. The couple got separated in 2011. Gibson filed a divorce in 2014 claiming that they stopped living as husband and wife. The divorce was finalized in February 2018.
By featuring in Criminal Minds, and featuring in many movies, Gibson has accumulated a net worth of around $25 million. His salary peaked during his time on Criminal minds where he was paid a maximum of $200k per episode.
In 2005, he got a lead role as Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner for Criminal Minds. Hotchner was the Unit Chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) team. Gibson also directed some episodes of the show including All that Remains, Gabby, and Boxed In. His salary from the show increased to $200,000 from $100,000 per episode. Unfortunately, Gibson got suspended and eventually terminated from the series in 2016. During the filming thought one of his lines contradicted a previous one and went to talk to Virgil about it. The dismissal was caused by an alleged physical altercation with writer-producer Virgil Williams.
Gibson was nomination for many awards, but he only received one. He won, ‘Under-Appreciated Entertainer of the Year’ for Criminal Minds in 2010. Additionally, he received 3 nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope. He was also nominated for Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Series for Dharma & Greg.
Gibson’s breakthrough started in 1994 after landing a role on Chicago Hope. He played the role of Dr. Daniel Nyland from 1994 to 1998. The American medical drama television series was very successful and gained several accolades. It was shot in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago. In 1997 to 2002, Gibson became part of Dharma & Greg. He portrayed Greg Montgomery, a straight-laced lawyer, an upright, uptight, and open-minded man. The series gave him a two Golden Global Award nomination.
“I work in show business, nothing can shock me any more” - Thomas Gibson
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