TOM FITZPATRICK (The Bride in Black – Insidious 2/3)
Tom Fitzpatrick has been active on stages around the country for 54 years, but he is proudest of the ten years he spent, from 1985 to 1995, as a member of Dar A Luz, the acting company formed by the late Avant-Garde wunderkind, Reza Abdoh. Under Reza's direction, Tom created roles in 10 of Abdoh's ground-breaking spectacles, starting first at downtown's Los Angeles Theatre Center, then Off-off Broadway in New York and finally on several European tours, where the company garnered critical acclaim and played to sell-out houses everywhere they performed.
With Abdoh's death in 1995, Tom began to focus on TV and film. He had a memorable guest-shot on "Designing Women" as well as appearances on "America's Most Wanted", "Highway To Heaven", "Ben And Kate', "Comedy Bang! Bang!” and "Eagleheart", to name a few. Film audiences saw Tom doing a cover of Lou Reed's "Take A Walk On The Wild Side" as "Karaoke Joe" in "The Salton Sea" and giving Leo Di Caprio his first screen kiss as the "John" who picks up Leo's character in the subway in "Basketball Diaries".
In recent years Tom has portrayed one of the creepiest and most fascinating characters in horror movie history, The Bride in Black. Making the character his own and expanding the Bride’s backstory in “Insidious: Chapter 2”, Tom returned for more spooky fun in the critically praised third chapter. The Bride has quickly become a favourite among horror fans after being further immortalised in art and costume, a feat which is in no small part due to Tom’s intense and deliciously macabre performance as the Insidious series’ most recognisable ghost!