Thomas Wiggin

Thomas Wiggin has spent more than four decades as a professional actor and writer. The Client’s Wife is his first novel.

 

In addition to his ten year run on As the World Turns as snarky businessman Kirk Anderson (for which he garnered two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations). Tom's other television credits include Agent Harris in the TV movie Izzy and Moe (starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney), Whitey Ford in the ESPN mini-series The Bronx Is Burning (starring John Turturro) and Warden Whittaker in HBO’s Iron Jawed Angels (starring Hilary Swank). He also guest starred on Law and Order as lawyer Ross Sanders and in the prime time shows Hotel (with Lynn Redgrave) and St. Elsewhere. Most recently, Tom guest starred on Madam Secretary  as General Mackey and on Person of Interest as Kent Turner.

 

Wiggin has starred on Broadway in Grease, Bobbi Boland, Breakfast with Less and Bess and in Lincoln Center’s Abe Lincoln in Illinois. He has also starred in several Off Broadway productions. In the last few years Tom ventured back into the world of regional theater.  He appeared as Norman Granz in the Metrostage (Alexandria  VA) production of Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song, starring Freda Payne and directed by Maurice Hines. Shortly after, he premiered his one man show Remarkable Radical -- The Life and Times of Thaddeus Stevens at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA. Tom conceived, wrote, produced and starred in this powerful one act play that brings to life one of America's most underappreciated patriots. He then offered up a tour de force performance as Gus in Theater J's (Washington,DC) production of The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, written by Tony Kushner. He continued performing in Washington, DC in three Arena Stage productions. He played Sen. Chandler Harris in City of Conversation, Stanley Levison in All the Way  and Robert McNamara in the sequel to All the Way, The Great Society.  

 

Tom has worked with stars such as Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank, Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, Jeff Daniels, Farrah Fawcett, Lynn Redgrave, Sam Waterston, Freda Payne, Kyra Sedgwick, and Josh Duhamel.

 

As a writer, Tom’s screenplay, Gift of the Robin’s Nest, was optioned by Greystone Films. He also wrote for Another World and As the World Turns. He was Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman's editor for the ABC TV Movie The Audrey Hepburn Story, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.  

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