Who is Eddie Kaye Thomas?
Eddie was born on Staten Island, New York State USA, on 31 October 1980 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and film writer, who’s appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Finch in the 1999 comedy movie “American Pie”, directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, and which starred Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Thomas Ian Nicholas. It follows four teenage boys who are determined to lose theirvirginity by prom night, and the movie won nine of the 23 awards for which it was nominated.
Eddie isn’t related to the late American actor and singer Danny Kaye, in fact, the ‘Kaye’ in their names are actually their pseudonyms. Eddie adopted his stage name after having launched his acting career, and his real name remains undisclosed.
Early life and education
Eddie was raised on Staten Island by his Jewish parents, about whom little is known because Eddie respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was the owner of a jewelry store, and that his mother was a housewife. Because Eddie hasn’t mentioned having siblings, some of his fans believe him to be an only child.
Eddie became interested in acting at a very early age, and began appearing in theatre plays when he was 11, making his debut in “Four Baboons Adoring the Sun”. He made his debut TV series appearance in a 1994 episode of the soap opera “One Life to Live”, while he then appeared in the 1994 episode “The Tale of the Curious Camera” of the family fantasy series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
Eddie has been in acting since then. He matriculated from a local high school in 1998, and then focused on working on his way up in the film industry, rather than to pursue a college degree.
Roles in movies
Eddie made his debut film appearance in the 1996 crime drama “Illtown”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1997 romantic comedy “Mr. Jealousy”, the 1998 drama “Harvest”, and the 1999 science fiction horror thriller “The Rage: Carrie 2”.
Eddie portrayed Patrick O’Malley in the 2002 drama “Stolen Summer”, written and directed by Pete Jones, and which starred Amara Balthrop-Lewis, Kevin Pollak and Aidan Quinn. It follows a Catholic boy who’s trying to convince a terminally ill Jewish boy to convert, so that he can go to Heaven.
A couple of Eddie’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2003 comedy “American Wedding”, the 2004 adventure comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, and the 2007 drama “On the Road with Judas”.
The first half of the 2010s saw Eddie play supporting characters in a couple of mediocre movies, such as the 2010 action crime comedy “Venus & Vegas”, the comedy “American Reunion” and theaction crime drama “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” both in 2012. He played Dave in the 2017 romantic comedy “Alex & The List”, written and directed by Harris Goldberg, and which starred Patrick Fugit, Jennifer Morrison and Karen Gillan. It follows dog trainer Alex who has been presented with a list by his girlfriend, which comprises the things she wants him to change about himself; the movie won three awards.
Eddie’s most recent film role has been in the 2018 crime thriller “Shattered Memories”, in which he starred alongside Elizabeth Bogush and Brad Schmidt.
Roles in TV series
In 2000, Eddie starred as Russell in the comedy “Brutally Normal”, created by Michael Goldberg and Tommy Swerdlow, and which also starred Lea Moreno and Tangie Ambrose. The series follows Pooh and his friends while they’re attending Wacker H. Normal High School.
In 2001 and 2002, Eddie portrayed the supporting character Mike Platt in the comedy “Off Centre”, and was then invited to make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the fantasy horror drama “The Twilight Zone”, the romantic comedy drama “Miss Match” and the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
Between 2006 and 2008, Eddie played Jeff Woodcock in the popular romantic comedy “’Til Death”, created by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, and which starred Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher and Kat Foster. The series follows a newlywed couple who have moved in next door to an elderly married couple, and it was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
What marked the 2010s for Eddie was probably his portrayal of the main character Toby Curtis in the hit action crime drama “Scorpion”, created by Nick Santora, and which also starred Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee. It follows an eccentric genius who has created an international network of geniuses, aired from 2014 to 2018, and won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Since 2005, Eddie has been voicing Barry Robinson in the animated comedy “American Dad!”, which has won one of the 36 awards for which it has been nominated, including four Primetime Emmy nominations.
Eddie wrote the 2011 short comedy film “Rough Sext”.
Eddie received special thanks for the 2004 documentary video “American Pie Revealed” and the 2012 short comedy movie “Say It Ain’t Solo”.
Eddie has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, such as “Big Morning Buzz Live”, “Rachael Ray” and “The Playboy Morning Show”.
Awards and nominations
Eddie and his colleagues won a 2000 Young Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for their performance in “American Pie”.
Love life and relationships
Eddie’s highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and hasn’t spoken of any women or men whom he has perhaps been with, however, it’s still widely known that he dated Ari Graynor back in 2008.
Ari’s an American actress with close to 50 credits to her name, and she and Eddie apparently met at a party organized by a mutual friend. They went on to date for a couple of months, and were seen together by a couple of their fans on a number of occasions.
There are some people who believe that Eddie is either bisexual or gay, and that this is why he hasn’t spoken of anyone whom he has dated since Ari; a fan has even claimed to have seen Eddie kissing his boyfriend, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor has Eddie addressed these rumors.
As of March 2022, Eddie seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Eddie dislikes social media networks, but has allowed for his Instagram fan page to be created; it’s today followed by close to 50,000 people, and numbers over 30 pictures uploaded onto it.
Eddie loves to read books in his spare time, and his favorite authors are J. K. Rowling and J. R. R. Tolkien, while his favorite books are the serials “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings”.
Eddie’s into travelling, and his acting career has taken him to many US states and European countries, while his dream travel destination seems to be Italy; he’s also a huge fan of Italian cuisine.
Eddie has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Robin Williams, Will Smith and Jennifer Aniston, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Independence Day” and “Bad Boys”.
Age, height and net worth
Eddie’s age is 41. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $7 million.