Tom Cruise

Mostly Credited As: Tom Cruise
Birth Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Date Of Birth: July 03, 1962 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Tom Cruise

In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive, deeply religious youngster who was born in 1962 in Syracuse, New York, was destined to become Tom Cruise, one of the highest paid and most sought after actors in screen history. The only son (among four children) of nomadic parents young Tom spent his boyhood eternally on the move and by the time he was 14 he had attended 15 different schools in the US and Canada. He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his mother and her new husband. While in high school, he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, dropped out of school, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career. The next 15 years of his life are the stuff of legends. He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

Though below average height and not particularly handsome in the traditional sense, within 5 years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun (1986); The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). By the 1990s he was one of the highest paid actors in the world earning an average 15 million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as _Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)_ , Mission: Impossible (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor. In 1990 he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life. A kind and thoughful man well known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise is one of the best liked members of the movie community. He was married to actress Nicole Kidman until 2001. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has indeed come a long way from the lonely wanderings of his youth.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Tom Cruise 20x136: (Jul/28/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise 19x114: (Jun/05/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise 18x86: (Apr/16/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise 09x103: (Aug/11/2004) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Tom Cruise, Dick Cavett, Ashley Monroe, Buddy Guy 02x113: (Jul/27/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Chrissie Hynde 01x68: (Jun/04/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

etalk (2002) 
  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, CTV New Season Launch 12x200: (Jun/06/2014) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson, Zach Braff 12x192: (May/27/2014) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Tom Cruise, Alyssa Milano, Boyz II Men 12x144: (Jun/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Seth McFarlane, Coldplay 15x09: (May/30/2014) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Gerard Butler, Paramore 13x01: (Apr/05/2013) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, John Bishop, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Pink 12x10: (Dec/31/2012) As Himself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  May 28, 2014 01x23: (May/28/2014) As Himself 

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez 32x217: (May/27/2014) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  May 27, 2014 15x147: (May/27/2014) As Himself 
  July 23, 2010 11x204: (Jul/23/2010) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 31, 2014 04x147: (Mar/31/2014) As Himself 
  April 5, 2013 03x148: (Apr/05/2013) As Himself 
  December 11, 2012 03x72: (Dec/11/2012) As Himself 
  June 11, 2012 02x195: (Jun/11/2012) As Himself 
  December 14, 2011 02x73: (Dec/14/2011) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Colin Farrell, Dwyane Wade, MoZella 20x127: (Jul/26/2012) As John Anderton (Footage from ‘Minority Report’), [Uncredited]
  Tom Cruise, skydivers Felix Baumgartner & Joe Kittinger, Kool & the Gang 20x98: (Jun/08/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Emily Blunt, Jackson Murphy, Chris Medina 19x40: (Feb/25/2011) As Jerry Maguire (Footage from “Jerry Maguire”), [Uncredited]
  Tom Cruise, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 18x78: (Jun/24/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise, Frank Caliendo, The Cure 17x56: (Dec/11/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise, Rep. Ron Paul, Sex Pistols 16x27: (Oct/30/2007) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Michelle Rodriguez 14x153: (May/11/2006) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Krispy Kreme burger chef, Toby Keith 13x167: (Jun/08/2005) As Himself 
  Jamie Foxx, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dwight Yoakam 12x200: (Jul/30/2004) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Tori Amos 12x50: (Dec/01/2003) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Natalie Merchant 11x14: (Jun/20/2002) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Elton John 10x110: (Dec/10/2001) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 84th Annual Academy Awards 60x01: (Feb/26/2012) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 49x01: (Mar/25/2001) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 45x01: (Mar/24/1997) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 61st Annual Academy Awards 37x01: (Mar/29/1989) As Presenter, [Featuring]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Tom Cruise, The Inbetweeners, Jessica Brown Finlay, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery 01x09: (Dec/23/2011) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Tom Cruise, Anthony Hamilton, a Top Ten List presented by Mitt Romney 19x61: (Dec/19/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Cruise, Fall Out Boy 16x60: (Dec/16/2008) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Jamie Oliver 13x134: (May/02/2006) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Ben Folds 12x168: (Jun/23/2005) As Himself 
  Tom Cruise, Dax Shepard 11x187: (Aug/04/2004) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 207 01x207: (Dec/14/2011) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 2 25x129: (May/24/2011) As Himself 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  July 26, 2010 18x207: (Jul/26/2010) As Himself 
  July 23, 2010 18x204: (Jul/23/2010) As Himself 
  June 21, 2010 18x172: (Jun/21/2010) As Himself 
  May 27, 2010 18x147: (May/27/2010) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 15, Episode 5 15x05: (Jul/25/2010) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

The One Show (2006) 
  July 22, 2010 05x09: (Jul/22/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 211 01x211: (Jul/22/2010) As Himself 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Offenburg (5) 29x04: (Jan/24/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry, Lee Evans, Franz Ferdinand 16x01: (Jan/23/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Van Der Vorst Ziet Sterren (2009) 
  Season 1, Episode 2 01x02: (Jan/23/2009) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Season 20, Episode 73 27x78: (Dec/17/2008) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Tom Cruise, Jane Kaczmarek 03x159: (May/12/2006) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys Myers 09x85: (May/05/2006) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 237 07x237: (Aug/06/2004) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 69 07x69: (Dec/05/2003) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 124 05x124: (Jun/21/2002) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 9 05x09: (Jan/11/2002) As Himself 

Diary (2000) 
  Diary of Tom Cruise and Sway 07x03: (May/04/2006) As Himself 

Primetime (1989) 
  Tom Cruise Interview; Teen Overboard 17x47: (Apr/14/2006) As Himself 

The Chaser’s War on Everything (2006) 
  Season 1, Episode 2 01x02: (Feb/24/2006) As Himself 

Web Junk 20 (2006) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Jan/06/2006) As Himself 

Rove Live (2000) 
  Tom Cruise 06x21: (Jun/28/2005) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Kelly Holmes, Razorlight 01x01: (Sep/04/2004) As Himself, [Interviewees]

106 & Park (2000) 
  Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx & Jada Pinkett Smith 04x25: (Aug/06/2004) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Arthel Neville; Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx 03x237: (Aug/03/2004) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Tom Cruise 10x08: (Jan/11/2004) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Tom Cruise 05x68: (Dec/03/2003) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 14x01: (Apr/15/2001) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 57x01: (Jan/23/2000) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Magnolia') 
  The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 54x01: (Jan/19/1997) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Jerry Maguire') 
  The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 47x01: (Jan/20/1990) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Born on the Fourth of July') 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Mia Farrow 05x05: (Jan/19/1999) As Himself 

Is married and has a daughter with Katie Holmes.

Suffers from dyslexia.

He is 5'7'', and usually tries to work with short actresses to make himself appear taller.

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