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Rob Thomas (1)

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Date Of Birth: August 15, 1965 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Sunnyside, Washington

Rob Thomas (1)


While this August 15th Leo was born in Sunnyside WA he spent most of his growing up years in Texas after his family moved there when he was 10 years old. He graduated from San Marcos high school in 1983 and went on to graduate from University of Texas at Austin in 1987 with a BA in History.

Before going to Hollywood Rob spent 5 years teaching high school journalism, advised the University of Texas student magazine and spent 9 years playing guitar in a band called Hey Zeus that he and 4 friends after their freshman year of college. The fact that none of them knew how to play any instruments when they started made the marginally successful band all the more impressive.

Rob gave up teaching and the band when he landed a job working for Channel One news show aimed at teenagers. While in California his first taste of success was no in television but instead as an author. After landing a literary agent in 1995, Simon and Schuster publishing buys two of the novels he has written, Rats saw God (which is also the title of a Veronica Mars episode) and Slave Day. At this time he is able to quit his job with Channel One.

Although Rob Thomas has critical acclaim for his work on Veronica Mars the road leading there in the television business was not always so glorious. In 1997 he worked a very brief stint as a staff writer on "Dawson’s Creek", then in 1998 his show "Cupid" gets picked up only to be canceled 15 episodes into the show. In May of 1999 he gets hired to run "Snoops" only to leave in June. In the spring of 2001,2002, and 2003 he has multiple projects that he is working on fail to get ordered for the new seasons. Through the rough times though there was a bright spot in 1998 when his first studio movie, Drive Me Crazy" was released.

But things really started to pick up in 2003 when he has a casual meeting with UPS and just happens to mention a script he has been working about a teenage sloth. The script gets bought just three days later, in January 2004 Veronica Mars pilot is ordered into production and finally in 2004 it is ordered to series. Veronica Mars debuts in September 2004 to critical acclaim.

Life his career, his persona life has also suffered and celebrated some ups and downs. He meets a store manager Katie Orr in May 2002. The relationship was on again and off again until March 24 with he asked her to marry him and she said yes. To further the joy of a great relationship, and rising career, Greta Mae Thomas was born to Rob and Katie on March 24, 2005.

Along the road...

...Rob Thomas also became an accomplished writer with their published books:
Rats saw God, Slave Day, Doing Time, Satellite Down and Green Thumb.

...Rob wrote the move Drive me Crazy and first screenplay called Fortune Cookie and directed a 20 minute film called On Air;

...Rob has been a writer and consulting producer for "The Education of Max Bickford" in 2001, was the executive producer on "Metropolis" in 2001, co-executive producer, executive producer and supervising producer for the 1998 show "Cupid".

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Rob Thomas, Albert Hammond Jr., Hell or Highwater 13x25: (Mar/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Michelle Williams, John Krasinski, Rob Thomas 14x93: (Feb/09/2006) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Cupid (1998) (1998)• Executive Producer
The Education of Max Bickford (2001)• Consulting Producer
Veronica Mars (2004)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Big Shots (2007)• Consulting Producer
90210 (2008)• Creator
Cupid (2009) (2009)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Party Down (2009)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Plymouth Rock (2010)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Party Down (2009) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
 
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Cole Landry’s Draft Day Party 02x09 Jun/18/2010 As: Story, Teleplay
Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night 02x03 May/07/2010 As: Story
Precious Lights Pre-School Auction 02x02 Apr/30/2010 As: Story, Teleplay
Jackal Onassis Backstage Party 02x01 Apr/23/2010 As: Story
Investors Dinner 01x04 Apr/10/2009 As: Story, Teleplay
Cupid (2009) (2009) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
My Fair Masseuse 01x07 Jun/16/2009 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Mar/31/2009 As: Writer
90210 (2008) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
We're Not In Kansas Anymore 01x01 Sep/02/2008 As: Writer
Big Shots (2007) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
The Better Man 01x09 Jan/10/2008 As: Writer
Car Trouble 01x06 Nov/01/2007 As: Teleplay
Greatest Amerimart Hero 01x05 Oct/25/2007 As: Writer
Veronica Mars (2004) (Credited in 10 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Bitch is Back 03x20 May/22/2007 As: Writer
Spit & Eggs 03x09 Nov/28/2006 As: Director, Writer
Welcome Wagon 03x01 Oct/03/2006 As: Writer
Not Pictured 02x22 May/09/2006 As: Writer
Donut Run 02x11 Jan/25/2006 As: Director, Writer
The Education of Max Bickford (2001) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Hearts and Minds 01x04 Oct/21/2001 As: Writer
Cupid (1998) (1998) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
 
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A Great Personality 01x11 Jan/07/1999 As: Writer
Hung Jury 01x10 Dec/19/1998 As: Story
Pick-Up Schticks 01x07 Nov/07/1998 As: Writer
Meat Market 01x06 Oct/31/1998 As: Writer
The Linguist 01x02 Oct/03/1998 As: Writer
Dawson's Creek (1998) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Roadtrip 01x09 Mar/17/1998 As: Writer
Kiss 01x03 Feb/03/1998 As: Writer
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