Was a member of The Second City Training Center house ensemble
Performed with Second City Theatricals on Norwegian Cruise Line
Best known for his co-starring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley
Actor, comedian, and writer Thomas Middleditch was raised in British Columbia, where he developed a passion for improv and theater by performing with Theatresports in grade school and school plays in junior high and high school.
Middleditch dropped out of college in Canada and relocated to Chicago, where he took classes at The Second City Training Center and iO Theater, while also performing regularly. He was a member of The Second City Training Center house ensemble and was hired by Second City Theatricals, which saw him performing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line.
Middleditch achieved break-out success when he was cast as bad-luck prone CEO “Richard Hendricks” in HBO’s Silicon Valley, a show that also featured fellow Second City Theatricals vet T.J. Miller. The Mike Judge comedy became a critical and ratings smash, leading to a 2016 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor for Middleditch.
In 2017, Middleditch became a TV spokesman for a series of Verizon commercials. He also voiced a role in the animated film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. His other credits include films The Other Guys, The Campaign, The Wolf of Wall Street, Kong: Skull Island, amd TV shows The League, The Office, and Key and Peele.