Whitmer Thomas Bio, Age, Wife, Stand-Up, Podcast, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Biography

Whitmer Thomas is an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is most known for his voice performance in the FXX animated comedy Stone Quackers and his work with the Los Angeles-based comedy company Power Violence.

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Age

He is 35 years old as of 4 May 2024. He was born in 1989 in the United States. His real name is Whitmer Alexander Thomas.

Family – Education

His mother, Jenny Henderson, formed the musical duet Syn Twister with her twin sister Jude Hammock. The past occupation of Thomas’ father, Whit Thomas, is unknown; as of 2020, he works as a paralegal. Thomas has one older brother named Johnny. Thomas was kidnapped from his family home when he was just three years old.

Thomas’ father prevented the kidnapping, and the offender, who had been pursuing Thomas since his infancy, perished in prison. Thomas’ parents separated when he was in fourth grade. Both his mother and father struggled with substance abuse; while Whit eventually became sober, Jenny died of complications from her drinking in 2009. Thomas did not attend college. Instead, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career soon before his mother died.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

The Golden One

Thomas’ debut comedy special, The Golden One, was filmed in the Flora-Bama Lounge in 2019 to remember his aunt and late mother. The program is on his early upbringing in Alabama, focusing on the redemption of his absent father and confronting childhood traumas such as failed kidnapping, mother’s death, and aunt separation. The show delves into issues like bereavement, loss, addiction, familial love, and existential dread.

American comedian, actor and musician Whitmer Thomas Photo
American comedian, actor and musician Whitmer Thomas Photo

The title “The Golden One” is drawn from Thomas’ mother’s final remarks before her untimely death. Thomas and Clay Tatum co-directed the hour-long recording, with executive producers Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer, Olivia Gerke, Ravi Nandan, and Inman Young for A24. The program includes nine original songs written and sung by Thomas, followed by a rendition of Syn Twister’s “He’s Hot.” The accompanying album, Songs from the Golden One, was released in February 2020. Pitchfork gave the show a 7.7/10 rating, indicating positive reviews.

Podcasts

Thomas first gained popularity as a solo stand-up comedian in 2015. Thomas’ Tom DeLonge impression, which is an integral element of his act, was featured on the Put Your Hands Together and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcasts. The bit piqued the interest of Blink-182’s bassist and co-vocalist Mark Hoppus; Thomas and Hoppus now collaborate in a semi-active humorous cover band called Snake Plissken and The I Thought You Were Deads.

Stand-Up

Thomas first gained popularity as a solo stand-up comedian in 2015. Thomas’ Tom DeLonge impression, which is an integral element of his act, was featured on the Put Your Hands Together and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcasts. The bit piqued the interest of Blink-182’s bassist and co-vocalist Mark Hoppus; Thomas and Hoppus now collaborate in a semi-active humorous cover band called Snake Plissken and The I Thought You Were Deads.

In 2020, Thomas achieved even more viral success with “Big Baby” and its sequel, “Big Baby Christmas”. In these musical skits, Thomas sings nonsensical lyrics while an Instagram filter de-ages his face. They were created in response to Tom Papa’s #LiveFromHome challenge for quarantined comedians; Thomas was selected to take part by his friend Rory Scovel. Over one million people have viewed the ‘Big Baby’ music videos on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thomas has also performed at Sketchfest, New York, and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Thomas performed as the opening act for Bo Burnham on his Make Happy tour in 2016. Burnham later executive produced Thomas’ autobiographical stand-up special, The Golden One, in 2020.

Movies

♦ 2009 – Boulevard Zen
♦ 2009 – Green Valley
♦ 2010 – Suicide Dolls
♦ 2010 – On Holiday
♦ 2011 – Uncle Kent
♦ 2011 – 0s & 1s
♦ 2014 – Jerked
♦ 2015 – Tooken
♦ 2019 – Sword of Trust
♦ 2020 – Deported
♦ 2022 – The Civil Dead

TV Shows

♦ 2013–2014 – Pound House
♦ 2014–2015 – Stone Quackers
♦ 2015 – Gothball
♦ 2015 – Questionable Science
♦ 2016 – Sing It!
♦ 2016 – Nuclear Family
♦ 2017 – Super Deluxe Digital
♦ 2017 – You’re the Worst
♦ 2017 – The Walking Dead
♦ 2017 – Ghosted
♦ 2018 – Townies
♦ 2018 – GLOW
♦ 2018 – The Good Place
♦ 2019 – Tuca & Bertie
♦ 2019 – Sunnyside
♦ 2020 – Kwaczala
♦ 2020 – Close Enough
♦ 2021 – Shrill
♦ 2022 – Search Party
♦ 2023 – Slip