Thom Bierdz is no stranger to the spotlight he has been fan favorite since his first appearance on the #1 rated #CBS daytime drama “The Young & Restless” in the iconic role of Phillip Chancellor III. Some of Thom’s additional credits include “Melrose Place”, “Murder She Wrote”, “Old Dogs New Tricks”, “The New Hollywood Squares”, Highway To Heaven, St. Elmos Fire, The Last Place On Earth, The Gladiator, Warm Texas Rain, Hungry For Love, The Cavanaughs, and The Takedown.
Over the last 15 years Thom has become a sought after painter-artist for both his original masterpieces and commissions for people and businesses all over the world. Thom’s portraits of loved ones that have passed make amazing gifts, when my cousin’s teenage son passed away of cancer, Thom did a portrait of him, my cousin called me after receiving it and was in awe of Thom’s abilities and artistry.
In 2004 when The Avenger’s star Scarlett Johansson hosted his Soicher-Marin gallery show.
In 2005 he won the Out Magazine Best Emerging Artist of Los Angeles.
In 2006 he was awarded the Key to the Light Award from The Thalians.
“Bierdz is able to paint on that instinctual level.” GENRE MAGAZINE, Mitch Rustad
“Bierdz is now one of Los Angeles’ most successful and in-demand artists.” EXPRESS NEWS, David Alexander Nahmod
“…he has become Hollywood’s favorite realist painter and is in high demand.” THE BAY AREA REPORTER, Belo Cipriani
“…Scarlett Johannson… launches him amid the A-list celebrity art-collecting scene.” THE ADVOCATE, Anne Stockwell
“A spectacular launching of a new talent in the art world.” METRO G, Joe Flazh
“Recognized as the city’s premier emerging artist.” OUT MAGAZINE, Joe Landry
“The Next Warhol,” IN MAGAZINE
“On par with Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and Warhol,” HIGHLIGHT HOLLYWOOD, Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Thom’s 2009 best selling must read memoir, Forgiving Troy (Amazon), recounting the murder of his mother by paranoid schizophrenic brother Troy, gained many book awards and universal acclaim by critics and readers:
USA Book News – National Book Awards: WINNER: Autobiography/Memoir category
USA Book News – International Book Awards: GRAND PRIZE: Spirituality “Sacred Light” Award, WINNER: Autobiography/Memoir category, WINNER: Non-Fiction Narrative category, WINNER: True Crime: Non-Fiction category
“Matricide! Suicide! Paranoid schizophrenia! Sound like elements of a juicy soap opera? Not to former The Young and the Restless hunk Thom Bierdz – those horrors are part of his true family story. And the actor is going public with them in his startling new autobiography…” Gil Kaan, National Enquirer
“…gut-punching memoir that chronicles his triumph over an unspeakable family tragedy… Chilling, hopeful, spiritual.” Michael Logan, TV Guide
“Millions of viewers fell in love with Thom Bierdz on The Young and the Restless unaware that his real life was more dramatic than any soap opera.” Daniel R. Coleridge, TVGuide.com
“Being likened to A Beautiful Mind and Rainman, his story will both break your heart and heal your spirit.”
Nicholas Snow, Notes From Hollywood
Bierdz is president and co-founded www.AmericanArtAwards.com in 2008. Every year the online fine art site honors the best 25 American galleries or museums, which in turn award breakthrough artists in over 50 countries.
*Images courtesy of Thom Bierdz