Born June 10, 1989 in Washington, D.C., Thomas C. Bartley, Jr. has always had a sincere appreciation for the arts. Thomas has a stage presence that captivates audiences of all ages and has taken an interest in acting since the young age of six including being cast in several leading roles throughout elementary and middle school, such as “Aladdin” and the Tin Man in “The Wiz”.
In March of 2009, Bartley, Jr. was cast in a principal role in “Virgil’s Law”, his first theater stage play after a ten-year hiatus. In less than a two year span, dedication and determination led him to principal roles in over seven stage plays, two short films, two full length features, a docu-series, and a forthcoming television series.
Thomas is currently signed to Agent Beverly Brock of the Brock Agency. He has also worked in a supporting role to Clifton Powell in the independent feature, “House of Malik”. Presently, Thomas is starring as the lead role in the stage play entitled “Mercy Said No”.
Thomas continues to show fortitude and initiative, and has since earned the reputation of being a respected, aspiring actor from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In his spare time, he speaks publicly to young men and women about pursuing their aspirations despite undeniable odds and obstacles. Bartley, Jr. is well respected throughout his community and all too familiar with conquering the status quo society has cast upon underrepresented, young men and women. He is a living testament that one can garner the inner strength to endure and overcome.