Thom Christopher The Hawk to Appear at Trek Expo June 24-26
The winner of an Emmy Award, Clarence Derwent Award and Theatre World Award, actor Thom Christopher is still most recognized for the role he played as The Hawk in 1981 on the cult television series Buck Rogers and the 25th Century. On June 24 to 26, 2011, Christopher will reunite with series stars Gil Gerard and Erin Gray for three days at the Trek Expo (John Q Hammons UMAC Arena, Tulsa, Oklahoma).
"Buck Rogers was my first TV series, and playing The Hawk was an exotic, creative, challenging role that caught on with the audience in such a short time -- beyond my belief! It was an amazing opportunity for me."
Christopher fondly recalls, "Gil (Gerard), Erin (Gray) and all the cast members were so considerate and generous with this character -- a new actor on their show wearing Black spandex, knee high boots, a black breast plate, a Taser Gun and the glorious feathered dome of white and black feathers! I have done dozens of personal appearances since the 1980s to the most supportive and amazing fans of Hawk. For a series that ran only 37 episodes, the fan devotion is just incredible. Even during my soap opera fan encounters (appearing on One Life to Live, Loving, Guiding Light), fans always asked me about Hawk."
"I am excited about seeing Gil and Erin again. The last time we were all together was at the MEGA CON festival in Orlando, FL in 2005. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to appear at the event in June." For more information about TREK EXPO visit www.trekexpo.net.
Thom Christopher has played memorable characters on daytime television including Carlo Hesser and Hesser's twin brother Mortimer Bern on One Life To Live and Dante/Joe Young on Loving. He received Emmy Award nominations for both roles and took home the trophy in 1993 for Supporting Actor on One Life to Live. Christopher also played Colonel Dax on Guiding Light. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hawk on Buck Rogers. Among his other credits are guest roles on many primetime series over the past 25 years (most recently several episodes of Law and Order), and in television movies including the role of Aristotle Onassis in The Women of Camelot; Betrayed by Innocence; and Hellinger's Law. On the big screen, he appeared in many films including The Paper; Blood and Wine; Space Raiders; and Street Hunter. Christopher won the Clarence Derwent and Theatre World Awards when he made his Broadway debut with Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn and Anne Baxter in Noel Coward in Two Keys. He was also featured on Broadway as Apollodorus in Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra and in Pirandello's Henry IV -- both with Rex Harrison. Additionally, he has dozens of off-Broadway and regional theatre credits which includes title roles in King Lear, A Picasso, Zorba, and as Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo, as well as many voiceovers and narrations.