Tommy Villafranca

Bio

A native of Northern California, Tommy Villafranca began his creative career learning to play the piano when he was eight years old. Piano led to a deeper passion; Drums! Soon a video camera sparked another avenue of expression for Tommy. Inspired heavily by music and the visual arts, Tommy began the Journey of learning and crafting a blend of both.

After high school, he attended San Francisco State University earning a degree in Cinema. Within weeks of graduation, Tommy joined the DreamWorks team in Los Angeles. After two successful years at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, he assisted producer June Beallor and director James Moll with post-production for the Academy Award © winning documentary The Last Days, also produced by Steven Spielberg.

While working the “day gig” at the studio, Tommy was utilizing every resource around him to produce projects independently on his own. Tommy was production managing his first feature at the early age of 26 and later earned his professional days qualifying him into the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild gaining valuable professional experience both behind and in front of the camera.

Tommy began his professional acting training at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse.   Some of Tommy’s credits in film and television include  “Mr. Fix It” with David Boreanez , “The Family Plan” with Tori Spelling and “Cut Off” starring Malcolm McDowell, Faye Dunawayand Anne Archer.  Most recently he co-created, produced and stars in  “Smoked: the web series”.

In addition to acting and producing movies, Tommy is a recording and live musician for various Los Angeles based singer-songwriters. His musical efforts & studies have teamed him up with Phillip “Fish” Fisher, former drummer and founding member of the prolific band Fishbone, and Kerim Imes, drummer for Off Color. Recent projects also include Andrew Sheppard and Charlie Played Cello

With clear focus and a passion for the arts, Tommy continues putting his stamp on entertainment history.

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