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TOM BELGREY – Born and raised in Richmond Virginia, Tom left his family’s clothing business at the age of 26 to study in New York City with the legendary Stella Adler. While still in acting school Tom got his first professional Television part, as a NYPD mounted officer in Central Park on the daytime soap "Search for Tomorrow." He started his film career working uncredited on Oliver Stone's “Wall Street" and "Weekend at Bernie’s." Eventually he worked as a day player and principal on every soap that filmed in New York and had the unsettlingly unique experience of being on the sets of both “Search for Tomorrow" and ”Ryan’s Hope” on the days they were cancelled. Tom studied on and off for 6 years with famed acting coach Vincent Chase and worked for Sir Richard Attenborough, Stephen Spielberg and Mario Van Peebles as an actor. He has also worked as a commercial actor shooting multiple jobs all over the U.S., Italy and Japan. More recently, he played the Markovian Colonel Mosin on DC comics “Black Lightning” on the CW network for the third season. He also played Marius Lambert on Stephen King and J.J. Abrams “Castlerock” and as Werner on HBO’s “Watchmen." Tom has been married for 25 years with 3 kids. He currently lives in cars, trains and planes working and auditioning all over the United States.
TOM SANCHEZ PRUNIER– Tom has worked in film and television production for more than eight years. As a crew member, Tom has worked the features Wonder Woman 1984, Harriet, Juanita, Permanent, and Field of Lost Shoes, and the television series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Homeland, Turn: Washington’s Spies, and Mercy Street. He has also been a writer, director, and producer for commercials, military, and government videos, and even a political campaign. Tom was the Secretary on the VPA Executive Board from 2019-2020, and served on the Richmond District Board from 2017-2020. He returns to the VPA to help support the strategy of raising Virginia’s profile in the film and television industry. As a union member (IATSE Local 487), Tom is a member of the Activism Committee and assists in raising awareness of all the film and television industry brings to the Commonwealth. Tom is also a member of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum.