Thomas Barbusca is an American actor popularly known for his role as Chip Pemberton on the FOX hit comedy series The Mick. The fresh-faced redhead first caught Hollywood’s attention in 2015 as the witty Camper Drew on Netflix’s comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
As a little boy, Thomas joined his sister who is an actress on a trip to Los Angeles where she had landed a role on a TV series. Even though the young Thomas had only tagged along on that trip, he soon became the centre of attraction. From featuring in numerous TV commercials, he began to make appearances on a number of TV shows. After he had proved his worth, he began to land recurring roles on a number of TV series including Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story and One Day At A Time. Thomas Barbusca is definitely a new star on Hollywood’s horizon and one to watch out for.
Thomas Barbusca Biography and Age
Thomas Barbusca was born on 3 March 2003, in New Jersey. He was raised alongside his older sister, Brielle Barbusca, who is also an actor. The talented actor has always been homeschooled. He also does not take acting classes, though he has a private acting coach.
His appearance on TV dates as far back as when he was six. Seeing his older sister work on movie sets sparked Thomas’ interest in acting. His sister Brielle Barbusca landed a regular role on the comedy series The Starter Wife and had to move to Los Angeles. The young Thomas who was already eager to go into acting tagged along. When they got to LA, Thomas turned out to be highly favoured by advertising agencies.
He was booked for commercials for major brands such as Dominos, Ford, Kraft, JC Penney, & Lunchables. Thomas who had only accompanied his sister on the trip turned out to be much highly sought after. From TV ads, he landed roles in a number of TV shows. Subsequently, the young Thomas Barbusca landed recurring roles on the NBC sitcom The New Normal and the hit medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
Thomas got a major breakthrough when he was cast in the 2015 sequel of Wet Hot American Summer. The young actor drew the attention of Hollywood to his character Camper Drew via his clever remarks. Subsequently, he was cast in a number of other recurring roles. His fresh looks also had Thomas cast as the obnoxious Peter Pan in the 2015-16 Geico commercial campaign and in the Old Navy’s back to school campaign with Amy Schumer. In 2016, Thomas Barbusca starred in the comedy film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.
The Mick premiered on January 1, 2017, and with his impeccable portrayal of his Chip Pemberton character on the show, Thomas Barbusca has proved to be one of the talents to watch out for in the future of Hollywood. The young actor had also booked another show the same day he got the role in The Mick, that is how highly sought this actor from New Jersey is. He, however, decided to go with The Mick and has since made the best of the opportunity.
He also starred in the 2018 indie film Search which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Thomas Barbusca is just 15 years of age and is already on his way to Hollywood stardom. He sure has a lot of time to do many more exploits in Hollywood.
Movies and TV Shows
In his budding acting career, Thomas Barbusca has had quite a number of movie roles. In 2012, Thomas was cast in the lead role of Cody in the short comedy film Microeconomics. In 2014, he portrayed the character Duncan in another comedy The Last Time You Had Fun.
The talented actor also voiced the character Jason in the 2015 animation Summer Memories. In 2016, he played the role of Leo in yet another comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. He also had a brief appearance in the 2018 film Search.
So far, Thomas Barbusca has featured in a countless number of TV shows including the following:
- Conan (2012)
- The New Normal (2012-2013)
- New Girl (2013)
- Body of Proof (2013)
- Sam & Cat (2013)
- Anger Management (2014)
- Clarence (2014)
- The League (2015)
- American Horror Story (2015)
- The Thundermans (2015)
- Resident Advisors (2015)
- Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
- Summer Memories (2015)
- Tween Fest (2016)
- Another Period (2016)
- Kirby Buckets (2016)
- Preacher (2016)
- Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (2017)
- One Day at a Time (2017)
- The Mick (2017-2018)
His most notable TV role yet is the role in FOX sitcom The Mick. On the series, Thomas portrays the character Chip Pemberton, one of three kids whose parents were docked for fraud. The Fox series was created specifically for Thomas Barbusca, literally speaking. The co-writers of the sitcom Dave Chernin and John Chernin had each watched Thomas in 2 different roles.
John had seen him on Wet Hot American Summer while Dave first saw Thomas in his Geico commercial. The brothers were thrilled by Thomas performances in both roles that they made up their minds to create a show for him, without knowing they both had the same boy in mind. The writers only realized this fact when Thomas walked into the audition room.
Thomas Barbusca is of Italian descent. His great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. His mother’s name is Debra Lynn Barbusca and his father is Louie Barbusca. His parents reside in New Jersey. Thomas hasn’t made any public appearances with his parents as he usually brings his sister Brielle to the red carpet.
Height and Body Stats
Height: 4′ 9″
Weight: 55 kg
Body Build: Slim
Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Hair Colour: Red
Eye Colour: Brown