Thomas Jane (born Thomas Elliott III; February 22, 1969) is an American actor, known for his roles in the 1999 film Deep Blue Sea, the 2001 TV movie 61*, the 2004 film The Punisher and the 2007 Stephen King adaptation The Mist. He currently stars in the HBO comedy series Hung.
Jane was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Cynthia, an antiques dealer, and Michael Elliott, a biogenetic engineer. In 1987, he graduated from Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Jane began his acting career with the Telugu Indian film Padamati Sandhya Ragam (1986), directed by Jandhyala, a renowned filmmaker in Telugu Cinema. His early roles included Zeph in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). He had supporting roles in several high profile films, including The Crow: City of Angels (1996) Boogie Nights (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Thursday (1998) and Magnolia (1999). After receiving critical acclaim as baseball player Mickey Mantle in 61*, Jane began receiving leading roles such as that of Andre Stander in the 2003 South African film, Stander for which he gained further critical acclaim.