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Tom Stovall majored in FILM and TELEVISION at the UCLA FILM SCHOOL. He was the COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER and was graduated with DISTINCTION from ECKERD COLLEGE with a BACHELOR OF ARTS degree in FILM STUDIES. He earned a MASTERS OF LIBERAL ARTS degree from the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ST. PETERSBURG.
Throughout his college career, Stovall acted and directed plays and musicals authored by Chekhov, Williams, Miller, Pinter, Thurber, Rogers and Hammerstein, Shakespeare, and others.
Stovall began his professional acting career performing on BROADWAY in the musical HAIR. He appeared in the original Broadway cast and the original Los Angeles cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Stovall pursued an acting career in Los Angeles that led to appearances in television series, including,: M*A*S*H, LOU GRANT, KUNG FU, and ROCKFORD FILES, among many others. He appeared in the feature film, SILKWOOD and starred in H. G. Well’s, FOOD OF THE GODS (an American International Pictures feature release). He is a former member the ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION, and is currently a member in good standing of the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD-AMERICAN FEDERATION of RADIO and TELEVISION ARTISTS.
As a student at the UCLA FILM SCHOOL, Stovall produced and directed a film adaptation of novelist and playwright, James Leo Herlihy's (author of the novel THE MIDNIGHT COWBOY) TERRIBLE JIM FITCH featuring Mundi Armon and the late Tom Baker (starred in Andy Warhol’s: I, A MAN). After viewing TERRIBLE JiIM FITCH, Mr. Herlihy gave Stovall permission to film a second play, BAD, BAD JO-JO from his trilogy called, LAUGHS, ETC.
Stovall begin his producing career with fellow UCLA film students Buzz Hirsch and Larry Cano in their quest to bring the five-time Academy Award nominated feature film SILKWOOD, starring Meryl Streep and Cher, to the screen. Throughout filming he served as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.
He also served as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on Diane Keaton’s directorial debut of the feature film, HEAVEN.
Stovall served as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of TO HAVE AND TO HOLD for ABC TV,
starring Mark Linn-Baker (co-star in the television series PERFECT STRANGERS).
Stovall is a PRODUCERand OWNER of the film, television, and stage rights to Claude Brown's MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND. He was an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the stage production of MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND at Theater Three in Dallas, Texas, and the New York City production at the American Place Theater.
Stovall specializes in graphite on paper and is widely known as a large-scale muralist. His work includes the HISTORIC MURALS at the 1920's resorted Vinoy Renaissance Resort, the CRESCENT LAKE WATER TOWER, the SEMINOLE WATER TOWER, and the YELLOW SUBMARINE. The City of St. Petersburg commissioned Stovall to design and execute MANGROVES, a mural on two water treatment tanks fifty feet tall and the length of five football fields.
Stovall studied dance with the ST. PETERSBURG CONCERT BALLET, MIAMI BALLET COMPANY, and the NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY OF WASHINGTON ,D.C.
He appeared for three years with the KIROV BALLET of St. Petersburg, Russia, in their St. Petersburg, Florida's production of Tchaikovsky’s, NUTCRACKER.
Stovall wrote, produced, directed, and performed ABBEY ROAD, a dance interpretation of the Beatle’s, Abbey Road album staged at Eckerd College, University of Florida, Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, and Arena Theater in Washington, D. C.
He created the dance production A WICKED TALE OF JOY, featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Doors and The Rolling Stones. This production was choreographed by international renown Eddie Toussaint of BALLET EDDIE TOUSSAINT DU MONTREAL.
Stovall is a classically trained PIANIST.
Stovall passed the FLORIDA VARIABLE ANNUITY & HEALTH INSURANCES and the SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSIONS' SERIES 7, 65, and 66 EXAMS to become a FINANCIAL CONSULTANT with the WILLIAM R. HOUGH AND COMPANY, and later THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, where he focused on municipal bonds and fixed income.
During his Master's studies, Stovall developed an interest in education. He became a substitute elementary teacher with the Pinellas County School Board. and was recognized as the 2017 ELEMENTARY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR from Woodlawn Elementary, St. Petersburg, Florida.