Thom Bierdz
Genoa City Presence
1986 to 1989; appearance as ghost July 6, 2004; May 15, 2009 to November 19, 2009; August 26, 2010 to September 20, 2010; February 9, 2011 to Present [recurring]
At A Glance
After three years as a full-time cast member playing a teenaged hunk on The Young and the Restless, and at the height of his career, in 1989, Thom Bierdz dropped out of acting when his mother was murdered by his younger brother, Troy. After years of psychotherapy and learning to come to terms with the tragedy, Thom wrote a mesmerizing book about the experience, "Forgiving Troy". Thom also discovered his gift for painting during that time, and became a prolific artist with a wide range of subjects from landscapes to abstracts, often taking commissions to paint portraits of loved-ones or pets.

In 2009, the powers that be at The Young and the Restless cared enough about Thom to bring his character, Phillip Chancellor III, back from the dead. With art imitating life, it was explained that Phillip faked his death to hide the fact that he was gay; just as the actor had been ‘in the closet’ himself during that time. Thom, as Phillip, continues to be a recurring character on The Young and the Restless. He also plays the recurring character of Bobby Burton on the serialized web series, Old Dogs & New Tricks.

In addition, Thom currently does "live painting" interactive exhibitions for charities, fund-raisers, and private events where the finished art is auctioned off to benefit the event.

After several years of living in a studio in Hollywood, toward the end of 2011, Thom packed up his hundreds of canvases and moved to Lake Arrowhead, CA, where he enjoys the solitude and finds inspiration with his dog, Deen. Thom actively keeps in touch with his fans with two Facebook pages.

Keep up with Thom on Facebook, and at
Acting Portfolio
Murder, She Wrote
Phil Carmichael

Murder, She Wrote
Richard Binyon

Robin's Hoods

Melrose Place

Bobby Simpson

The Young and the Restless
Phillip Chancellor, III
1986 to 1989; appearance as ghost July 6, 2004; May 15, 2009 to November 19, 2009; August 26, 2010 to September 20, 2010; February 9, 2011 to Present [recurring]

Highway to Heaven
Paul Hiller

The Gladiator
Road Hooligan

Acting Portfolio
The Last Place on Earth

St. Elmo's Fire
Rowdy Undergrad

Awards & Acclaim
Young Artist Awards Nominee, Best Young Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1989)
Young Artist Awards Nominee, Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series (1987)
Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award Winner (2009)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kenosha, Wisconsin
DATE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1962
News Archives
News Archive: Surprise! Thom Bierdz makes top secret Y&R appearance. [May 18, 2010]
News Archive: Bierdz receives Visibility Award. [Sep 14, 2009]
News Archive: Bierdz makes video in support of gay teens. [Oct 6, 2010]
News Archive: LISTEN NOW: Thom Bierdz on his triumphs and tragedies, and a message for gay teens. [Oct 15, 2010]
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