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Tom Thayer
TomThayer
Active: 1984-present
Role: Television Producer
Show(s): Inside the FBI: New York
Cold Justice
Cold Justice: Sex Crimes
Criminal Confessions
Murder for Hire
Nightwatch
Nightwatch Nation
Dead Again

Tom Thayer and Dick Wolf started a venture in 2012 to develop non-scripted television programming.

Biography

Thayer was the last President of Universal Television for 6 years, through the Seagram acquisition in '97. Prior to that, he was appointed the founding President of MCA Television Entertainment, which was MCA / Universal's premiere venture into cable programming that resulted in "Dream On" for HBO and some 40 pictures for cable television. Since the sale of MCA, Thayer has run his own production company, Traveler's Rest Films.

Thayer's productions include "The Great Gatsby", the John McCain biography, "Faith of My Fathers", and the HBO adaptation of Dee Brown's classic, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee". The following year Thayer produced a four-hour adaptation of Michael Crichton's best-seller, "The Andromeda Strain". In 2012 Thayer produced a theatrical biography of Alfred Hitchcock for Fox Searchlight. Thayer's television series "Ghosthunters" premiered in 2004 on Syfy and ran until 2016.

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