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Tomas Clifford Arana (born April 3, 1955; age 69), born Thomas Clifford Arana, played Dave Conlon during Season 4 of 24.

Biography and career[]

Tomas Arana was born in Auburn, California, but grew up in San Francisco. He studied classical theater at the American Conservatory Theater and at the City College of San Francisco. After that, he relocated to New York and started acting in off-Broadway productions.

Arana began his professional acting career in the late 70's, appearing in films like The Taming of the Shrew and Blood Feud. At some point, he hitchhiked through Europe and ended up living in Naples, Italy, where he worked with various artists. Arana currently lives between Italy and Hollywood, and has appeared in many Italian productions through the years.

Other films in which Arana has appeared are The Last Temptation of Christ, The Hunt for Red October (with Timothy Carhart and Ned Vaughn), The Bodyguard, Tombstone (with Powers Boothe), L.A. Confidential (with James Cromwell), Gladiator (with Tommy Flanagan and Tony Curran), Derailed (with Susan Gibney), The Bourne Supremacy, The Roommate (with Leighton Meester), The Dark Knight Rises (with William Devane, David Dayan Fisher and Gonzalo Menendez), and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Arana is also one of many 24 actors to appear in Pearl Harbor, along with Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Ping Wu, Raphael Sbarge, Tom Sizemore, Glenn Morshower, Eric Christian Olsen, John Pyper-Ferguson, Leland Orser, Peter James Smith, Pat Healy, Vic Chao, and again Tony Curran.

Aside of films, Arana has worked on TV shows like Miami Vice, Thieves (with Ron Rogge), Crossing Jordan (with Ravi Kapoor), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, In Justice, Project: SERA (with John Rubinstein), and Intelligence (with Annie Wersching and John Billingsley).

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • Global Harmony (2024)
  • Soldato sotto la luna (2022)
  • Don't Stop Me Now (2019)
  • American Satan (2017)
  • Incarnate (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Romeo and Juliet (2013)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Limitless (2011)
  • Mission London (2010)
  • Defiance (2008)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • Derailed (2002)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • The Bodyguard (1992)
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Television appearances

  • Succession (2021)
  • The New Pope (2019-2020)
  • Code Black (2016)
  • Intelligence (2014)
  • Lie to Me (2009)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005)
  • Crossing Jordan (2004)
  • Skin (2003)
  • Without a Trace (2002)
  • ER (2001)
  • Miami Vice (1989)

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