Pastor Tom Hale

played by Mark Hildreth


The local minister in Arcadia, Tom Hale is a town leader with a loyal flock. He has an empathetic soul that is irresistible to women. Married to Janine, he’s initially unwilling to believe in the miracle that is Jacob. But he was best buddies with the 8-year-old boy, 32 years ago, and he instantly recognizes his long-lost pal, making him question his very beliefs…


Mark Hildreth has excelled in not one, but two facets of the entertainment industry. He has enjoyed a thriving career in both music and acting, his two passions.

As an actor Mark had amassed an enviable resume of film and TV credits by the time he graduated high school, as well as established himself as a premiere talent in the voice over community. His career as an actor began at a young age as a series lead in Young Blades. He also guest starred on the CW's Supernatural, CBC's Being Erica, and SyFy's Eureka. He has had standout recurring roles on Showtime's The Tudors and ABC's V, among others. In 2007 he appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, and opposite Greg Grunberg in SyFy's apocalyptic spoof End of the World.

Mark trained at the National Theatre School of Canada and his impressive list of stage credits include title roles in Hamlet in Vancouver and Richard III in Montreal. He won a best actor award playing Marchbanks in George Bernard Shaw's Candida in Vancouver. He will star as Lorne Hanley in the upcoming 2014 world premiere of Bernard Weinraub's play Above The Fold at the Pasadena Playhouse.

As a singer/songwriter, Mark has had exceptional success. With two born-deaf grandparents, he was an unlikely musical wonder. Since the moment he stepped on stage in the opera "Madame Butterfly" at the age of eight, his musical career has soared. Hildreth has toured Canada and the US, performing at the world-renowned Viper Room, Knitting Factory and The House of Blues in Hollywood. Mark signed a demo deal with Warne Livesey, the prodigious producer of 54-40, Holly McNarland, Midnight Oil and the Matthew Good Band. His first album, "Complex State of Attachment" (2008), was a collection of pop/R&B songs rife with heart, honesty and groove. In 2012 he released his anticipated second album titled "Signs Of Life," which explores love in its many states and forms.

HOMETOWN Los Angeles, CA