Thomas Potter

Thomas Potter is an ex soldier who served with the PPCLI for 8 years, mostly in reconnaissance. Upon release from the military he started working in film with the goal to be a stunt performer. Along the way he discovered acting and auditioned for, and was accepted by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Completing the program at the Pasadena campus in 1996. As well as being a performer he is also the film and stage combat instructor for Blood and Iron Martial Arts. A historical European martial arts school specializing in edged weapons and some hand to hand techniques. He is also a weapons and tactics trainer and advisor for films such as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Falling Skies, The Whispers, The Killing (Full Season), Dead Rising, and a variety of TV shows. Also, he’s done stunts recently on Arrow and The Whispers.

Most recently Thomas is the Military Tech Advisor for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Lead Military Advisor for The Predator (2018), and military advisor for Shogun (2022)! For more details see

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