Thomas Rudd – Anatomy & Clinical Pathology Specialist
Thomas Rudd is a Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Specialist practicing in Lake Forest, Illinois. He earned his degree from University of Illinois at Chicago / College of Medicine.
He gained fame as the coroner who first raised suspicions that Fox Lake police officer Charles Gliniewicz may have committed suicide instead of being murdered, prompting five felony perjury counts against him. Now, however, these counts could become substantive against him as well.
Early Life and Education
Tom Rudd was born in Burbank California and attended Benson and St. David schools during his lifetime there. As an elder member of First Presbyterian Church in Burbank, he enjoyed fishing and gardening – two hobbies he leaves behind with Lori as his spouse as well as two children and three grandchildren.
Tom Rudd was an early pioneer of geriatric medicine and his work is honored at Moorgreen hospital with the Tom Rudd Unit. Additionally, he was known as an influential author who wrote on topics related to old age.
He had a reputation of being a smart businessman and staunch defender of individual rights; however, his beliefs regarding Benjamin Kingan ran contrary to expert testimony provided by state pathologist at that time.
He was an innovator of geriatric medicine, helping establish services for elderly residents of Wessex. Additionally, he wrote extensively about his experiences working with elderly patients as well as compiling an educational textbook on this subject matter.
He was also part of Bryan College’s inaugural softball season and earned himself membership into its “Five-Timers Club”, alongside fellow SNL hosts Tom Hanks and Tina Fey.
Rudd was charged on Wednesday with five counts of perjury pertaining to his signature on campaign petitions without collecting them himself, prompting his supporters to claim the indictments are politically-motivated given he has spoken out on high-profile criminal cases in Lake County like Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s fatal self-inflicted shooting and more recently his suicide by cop. Thanks to the availability of bail bondsman services he posted bond and will not face jail time.
Achievement and Honors
Rudd rose to prominence during his political career. He gained recognition for stealing victory from John Howard in 2007 and offering apology to stolen generations of indigenous Australians two achievements that earned both praise from Parliamentarians and history books alike.
Rudd gained widespread notoriety as Coroner during his term for cases involving Charles Gliniewicz and Melissa Calusinski. Additionally, he caused considerable debate with photographic artist Bill Henson’s images depicting adolescents which Rudd believed were revolting and had no artistic merit.
Rudd has won multiple MTV movie awards, such as “Best Kiss” and “Best Fight.” His filmography includes Knocked Up, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and most recently Ant-Man (2016). Rudd currently works in New York City as a resident fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs specializing in US-China relations.
Rudd met Julie Yaeger shortly after becoming famous with Clueless. Since then, they have two children together and remain private about their personal life; however they often make appearances together at red-carpet events or casual outings together such as visiting a Brooklyn bakery known for its mini croissant cereal in March 2023.
Rudd has made his mark both on film and television, but also through philanthropy, supporting organizations like Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). Each year he hosts their celebrity bowling event The Big Slick to raise funds. Additionally he serves as an Ambassador for ALSAC/St Jude as well as being an avid supporter of Kansas City Royals and Chiefs sports.
Rudd first rose to fame through recurring roles on television before taking his breakthrough role of Scott Lang / Ant-Man in Marvel Studios’ 2015 film franchise Ant-Man and the Wasp. This box office hit earned Rudd many accolades and nominations.
Rudd has built his career around acting, which spans more than two decades. His comedic film roles include Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up; furthermore he holds endorsement deals with Paiste Cymbals, Sonor Drums and Rhythm Tech drum sticks.
He owns and operates Bridge Marina Restaurant in Tauranga which must be yielding significant profits, in addition to investing in various property ventures.
Rudd was involved in some high-profile cases during his time as County Coroner, often making mistakes which caused much debate and controversy. One such instance involved Charles Gliniewicz; Rudd was accused of signing election petitions without collecting signatures personally and eventually settled it by pleading guilty to misdemeanor charge and agreeing to be barred from government employment for five years as part of a plea bargain agreement.