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, stunt performer, and stunt and fight choreographer 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 film and television. He also teaches an intensive tactical training course for performers with another Regimental brother.