Who is Toby Leonard Moore?
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
He is the son of Robyn Moore, an actress who also does voice work. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art or NIDA in Sydney. He is married to Michelle Vergara Moore, who is also an actress.
He began appearing on the stage in Sydney, where he was in Peribanez, by Company B, as well as Dead Caesar, Stag, and Saturn’s Return by Sydney Theatre Company. On Australian television, he also showed up for Murder in the Outback.
Moore started in the film industry as a dubbing professional. He began by dubbing Chinese-language films. This was in line with the work his mother did as a voiceover actress. However, Moore also chose to transition into other roles that allowed him to showcase the skill he built while on the stage.
In 2009, he received a small role in Dollhouse, the TV series directed by Joss Whedon.
In 2010, he got a role in The Pacific, a war miniseries where his character was recurring. The same year, he appeared in Legend of the Seeker, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, and Blue Bloods. These were small roles, but they helped him get more work.
In 2012, he was in NYC 22. The next year he appeared in Banshee. In 2014, he did voice work for Robot Chicken and was also in White Collar.
In 2014, Moore was cast as Victor in the action film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves.
In 2015, he played James Wesley in Daredevil, the Netflix series that is part of the Marvel universe. His character Wesley was the right hand of main antagonist Wilson Fisk. This continued the trend of Moore getting cast as the bad guys and as tough types who can take care of business.
In 2016, he was first cast as Bryan Connerty in Billions, a role that he would continue to play until the present. Billions is a financial drama centered around Wall Street.
Other cast members seen in Billions include Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, David Costabile, Condola Rashād, Daniel K. Isaac, Dan Soder, Asia Kate Dillon, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kelly Aucoin, Zina Wilde, Stephen Kunken, Terry Kinney, Corey Stoll, Daniel Breaker and Glenn Fleshler.
In 2017, he was in Bull.
2020 saw him appear in Mank as David O. Selznick. The film received widespread recognition and was one of the highlights of the year, thanks to its casting, artistry, and story.The same year, he became part of the main cast of Condor, playing Gordon Piper. In 2021, he also joined the Australian production The Unusual Suspects as Jordan Waters.
His mother, actress Robyn Moore, inspired him to get into the profession. She is known for doing the voice of Koala Blinky Bill.
Due to his intimidating appearance, the actor is often cast in villainous roles, often playing henchmen and similar roles. However, he is usually present in tough guy roles that showcase his impressive physique and his skill to look threatening.
The actor spent a year in Japan and speaks Japanese fluently.
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