Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Executive Producer, S.W.A.T.

Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas

Birthday: April 25

        An alumnus of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Aaron Thomas began his professional career as a writer’s assistant on the hit drama “Soul Food: The Series.”

His additional writing credits for television include the series “Friday Night Lights,” for which he received a 2006 Peabody Award, as well as “Numb3rs” and “CSI: NY,” on the Network. Also, Thomas served as co-executive producer on the series “SouthLAnd,” “Sleepy Hollow” and Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down.”

Thomas has written two screenplays which have been produced as feature films: “Cover,” directed by Bill Duke, and “Assassination Games,” starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

As a director, Thomas helmed “Trojan War,” an ESPN 30 for 30 film about the University of Southern California’s football team during its time under coach Pete Carroll’s leadership.

Thomas developed a love for storytelling after completing a fifth grade assignment to create his own original Greek myth. His love of the written word evolved to include the visual mediums of film and television.

Thomas is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned an honors degree in English Literature. After graduation, Thomas earned his graduate degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Thomas was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is April 25.