Son of painter Elbert G. LeVrier, Tommy LeVrier was born and raised in the tiny east Texas town of Daisetta. A place that produced Western author Bill Brett, Hall of Fame Race Car author Philip LeVrier, and actor Blue Deckert. He completed his Masters in Playwriting at Texas State University. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Houston, San Marcos, and Seattle. Playwrights Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson at Stages Rep in Houston produced two of his plays, Rapture Among the Oysters and Jesus and Phoebe. LeVrier was voted a finalist in the Nichol Foundation Academy Screenwriter Award, the same panel that judges the Oscars, for his screenplay, Running High and Looking Good. LeVrier recently authored a novel about a mythical small town in the 1960s called The Other Side of Beaumont. A former news reporter and journalist, including four years at the Houston Chronicle, his other awards include the Lone Star Award for Journalism, a statewide honor.