Thomas Barbusca
Years active2012–present
Known forThe Mick

Thomas Barbusca is an American actor. He is known for portraying Chip Pemberton, one of the three kids on the television sitcom The Mick.[1] He also starred in the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and plays Drew, the camp bully kid in the Netflix television series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He also had a role in the fifth season of American Horror Story.

Personal life

He has an older sister named Brielle who is also an actress.[2][3] He currently lives in California.[2] He is of Italian descent.[4]


In 2016, Barbusca was cast to co-star as Chip Pemberton on The Mick.[5] He also starred in the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life as Leo based on the 2011 novel of the same name by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Microeconomics[importance?] Cody Short film
2014 The Last Time You Had Time[importance?] Duncan
2015 Summer Memories[importance?] Jason (voice) Short film
Tag[importance?] Playground boy
2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Leo
2018 Searching Cody (YouCast)
2019 Big Time Adolescence Will Stacey
2021 North Hollywood Alter Boy
2021 Ron's Gone Wrong Jayden Voice role
2022 Luckiest Girl Alive Arthur Finneman
2023 Missing Cody


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Conan Peanuts Halloween Skit Linus Episode: "Where There's Smoke, There's Gladys the Smoker"
2012–13 The New Normal Donny 2 episodes ("The XY Factor", "About a Boy Scout")
New Girl Glenn Ely Episode: "Winston's Birthday"
2013 Body of Proof Young Kid Episode: "Abduction, Part II"
2014 Grey's Anatomy Link McNeil Season 10 recurring role, 5 episodes
Clarence Malakevin Episode: "Dollar Hunt" (voice role)
Anger Management Justin Episode: "Charlie Gets Trashed"
2015 Shameless Remedial Kid Episode: "Tell Me You F**King Need Me"
The Thundermans Cedric (Electress Fan) Episode: "Who's Your Mommy?"
The League Cooper Harris (The Bully) Episode: "The Bully"
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Drew Regular role, 7 episodes
American Horror Story: Hotel Jimmy 3 episodes
2016 Preacher Chris Schenck Episodes: "Pilot" and "The Possibilities"
2017 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Jonathan Sneakz Episode: "Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen"
One Day at a Time Finn Episodes: "Pride & Prejudice" and "Hold, Please"
2017–18 The Mick Chip Pemberton Main role
2018–19 The Kids Are Alright Davey Episodes: "Microwave", "The Love List", "San Valentin"
2018 Champaign ILL Cade Episode: "Supreme Brick"
2019 Arrested Development Young Gob Bluth Episodes: "The Untethered Sole", "Saving for Arraignment Day", "Courting Disasters"
2019–20 Schooled Alex Piper Recurring role, 5 episodes
2020 The Real Bros of Simi Valley High School Student #2 4 episodes
Solar Opposites Aeden 2 episodes
2021 Chad Reid Recurring role
2021 Black Monday Werner Recurring role


  1. ^ Noelle (May 2, 2017). "Interview: Thomas Barbusca talks 'The Mick' Season Finale – Exclusive". Pop City Life. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'The Mick' Star Thomas Barbusca Dishes On Season 2 Laughs, 'AHS' Experience". September 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Young actress Brielle Barbusca talks about auditioning for The Starter Wife, and wanting to guest star on Fox's The Mick". WE BLAB ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Thomas Barbusca | Full Interview. YouTube. Archived from the original on December 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (March 18, 2016). "Fox Comedy Pilot Casts Veronica Osorio & Lateefah Holder; 'The Mick' Adds Three". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Hsiao, Jeremy (September 27, 2016). "Meet 13-year-old Thomas Barbusca, Hollywood's rising young talent". HS Insider – Los Angeles Times.