Says he had pretty much retired from acting and was spending most of his time on his ranch in Texas when Alexander Payne asked him to star in Sideways (2004).

Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.

Graduated from high school in 1979 in Harlingen, Texas, and worked at KBFM, a local radio station, for a time.

At director Sam Raimi's request, Church worked out in a gym for more than thirteen months and put on more than twenty pounds of muscle to play the lead villain Flint Marko/Sandman in Spider-Man 3 (2007).

His breakthrough was Sideways (2004), which led to a role in Spider-Man 3 (2007).

In the last episode of Ned and Stacey (1995), he said that he intended to spend the next time on a farm in Texas -- which he did in real life.

Engaged to actress Mia Zottoli. They have a daughter, Cody (b. 2004).

Turned down the role, which eventually went to Greg Kinnear, in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), a decision he later regretted.

Director Sam Raimi thanked him for doing Spider-Man 3 (2007) by giving him a copy of Amazing Spiderman #4, the comic book issue that featured the first appearance of his Sandman character.

Began working on a cattle ranch at age 13.

Raised in Laredo, Texas, he graduated from Harlingen High School, Harlingen, Texas in 1979 and attended the University of North Texas.

Was born Thomas Richard McMillen, the third of six children, in Yolo, California, to an army officer/health care worker father and homemaker mother. He was raised, however, under his stepfather's surname, "Quesada", and later changed his surname to "Haden Church," both names of which he states are in his family tree.

Did not start acting until he was 28 years old.

Supplied voice to Cartoon Network short, Bagboy! (2002). [July 2002]

Currently the voice of Bus, the red 1963 VW Microbus in the VWoA "Meet the Volkswagens" ad campaign. [May 2009]

"The voice of your TV" on Direct TV commercials. [June 2010]

His ancestry includes English, Norwegian, Danish, Scottish, and German.

Rented a house in New Rochelle, New York during the filming of Divorce.