Layne Beamer

Formerly an actor in films and TV, Layne Beamer is now an ordained minister. He appeared as USAF test pilot leapee Tom Stratton in the "Genisis" two-episode story arc in the first two episodes of "Quantum Leap" in Season 1.

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1958-12-26) December 26, 1958 (age 58)
Birthplace: Fostoria, Ohio, U.S.
Actor, Pastor
Years active: 1986-2011 (as actor)
2011-present (as pastor)
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Tom Stratton in "Genesis: Part I" & "Genesis: Part II" (Season 1)

Layne Beamer (born December 26, 1958) played the part of leapee USAF test pilot Tom Stratton in the two episode Quantum Leap series premiere story arc, the episodes "Genesis: Part I" and "Genesis: Part II". In addition to his appearance on QL, Layne has also made guest appearances on such popular TV shows as CBS-TV's Murder, She Wrote, NBC's 3rd Rock From The Sun, Fraser, FOX-TV's Melrose Place, and The Pretender,

Born and raised in the rural town of Fostoria, OH, a Toledo suburb, Layne worked as a professional actor for 25 years before answering the call to Pastor he first heard as a teenager. A 2010 graduate of the Claremont School of Theology with a Master of Divinty degree, he served McCarty Memorial Christian Church while receiving his seminary training. [1] [2] He also has appeared in such films as One False Move (1992), Roswell (1994) and Kill the Man (1999).

Family lifeEdit

Wife Michyl-Shannon and 17 year-old son Shayne reside in Whitter, CA, where he has served as the lead pastor of the First Christian Church of Whittier there since 2011.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 First Christian Church HTML. Retrieved on June 27, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 First Christian Church of Whittier (CA) - About us,.

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