Tad Billingham
played by David Costabile
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Billingham is the bestselling author of religious books that have made him a TV personality and celebrity. That massive success has given him the means to carry out his life’s mission and amass loyal followers to help him. He considers himself to be the father figure to his flock and specifically Josh, but whoever crosses him sees a ruthless side that knows no bounds.

David Costabile stars as Tad Billingham, a coiffed, charming and authoritative bestselling author of religious books that have made him a TV personality and celebrity.  This status has given him the access and funds to build a discreet religious congregation in the New Mexico desert with a global agenda.

Costabile recurred on SUITS as Daniel Hardman in season two before co-starring in “Low Winter Sun.”  He previously appeared on “Breaking Bad,” “Damages,” “The Wire” and “Flight of the Conchords.”  Costabile’s most recent film role was in “Lincoln.”