After a successful career as a television actor including portraying police officer Wilson Sweet in the television series In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1994, Thorne began writing professionally, winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster’s sixth annual Strange New Worlds anthology with his story “The Soft Room.” He went on to publish more stories in several media tie-in anthologies as well as the Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles.
As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Kickstart Entertainment to develop two of their properties, Of Bitter Souls and Sword of Dracula, for television. He was a writer for season 9 of the United States network’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, season 2 of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, seasons 3,4 and 5 of TNT’s Leverage. In 2014 Lion Forge Entertainment and NBC-Universal tapped Thorne to reboot the global fan favorite TV series, KNIGHT RIDER in comic book form. Thorne is also the co-creator of Phantom Canyon, an audio drama from Pendant Productions.