Born in New York and educated at an English boarding school while his family lived in Ireland, Tom had a somewhat unusual childhood. His love of performing and all things dramatic came at an early age when his mother sat the infant Tom in front of the TV and shared her love of Garbo, Donat, Niven and Garson with him. At boarding school the pupils were encouraged to sing and to act and there was a great ethos of artistic performance.
Tom moved to San Diego in the late nineties and landed roles in 'The All Male Importance of Being Earnest' at The Sweettooth Theatre, playing Kurt, the male version of Cecily in the original. 'It was great fun to be asked to play an extremely camp and spoiled brat on stage'. Michael Skehill was in the audience and offered Tom the part of the G.I. in 'Bagging Groceries' which he was going to direct at The Fritz Theatre as part of The San Diegan Theatre Festival.
Back in Dublin, Tom played The Messanger in Andy Hind's version of the greek tragedy 'Iphegania in Aulis', and Grainger in 'The Shores of Bohemia'. In 2018 he played Robert Hand in The Umbrella Theatre Company's 'Exiled', a modern adaptation of Joyce's only play 'Exiles'. In 2016 he played Thompsons lawyer in the Oscar nominated 'Detainment' and kidnap victim Bill Somerville in 'Assassins' for TV3.
In 2020 he played the lead role of Aidan in the award winning short film 'April 9th' which he Produced and Directed.