Tommy was born and raised in Berkeley, CA. He studied writing, acting and filmmaking in school. Now a days he enjoys reading, playing music, writing and watching movies. His favorite musicians are Radiohead, Nirvana, Pixies, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Portishead, Grandaddy and ELO. His favorite filmmakers are John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick and Krzysztof Kieślowski. His favorite authors include Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, Jorge Luis Borges, Sam Shepard, William S. Burroughs, Denis Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson.