Thomas F. Wilson

  • Birth Name: Thomas Franklin Wilson
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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  • In high school, was debate partners with David Brooks, who went on to become a journalist and political commentator.
  • Began performing stand-up comedy in his teens while studying acting in New York City.
  • After his first audition, was accepted as a member of the Comedy Store, where he worked with Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.
  • Was roommates in Hollywood with Andrew "Dice" Clay and Yakov Smirnoff.
  • Played the tuba and led the audience in a march song during his first Tonight Show appearance in 1990—a bit that got him invited back by host Johnny Carson.
  • Wrote and starred in the one-man show Cowboy Tommy.
  • Has shown his paintings of classic children's toys in galleries, including the San Jose Museum of Art and the Disney Gallery in Disneyland.


  • Tommy Wilson — Son
  • Tom Wilson Sr. — Father
  • Gracie Wilson — Daughter
  • Emily Wilson — Daughter
  • Ann Wilson — Mother
  • Caroline Wilson — Wife
  • Anna May Wilson — Daughter


  • Attended Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, United States; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States

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