Tom Sizemore

  • Birth Name: Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr.
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a waiter in the Transit Authority dining room on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center for three years.
  • Starred in regional theater before breaking into movies.
  • Gained 40 pounds to play John Gotti in Witness to the Mob (1998).
  • Provided the voice of Sonny Forelli in the video game Grand Theft Auto. 
  • Has freely admitted his past addiction to drugs and credits friend and Heat costar Robert De Niro with getting him into rehab.
  • Appeared on the shows Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew and Sober House With Dr. Drew in 2010; credits Dr. Drew Pinsky and drug counselor Bob Forrest with saving his life.
  • Hobbies include playing intramural football, drawing and reading.


  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Jayden Sizemore — Son
  • Jagger Sizemore — Son
  • Judith Sizemore — Mother
  • Janelle McIntire — Ex-significant Other
  • Thomas Sizemore — Father
  • Heidi Fleiss — Ex-significant Other
  • Maeve Quinlan — Ex-wife
  • Paul Sizemore — Brother


  • Attended Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States; Wayne State university, Detroit, Michigan, United States (BFA in Theater); Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (MFA in Theater, 1986)