Tom: As a teenager, I acted in high school, and then in summer stock Shakespeare plays, and experimental theatre. When I lived in New York, and jobs as an actor were scarce, I put together a stand up comedy act and began getting stage time at east coast comedy clubs. I moved to L.A. and became a regular at The Comedy Store and The Improv, and before long was acting in commercials and T.V. shows. In 1985 I was cast in Back To The Future, and was a pop-cultural icon before I knew it.