In 2012,Tom won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in his work on Dancing with the Stars.
In 2007, Tom was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters' Hall of Fame.
In 2006 Tom hosted two sneak peek specials for ABC called ABC Sneak Peaks: The Dramas and ABC Sneak Peaks: Comedy & Reality.
Tom has 2 daughters.
Even though Tom wasn't in the 2005 documentary/comedy called The Aristocrats, he is credited with very special thanks.
In 2001 Tom did television commercials for Jordan's Furniture.
In 1980 Tom hosted the Massachusetts State Lottery Drawings.
Tom co-hosted with Jerry Lewis on his "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association" Telethon in 2005 and the following Year Tom was elected as national vice president of that association.
Tom is the spokesperson for the 2007 March of Dimes WalkAmerica.
In December 30, 2006 Tom was on an episode of Game Show Network's "I've Got A Secret". Tom's "secret" was a mime but he failed to stump the panel.
Tom used to work as a mime.
Tom married his wife, Lois, in 1982. The couple has two children.
Tom is probably best known for being the host of the TV show Hollywood Squares from 1998-2004.
Fox After Breakfast ran for one year. It eventually became The Vicki Lawrence Show after a number of cast changes then shortend the name to Vicki and went into syndication until 1994 when it was cancelled.
Shares a Daytime Emmy with Bob Barker. He has been nominated for seven Emmys. From 1999-2001 and in 2003, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host for The Hollywood Squares. He won in 2000. In 2006 and 2007 he was nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for Dancing With The Stars. In 2008, he was nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Dancing With The Stars.
When he isn't in Hollywood, he lives in Lee, New Hampshire.
One of his first jobs on TV was the host of the local PBS game show called "Granite State Challenge".
Tom: (about the high school newsletter he was editor-in-chief of) I tried to steer the student newspaper toward more pertinent information instead of the usual gossip and bull.
Tom: Treat me like a bulls-eye with pants.
Tom: Some people come in and really freak. There's movement everywhere, even a dancing housekeeper!
Tom: (about John O'Hurley on Dancing with the Stars) Right now John's heart is running faster then a concierge from Russell Crowe.
Tom: (to the television audiances on Dancing with the Stars) We advise you to use your calls wisely, because, you know, the White House is listening.
Tom: (about America's Funniest Home Videos) When you're looking at nuclear Armageddon and global warming, a good crotch hit is like a cool breeze on a hot summer day.
Tom: I did and we had a ball and it just took off from there. I thought from afar, 'Oh shoot this is probably going to be a good show now. She's got some clout. She's got star power and can raise the bar for the whole show.'
Tom: I'm responsible for what I am and what I want to be. I'm not trying to live by another's standards.
Tom: I'd like to go somewhere else, do something else. My next step would be a move into television environment, maybe doing an interview-style program in which I'd also be able to preform.
Tom: I've got some talents that can't be legally exhibited.
Tom: On the show you see virtually all of our thought processes working their way out. That's the core of what's different. It takes a few days of viewing to settle into the visual language of the show because you're used to seeing everything so neatly buttoned down and predictable.
Tom: My natural-born sarcasm, when it's unimpeded, can be a bit overbearing at times and I'm the first to admit that.
Tom: I'd like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels. We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX, and got ourselves off our best game.
Tom: I work best when people are here to puncture me.
Tom: I don't mind talking about my two daughters, but I don't feel comfortable denying them their privacy.