He is a big Beatles fan and does Origami in his free time.
Though it is often said that he was perfect for the role of Frohike in The X-Files and later The Lone Gunmen, his being cast in it was completely accidental. The producers had already seen several actors for the part but found casting it difficult. They were discussing the matter outside of a bathroom when Braidwood, who was already working as first assistant director on The X-Files, emerged and they realized he was right for the role.
He is the father of Jessica Braidwood and Kate Braidwood.
Da Vinci's Inquest will begin syndication in the US this fall. Tom directed several episodes over the first few years.