For 13 years Tom opened for Frank Sinatra and together they toured 45 to 50 cities annually at some of the greatest venues in America.
Tom recorded a comedy album, "That White Boy's Crazy" before an all black audience and starred in a home video production entitled "Tackling Football" (A Woman's Guide to the Rules of the Game). He also starred in his own television comedy special, "Dreesen Street" and hosted a late night talk show from Chicago, "Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen."
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Tom has never forgotten his early, less affluent days. He has come a long way from his home town of Harvey, Illinois. He has never strayed too far from his old neighborhood, and to show their appreciation, the city of Harvey named a street after him, "Dreesen Street", on August 22nd, 1992.