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Overview (2)

Nickname Herman Schmerdley
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom was born in Chenaultt, Kentucky in the 1930s. He grew up in Hammond, Indiana. His grade school was Lafayette on Calumet Av. He moved to Andyville, Kentucky at age 14 and dropped out of high school.

Tom helped with the family farm which also had a poolroom and beer bar. He enjoyed listening to the country and popular music radio stations and enjoyed singing along with the songs. As rock and Roll began to evolve from the Country and Rhythm and Blues, Tom became a big fan.

At age 16 the family moved to Louisville. Tom got a job in a service station pumping gas into the cars of that day. Gas cost 22 cents per gallon in 1955. A new Chevy would set you back about $1600. Tom saved up $400 and moved to Los Angeles at age 17 with the idea of getting into the movies.

23 years later Tom appeared as an extra in his first movie Players (1979)with Dean Paul Martin. Soon after that 1979 beginning, Tom had appeared in more than 100 feature films as an extra. Then he got his big break.

Dear John (1988) became a successful TV series and Tom worked as a cast member for the entire run of 4 years on NBC TV.

Tom also has enjoyed success as a radio announcer, musician, songwriter and stand up comic.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Willett

Trivia (3)

Was living in the San Fernando Valley, occasionally doing a musical appearance and making internet comedy movies. Other than that, Tom enjoyed his retirement. [November 2004]
Tennessee is where Tom now lives. He moved from California in June of 2006. Tom makes videos for YouTube using the name Featureman. Most of his videos are piano tutorials, comedy and music. [June 2006]
Tom is able to write upside down and backwards.

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