Tom was born September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin, USA.
- Appeared on Broadway with Bernadette Peters in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
- Enjoys fishing for bass, panfish and large carp.
- Like his character Luke Duke, he spent time living on a farm. He grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm with his six brothers and sisters but no cousins or uncles.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1999 Tony Award as best actor (musical) for a revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
- Beat out dennis Quaid and Gerald McRaneyfor the role of Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979).
- Reunited with John Schneider on an episode of Schneider's "Smallville" (2001).
- Once hosted his own show on TNN/The Nashville Network).