Tommy was a little boy watching a TV show called Smile Time, featuring puppets singing songs about learning. One of the puppets, Polo, told the boy to put his hands on the TV and stole his life force. His mother entered the room, horrified to see that her son had collapsed and was lying catatonic with his face frozen in a rictus smile. Tommy was later saved by Angel Investigation.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Ridge Canipe.
- Ridge Canipe later starred with Kathryn Joosten (Genevieve Holt), Shawn Pyfrom (Hans Strauss), Pat Crawford Brown (Wig Lady), John Rubinstein (Linwood Murrow), Nick Chinlund (Ellis), Justina Machado (Jo), Nathan Fillion (Caleb) and Julie Benz (Darla) on Desperate Housewives. Additionally, Dagney Kerr (Kathy Newman), Patricia Bethune (Mrs. Kalish) and Ron Melendez (James) appeared in an episode.
- He also starred with Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Julie Benz (Darla), Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall), James Marsters (Spike), Jack Plotnick (Allan Finch), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Amy Acker (Winifred Burkle/Illyria), John Rubinstein (Linwood Murrow), Felicia Day (Violet), Chad Lindberg (David Kirby), Jack Conley (Gib Cain/Sahjhan), Jeff Kober (Zachary Kralik/Rack), Aldis Hodge (Masked Teen), Rob Benedict (Jape), Todd Stashwick (M'Fashnik Demon), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Sam Ryan), Megalyn Echikunwoke (Vaughne) and Harry Groener (Mayor Richard Wilkins) later on Supernatural.