Originally from Rumford, Rhode Island, Tom is a 26-year-old mobile company manager who is of Greek-Armenian descent and says his family is like the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. He describes himself as competitive especially in basketball and tennis. He once pretended he was gay to help a friend who was getting gay-bashed. He also says he’s funny, quick-witted, and romantic.
Tom is one of the 20 younger guys in the dating reality show The Cougar, who competes for the affection of 40-year-old Stacey, a successful real estate agent and a divorced mother of four. He likes older women because he wants someone who’s intelligent. He had a bad experience with a former date whom he asked if she was voting, and the latter thought he meant American Idol.