Tom joined USC, he was already 6’4”. His height certainly helped him in basketball and made him one of the best players in the college. Aside from sport, Tom received a major in Business Studies and joined the university’s fraternity house, Sigma Chi. During his last year at university, his drama teacher suggested he should go on to pursue a career in acting. Tom was up for testing the waters when it came to his future career, so he took his teacher’s advice on board and joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse. What a decision that turned out to be.