In 2008-2009 Budge appeared in several episodes of the television drama, East of Everything. Budge also makes an appearance in the WW2 TV mini-series The Pacific, which aired in 2010. More recently, Budge has been tipped to play Angus Young the AC/DC guitarist, in a movie about the former AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott.
When not on set, Budge has said that he enjoys playing guitar and singing. He also performs in The Tom Budge Band.