Appearing in the Lunchtime Club at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe
|Birth name||Thomas Alan Smith Rosenthal|
|Born||14 January 1988|
|Years active||2007 – present|
Life and career
Rosenthal was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Christine "Chrissy" (Smith), a former Newsnight producer, and Jim Rosenthal, a television sports presenter. One of his paternal great-grandfathers was German-born physician and writer Oscar Levy. Tom Rosenthal is of Jewish heritage on his father's side. In 2011, he stated, "I get called a Jewish comedian and I'm totally fine with that, but I can't really inform either of the performances I've done this year with a Jewish background. But I have learnt a lot about the culture and it has given me great pride to do so. It is an amazing culture to learn about."
After attending Reading Blue Coat School, he studied philosophy at King's College London and has done voice-over work for Comedy Central and other clients in the film and television industry. In 2011, he was cast as one of the main characters in the Channel 4 sitcom, Friday Night Dinner, along with Simon Bird.
He is an avid Arsenal F.C. fan and has appeared on Playback Media podcast "Footballistically Arsenal" alongside Boyd Hilton, Jack Whitehall and Dan Baldwin, in which Rosenthal spoke about smoking a discarded cigarette in the Nou Camp. He often eats and discusses food while appearing on the podcast
In 2013, Rosenthal played Marcus, one of the lead characters in the new ITV2 sitcom Plebs. Rosenthal also appears in ITV's drama series Breathless, playing Sam Roth.
- At 3 years of age Tom was caught cheating in the egg and spoon race at the school sports day by using glue to stick a hard boiled egg to the spoon (video available)
- Nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Breakthrough Act of 2011, alongside Greg Davies, Micky Flanagan and Angelos Epithemiou.
- Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (Joint winner with Ben Target) 2011 
- Paramount Funniest Student Winner 2009
- Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Finalist 2009
- Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Commended Finalist 2008
- Amused Moose Laugh-Off Finalist 2008
- "Search birth records 1937-2006". Find My Past.
- London Evening Standard Feb 7,2009
- James Nadal (February 20, 2010). "Television football presenter Jim Rosenthal's son lands plum Channel 4 role". This is local London. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- Chris Kearney. "Levy Maud Ruth enealogy". www.blankgenealogy.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Nicolas Barker (November 13, 2005). "ICSM Online Journal Obituaries; Albi Rosenthal". The Jewish Music Institute. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Nicolas Barker (January 22, 2008). "Maud Rosenthal: Oscar Levy's 'daughter-secretary'". The Independent. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Simon Round (February 2, 2008). "How Jewish is Jim Rosenthal?". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- Kari Rosenberg (June 16, 2011). "Tom turns into a political football". TotallyJewish.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- guardian.co.uk, Friday 12 February 2010
- Jon Richardson: A Little Bit OCD, Channel 4, 24 July 2012
- Chortle Leicester Comedian Of The Year Review, Sunday 20 February 2011
- Tom Rosenthal Official site