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March 23, 1978|
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
David Tom (born March 23, 1978) is an American actor.
In 1993, Tom was nominated for two Young Artist Awards for his roles in Stepfather III and Stay Tuned. In 1994, he was again nominated for "Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture" for Swing Kids, alongside co-stars Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale and Frank Whaley.
He portrayed Billy Abbott on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, from 1999 to 2002. Tom received two Daytime Emmy nominations for "Outstanding Younger Actor" in 2000 and 2001, winning in the former year. He also won a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Male Newcomer" in 2000 and was consecutively nominated in 2001 for "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor". It was announced in November 2013 that Tom would be reprising the role of Billy, taking over the role from Billy Miller, who had portrayed the character since 2008. Tom returned as Billy on Y&R in February 2014. Four months later, Tom was fired from the show and the role of Billy was recast yet again with primetime television actor Burgess Jenkins.
In 2004, Tom portrayed Paul Cramer (the half-brother of Kelly Cramer, portrayed by his sister, Heather) on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played from March of that year to October 2004. His character was crucial to a year-long baby-switch storyline on One Life to Live and its sister series, All My Children. He played Whitey, Tobey Maguire's adversary in the Reese Witherspoon/Tobey Maguire movie Pleasantville in 1998. He also had a small role in the made-for-TV movie The 60s in 1999, and a recurring role on The CW television network in its series Veronica Mars in 2006.
Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to Charles and Marie Tom. He has a twin sister, Nicholle Tom, who is also an actress. He and Nicholle guest-starred together as siblings in a 2008 episode of Criminal Minds. His other sister, Heather Tom, appeared on The Young and the Restless as well, as Victoria Newman, but the two almost never appeared together in the same scene. (After other actors assumed the roles, their characters were married for a time.)
Tom's musical background includes formerly being the lead singer of the indie rock band Eudora.
|1992||Stepfather III||Andy Davis||TV Movie|
|1992||Stay Tuned||Darryl Knable|
|1993||Swing Kids||Willi Müller|
|1993||A Place to Be Loved||Brian Russ||TV Movie|
|1994||Summertime Switch||Todd||TV Movie|
|1995||Roommates||Michael (age 15)|
|1997||Walking Thunder||Jacob McKay|
|1999||The '60s||Tommy||TV Movie|
|1999||Holy Joe||David Cass||TV Movie|
|2008||Good Behavior||Cozy Boy||TV Movie|
|2011||Love Begins||Daniel Whittaker||TV Movie|
|1989||Just the Ten of Us||Kid||Episode: "A Couple of Swells"|
|1989–90||Brand New Life||Bart McCray||6 episodes|
|1990||Get a Life||Otto||Episode: "Dadicus"|
|1993||Quantum Leap||Daniel Burke||Episode: "The Beast Within"|
|1993||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Lewis Bing||3 episodes|
|1995||Sister, Sister||Denny||Episode: "Private School"|
|1998||Nothing Sacred||Rudy||Episode: "Sex, God and Reality"|
|1998||Maggie||Billy Dreyer||Episode: "The Other Woman"|
|1999||Party of Five||Heath||2 episodes|
|1999||Cousin Skeeter||Joe Steele||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"|
|2004||All My Children||Paul Cramer||16 episodes|
|2007||Supernatural||Curtis||Episode: "Tall Tales"|
|2006–07||Veronica Mars||Chip Diller||7 episodes|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Georgie Galen||Episode: "Damaged"|
|2011||CSI||Allen Krick||Episode: "73 Seconds"|
|2012||90210||Club Manager||Episode: "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?"|
|The Young and the Restless||Billy Abbott||243 episodes|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Phil Burke||Episode: "Rock-a-Bye-Baby"|
3. from the DVD liner notes for 'Walking Thunder' 1994 as Jacob McKay