Tom Sullivan (singer)

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Tom Sullivan
Born (1947-03-27) March 27, 1947 (age 69)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, author, entertainer, motivational speaker
Years active 1969–present

Tom Sullivan (born March 27, 1947) is an American entertainer, singer, actor, author, motivational speaker and writer.


Personal life[edit]

Sullivan was born and raised in West Roxbury Neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Marie C. (née Kelly) and Thomas J. Sullivan, who owned a saloon.[1] His premature birth caused him to need oxygen treatment while in an incubator. Though the treatment saved his life, he was given too much oxygen, which left him permanently blind. (This condition is now known as retinopathy of prematurity.)


Sullivan has worked as an author, composer, motivational speaker, and singer, as well as an actor, director, and producer. Sullivan also sang "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States, at Super Bowl X, and the 1976 Indianapolis 500. He had a recurring role on Highway to Heaven as Frank Riley, who ultimately marries Priscilla Barnes's character. Among the songs Sullivan has written and performed are "All the Colors Of the Heart", which was used as the theme for his debut episode of Highway to Heaven.

A movie based on events of his college years was produced. The movie, If You Could See What I Hear, was directed by Eric Till and starred Marc Singer, who impersonated Sullivan and did his own singing in character.



  • If You Could See What I Hear (1972, Perception Records)
  • Yes I'm Ready (1976, ABC Records)

Selected television and movie credits[edit]

Acting filmography[edit]

Miscellaneous filmography[edit]



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