Can you guess if these TV characters are named Tom?

It's a different sort of Tom Tom Club.

Tom is one of those generic names that gets tossed around like every Tom, Dick or Harry, but that doesn't mean TV hasn't featured plenty of memorable ones!

Here, we've pulled a dozen characters to see if you can point to every Tom in classic TV history who left a mark on hit shows.

Some of these characters go by Tom, others by Thomas, and some by entirely other nicknames, but we think big TV fans will know every Tom from here to tomorrow. Good luck!
  1. We all know him best as Beaver, but was this Leave It to Beaver character's first name actually Tom, short for Thomas?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. On Magnum, P.I., was the character's first name Tom, short for Thomas?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. On The Jeffersons, was Roxie Willis' husband named Tom, short for Thomas?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. On Happy Days, we knew him best as Mr. C, but was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
  5. On My Three Sons, he became an adopted son in the Douglas family. Was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
  6. On Star Trek: Voyager, this character's middle name - Eugene - was a tribute to Gene Roddenberry, but was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
    Image: CBS Television Distribution
  7. On 21 Jump Street, Johnny Depp played one of the officers. Was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
    Image: 20th Television
  8. On The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Bill Bixby starred as the dad, a magazine publisher. Was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
  9. On Charlie's Angels, we knew him best as Bosley, but was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
  10. On M*A*S*H, Col. Potter was a father figure to many, but do you know if his first name was Tom, short for Thomas?
  11. On The Mary Tyler Moore Show, it all begins when Mary leaves her boyfriend whose name is mentioned a lot and who shows up for an episode. Was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
  12. Last question's tough. On WKRP in Cincinnati, Venus Flytrap's real name is revealed in an episode. Was his first name Tom, short for Thomas?
Can you guess if these TV characters are named Tom?

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EllisClevenger 9 days ago
You got 8 out of 12
Oh well. Can't expect you to remember every Tom you ever bumped into.
JeffTanner 10 days ago
You got 9 out of 12 --------------Oh well. Can't expect you to remember every Tom you ever bumped into.
JeffTanner 10 days ago
Helen Willis was Tom's wife's name in "The Jefferson's", NOT Roxie! The actress's name was Roxie Roker.
ndebrabant 11 days ago

You got 11 out of 12
Thomas says hey, good detective work!
Barry22 11 days ago
10/12, and as mentioned before, Bosley on Charlie's Angels was named after actor Tom Bosley as an inside joke.
cperrynaples Barry22 11 days ago
Not sure that is really true, but it IS FALSE that Tom Bosley and David Doyle were brothers!
Tresix cperrynaples 8 days ago
I do know people used to always confuse the two of them.
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