Tom has become of the most popular TV entertainers in the country and one of the funniest comedians.
His television break came when he appeared on The Comedians during the 1970's and 1980's when he was one of the most popular faces on British TV.
He continued to host many shows including Name that Tune, Wednesday at 8, Tom O'Connor Show, Gambit, Crosswits, and many more including the Tom O'Connor Road Show for the BBC (watched by over 12 million viewers each day). In 2000 Tom made his television acting debut as Father Tom (a Catholic priest) in the BBC series Doctors.
On 24 February 2006 he was given an award for having appeared as a guest on the TV programme Countdown 100 times and continues to tour comedy venues all around the country to this day.