Tom Dang is an Asian-American actor based in Los Angeles, CA with deep ties to the Pacific Northwest. Originally from Vietnam, Tom immigrated to the US with his family when he was a baby and grew up in Seattle, WA. As such, he has no problems handling slippery terrain, sudden rainstorms and loud karaoke parties.
Tom received his initial actor training at the University of Washington School of Drama. While training to be an actor, Tom worked for three years as a singer in a lounge circuit to pay for his education. Before leaving the circuit, Tom amassed a repertoire of 32 songs in 7 different ballroom styles. Having been exposed to the performing arts his entire life, he learned how to sing from his lounge singer mother and his Vietnamese celebrity musician godparents. From his father, he adopted a love for martial arts and has trained in styles such as traditional Vietnamese martial arts, Judo and Wushu. After moving to Los Angeles, Tom advanced his education by learning the Michael Chekhov technique, the Suzuki Method for Actor, and engaging in scene study at the John Kirby Studio.
An advocate for diversity and inclusive representation in media, Tom works with arts groups to create work in film/tv and theatre that feature AAPI actors and tell stories that feature diverse narratives. His theatre company, REBATEnsemble, was created for that purpose. He is also the founding member of Theatre Battery and is an artistic associate of Rogue Artists Ensemble.
Off the clock, Tom enjoys cooking, playing guitar, reading, binge watching new shows, watching movies in 35mm, and driving up and down the PCH. He identifies as a #plantdaddy and is always on the hunt for a new place to eat and drink coffee.