Tom Dang is an Asian-American actor based in Los Angeles, CA. Tom immigrated to the US with his family when he was a baby and grew up in Seattle, WA. As such, he is adept at handling slippery terrain, sudden rainstorms and loud midnight karaoke parties.
Speaking of karaoke, Tom learned how sing from his lounge singer mother and his Vietnamese celebrity musician godparents. While training to be an actor at the University of Washington, Tom worked for three years as a singer in a lounge circuit to pay for his education and amassed a repertoire of 32 songs in 7 different ballroom styles during that time. 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.
As an advocate for diversity in media, Tom works with arts groups to create work in film, tv and theatre that feature AAPI actors. 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.