List of famous people named Tom or Thomas, along with photos. How many celebrities named Tom can you think of? The famous Tommys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Tom, athletes named Tom, and even political figures named Tom. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Tom? Add them to the list.Tom Cruise is a famous actor/producer. He's starred in the Mission Impossible Series, Top Gun and Jerry Maguire. He's also a Scientologist and has been involved in several controversial incidents. Tom Brady is another successful Tom. The famous quarterback for the New England Patriots will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. There are also some really important Thomases in history, including Thomas Jefferson and famous inventor Thomas Edison.