Tom Cat

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Tom Cat
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Tom in Hatch Up Your Troubles.
Species: Cat
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Jerry Mouse
Mammy Two-Shoes
Butch
George
Joan
Robyn Starling
Occupation: Inventor[1]
Other relative(s): Cousin, George
Marital status: Single
First appearance: T&J: Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Played by: William Hanna
Clarence Nash (1940-43)
Mel Blanc (1963-67)
Frank Welker (1990-93, 2002)
Richard Kind (1992)
Bill Kopp (2005)
Don Brown (2006-08)
Eric Bauza (2022)
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Gene Deitch's Tom.
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Chuck Jones's Tom.
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The Tom & Jerry Show
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Tom & Jerry Kids
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The Mansion Cat
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The Tom and Jerry Show

Thomas "Tom" Cat is the main character of the Tom and Jerry animated franchise, playing both the antagonist and protagonist, depending on the plot. Tom was introduced as a character in a theatrical short series, with his first appearance in Puss Gets the Boot, and subsequently appeared in other media, such as TV series and direct-to-video films. He rarely speaks, relying on a range of vocal effects to express his emotions, which are usually made up of painful yells and screams, originally performed by William Hanna and Clarence Nash, before only Hanna's was used, which are still in use today long after his passing. His most memorable speaking role occurred in Tom and Jerry: The Movie, in which his voice came out from Richard Kind's.

Tom's goal in life is to catch Jerry Mouse, usually to eat him, but sometimes it appears to be the thrill of the chase. While on other occasions, they're bosom buddies. Again, this all depends on the plot.

Character description

Appearances

TV series

Specials

Movies

Shorts

Comics

Video games

History

In the beginning

Czechmate

Catius Stupidous

You Can't Do That on Television

The Tom and Jerry "Comedy" Show

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

Baby Tom doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

Development

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Tom Cat/Toys

Gallery

Main article: Tom Cat/Gallery

References