He loves to explore and can be very creative especially when he plans games for his friends. Tommy is intelligent, fearless and curious. We learnt during the series' run that his brave personality is because Tommy was a premature baby, who was scared in the hospital, until his mom came and held his hand. As leader of the Rugrats he often gets them into trouble but he's always ready for an adventure. Tommy's hero is Reptar, who he has complete and utter faith in. His "bestest friend" is Chuckie.
The only episodes of the show Tommy did not appear in were 'Cuffed',
'Pickles Vs. Pickles' and 'The Unfair Pair'.
All Grown Up
While he is still an outgoing kid we see some weakness in Tommy when we discover he is afraid of the water (in 'River Rats') due to an accident he had while fishing with Grandpa Lou when he was a toddler. He is also the worst of the gang at being a cowboy when they visit a ranch in 'Dude, where's my horse?', which really gets him down.
Tommy is passionate about film making. It is revealed in 'Truth or Consequences' that he made his first film at 37 months old. His hero is Martin Costermeris, a famous fil director, who he had his photo taken with in 'Truth or Consequences'. Tommy also has a poster of him on his wall, which he imagines talking to him.
Tommy is (or was) part of the school soccer team. He tried to teach Dil how
to play in 'Fools Rush In' but since the second series any mention
of soccer focuses only on Phil and Lil.
In the pilot episode, Tommy was voiced by Tami Holbrook.
He is named after Paul Germain's oldest son.
Tommy always carries a screwdriver with him. In the Rugrats series, it was usually kept in his diaper, or hidden around the house, such as under the sofa. Recently in All Grown Up, Tommy keeps his screwdriver in a keychain in his back pocket.
Tommy's love of film making
comes from his early childhood. He got his first camera from Angelica in the
episode Babies in Toyland