Tom Riley

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Thomas Dale Riley Jr.
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Tom redirects here. For other uses see Tom (disambiguation).

Thomas Dale Riley Jr., best known by his nickname, Tom, was a resident of Odyssey who has been around since the very first Family Portraits episode, #FP01: “Whit's Visitor”. Tom was born in Marion, Indiana (or Odyssey according to Clubhouse Magazine and The Official Guide); he lives on and owns a large apple farm, which he inherited from his father. In #202: “Timmy's Cabin”, Tom learns that at least some of the apple trees on his farm were originally sown by Johnny Appleseed. Tom has also been the mayor of Odyssey, a little league coach, and has served on various boards in the town of Odyssey. Tom never dreamed he would accomplish combining his small town idealism with big town effects.


Political Life

Tom's political life expanded after his friends urged him to run for mayor (#286: “Tom for Mayor, Part 1” & #287: “Tom for Mayor, Part 2”). Unfortunately, Tom's time as mayor was plagued with troubles brought on by the Blackgaard saga. After his term expired, Tom returned to farming, but was eventually inspired by the memory of his late son Timmy to create a recreation center at his farm for kids from the inner city. Prior to his term as mayor, Tom served as a City Councilman.

Personal life


See Riley family Tom's second wife, Agnes Riley, is mentally ill and is living at Hillingdale Haven. They have been married for 41 years as of 2017; Tom married her after losing his first wife to cancer. He also had a son, Timmy Riley, who drowned in a boating accident before Tom remarried; he started the Timothy Center after his son died and named it in his honor. Tom is the brother of Rebecca Riley and the son of Tom Riley Sr.; he also has a great-niece, Jami Martin.


Tom is good friends with John Whittaker, Bernard Walton, and many others. Tom Riley gets along well with kids and he's always willing to give advice to them, if needed. Tom isn't big on technology or fancy words and, especially in the earlier seasons, is frequently at odds with Eugene on those subjects. After the debut of Bernard Walton, Tom and Eugene were portrayed as less-adversarial friends.


See Tom Riley's farm

Tom has a family farm that is a key location in several episodes. Besides being the location of the Timothy Center, it's also where Novacom built a communications tower. The farm is located a fair distance out of Odyssey, since when Whit picks up Aubrey Shepard in #418: “Opening Day”, they have time for a conversation in the car before getting to Odyssey.


Album Appearances

Tom Riley has appeared in the following albums:

Tom Riley has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:

Tom Riley has appeared on the back cover of the following albums:


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Tom Riley has appeared in 138 episodes, has been voiced by 2 actors, and has received an average user rating of 90.3%.

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