Tom is an Armenian, thus having the suffix -ian in his family name. Tom was married for several years, but recently his wife, Joanne, passed away. The couple has two children: Bryce, who's currently serving in the U.S. Marines, and Hayley, who's currently attending law school.
Tom desperately wants to be a member of The Cul-de-Sac Crew, and is romantically/physically attracted to Jules. Tom often attempts to be included in the group by doing odd tasks, like running items between Jules' and Ellie's homes or bring up "Jules' wedding" if the group strays from the topic. Tom even followed the gang to Hawaii uninvited, but was not noticed until the end of their trip.