As an actor, Tom Davis is best known for hit shows King Gary, The Curse, and breakout show Murder In Successville, which he co-created with James De Frond in 2015 and also starred.
The semi-improvised show, in which a celebrity guest must help DI Sleet solve a fictional crime, is a mix of cop show meets reality TV, and Successville is a surreal place with a high celebrity homicide count. DI Sleet (Davis) enlists the help of a genuine celebrity sidekick to solve the latest high-profile case. The show became a cult hit.
Tom's follow-up series in 2018, Action Team, is a six-part spoof spy action-thriller following the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and charged with saving the world. Starring alongside Tom Davis are BAFTA winning actress Vicky McClure, Derek Riddell, Jim Howick, Stephen Graham and Kayode Ewumi.
Prior to his career in television, Tom Davis worked as a bouncer, market stall trader and, for a decade, he worked as a scaffolder harbouring aspirations to work in comedy but seeing it as unrealistic. In 2009, when a friend got a job as a runner on Bo’ Selecta, they decided to get a camera and film some sketches of their own.
When star of the show Leigh Francis saw the tape, he was immediately impressed by Tom’s performance and invited him to appear on the show. In the few years that followed, Tom built his reputation as a versatile comedy actor, appearing in shows such as Lemon La Vida Loca, The Morgana Show, Bad Education and Plebs.
In 2016, he was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and appeared in the films Free Fire and Prevenge.
Tom is also known for his hugely popular podcast Wolf and Owl with Romesh Ranganathan, and for multiple appearances on our screens on A League of Their Own, Ranganation, Judge Romesh, and Action Team.
Tom was chosen by an industry panel to be part of BAFTA's 'Breakthrough Brits' in association with Burberry initiative, which highlights and supports exciting and emerging talent in film, TV, production and gaming each year. The programme has supported the likes of Florence Pugh, Josh O'Connor, Alex Lawther, Letitia Wright, Stacy Martin and Tom Holland.
Tom has since continued to build his reputation as a multi-talented stand-up comedian, writer and actor, recently returning to live comedy and his stand up roots where he can be seen performing up and down the country.