Gary Sinise Foundation

Tom Dreesen

Tom Dreesen

Tom Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He is a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosts the show in Letterman's absence. For 13 years he toured the country opening for Frank Sinatra, and has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno, and Atlantic City. Tom is currently appearing to rave reviews around the country in his one-man show "An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra." Tom's comic style is down-to-earth, warm, and unpretentious.

A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Petty Officer 3rd Class, he continues to perform for U.S. troops all over the world. Tom was a 2005 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and his hometown of Harvey, Illinois named a street after him. Tom has also made an indelible mark with his philanthropic activities. For 30 years, he has lent his talent to over 100 charities and founded a "Day for Darlene" to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research.

“If it wasn't for the United States Military there would be no United States of America. Plain and simple. They sacrificed for us and now we must do all we can for them. The Gary Sinise Foundation has and continues to do an outstanding service to our returning disabled veterans by building them 'Smart Homes' so they can move about freely with dignity. I am honored to be a GSF Ambassador.”

— Tom Dreesen