Thomas James "Tom" Mison (born 23 July 1982) is an English film, television and theatre actor, voice artist and writer. He has had leading and supporting roles in a variety of British theatre, television and radio productions, as well as independent and mainstream studio films and film shorts. He is best known for his current starring role as Ichabod Crane on the Fox series Sleepy Hollow.
Born on 23 July 1982, Mison was raised in Woking, Surrey, part of the London commuter belt. He attended Hurtwood House, a sixth form college which specialises in drama and music. He trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy, where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Trust Award, from 2001 to 2004. His speech coach at Webber-Douglas advised him to aim for period pieces. A close friend at Webber-Douglas wasRupert Friend, an actor and writer with whom Mison collaborated to create the short film The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers in 2009.
In 2001, while still a drama student, Mison participated in the American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory program. Mison had a role in Time on Fire, a play about the American Revolution by Timothy Mason, which the Young Conservatory performed at London's National Theater and San Francisco's Magic Theater. Mison played a British soldier hidden and protected by his love interest, played by Caitlin Talbot.