Tommy was born in Miami or so he thinks. He doesn't remember his folks, well other than a mother of course not sure he had an actual family. His first memories are of an orphanage and how much he hated it there. He tried escaping several times, the last time he made it. Ever since then he is a street kid, making do on his own.
He's definitely street smart, he knows the city, he knows people, he is slippery fast, and surprisingly can fight like a wildcat if he has to. He steals things and most likely is well on his way to a much more serious criminal career as he becomes an adult.
He knows Gracie Stroud, who treats him nice and even let's him sleep in her apartment. On the couch, no hanky panky going on!