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Thomas J. Roberts

Alias: Long Tom

Eyes: Light blue
Hair: Blond to white
Height: 5' 4''
Weight: 140 lbs.
Other distinguishing features: High forehead and large Ross Perot-type ears. He wears two gold front teeth from the many fights he has been in. His complexion is so pale that he looks like he hadn't seen the light of day his entire life.
Race: Human

Occupation: Inventor and adventurer
Legal status: U.S. citizen with no criminal record.
Marital Status: Single
Base of operations: Empire State Building, New York, USA

Story: Long Tom is the electrical genius of Doc Savage's crew. Major Thomas J. Roberts, he earned his nickname during WWI when he stopped a German attack by loading up a 17th century "long tom" cannon with scrap metal and using it to hold back the advancing Germans.

During WWII, Long Tom often worked for Uncle Sam in a government laboratory inventing all sorts of equipment for the war effort.

Continuity: Doc Savage
Publisher(s): Street & Smith
First app.: Books: Doc Savage Magazine #1 (1933)
Movies: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
Comics: Doc Savage Comics #1 (1940)
Creator(s): Lester Dent
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: In the movie from 1975, Long Tom was played by Paul Gleason.

Related links/characters:
- Andrew Blodgett Mayfair/Monk
- Chemistry
- Clark Savage Jr./Doc Savage/Man of Bronze
- Habeas Corpus
- John Renwick/Renny
- Patricia Savage
- Theodore Marley Brooks/Ham
- William Harper Littlejohn/Johnny