Thomas J. Roberts
Blond to white
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.
Inventor and adventurer
U.S. citizen with no criminal record.
Base of operations:
Empire State Building, New York, USA
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.
Street & Smith
Books: Doc Savage Magazine #1 (1933)
Movies: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
Comics: Doc Savage Comics #1 (1940)
Country of origin:
In the movie from 1975, Long Tom was played by Paul Gleason.