Thomas Malcolm "Tommy" Pickles (born June 11, 1990) is the main protagonist and is a leader always leading kids on adventure. Tommy is Chuckie's best friend since childhood. He and his little brother Dil are cousins with Angelica Pickles. Tommy is a movie maker/star and disproves of everything his brother says to be "cool" and is not "weird" like him. Tommy is never mean to girls but is ready to say almost anything to a boy. According to the gang, Tommy can be described as "the bravest kid of them all" and "the leader" mostly by the gang. Tommy is the main character and appears in every episode. Tommy is known to be 11 in the series, although there is no evidence of him turning 11, it is assumed because he is 2-3 years younger then Angelica and in the second season she turned 13. The shows depicts Tommy as an aspiring film maker, despite the fact that there was no indication Tommy wanted to this in the original show, his parents state that he "had it in him" since he was 37 months old (3 years old). It was then that Tommy filmed his first ever film, of his pet dog, Spike.
Didi Pickles (mother) Stu Pickles (father) Dil Pickles (little brother) Angelica Pickles (cousin) Lou Pickles (paternal grandfather) Boris Kropotkin (maternal grandfather) Trixie Pickles (paternal grandmother, deceased) Minka Kropotkin (maternal grandmother) Lulu Pickles (paternal step-grandmother) Charlotte Pickles (aunt) Drew Pickles (uncle)
Despite them having contrasting personalities, Tommy considers Chuckie his absolute best friend and vice versa. They have been close since the start of the series. In addition, not only does Chuckie see Tommy as his best friend, he also sees him as a role model and when they were younger, a superhero. Although they are almost always on good terms, there have been instances in which Tommy or Chuckie are aggravated by each other`s actions. For instance in TP+KF, Chuckie calls Tommy a "sister stealer". In spite of it all, both love each other and their friendship stands to this day.
After 10 years Tommy has grown fond of Dil, although he is most of the times freaked by his younger brother`s actions, he still loves him dearly and felt really awful after he and the rest of the gang pulled a prank on Dil making fun of something (aliens) Dil cares deeply and is passionate about. Tommy felt especially bad because it was his idea to pull the prank. They always have each others back and would do anything for each other. When Tommy lost his confidences in his filming skills, after one of his film he made wasn't very good, even going to point of giving up on being a film maker to become a business man instead but Dil didn't want him to give up on his true passion. Dil not only reminded Tommy on one of things that makes his brother for who he is but he was also the only one who didn't give up on getting his brother confidences back, even when their friends and parents did.
Although Tommy's older cousin Angelica is mean, a "singer" and is bossy, Tommy is never afraid to confront to her. You could say Tommy and Angelica are frienemies and rival's because of their fighting and her anger issues, but in the 2001 movie/show All Growed up in the last scene of all growed up before it turns back into rugrats, Angelica and Tommy drop the enemies part and become friends until she's back to her bratty spoiled younger self. Tommy stills loves Angelica very deeply and she still loves him too. They don't always see eye to eye but they will do anything to help each other. Despite the fact that Angelica as more often than not been mean to Tommy, whenever she is in trouble or danger he is always the first to try to help (and often has to convince the others to help). Tommy can be seen to be quite protective of Angelica, as when other people (mostly outside of their group) make fun of her he stands up to them. He also gets quite angry when people accuse her of lying (especially if she is telling the truth).
Tommy didn't meet Kimi until the 2000 movie "Rugrats In Paris", both have been good friends and sometimes considered something more by some fans in TP+KF where she carved the initials. Although, a larger albeit quieter fanbase has been seen for not only Tommy and his ex-girlfriend Rachel, but also Lil. Sometimes Tommy was in love with Kimi. Like her, he is of Asian and French descent.
Most of the time Tommy is good/best friends with Phil but sometimes they act like a judge and their enemies like when Phil wanted to be a cook because he was good at it, but Tommy and Chuckie disproved it because Phil became obsessed with cooking and Phil was starting to act mean, and even made Didi cry. But they are both incredibly close as Tommy faced his biggest fear (since he was a toddler) and saved Phil's life from the torturous rapids in River Rats.
Lil still thinks of Tommy as a dear friend, and still cares for him deeply, to the extent of giving her own money and time to cheer him up after he broke up with Rachel. And he still cares so much about her and the two get along well and have a similar sense of humor, and really understand one another. They are quite similar in their relationships with their brothers as well. In both series when the group are having sleepovers Tommy is always sleeping next to Lil. Despite some of the fans shipping TP+KF, it has been seen that there is a much larger (albeit quieter about the shipping) fan base for TP+LD.
Tommy and Susie don't interact much, however they are on good terms and are still friends. They have been known to help each other and protect each other (usually from Angelica). They were a lot closer when they were younger but they are still very good friends and support each other in their ideas and adventures. While Angelica and Susie are best friends they still fight sometimes, one time when Susie accused Angelica of doing something bad (which she didn't do), Tommy set Susie straight and defended Angelica against Susie's accusation.
Tommy had a crush on Rachel. Sometime after they became boyfriend and girlfriend. However, in the end due to Tommy`s lies and her moving they broke up. Also in an attempt to cheer up a depressed Tommy, his friends invited her to a get together, where she unexpectedly met Tommy`s date. She left angry after Tommy revealed he was seeing another girl, in spite of them being not together anymore.
She was Tommy's friend and good well known friend until Tommy had to leave and say goodbye.
- He has always had a natural talent for being a director and loves making movies
- He watches the (Nickelodeon version of) Gilligan's Island
- He is half Jewish (mother's side) and half Christian (father's side)
- His (film) role model is the director Martin Costermeris
- Angelica gave him his first camera (which started his love of directing)
- He and Dil are a mixture of Jewish, Scottish, American and Russian
- Dil had to tell a live television audience how much he missed Tommy before Tommy realized
- He and Chuckie are both bad at plant sitting
- When he gets really stressed (like about the big fifth grade test) he sleep walks and sleep steals
- Despite recurring feuds with Angelica, when someone else picks on her or calls her a liar (especially when she's telling the truth) he gets protective and defends her and scowls at them