Tommy Dawkins, Big Wolf on Campus
Real Name: Thomas P. Dawkins
Occupation: High school student, would-be football player
Affiliations: Defenders of Decency, Merton J. Dingle, Stacy Hanson, Lori Baxter, Muffy the Werewolf Slayer, Pleasantville High Football Team (captain)
Enemies: Dunleavy, T n' T (Tim and Travis Eckert), Hugo Bostwick, Butch, The Pleasantville Strangler, King Budelmhar, Flugelhoff, Dirk Strykem, Evil Werewolf Syndicate, Dr.Apocalypse, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman
Known Relatives: Bob Dawkins (father, town mayor); Sally Dawkins (mother, news reporter); Dean Dawkins (elder brother, zen couch potato), Thomas Dawkins (ancestor)
Aliases: Tommy, T-Bone, T-Shmoove, Darkfang
Base of Operations: Pleasantville
First Appearance: Big Wolf on Campus #1 "Pilot" (YTV, 2nd April 1999)
Powers/Abilities: Tommy can transform at will into a werewolf - but unfortunately he also transforms under a full moon, when he gets hurt, or when he gets too emotional. In this form he is stronger and faster than normal humans, and has superhuman agility to boot.
History: Tommy Dawkins was a high school jock at Pleasantville High, the school's all-star football player. Out in the woods celebrating the start of his senior year, he was bitten by a werewolf. Though he survived the attack, he became infected with lycanthropy, and soon underwent his first transformation into a wolfman; luckily (unlike every other person seen to be infected) his basic good nature remained in control. Seeking help and unsure of who else to turn to, he sought the assistance of the school's biggest outcast, fantasy / horror obsessed Goth, Merton Dingle. Merton's encyclopedic knowledge of the supernatural (or at least, movies of same), has proven invaluable as Tommy has tried to both find a cure and protect his home from the continuous stream of supernatural threats which plague his home town.
Comments: Tommy was played by Brandon Quinn during the three seasons and sixty-five episodes of the series.
Butch Comes To Shove
The Pleasantville Strangler
That Swamp Thing You Do
Muffy The Werewolf Slayer
Stalk Like An Egyptian
The Wolf Is Out There
Interview With A Werewolf
Fangs For The Memories
Time And Again
Big Bad Wolf
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Don't Fear The Reaper
Hello Nasty (start of Season 2)
The Girl Who Spied Wolf
The Sandman Cometh
The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth
Mind Over Merton
Blame It On The Haim
Pleased To Eat You
The Manchurian Werewolf (1)
The Manchurian Werewolf (2)
Fear And Loathing In Pleasantville
Butch Is Back
She Will, She Will Rock You
A Clip Show: The Kiss Of Death
Stone Free (start of Season 3)
Everybody Fang Chung Tonight
I Dream Of Becky
Being Tommy Dawkins
Hellection / Demonocracy in America
Save The Last Trance
Anti-Claus Is Coming To Town
Very Pale Rider
Play It Again, Samurai
Dances Without Wolves
Baby On Board
The Boy Who Tried Wolf
What's Vlud Got To Do With It?
There's Something About Lori
Switch Me Baby One More Time
What's The Story, Mourning Corey
A Clip Show: The Sum Of All Fears
The last episode aired on 7th April 2002, with Tommy beginning college.
Merton, Tommy's best friend and closest ally, was played by Danny Smith. His initial love interest, cheerleader Stacy Hanson, was played by Rachel LeFevre. When Stacy left to become a professional cheerleader between first and second seasons, Tommy's got a new girl, reporter-wannabe and martial arts expert Lori Baxter, played by Aimee Castle. Lori soon learned of Tommy's condition, and became an eager helper with his adventures.
During the show's run, Tommy faced just about every supernatural threat conceivable, from mummies to werewolf slayers, from ghosts to evil werewolf guilds, from vampires to Corey Haim. He also met and defeated Dunleavy, the werewolf who created him.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to US Independents Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.