Best known for his plaintive, "Mom always liked you best!" and as the slightly slow-witted (on-stage that is), comical half of the Smothers Brothers, Tom Smothers also has had a sporadic solo career as an actor and performer of children's music. He made his feature film debut sans brother Dick Smothers in Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972). A master at Yo-Yo tricks, Smothers made an instructional video, The Yo-Yo Man, in 1988.
Biography by Sandra Brennan
- Father graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and died as a Japanese POW in 1945.
- Played guitar on John Lennon's single "Give Peace a Chance."
- Filed a breach-of-contract suit against CBS over the wrongful termination of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1969 and won.
- The 2002 documentary Smothered chronicled the battle with CBS censors during the production of their groundbreaking 1967-69 TV program The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
- Received a commemorative Emmy in 2008 to honor his work as a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968.
- Is considered an expert with the yo-yo.
- Owns the Remick Ridge Vineyards in Sonoma County, California.