|Real name:||Thomas Curry|
|First Appearance:||Adventure Comics #260|
|Created by:||Robert Bernstein|
|Portrayed by:|| Lou Diamond Phillips|
Tom Curry is Aquaman's father.
Tom Curry, a lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, a water-breathing outcast from the lost, underwater city of Atlantis had a son together named Arthur. Due to his heritage, Arthur discovered as a youth that he possessed various superhuman abilities, including the powers of surviving underwater, communication with sea life, and tremendous swimming prowess, taking on the name Aquaman. It was later revealed that after Atlanna's death, Tom Curry met and married an ordinary human woman and had a son named Orm Curry, Aquaman's half-brother.
Later, however, he was introduced as Arthur Curry, Aquaman's adoptive father. He is currently deceased. In most versions he is a secluded lighthouse keeper and/or fisherman.
In some post- Crisis stories, he himself goes by the name Arthur Curry.
In Brightest Day, Tom Curry has been shown to be Aquaman's biological father once more. Black Manta destroys his tombstone.
Tom Curry served in the US Navy and later chose a life of seclusion as a lonely lighthouse keeper in (as shown for the first time during Blackest Night) Amnesty Bay.
In Other MediaEdit
- Tom was portrayed by Lou Diamond Phillips in the unaired pilot Mercy Reef
- Tom plays a minor role in the direct-to-video film Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.