Tommy Mountain stars as Tommy, a philanthropist from Boston, Massachusetts, in NBC’s drama series “Siberia.” Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Mountain took his place in the famed fishing town among legends such as the Gorton’s Fisherman, St. Peter’s Fiesta, and the tragic 1991 nor’easter dubbed the Perfect Storm. The youngest of three with a nine-year age gap between each sibling, Mountain drank deep from the cup of attention and leniency that comes with being the baby. He loved to draw animals, and hated to wear shoes. He attended St. Ann’s School where he excelled in science, English, and the arts. Then he attended Gloucester High School and, although he was known for never taking home a textbook, he graduated in the top 10% of his class, with multiple Student-Athlete Awards under his belt. His time spent in his football coach’s A.P. Biology class helped shape his future – biology became his passion and he excelled at it, and this guided him to his college career.
Mountain attended Boston’s Northeastern University initially as a biology major. He pounced like a Bambiraptor (real dinosaur) on a course entitled Age of Dinosaurs. Thinking it an easy A course, it turned out to be anything but, and it ignited his fascination with geology. Picking up a second major in the subject, Mountain spent the next 5 years traveling for credits. From scaling imposing tuff cones and craggy terminal moraines in Iceland, to tagging Hawksbill Sea Turtles in Hawai’i, to working as a horseback guide in the northern mountains of Greece, he leapt on any excuse to get in the field. In his last year of college, a friend in the modeling business suggested that he take some pictures. Taking it as a joke at first, modeling quickly became an amusing hobby for Mountain. He graduated from Northeastern in 2009 with a double B.S. in Biology and Environmental Geology, but modeling ignited a new craving for the limelight that he hadn’t felt since childhood.