Tom Sandoval – Famous Reality TV Star

Who is Tom Sandoval?

Tom Sandoval is an American reality TV personality and actor. He is best known for appearing in Vanderpump Rules, the hit reality series from Bravo.


June 24, 1988

Birth Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Zodiac Sign


Personal Life

Tom Sandoval has been with Ariana Madix, a co-star from Vanderpump Rules. Their relationship has been a central element of the series.

Professional Life

Tom Sandoval started working as a bartender at SUR. This restaurant belonged to Lisa Vanderpump, formerly a star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Sandoval was cast in the spin-off Vanderpump Rules.

Vanderpump Rules is a hit reality TV series that started in 2013. It follows the life of the workers at the SUR and other restaurants belonging to Lisa Vanderpump. These restaurants involved many serves and other staff interested in show business, such as music, acting, and comedy. The show follows their interpersonal relationships, personal dramas, and more.

Other cast members in Vanderpump Rules include Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, Dayna Kathan, James Kennedy, Jax Taylor, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Stassi Schroeder and Tom Schwartz.

Eventually, Tom got the option to partner with Lisa Vanderpump and Ken to create TomTom, another restaurant that began part of the chain. One central element of Sandoval’s time on the show is the relationship he developed with Ariana Madix, co-star and former bartender at SUR.

As an actor, Sandoval has taken part in various projects and productions over the years. Sandoval was initially discovered by a local talent agency, which signed him right away, and then by filmmaker David DeCoteau.

He appeared in various music videos, such as I Do Coke by Kill the Noise and Feed Me. In 2002, he was in the music video for Bon Jovi for Misunderstood and then the music video for the same band with All About Lovin’ You.

In 2008, he was in Playing with Fire. The next year, he was in Alien Presence and The Pit and the Pendulum. Finally, in 2010, he appeared in Puppet Master: Axis of Evil.

In 2011, he was in Behind Your Eyes. In 2012, he was in 23 Minutes to Sunrise.

In 2015, he played Zach in the TV series Social Status. The next year he was in The Raiven Destiny.

In 2021, he was in The Wrong Real Estate Agent and in Scare Us.

Sandoval continues to appear in Vanderpump Rules and has remained much less involved in any scandals than his castmates. Instead, Sandoval has pursued a variety of business projects, in particular, working in TomTom and going beyond acting into other venues. He has worked with Ariana Madix and other castmates on various projects and has appeared on different reality and talk shows as well as acting.


Along with Ariana Madix, Sandoval released the book Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers. It came out in 2019 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Originally, he was referred to his talent agency by a dermatologist who recommended this course of action. It worked out pretty well, considering this start.

He has Mexican heritage.

He had a guest appearance in The Hills.


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