Tommy Edison

Actor

Born: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Tommy Edison (born July 17, 1963) is an American YouTuber, radio presenter and film critic known for his blindness and self-deprecating sense of humor in his internet presence. Since 1994, he has worked as a traffic reporter for the station Star 99.9 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a job which he accomplishes by listening to police scanners and calls from listeners.Motivated to review films by his frustration with their visual language, he started a YouTube channel called Blind Film Critic with his friend Ben Churchill in 2011. His reviews focus on script, music and sound effects. The first film he reviewed was Scream 4; his favorites include Hugo, Goodfellas, Clerks and American Hustle. In 2013, audio description allowed him to watch his first silent film, which he joked was eye-opening—however, he does not use it when preparing his reviews. He was endorsed by Roger Ebert in 2011, and has been featured on The Howard Stern Show and CNN. He also makes videos answering viewers questions about blindness on another channel entitled The Tommy Edison Experience, and has covered topics such as dreams, colors, Braille and assistive technology.

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