He is the son of Dominic Holland, a top comic in the UK and a regular panelist on the Channel 5 topical discussion series The Wright Stuff (2000).
Since March 2011, his father had been writing the blog "Eclipsed", which was a weekly renewed sequential story narrating how a "somewhat famous comedian is being outshone by his more illustrious son". The blog described in detail the main events in Holland's past and present professional life. The blog came to conclusion in December 2012 when The Impossible (2012) premiered in Los Angeles.
He became best known for playing the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, as well as for starring in the The Impossible (2012). For the latter role, he became a winner of the Hollywood Spotlight Award, as well as of the National Board of Review's award in the "Breakthrough Actor" category.
He was featured in Screen International's "UK Stars of Tomorrow - 2012" and in Variety's "Youth Impact Report 2012".
His favorite film is Saving Private Ryan (1998).
His paternal grandfather, John Charles Anthony Holland, was from the Isle of Man, and his paternal grandmother, Teresa Quigley, was from Ireland. On his mother's side, Tom is the grandson of Robert Walter Frost and Christina Winifred Berry.
He was cast for the role as "Billy Elliot" on stage because he reminded Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot (2000) star Jamie Bell.
He is the first actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man who was also a teenager at the time of casting, having turned 19 shortly before the formal announcement in June 2015.
He is the first non-U.S-born actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His predecessor, Andrew Garfield, was also raised in the U.K., but was born in the United States.
He is a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club.
He can perform back, side and front flips.
His favorite screen acting performance is Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996).
Like his predecessor Andrew Garfield, he was a huge fan of Spider-Man before he played the role and said that playing the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a dream come true for him.
Based his performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man on Michael J. Fox.
Broke his nose on the last day of filming The Lost City of Z (2016).
Broke his nose for the second time during the first week of filming Chaos Walking (2020), after getting punched in the face by a stuntman.
He beat out Timothée Chalamet, Charlie Plummer, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz and Charlie Rowe for the role of Spider-Man.
Was offered a role in the film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), but turned it down.
He was originally cast as Seaplane McDonough/Alex in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), but had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
He has 3 younger brothers, twins named Harry Holland and Sam Holland and youngest brother Paddy Holland.
Owns a pit bull named Tessa.
Despite being best known for playing Spider-Man, he has said that he has a very strong fear of spiders in real life.
Is not to be confused with famous Horror-Writer/Director Tom Holland.
Was considered for the lead role in 1917 (2019), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
A leaked casting sheet revealed that he was considered for the voice of Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).
He broke Tobey Maguire's record of portraying Spider-Man in a live action film after portraying the character for a fourth time in Avengers: Endgame (2019).