Thomas James Mison, better known as Tom, plays the role of Ichabod Crane. Mison is an English stage actor who trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy. Relatively unknown in show business, his theatre credits include 2009's When the Rain Stops Falling at the Almeida Theatre, and Posh at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010.


Born on 23 July 1982, Mison was raised in Woking, Surrey, part of the London commuter belt.[1] He attended Hurtwood House, a sixth form college which specialises in drama and music.[2] He trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy, where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Trust Award, from 2001 to 2004.[3][4] His speech coach at Webber-Douglas advised him to aim for period pieces.[5][6] A close friend at Webber-Douglas was Rupert Friend, an actor and writer with whom Mison collaborated to create the short film The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers in 2009.[7] In 2001, while still a drama student, Mison participated in the American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory program. Mison had a role in Time on Fire, a play about the American Revolution by Timothy Mason, which the Young Conservatory performed at London's National Theater and San Francisco's Magic Theater. Mison played a British soldier hidden and protected by his love interest, played by Caitlin Talbot.[8]Finally, he had his notabel role to date; in September 2013, he played as the first Witness, Ichabod Crane, in Fox's Sleepy Hollow. A year later, he was married to actress and writer, Charlotte Coy. On May 24, two weeks after Sleepy Hollow's cancellation, he announced he was retiring at the age of 34.


  • While auditioning for his role as Ichabod, he had a speech coach who helped him achieve it.
  • Upon Nicole Beharie's departure after Season 3, Tom said she was more than just a character in the series. He also said it was a difficult decision, and he had no animosity with her during the show or of her leaving it.


Season One
"Pilot" "Blood Moon" "For the Triumph of Evil..." "The Lesser Key of Solomon" "John Doe"
"The Sin Eater" "The Midnight Ride" "Necromancer" "Sanctuary" "The Golem"
"The Vessel" "The Indispensable Man" "Bad Blood"
Season Two
"This Is War" "The Kindred" "Root of All Evil" "Go Where I Send Thee..." "The Weeping Lady"
"And the Abyss Gazes Back" "Deliverance" "Heartless" "Mama" "Magnum Opus"
"The Akeda" "Paradise Lost" "Pittura Infamante" "Kali Yuga" "Spellcaster"
"What Lies Beneath" "Awakening" "Tempus Fugit"
Season Three
"I, Witness" "Whispers in the Dark" "Blood and Fear" "The Sisters Mills" "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
"This Red Lady from Caribee" "The Art of War" "Novus Ordo Seclorum" "One Life" "Incident At Stone Manor"
"Kindred Spirits" "Sins of the Father" "Dark Mirror" "Into the Wild" "Incommunicado"
"Dawn's Early Light" "Delaware" "Ragnarok"
Season Four
"Columbia" "In Plain Sight" "Heads of State" "The People vs. Ichabod Crane" "Blood from a Stone"
"Homecoming" "Loco Parentis" "Sick Burn" "Child's Play" "Insatiable"
"The Way of the Gun" "Tomorrow" "Freedom"