Thomas James Laughlin (born February 14, 1971), best known by his ring name Tommy Dreamer, is an American professional wrestler, promoter, and actor. He is the founder, owner and wrestler of the independent professional wrestling promotion House of Hardcore. Dreamer is best known for his appearances with Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1993 to 2001 and with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment from 2001 to 2010 and 2015, also Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2010 to 2011 and 2014 to 2015. Dubbed the "heart and soul" of ECW, Dreamer regularly featured in the company's major storylines as well as holding a number of back office roles in TNA notably. Championships held by Dreamer over the course of his career include the ECW Championship (which he has held twice, becoming the only man to do so in the ECW organization and WWE's ECW brand), ECW World Tag Team Championship and WWF/E Hardcore Championship.