Thomas James Laughlin, 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 (ECW), the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E), and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. 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.