Waits during an interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2007
|Birth name||Thomas Alan Waits|
|Born||December 7, 1949
Pomona, California, United States
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, composer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Labels||Asylum Records, Island Records, ANTI-|
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for his distinct voice, electric instrumentation, and occasionally surreal lyrics. His work often includes elements of the blues, jazz, and musical theatre.