Tom McHenry

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Tom McHenry
Tom mchenry.jpg
Portrayed by Rick Peters
First appearance Nothing to Hide
In-story stats
Known ability None
Home Los Angeles, CA
Occupation LAPD Detective
Significant other formerly Janice Parkman

Tom McHenry is a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department. Tom was also the former partner and best friend of Matt Parkman, which also ended when Tom began an affair with Matt's wife, Janice, which led to Matt's divorce.

Character History


When Matt goes missing, Janice calls the station and asks that Detective McHenry call her back.

Nothing to Hide

At the precinct, Detective McHenry attempts to comfort Matt when he seems upset, and congratulates him for his success working with the FBI. Tom tells Matt that Audrey has arranged for Matt to take the detective exam as a series of oral interviews rather than as a written test, in order to accommodate Matt's dyslexia. Matt then hears Tom's thoughts, with Tom truly considering Matt "a loser" and laughs that he is "nailing" his "fine" wife. Unable to stop himself, Matt punches Tom in the face before being restrained by the other officers present, their friendship over.

As a result of punching a, technically, superior officer, Matt was suspended from the force without pay for a month.

Graphic Novel:Control

At the precinct, Matt punches Tom, and then feels badly about it.

Six Months Ago

Tom, still a beat cop, pulls his squad car next to Matt's. They discuss the detective exam they are both due to take in an hour—Matt's second attempt at the exam. He also scorns Matt for eating doughnuts, which Matt was doing at Eden's suggestion.

The Kindness of Strangers

Matt reveals to Nathan that Janice's unborn child was fathered by Tom, leading to their divorce as he couldn't forgive Janice for having another man's baby.

Cold Snap

Hiro and Ando are sent to Los Angeles by Rebel and discover that Janice's son Matt Parkman Jr. was not actually Tom's after all but Matt's and is an evo like his father.


  • The LAPD squad car that Tom drives has California license plate number 1498073. (Six Months Ago)

See Also

  Season One Characters edit

Claire BennetNoah BennetSimone DeveauxD.L. HawkinsIsaac MendezHiro NakamuraMatt ParkmanNathan PetrelliPeter PetrelliMicah SandersNiki/Jessica SandersMohinder Suresh


Lyle BennetSandra BennetCampaign managerSheriff DavidsonFuture HiroThe HaitianAudrey HansonEden McCainAndo MasahashiBrody MitchumMr. MugglesKaito NakamuraJanice ParkmanAngela PetrelliHeidi PetrelliClaude RainsTed SpragueSylarEric Thompson, Sr.TinaMolly WalkerJackie WilcoxCandice WillmerZach

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