Tommy Dorfman

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Tommy Dorfman is an American gay television personality. Tommy Dorfman is better known as ‘Ryan Shaver’ from a Netflix series, ’13 Reasons Why. He has incredibly worked on other on-screen projects like ‘Love, Victor’, ‘Insatiable’, and ‘American Princess’ to name a few. Furthermore, He is an LGBTQ activist and a proud gay.

Early Life and Childhood

Tommy Dorfman’s actual name is Martin Dorfman. He was born on May 13, 1992, and has turned 30 years old now. Dorfman was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. He is confidential about his family background. Thus, his parents’ identity is not revealed, but as per his Instagram post, he also had a grandmother in his family whom he loves unconditionally.

Reflecting on his further information, he is an American by nationality and belongs to a White Caucasian ethnicity. They were born with an astronomical sign, Taurus.  As they have not disclosed any details about his siblings, we don’t know whether they have got someone to share his parents’ love with. However, he is a cousin of American TV personality, Andi Dorfman.

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Tommy with his late grandmother(Source: Instagram)


Regarding his educational background, they got enrolled at Fordham University for a Bachelor of Arts in Acting & Drama. They graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts.

Tommy Dorfman – Net Worth 2022

Tommy is one of the most successful actors, they have accumulated a handsome amount of money throughout his career. According to other online sources, he earns around $50,301 annually. Dorfman’s estimated net worth ranges from $1 mission-$5 mission. He has earned enough to live a lavish life.

Furthermore, they have two pit bulls as a pet which cost range from $800-$2000. He sold Brooklyn’s townhouse for a $1.5 mission back in 2017.


Tommy Dorfman commenced his career as a Jason in a short movie, ‘Foreign exchange’ back in 2009. Then, in 2013, he landed the role of Julian in another short film named ‘In My Skin’. In the year 2016, Dorfman portrayed the role of ‘Big Shot’ in the TV series, ‘The Yearbook’. In the same year, he also worked on a TV series documentary. They appeared as a Rob Jr. in an episode: “The Smith Sisters”.

The breakthrough in his career was the role of ‘Ryan Shaver in the Netflix TV series ’13 Reasons Why. They played the role of a gay student in both of the seasons.’13 Reasons Why’ aired in 2017 for the first time and it ended with four seasons in 2020. Before this, they were seen as ‘Daniel’ in a drama called ‘Fluidity’ in 2019. In the same year, he appeared in the TV series ‘American Princess’, ‘Insatiable’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’.

Similarly, they also played the role of ‘Vance’ in ‘Benny Blanco & Juice WRLD: Graduation’. As of now, in 2020 he was seen in a TV series, ‘Love, Victor’ directed by Todd Holland. They portrayed Justin in the 8th episode, ‘Boy’s Trip’ which aired on 17 June 2020. Furthermore, they are going to play the role of ‘Mark’ in ‘The Shuroo Process’ along with other co-actors such as Brad Douriff, and Fiona Dourif to name a few.

Modeling and Activism

Besides, he is also a writer and a dancer. Dorfman had performed with Atlanta Ballet. Moreover, he is a best friend of the model, Kaia Gerber and he is seen posing with her in a few of his Instagram posts. It would not be wrong to say that Dorfman has been into modeling too as they have been the face of ‘Foxes Magazine’ in 2017. Moreover, he has been featured by Out Magazine alongside model, Hari Nef on their magazine as a cover picture. Dorfman is doing an excellent job of modeling as well.

Furthermore, Dorfman is an LGBTQ activist. Dorfman has been an inspiration to people out there as he has fought against all odds to establish himself as a proud gay. He is the face of the UGC’s (footwear brand) new Pride campaign. He is encouraging people to celebrate Pride month and they are going to host an online ‘Prom All Event’ this year amid the pandemic lockdown.

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Caption: Tommy Dorfman’s picture as the face of UGC’s Pride campaign(Source: Instagram)

Awards and Nominations

Tommy was admired with the ‘Rising Star Award’ by GLAAD(Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in 2017 when he aided ASOS(As Seen On Screen) in designing a fashion collection. ‘As Seen On Screen’ is an online fashion and cosmetic retailer company founded in 2000 specially for young adults.

Furthermore, his series ’13 Reasons Why’ has been honored with numerous awards, but Dorfman has not got any awards individually for his work. However, they have a massive fan following which is no less than any award.

Relationship Status

Tommy Dorfman is a proud gay. He used the pronoun, ‘they’.Dorfman got engaged to Peter Zurkuhlen in April 2015.  After a year, the duo tied the knot on November 12, 2016, in Portland, Maine. However, the couple has neither biological nor adopted kids until now.

There is no record of his past relationships. They have well maintained his image and have not been in any sort of controversies regarding his love life.

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Caption: Wedding photograph of Peter and Tommy Dorfman(Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements 

Handsome Dorfman stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 11 inches. Tommy has a slim body and weighs 75 kg. Talking about his other body measurements, his chest size measures 40 inches, his waist size is 32 inches, and his biceps record 14 inches. Dorfman has an amazing Hazel pair of eyes and light brown hair.

Tommy Dorfman – Social Media

He owns verified accounts on social media like Facebook and Instagram and has a massive fan following. He has an Instagram handle,@tommy.Dorfman with more than 1.5 million followers. Similarly, they own a verified account,@Tommy Dorfman with more than 7k followers. Dorfman’s Twitter account is no longer available now.