Thomas "Tommy" Bracco was a houseguest on Big Brother 21 (US).

Tommy entered the house with a close, preexisting relationship with Christie Murphy which he was able to kept as a secret until Christie's eviction. As a quiet leader of Gr8ful, he was able to hide behind bigger targets like Jack Matthews and Christie for most of the game. Tommy didn't see the block until the second half of the Double Eviction where both he and Christie were nominated. Despite surviving eviction, he was all alone as all his allies had been evicted. At the final 5, Tommy was falsely framed of targeting Cliff Hogg III and Nicole Anthony by Jackson Michie, which led to Cliff and Nicole choosing to evict him over Holly Allen, becoming the seventh member of the Jury.

On finale night Tommy was revealed to be top 3 for America's Favorite Houseguest, but he lost to Nicole.


Tommy Bracco Biography

Age: 28
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Current city: Staten Island, New York
Occupation: Broadway Dancer
Three adjectives that describe you: Optimistic, driven, and over-the-top.
Favorite activities: Eating Mom's cooking, going to the movies alone, and playing Catan with the family.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Missing summer on the Jersey Shore with my family. We're usually there during the weekends. The house isn't huge but my family is so there's a lot of people in a little house, playing games, drinking, cooking, making stupid videos, getting tan. There's nothing better than the summer with them.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
Da'Vonne from Seasons 17 and 18. Not only was she great TV, but Momma Day is VERY intuitive. Her only issue is that she doesn't always know what to do with the information. When she returned in Season 18, she did a much better job at keeping her mouth shut! But in the end, she could only hold it in for so long.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is inspired by my mother. She cooks and cleans for the entire family and she's everyone's favorite person. I want to be the Italian mother of the house. I want to take care of everyone and make them feel safe and loved. No one wants to vote out that person.
My life's motto is...
"Always go FULL OUT!!!!"
What would you take into the house and why?
- Benadryl in case I have an allergic reaction AND to help me sleep.
- A photo of my family to remind me there's a life outside the house.
- Earplugs to avoid hearing the awkward noises everyone makes when they sleep.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I love to make short films.
- I never paid for a haircut in my life.
- I am an extremely skilled Catan player.
- I rarely get star struck.
- I still sleep with my baby blanket.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 21 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Hit The Road Ineligible
HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 4 Comeback Ineligible
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Win
Field Trip Ineligible
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 10 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Phase Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have-Not
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Camp Director Jackson Michie Yes
Ovi Kabir Yes
2 Kemi Fakunle Yes
3 Cliff Hogg III Yes
4 Isabella Wang Yes
5 Sam Smith Yes
6 Jack Matthews Yes
8 Analyse Talavera Yes
9 Nick Maccarone Yes
10 POV Holder Jessica Milagros Yes
11 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Jackson Michie Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 7
BB21 Small Christie
 Field Trip
BB21 Small Kathryn
Field Trip
  • In Week 7, the Field Trip Nominee was Vetoed and not replaced, so Tommy's HOH ended with two nominees after starting with three.

Post Big Brother

  • On April 17, 2020, Tommy competed in the Big Brother Canada versus Big Brother U.S. mini of Sequester hosted by Audrey Middleton. He finished in 5th after getting voted out.
  • Tommy, Christie, and Nick appeared in Todrick Hall's video for "Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs."


  • Tommy was a casting alternate during Big Brother: Over The Top before it was decided to hold a vote for a veteran houseguest.
  • Tommy is the first houseguest to win Head of Household on their birthday.
  • Tommy is the second houseguest, and first male, to win HoH and PoV within the same week in Big Brother 21 (US). The first was Jessica.
  • Tommy is the third and final houseguest to win PoV multiple times in Big Brother 21. The others to do this were Sam and Jackson.
  • Tommy is the last male houseguest to be nominated in Big Brother 21, receiving his first nomination on Day 79.
  • Tommy is the sixth/seventh houseguest to make it past Day 78 without ever being nominated. The other houseguests are Derrick Levasseur, Austin Matelson, James Huling, Nicole Franzel, JC Mounduix and Holly Allen.
  • Tommy, along with Ovi, Jack, and Holly always voted with the majority.
    • Out of all houseguests who always voted with the majority, he casts more votes than any other houseguest, with 11.


  1. List of Big Brother 21 houseguests (U.S.). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 25 June 2019.
  2. Tommy Bracco. CBS Big Brother (21 June 2019). Retrieved on 21 June 2019.
Big Brother 21 (US) Houseguests
BB21 Small Jackson
BB21 Small Holly
BB21 Small Nicole
BB21 Small Cliff
BB21 Small Tommy
BB21 Small Christie
BB21 Small Jessica
BB21 Small Nick
BB21 Small Analyse
BB21 Small Kathryn
BB21 Small Jack
BB21 Small Sam
BB21 Small Isabella
BB21 Small Kemi
BB21 Small Ovi
BB21 Small David
Jury Member
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