Tommy McKinley
Portrayed By Ron Howard (circa 1964)
House Hufflepuff
Year 1
Position Student
Sex Male
Race Muggleborn
Age 11
Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Birth 17-JUN-1983
First Appearance
Last Appearance

Character History:

When Jane Anderson McKinley gave birth to her firstborn son on the 17th of June, 1983, her husband, Thomas Michael McKinley III, nearly burst with pride. The lad was quickly christened Thomas Michael McKinley IV at Glasgow Cathedral, with his grandparents (both sides) and his sister Liza all in attendence, along with his various aunts, uncles, and cousins (too many to enumerate!) Tommy's family on both sides is an affectionate bunch, and when younger sister SJ came into the family a couple of years after Tommy, the family celebration was repeated with equal enthusiasm. But Tommy was the favorite of his grandfather, Thomas Michael McKinley II, since the was the one who would carry on the family name - and the business, one day. Unfortunately, Thomas II was rather shocked when, at another huge family dinner on the birth of one of Tommy's cousins some 10+ years later, a strange visitor came to the door.

That visitor was none other than Professor Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Needless to say, a lot of the family was completely surprised - until Thomas II's wife spoke up, and informed the whole family that her grandmother had been a witch, and had spoken quite fondly of Hogwarts in her elder years. After a lot of commotion, everything was settled, and the family actually took it rather well. Tommy would be starting his first year at Hogwarts in the fall.

A few days later, Tommy and his parents were escorted to Diagon Alley where, after a trip to Gringotts, where his parents exchanged pounds sterling for galleons, knutts, and sickles - at what the goblin (a REAL GOBLIN!) told them was a *very* good exchange rate! - he was taken to purchase robes, a pointy hat, a cauldron, his books, and, ultimately, his very own wand, which had a REAL UNICORN TAIL HAIR inside it! Excited to be going off to school in the fall, Tommy's calendar in his bedroom, featuring the Glasgow Celtic Football Club, has been duly marked off every single day. SJ, his younger sister, is fascinated by his wizard stuff, and just a tiny bit jealous that she's probably not going to be a witch, even though she's been trying to do magic every single day. Liza, on the other hand, is more interested in boys than magic, though she's pleased for her baby brother. Mum and Da, too, are pleased, and they are considering a pet for him of some sort, though Jane does not like toads, and Thomas III is allergic to cats, which leaves owls, which Jane is altogether unsure of of… so the pet will have to wait until Tommy's first-year marks come in. If he does well enough, they will either get him a kitten - altogether the least-odd choice available, and Thomas III will just have to take his shot like a man - or a little Scops owl. But that remains to be seen… and Tommy marks the days until the start of term.


Curious about everything…

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Memorable Quotes:

"There really *are* unicorns???"

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