Formerly lauded (by his press agents) as the next Elvis Presley, Tommy Sands started out as a juvenile actor on television. As a youth, he recorded a few hit rock & roll singles; he made his feature-film acting debut as the same in Sing, Boy, Sing (1958). His film career lasted in a similar vein through the late '60s until a liver disease coupled with mental breakdowns forced him to leave acting. He did, however, make a few guest appearances on the television crime drama Hawaii Five-O. Sands was formerly married to singer/actress Nancy Sinatra.