Thomas W. Sarnoff is an American television executive.
Sarnoff was an executive vice president for NBC on the West Coast from 1965-1977.
He is chairman emeritus of the Television Academy Foundation. He has been chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, chairman of the Television Academy Past Presidents Council and chairman of the Television Academy Foundation. In 1997, he received the Syd Cassyd Founder’s Award.
From 1977 to 1981, Sarnoff was president of Sarnoff International Enterprises, Inc., a company that produced Yabba Dabba Doo, a live arena tour featuring Hanna-Barbera characters. He formed Sarnoff Entertainment Corporation in 1981, and the company has been active in all phases of entertainment. In 1987, Sarnoff revived Gumby, the popular clay-animated character, and in association with Gumby creator Art Clokey, produced a half-hour series. Sarnoff also served as executive producer of three Bonanza television movies and a retrospective.