Eddie Cahill

Actor
A handsome, dark-haired actor balancing dashing good looks with an appealing innocence, Eddie Cahill had the unique charm and palpable talent that made him one to watch. Raised in and around Manhattan, the performer got ... Read more »
Born: 01/15/1978 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Conviction 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Dome 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2004 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Narrows 2009 (Movie)

Nicky Shades (Actor)

This is Not a Test 2007 (Movie)

Robert Forte (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Larry Gordon (Actor)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

Jim Craig (Actor)

Dawson's Creek 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glory Days 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Haunted 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The WB Presents: Teen People's What's Next 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Next? 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Charmed 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome, dark-haired actor balancing dashing good looks with an appealing innocence, Eddie Cahill had the unique charm and palpable talent that made him one to watch. Raised in and around Manhattan, the performer got his start on the city's stages and would later shoot to fame on sets designed to look like NYC locales, with guest roles on the Los Angeles-filmed series "Friends" (NBC 1994-2004) and "Felicity" (The WB 1998-2002). A turn as an almost angelic hustler in the 2000 Off-Broadway production "The Altruists" earned Cahill good reviews that remarked on his appealing sweetness. A 2000 episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO 1998-2004) marked Cahill's first screen role, and here he played a young bisexual whose unselfconscious openness leads gal-about-town Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) to question just how sexually liberated she really is. Cahill took his proven talent for playing unfettered and unspoiled characters to NBC, where a recurring role on "Friends" allowed him to reach millions. He portrayed Tag, an underqualified but irresistible candidate for the job as Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)'s assistant in a story arc that looked at Rachel's relationship problems and showcased Cahill's "aw shucks" adorableness. When Rachel hired Tag over a more qualified female applicant, audiences knew it was wrong, but sympathized with her fascination. When Rachel dumped Tag, audiences knew it was for the best, but felt for the brokenhearted young man. Next up for Cahill was "Felicity," where he would break away from his nice guy image with a turn as a crazed drug dealer who won't let go of Molly (Sarah-Jane Potts), the girlfriend who wants out. The sinister and intense portrayal gave the actor a chance to show his versatility in a three-episode recurring role, and even as audiences wished for his volatile character to stop his destructive antics, it was easy to empathize with his poisonous but truly heartfelt devotion. The actor returned to his prostitute-portraying roots in 2001 on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," (NBC 1999- ) playing a fresh-faced male escort who is victimized by his own madam and a couple with a dangerous fetish. That same year he starred in the short-lived "Glory Days" (The WB), as a hot young mystery writer who must solve the inexplicable murder of his father. On the big screen, Cahill starred as real-life 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team goalie Jim Craig, who has to find his own inner drive to achieve greatness, in the Cinderella sports story "Miracle" (2004), and co-starred in skateboarding drama "Lords of Dogtown" (2005), but he found his greatest success as police detective Don Flack on the procedural drama "CSI: NY" (CBS 2004-2013). After that series ended its nine-season run, Cahill moved on to the Stephen King-created drama "Under the Dome" (CBS 2013-15).

Relationships

Family
has two sisters

Father

Mother

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York
dropped out after two years to pursue acting career

Milestones

2005

Cast in the Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown" a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's

2004

Played homicide Detective Don Flack on CBS' "CSI: NY"

2004

Cast as one of the USA Olympic hockey team players in "Miracle"

2003

Had a recurring role as Rachel's assistant and love interest on the NBC comedy "Friends"

2001

Played a victimized male escort on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

2001

Completed the pilot "Glory Days" (The WB), playing a burned-out writer who returns to his small town home only to be coldly received by the friends he named in the tell-all tome that launched his career; show retooled as a suspense series and picked up as

2000

Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as a young boyfriend of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker)

2000

Starred alongside Joey Slotnick and Sam Robards in "The Altruists", produced at NYC's Vineyard Theater

2000

Had a recurring guest role on The WB's college-set series "Felicity", playing the violent, drug dealing boyfriend of new girl Molly (Sarah-Jane Potts)

2000

Played Rachel's underqualified but hunky assistant in a recurring role on "Friends" (NBC)

Raised in and around the New York City area

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